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Soccer team holds bake sale to raise funds in honor of Coach Coco
Members of the Eclipse U14 Solar girl's soccer team raised $120 for the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation Oct. 7 at their bake sale at the little community park opposite Sideboard in Lafayette, in honor of their amazing coach Colette Bowler, who passed away in August ...Submitted by Tara Harju



Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School takes on global water crisis
Over the years, Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School has had many classroom competition fundraisers, typically raising up to $1,900, involving a few classes per grade. This year, however, every single class participated (on their own), raising $8,000 for Thirst Project, ...Submitted by Robin Anderson



Fall family festival focuses on children with special needs
For most children, Halloween is an exciting event that they look forward to with eager anticipation. But for children with special needs, the chaos and unpredictability of the holiday can be intimidating. Because of their differences, which can include anything from ...Submitted by Cathy Kauder



Annual bike event benefits Holden High School students
For nearly 50 years, Holden High School in Orinda has been quietly referred to as "the miracle in the basement" by grateful parents and students.
Holden helps teens with learning ...
Submitted by Mawiyah Johnson



Caring Hands volunteers make a difference in seniors' lives
Life at any age involves challenges, but these intensify as we age. The first concern may be that it becomes too difficult to drive to the doctor or the grocery, or to just get a haircut. Support systems change, neighbors and friends may not help as expected, and ...Submitted by Stacy Appel



Grab a pizza at Patxi's and help grant a wish
The Make-A-Wish Club at Campolindo High ...Submitted by Audrey Price



Japanese-American internment focus of OLLI course at LLLC
Starting Sept. 26, John Tateishi will be teaching a course at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, their campaign for redress, and the present-day implications of this part of American history.
Submitted by Jennifer Monohan



Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley contributes to Moraga Rotary's All-Access Playground project
Representatives of the Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley recently presented a check to the Rotary Club of Moraga in support of Rotary's All-Access Playground Project, which is to be constructed at the Moraga Commons Park.
Submitted by Dick Olsen



AAUW Tech Trekkers thrilled by their experiences at STEM camp
Seven eighth-grade girls from Lamorinda and their families were honored Sept. 5 at a reunion and reception following their July Tech Trek camp experience on the Stanford University campus. Katerina Bonderud, Kiara Kofoed, Namratha Kasalanati, Isabelle Lurie, Maia West, ...Submitted by Jan Cushman and Sandy Fox-Sohner



2017 Lamorinda Idol winners take a bow
The 12th annual Lamorinda Idol singing competition, produced by the Lamorinda Arts Council Aug. 27 at the Orinda Theatre, featured talented soloists and singing groups from kindergarten to 12th grade from throughout Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, with winners in the ...Submitted by Steve Harwood



Scout revitalizes map of America on Los Perales playground
The cry went out, "Where is Rhode Island? Someone painted over Rhode Island!" The project director, Christophe Marinier, walked over with the green paint and replaced the missing state. National disaster averted! This happened as Marinier, an Eagle Scout candidate from ...By Cecilia Murtagh



Troop 234 honors four new Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 234 of Moraga on June 3 honored four Scouts who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a national Eagle Court of Honor held at St. Monica Catholic Church.
Nathan Carlson, ...
Submitted by Julie Carlson



Cookie and lemonade profits go to two good causes
Seventh-grade Moragans Alessandro Paolieri (left) and Dean Elia (right), and fifth-grader MarcAnthony Paolieri (center), held their third biennial lemonade-and-cookie fundraiser Aug. 17 on Bollinger Canyon Road. This time they chose to work on the problem of h ...Submitted by Suzanne Jones



Children's Health Guild gala a huge success
The Children's Health Guild, a nonprofit comprised of approximately 50 talented and passionate women almost exclusively from Lamorinda, and dedicated to improving the quality of and access to pediatric medical care in the East Bay raised over $410,000 for its ...Submitted by Libby Dafferner



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