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Orinda musicians share instruments with Cuban kids
Orinda residents Terry Miller and Leslie Darwin O'Brien recently returned from Cuba where they performed at The Havana Jazz Festival.
Miller is an internationally acclaimed bass player ...
Submitted by Leslie Darwin



Assisteens show elementary kids how to make a difference
Since 1977, Assisteens, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Diablo Valley, has encouraged teens to volunteer by raising funds that benefit children and seniors in Contra Costa County. Over the years, Assisteens has expanded its membership to include both girls and ...Submitted by Betty Miller



Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Aids in Housing of Families in Transition
Thanks to a helping hand - literally and figuratively - from Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary, a pair of previously chronically homeless families in Contra Costa County now have roofs over their heads.
Submitted by Tom Black



Lamorinda Law Professionals Needed for Mock Trial
Lamorinda soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 36th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held in the early evenings throughout the month of February, at the ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance



New Mystery Class Highlights Christie, 'Queen of Crime'
Wonder why Agatha Christie is called the ...Submitted by Joan Trezek



Orindans Enroll in AmeriCorps NCCC
Marco Evert and Lindsey Loeper of Orinda ...Submitted by Heather Dirck



Moraga Lions and Campo Leos Spread Holiday Cheer
On Dec. 16, 2016 members of the Moraga Lions and Campolindo High School Leos brought gifts and sang Christmas songs to the clients and staff of Grace Healthcare of Moraga. This is the 15th year the two clubs have joined together holiday spirit to the convalescent ...Submitted by Robert Murtagh



The Art Room Hosts High School Competition
Talented high schoolers' art was on display this past week-end at the first annual Who Are You? High School Art Showcase held at the ArtRoom in Lafayette. The art show featured artists from local high schools, including Acalanes, Campolindo, Miramonte, Las Lomas, ...Submitted by Ari Zulch



Acalanes Graduate Crowned Miss California USA
India Williams a 20-year-old contestant representing Santa Monica but who attended Acalanes High School in Lafayette, was crowned Miss California USA 2017. The pageant was held at the Long Beach Convention Center on Sunday, Dec. 4. The winner will move on to compete at ...Submitted by Susan Candell



Local Brownie Troop Adopts a Family for Christmas
As a part of their focus on earning our "Celebrating Community" badge, Glorietta Brownie troop 33500 adopted a family of six for Christmas through Uplift Family Services (www.emqff.org). The girls wrapped the gifts together at its December troop meeting.
Submitted by Lee O'Haver



Eagle Scout Project Builds Fences for Church Site
Most teenagers spend their holiday breaks lounging around or hanging with friends. But for an industrious few, it's a time to reach out to help others.
Foster Jones, of Boy Scout Troop ...
Submitted by Leslie Murray



Burton Valley AIM Students Raise More Than $1,400 for Shelter Inc.
A long-standing tradition, the Book Bonanza is the annual community service project put on by the AIM class at Burton Valley Elementary School in Lafayette.
Every year, the students ...
Submitted by Cathy Martinsen



Moraga Magnetics Spread Holiday Joy at Local Retirement Homes
Eighteen local students (elementary through high school) made their encore return to Aegis and Moraga Royale over the Thanksgiving break. While their peers may have been vacationing, these musicians were honing their acts as part of a volunteer performance project over ...Submitted by Joanne Home and Wei Barck



Assistance League of Diablo Valley Schedules Prospective Member Coffee in January
Since 1967, Assistance League of Diablo Valley, a nonprofit member volunteer organization, has improved lives in our community through hands-on programs. Its primary fundraiser is the Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop, a well-known landmark located at 3521 ...Submitted by Betty Miller



Moraga Movers Gives Thanks to Safety Personnel this Holiday Season
On Nov. 14, Moraga Movers treated members of the Moraga Police Department, Moraga-Orinda Fire District, and the town manager to a scrumptiously yummy Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixings and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. Included in the attendance of 170 ...Submitted By Phillip Arth



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