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Assistance League of Diablo Valley Receives Proclamation of Achievement from Board of Supervisors
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Assistance League of Diablo Valley is a nonprofit, member volunteer organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through hands-on programs. To that end, on May 2, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors awarded ...Submitted by Betty Miller

LL&LC celebrates Boomark Contest winners
More than 700 young artists participated in the annual Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Bookmark Contest. Each winner received a gift certificate to Bel & Bunna's or a gift certificate to the LL&LC's Friends Corner Book Shop. In addition Anthony ...Submitted by Kay Pekrul

Teens plan Mother's Day walk against breast cancer
For the past five years, Reagan Tierney and Zoe Zabetian, Miramonte students, have planned an annual Walk Against Breast Cancer on Mother's Day to raise funds for the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center. It is a breast health center in Oakland that was named after an ...Submitted by Reagan Tierney

OIS Teacher named OUSD's Teacher of the Year
On April 18, Contra Costa County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata visited the classroom of Susan Boudreau, at Orinda Intermediate School. Boudreau, a 33-year instructor, was recently named Orinda Union School District's Teacher of the Year. ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance

Menge honored as Employee of the Month in Moraga
Virginia Menge, a popular barista at Starbucks Coffee, has been named the Moraga Employee of the Month for March.
Menge has served Moraga customers for the past 11 years and has been ...
Submitted by Kevin Reneau

Glorietta Elementary School stages Disney's 'Mulan Jr.'
Based on Disney's Oscar-nominated film, "Mulan Jr." is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. In this story, it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor from the Huns. Mulan defies the ...Submitted by Hillary Weiner

OIS presents "Madagascar JR"
Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater presents its spring musical, "Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR.," April 27-29 at OIS.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the ...
Submitted by Jeanette Lipp

Campolindo team shines at state Academic Decathlon finals
The recently crowned Contra Costa County High School Academic Decathlon Champions, Campolindo High School, successfully represented Contra Costa County during the weekend of March 23-26, at the 2017 California Academic Decathlon, held in Sacramento.
Submitted by Jonathan Lance

Five Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to World Finals
Ten teams from Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga competed in the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament at Heritage High School in Brentwood on March 25, where they joined just under 200 teams from all over California. By placing first or second place in their respective ...Submitted by Keum Roberge

Lafayette Rotary support planting
The Lafayette Rotary Club presented a donation for $1,500 to the Lafayette Garden Club to support their recent work in landscaping the Oak Hill off ramp on Highway 24. The Lafayette Garden Club teamed with the City of Lafayette and Lafayette Rotary to replant this area ...Submitted Matt Pease

Orinda Boy Scout Troop 57 Honors Record Eight New Eagle Scouts
On both a memorable and historic day, Troop 57 of Orinda formally acknowledged the achievements of Kyle Finger, Maxwell Fleming, Sean Kostecki, Kevin Pease, Zachary Peterson, Matthew Przekop, Steven Rein and Robert Tennant at the Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony held on ...Submitted by Steve Tennant

JM to host pancake dinner
The fourth annual Peace, Love and Pancake Dinner, to benefit the JBFC Schools in Tanzania, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21 at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School.
Dinner, ...
Submitted by Brett Lorie

Silver Award
Mabel Vo and Megan Crane recently completed their Girl Scout Silver Award project.
For their project the two eighth-graders did a pilot program for recycling bins at the downtown ...
Submitted by Mabel Vo

Assistance League of Diablo Valley's R.E.A.D. Program Thrives
One of Assistance League of Diablo Valley's hands-on philanthropic programs is R.E.A.D., an acronym for read, enrich, achieve and discover. Since 2003, the R.E.A.D. co-chairmen and committee members have taken great care in selecting books that they currently read in13 ...Submitted by Betty Miller

Lamorinda teams advance in Odyssey of the Mind competitions
Many local teams competed in the Odyssey of the Mind Bay Area Regional Tournament at Concord High School on March 4. Four teams from Orinda and two from Moraga are advancing to the State Tournament at Heritage High School in Brentwood on March 25.
Submitted by John Inouye

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