Cycling for a cause
Longtime Orinda resident Rick Perez has been cycling since around 1990. "My rides have included numerous centuries, the coast of Oregon and the Ice Field Parkway in Canada from Jasper to Banff, a route I highly recommend to everyone, by bicycle or motorized vehicle, ...By Jennifer Wake
A week of mindfulness at Orinda Community Church
Squeals of laughter poured out of Orinda Community Church fellowship hall as 25 kids gathered recently for JAMM (Joy, Art, Music and Mindfulness) Camp. In celebration of the wonder of nature, the kids took bouquets (in jam jars, of course) to Orinda Senior Village. In ...Submitted by Leslie Darwin O'Brien
Moraga Lions recognizes local students
The Moraga Lions awarded Pride awards to eight students from Lamorinda middle schools who were recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school.
...Submitted by Dan Hagan
New Troop 200 Eagle Scouts honored
Five new Eagle Scouts from Troop 200 were celebrated at their Eagle Court of Honor June 9 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lafayette. For their Eagle projects, Ryan Barba repaired portions of the Moraga Road/Lafayette Rim Trail including entrance signs and timber ...Submitted by Suzanne Roady
Children's Health Guild raises over $390K at annual gala
The Children's Health Guild hosted its annual spring fundraiser, "Come Sail Away, an Evening Inspiring Hope" at Diablo Country Club May 19, raising over $390,000 to support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and George Mark Children's House, which continue to ...Submitted by Wendy Rotblat
Troop 246 inducts three new Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 246 in Moraga inducted three new Eagle Scouts - Evan Harberson, Karl Lesterhuis and Ben Miller - at an Eagle Court of Honor May 30 at Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga. To earn this highest advancement rank in Scouting, Scouts must fulfill requirements in ...Submitted by Kristin Miller
NCL Acalanes Chapter hosts annual Mother-Daughter Tea
Members from the National Charity League Acalanes Area Chapter gathered at the Orinda Country Club for the annual Mother-Daughter Tea to acknowledge members who contributed over 7,000 hours in one year at various philanthropies around the Bay Area.
Submitted by Jocelyn Coolbaugh
Rheem School wins the 27th annual Moraga Rotary Field Day
Rheem School's athletes won the 27th Annual Moraga Rotary Field Day held Wednesday, May 9 at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, breaking the three-year Field Day string of victories by Camino Pablo School. Rheem athletes' medal point count was 97, followed by Camino ...Submitted by Gary Irwin
Athletic shoe drive helps over 500 under resourced youth
Level Up Sports Academy exceeded all expectations when their second- to eighth-grade athletes rallied and collected, washed, bagged, labeled and delivered over 500 pairs of athletic shoes during its Kicks4Kids Athletic Shoe Drive. Working hard through the months of ...Submitted by Christine Ayers
New Troop 237 Eagle Scout
Lafayette resident Reider Luke Martinsen, a member of Boy Scout Troop 237 chartered by the Orinda Community Church, earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only 6 percent of Boy Scout members ever attain this prestigious honor. To ...Submitted by Cathy Martinsen
Two new Troop 243 Eagle Scouts honored
Boy Scout Troop 243 of Lafayette honored two new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor on May 11 at Lafayette Christian Church. Cameron Shapoorian and Nelson Rogers earned the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. Requirements include ...Submitted by Lisa Schreiber
Eleven Young Women Receive AAUW OML Scholarship Awards
The AAUW Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette branch presented 11 outstanding young Lamorinda women with college scholarships and Tech Trek camp scholarships on April 22.
The keynote speaker ...Submitted by Mary Ann McLeod and Jan Cushman
Lamorinda OoTM teams advance to World Finals
Two local high school Rotary teams and one middle school team will be heading to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, which will be held May 23-26, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Submitted by Melissa Matosian
St. Perpetua donates over 500 lbs. of food to Monument Crisis Center
A food drive led by the seventh-grade class at St. Perpetua in Lafayette resulted in collecting 502 pounds of high-protein food - peanut butter, canned meats, canned seafood, canned beans, bagged beans - which was donated to the Monument Crisis Center on March 28. The ...Submitted by Heather Travale
LLLC Bookmark Contest winners announced
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Bookmark Contest attracted about 500 entries this year.
The winners of each grade level participated in the Bookmark Contest Award Ceremony. ...Submitted by Kay Pekrul