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Film Clips
Wonder Woman soars into the Rheem Theatre with a preview screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1. "Wonder Woman" is one of the most anticipated blockbuster movies of the summer and you can see it early before it opens nationwide on Friday.
By Derek Zemrak

Orinda Academy: A small school that offers big adventures for its students
Emma Greif enjoyed her "amazing" educational adventure in Japan just before spring break this year.
Greif is a sophomore at Orinda Academy, a small private high school. With just 100 ...
By Sora O'Doherty

A unique Eagle Scout project: creating prosthetic hands for those in need
Miramonte junior Caiden Anderson did more than lend a hand for his Eagle Scout project. He helped create them.
Caiden's project was training other scouts to assemble 10 3D-printed ...
By Sora O'Doherty

Teen Writes
Recently I went to Senior Ball with my journalism friend. People wore fruit-colored gowns and skin-tone eye shadow and the restlessness which has plagued the upperclassmen - seniors and juniors alike - since the onset of May. With AP weeks over, gone is the substance ...By Alexandra Reinecke

Song, solar and social activism at Campo
Lafayette native Ben Ebert still talks and sometimes jams with friends and old band mates from Acalanes High School, but now calls Los Angeles home. Ebert is a professional musician - a drummer for the five-member band Trapdoor Social.
By Cathy Dausman

Award-winning author Fowler to speak at unique writing conference at SMC
The MFA Creative Writing Program at Saint Mary's College and Hedgebrook, the prestigious women's writing retreat and nonprofit, announce Bridging: A One-Day Hedgebrook Writing Retreat for writers who identify as women, on Saturday, June 10 at Saint Mary's College.

An 'Ideal' Mix of Wit and Deceit at Town Hall Theatre
Political corruption, hypocrisy, secrets, and witty humor blend perfectly in Lafayette Town Hall Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband," running June 3-24, with previews June 1 and 2.
By Kara Navolio

Teen Writes
There is no doubt that Lamorinda holds their ...By Cecilia Chang

Film Clips
Lamorinda On May 20 at the Rheem Theatre, get ready for a night of unbelievable sleight of hand, hilarious audience interaction, and a grand finale that will amaze you! It's fun for the whole family when illusionist Timothy James takes center stage accompanied by ...By Derek Zemrak

Writing college essays is a complicated task
It is important to understand some fundamental truths about college essays. First, many parents ask me if I can help their student with "The College Essay." These three words suggest a singular piece of writing. The average college applicant will tackle far more than ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Our First 100 Days: Lessons from the Lamorinda Community Conversations
While the rest of the country and world might be looking at Trump's First 100 days, a local group of Lamorinda residents has been looking back on our own First 100 days of the new administration.
Submitted by Maura Wolf

'Truman' examines death with delicateness and elegance
Yes, "Truman" talks about death in the western world in the 21st century, and about emotional responses when confronted with the end of life. The topic is heavy, but director Cesc Gay has created a human and uplifting story out of tragedy, bittersweet, tender and ...By Sophie Braccini

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Short Docs festival touches hearts and minds
The second edition of the Lamorinda Short Docs festival and competition was a vibrant testimony of the budding local visual talents the region holds.
In a time when images and videos ...
By Sophie Braccini

Orinda neurologist's new book of poetry gives voice to vets
Orinda poet Dr. Dawn McGuire has just launched her fourth book of poetry, inspired by her work as a neurologist with veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
McGuire's ...
By Kara Navolio

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