Orinda launches 2018 Poul Anderson writing contest
The Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest ...By Sora O'Doherty
East Bay Children's Theatre family musical in Orinda March 11
To celebrate 85 historic years of bringing free musical theatre to under-served elementary school children, East Bay Children's Theatre is raising the curtain on the musical adventure "It Must be Pinocchio!" - a beloved tale of the little wooden puppet brought to ...Submitted by Ron Lytle
Call for entries for Lamorinda Arts Council High School Visual Arts Competition
Lamorinda Arts Council will host its 15th ...Submitted by Denise Nomura
Climbing the Aconcagua: a tale of resilience and friendship
The story of the Aconcagua climb by Mylan Jarett and Ethan Mark is one of adventure, extreme mountaineering and courage, but it is also the tale of a friendship that has endured since these two first met over 10 years ago at Stanley Middle School, punctuated by ...By Sophie Braccini
As the first semester of junior year comes ...By Alexandra Gold
Local students perform at Carnegie Hall
Four talented Lamorinda students were among the finalists chosen from all over the world to perform in February on New York's most famous stage. And all four musicians attend Campolindo High School.
By Pippa Fisher
Next Generation Science Standards extend to Orinda elementary schools
Next Generation Science Standards, guidelines implemented across the United States as of April 2013, have been adopted in 19 states as of November, and have continued to develop as schools work toward replacing old science curriculum with NGSS. The Wagner Ranch ...By Audrey Spindler
Campo students learn from musical mentors
Fifty students, all string players from Campolindo's orchestra, sat in a semi-circle on the school's Performing Arts Center stage last week. Most looked enthralled and listened intently as four of their classmates, sitting alongside four members of the Gold Coast ...By Diane Claytor
Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom at Orinda Theatre, March 1
The next "Live at the Orinda Theatre Concert Series" will be March 1 with Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom and musical director Michele Brourman. Described by the New York Times as "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an ...By Derek Zemrak
Local libraries join forces to offer 'One Community, One Book' to teens
In a collaborative effort between the high school libraries of Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte, and in conjunction with the Contra Costa County Library, the Lamorinda communities are invited to participate in the "One Community, One Book" Lamorinda Teens Read ...By John T. Miller
Super blood moon shines over Lamorinda
Big, bright and rusty red, early rising Lamorinda watched a super blue blood moon hanging low in the western sky on the final morning in January. Overslept? The next blue moon (second full moon in a given month) appears March 3. The next total lunar eclipse (blood ...By Cathy Dausman
The University of California at Berkeley, fondly known as, "Cal" is the first institution of the University of California system; founded in in 1868, its nickname is clearly tied to this education milestone in California's history.
By Elizabeth LaScala
Author discusses memoir and apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto
Leslie Buck followed a dream, leaving a local landscaping business to travel to Japan and learn from master gardeners, later writing a memoir about the adventure - "Cutting Back: My apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto" (Timber Press, 2017).
Submitted by Wendy Constantine
Lafayette mayor joins Stanley students in annual concert
Lafayette Mayor Don Tatzin performed on his euphonium with Stanley Middle School Symphonic Band students Jan. 19 during the school's annual Concert for the Mayor, hosted by the Stanley music department under the direction of Bob Athayde. Not only did Tatzin attend and ...Submitted by Kerwin Lee
Keeping up with the Hendersons
An incomparable athletic dynasty at Acalanes High School is about to come to an end with the graduation of Nick Henderson this spring.
The Henderson family has dominated the football and ...By John T. Miller