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Several Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state finals
After facing tough competition at the regional finals held March 2 at Concord High School, several local Odyssey of the Mind teams advanced to compete at the Northern California State finals this year: Orinda Rotary, Moraga Rotary A, Glorietta Elementary School Red, ...Submitted by Nancy Phan Fields and Hannah Yan



Acalanes alum speaks to local teens about anxiety
Anyone who is a teenager, has a teenager or ever was a teenager can fully understand what the experts say: those teen years are difficult. Young people, perhaps more so today than in the past, are stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. A recent afterschool.com poll asked ...By Diane Claytor



Saint Mary's College seeks job placement opportunities for its students
It comes as no surprise to anyone living in Lamorinda that there is a prestigious college within our midst. Looking to add another link in the town-gown bridge is Saint Mary's College Graduate School Advisor Brother Glenn Bolton.
By Vera Kochan



Ribbon cutting at St. Perpetua's new community center - building 'community and connection'
The culmination of 18 months of construction is in sight for the brand new, state-of-the-art, multimillion dollar community center tucked away on Hamlin Road at St. Perpetua Church. Although the center is still a month away from completion, a well-attended ribbon ...By Pippa Fisher



Acalanes and Campo place 3rd and 4th in County Mock Trials Competition
For four weeks (seven evenings) 17 Contra Costa County high school Mock Trial teams have been battling it out with each other inside the superior courthouse courtrooms of Martinez during the 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trials. Each school ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance, CCCOE



Young artists display work at Orinda Library
For many of the Moraga and Lafayette young artists, the first time they experienced showing their art in a gallery setting was during the first two weeks of February.
For the second ...
By Kara Navolio



Value by Design: Meeting the interests of the artistic student
A big obstacle for a student who wishes to study the arts is the widely held belief that a degree in the visual and performing arts will not lead to `real' employment. In fact, just the opposite is true. One need only witness the emergence of iPods, "green fashion," ...By Elizabeth LaScala



Local schools offer parent education on vaping and juuling
A special program to educate parents about vaping and juuling is being offered jointly by the Acalanes Union, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Union school districts. Parents are invited to join an interactive discussion with local school leaders from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ...By Sora O'Doherty



Miramonte students chat with scientists about drugs and alcohol
The Miramonte Peer to Peer Club logged in to ...By Sora O'Doherty



Campolindo student musicians help teach the teachers for a day
Before dawn on a recent Saturday morning, the Campolindo Symphonic Band and their music director Johnny Johnson boarded buses headed for San Jose State University. Their destination was a workshop for the Bay Section of California Music Educators who had gathered to ...Submitted by Kathi Torres



Moraga schools excel in the Greatest Kindness Challenge
The 19th century novelist Henry James was quoted as saying, "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
By Vera Kochan



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