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An insider's perspective into life under Communist Russia at SMC Museum of Art
The current exhibit at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art offers an insider’s perspective into life under Soviet totalitarian rule.
“Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Posters from ...
By Kara Navolio

Local artist captures Frida Kahlo's courageous spirit
An unveiling of "Frida Kahlo's Courageous Transformational Life," a vibrant portrait of Mexico's most famous 20th Century woman artist by present-day artist Trina Swerdlow, will be held at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. ...

College Advisor
The University of California at Davis offers a small town alternative to the dense, urban locations of UC Berkeley and UCLA. Located in the Golden State's fertile agricultural region in California's Central Valley, UC Davis is a 90-minute drive from San Francisco, and ...By Elizabeth LaScala

East Bay Jewish International Film Festival opens in Orinda March 1
For 23 years the East Bay Jewish International Film Festival has brought American and international movies of higher and higher quality to the East Bay, all with ties to either Jewish culture or to the fight against intolerance. The EBIJFF's films are moving, funny, ...By Sophie Braccini

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

Teen Opinion
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

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