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Pet Projects
Our rainy Bay Area winter has kept many of us inside, including our pets. Just as we gain a bit of "winter weight", so do the dogs and cats. This is the perfect time of year to assess your pet's body condition, and start to slenderize if needed.
By Mona Miller, DVM

Don't be fooled by the quiet - underneath ...By Analie Fernandes

Film Clips
At 4:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 there will be an awesome Sci-Fi event at the Rheem Theatre. Join us for a special comedy matinee as comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola presents "Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters!"
By Derek Zemrak

Transformative Buddhism: A way of life for several Lamorindans
Several times a month Lamorinda members of the Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International (SGI) gather to share their commitment to their Buddhist faith, often meeting at the home of Carla and Martin Gelbaum in Moraga.
By Sophie Braccini

College financial aid awards and scholarships - getting your best offer
Comparing student aid packages and figuring out the true affordability of any particular college can be both challenging and confusing. The essential first steps are to distinguish quality from quantity (more is not necessarily better) and to separate free money ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Del Rey students make their own Wild Thing
Fifty years after the musical group Troggs sang about "Wild Thing," a group of Del Rey School students gave life to a Wild Thing of their own.
Their white welded metal sculpture is ...
By Cathy Dausman

Miramonte's Theater-in-Education makes an impact at Orinda Intermediate
Do transgender kids change their names?
Why did you put labels on each other?
Do you wish you had stood ...
By Sora O'Doherty

ŌLetÕs Go on a Letter HuntÕ childrenÕs book gets MomÕs Choice Silver Award
Lynn Champagne (aka Lynn McAuliffe) and Sue Tenerowicz are longtime business partners at Spell-It-Out Photos, a business that specializes in the creation of a range of personalized gifts using alphabet letter art photography. They heard that friends and teachers were ...By Sophie Braccini

Review: 'The Salesman' is profound and universal
For the third time this year the International Film Showcase in Orinda will feature an Oscar-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Lamorinda has already been treated to two others: "A Man Called Ove" from Denmark, "Tanna" from Vanuatu - and now the very powerful ...By Sophie Braccini

Miramonte students take Harvard by storm
Under the direction of Law and Society teacher Mike Rose, the Miramonte High School Model UN club scored big at the international competition held at Harvard University last month.
Three ...
By John T. Miller

Saint Mary's College puts on a show for the basketball nation
Saint Mary's showcased a rocking national pregame production, but the main event featuring the Feb. 11 basketball matchup between the Gaels and No. 1 Gonzaga fizzled.
"We never take ...
By Nick Marnell

Grateful Gatherings: Delivering love and homes to those in need
On a recent Saturday afternoon, a sweet 7-year-old girl who had spent months living in her family's car jumped on her new bed and squealed with pure joy. She told Moraga's Chris Flitter that she now has three favorite days: Christmas, her birthday and "today," the day ...By Diane Claytor

Marching for Women's Rights
Last issue, the Lamorinda Weekly issued a call to readers to submit photos from the presidential inauguration and women's marches that occurred the weekend of Jan. 20-21. We didn't receive any inauguration photos, but here is a sampling of some of the photos we ...

Film Clips
"Lion" may be the most overlooked movie of 2016. It recently received six Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture but not many people have seen this amazing film. "Lion" is a long-shot at winning the Oscar for Best Picture but I would say it is the front-runner to ...By Derek Zemrak

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