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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

Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial seeks volunteers with legal expertise
Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held on seven early weekday evenings during late January and early ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance

JM students volunteer lunch hours to feed homeless
Students at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School have voluntarily given up their lunch period every Friday of the school year to make sandwiches for the homeless.
JM's math teacher Brett ...
By Vera Kochan

Los Perales Elementary School's Ink Recycling Program
Don't throw away your used toner and inkjet printer cartridges. Los Perales Elementary School, 22 Wakefield Dr., Moraga, (925) 631-0105, has found a way to earn extra cash from used cartridges without spending a dime.
By Vera Kochan

Can you afford your 'dream school'?
Does your child have her heart set on a "dream school"? If determination carries her forward, that dream could become an admissions reality. But, depending on your family financial situation, that dream might become a financial nightmare. Rather than taking the chance ...By Elizabeth LaScala

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