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Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School takes on global water crisis
Over the years, Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School has had many classroom competition fundraisers, typically raising up to $1,900, involving a few classes per grade. This year, however, every single class participated (on their own), raising $8,000 for Thirst Project, ...Submitted by Robin Anderson



Orinda fifth-grader takes 1st in international young pianists competition
Glorietta Elementary School fifth-grader Andrew Gu won the Rosalyn Tureck Prize (first prize) in Category Two Oct. 7 at the prestigious Fifth Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists in New York City. Out of 12 semifinalists selected from around ...Submitted by Goodman Gu



Miramonte senior founds adaptive unlimited sports program
Bryce Radlow, an enthusiastic and driven senior at Miramonte High School, has funneled his passion for tennis into forming an Adaptive Unlimited Sports organization for local youth to have fun and be successful on the tennis courts.
By John T. Miller




From chemical engineer to first-grade teacher, retiree takes leap of faith
Kind eyes shielded by his glasses, Bob Creek does not expose much of his inner world. The first contact is still that of a "chemi," a chemical engineer from the petroleum industry that enjoys working formulas and equations. But then, a glimpse of his emotions seeps ...By Sophie Braccini



Local halloween happenings set to delight young and old
Halloween is time for oh-boys and ghouls to join in creepy fun-filled activities ranging from costume parades to community fairs and fright-filled haunted houses. If you're haunting down something to do, here is a monster mash-up of Lamorinda area celebrations:
By Cathy Dausman



More kids than ever participate in Lafayette Walk/Bike to School Day
With at least 50 percent of the school student population taking advantage of this year's Walk/Bike to School Day, Lafayette Elementary School's event was clearly a big success.
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By Pippa Fisher



New Bell and Block Schedule receives passing grade, so far
By all accounts, most stakeholders in the Acalanes Union High School District are finding the new bell and block schedule is accomplishing its purpose of more efficient use of academic time, reduction of stress and anxiety, and more time for collaboration between ...By John T. Miller



College Advisor
Beginning Oct. 1 college-bound families may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be approved for federal direct student loans as well as need-based scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. It considers your family's income and assets, excluding home ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD



OUSD seeks input on future facilities
Most Orinda Union School District buildings ...By Sora O'Doherty



Latest Lafayette School Board member's longstanding commitment and desire to give back
Following his recent appointment to the Lafayette School District board of trustees to fill a vacancy left by Mark Kindhouse's departure from the area, Rob Sturm is eager to get to work.
By Pippa Fisher



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