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Published on September 13th, 2023
Students raise money for Red Cross with Leis for Lahaina fundraiser
In the Moraga School District, a commitment to service learning is a priority.˙ Community service helps to build empathy and connectedness˙for our students - and hopefully a lifelong commitment to giving back and supporting a healthy community!˙ As students˙came back ...Submitted by MSD Superintendent Julie Parks

Published on September 13th, 2023
Lamorinda community donates over 1,500 pairs of shoes
Moraga nonprofit Be the Star You Are, in ...By Cynthia Brian

Published on September 13th, 2023
Kiwanis announces Campolindo Key Club Service Award winners
The Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley is proud to announce this year's Campolindo Key Club Service Award to Chloe Cheung ('24), their Key Club Fundraising Coordinator, who was chosen by the Campo Key Club Officers Suraya Mathai-Jackson, Claire Damiano, Nina Damiano, and ...Submitted by Steve Woehleke

Published on September 13th, 2023
Lafayette elementary students spend 2 weeks studying in the Czech Republic
Lukas (9) and Adam (7) from Lafayette Elementary School spent two weeks in June studying alongside Czech students in their respective grades in the small wine-making village of Brumovice in the south east corner of the Czech Republic, which is where their mom was born ...Submitted by Martina Heithoff

Published on August 30th, 2023
Troop 243 honors four new Eagle Scouts
Troop 243 of Lafayette came together for an Eagle Court of Honor on Aug. 12 at the Lafayette Christian Church to honor and celebrate four scouts: Cole Mason, Miguel Strittmatter, Tyler Gough and Brady Quinn, each of whom were recognized for earning BSA scouting's ...Submitted by Michael Strittmatter

Published on August 30th, 2023
Moraga Valley Kiwanis Club donates 100 school backpacks
The Moraga Valley Kiwanis Club has, once again, partnered with Target to assemble and provide 100 backpacks with back-to-school supplies that were distributed through the Monument Crisis Center in Concord to some eager children preparing for the next school year. ...Submitted by Steve Woehleke

Published on August 30th, 2023
Lafayette residents raise money for hard-hit Maui
Casey Thornton, Tristian McGinley, Eloise Kemp and Sydney Tumilty of Lafayette raised $768 for Maui Humane Society and Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy in Lahaina in the wake of the recent tragic fires with a lemonade and bake sale on a very hot Sunday afternoon. ...Submitted by Rachel Kemp

Published on August 16th, 2023
Kiwanis donates to Cal Shakes' youth program
At a recent Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley meeting, Cherie Grant presented a donation from the club to the California Shakespeare Theater's Executive Director Clive Worsley for its youth program. The Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley want to thank those who have supported ...Submitted by Barry Behr

Published on August 16th, 2023
Gold Award Project focuses on fostering socialization
Grace Gafni's Girl Scout Gold Award Project addressed the issue of socializing children after distance learning. Grace reflected on the negative effects the pandemic had on children being able to interact with each other. She chose to support the Campolindo Cabana ...Submitted by G. Gafni

Published on August 16th, 2023
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club donates van to White Pony Express to expand food rescue capacity
A heartbreaking 1 in 4 Americans are skipping meals or relying on food donations to survive. Balance this troubling statistic with the fact that we throw away 40% of our food supply - perfectly good food that could wipe out hunger in the U.S. if it was rescued and ...Submitted by Steve Spraitzar

Published on August 2nd, 2023
Moraga woman awarded scholarship at Oxford, England, provided by Moraga Rotary Club
Moragan Regina Kong, a recent graduate of Stanford University, will attend University of Oxford, England, to study for a Master of Science degree in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance with a $69,000 scholarship provided by various Rotary sources arranged by ...Submitted by Gary Irwin

Published on August 2nd, 2023
Local Rotarian exemplifies 'Service Above Self'
Roberto Alvarez del Blanco was recently honored with the Rotary International "Service Above Self" award. Presented by Rotary International Board Member Vicki Puliz, this prestigious accolade is given to individual Rotarians who exemplify an unwavering dedication to ...Submitted by Tom Guyette

Published on July 5th, 2023
Troop 219 honors five new Eagle Scouts
Troop 219 from Lafayette honored the following five new Eagle Scouts on June 4, from left: Tyler Toni, Acalanes High School; John Cain, Acalanes High School; Lex Lung, Acalanes High School; Roan Fettig, Campolindo High School; and Lucas Dissman, Acalanes High School. ...Submitted by Emily Fettig

Published on July 5th, 2023
Miramonte student facilitates letter writing campaign for pediatric cancer patients
A few months ago, Miramonte student Vinny Yu, after hearing stories from young cancer patients at a camp last summer, was determined to do anything he could to help.
"At first, I wanted ...
By Jennifer Wake

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