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Published on May 25th, 2022
Contra Costa County's maritime history helped boost San Francisco's economy
Although Lamorinda is landlocked, it does belong to Contra Costa County where a successful maritime industry helped to shape the wealth of San Francisco, thanks to the joining of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers near Suisun Bay.
By Vera Kochan

Published on May 25th, 2022
Lafayette Library Bookmark Contest winners announced
After a year's absence due to the pandemic, the Lafayette Library Bookmark Contest returned this year. Students at all Lafayette elementary and middle schools were given an opportunity to draw a bookmark for the contest. The winning bookmarks were chosen from among the ...

Published on May 25th, 2022
Family Focus
It's natural for parents to doubt themselves at times, especially if their child experiences a behavioral, social or academic challenge. When a child is struggling, conscientious parents tend to first look at themselves and what they did or didn't do that contributed ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Published on May 25th, 2022
Citizen Scientists research wildlife in the Nature Area
A raven called from an oak tree announcing that people had returned to the Nature Area. The woods were still wet from a recent rain, and local high school students were gathering for their monthly check of the camera traps. For the past year, about a dozen students ...By Megan Kennedy and Kathy Barrett

Published on May 25th, 2022
Hung finishes 36th consecutive Boston Marathon, tying women's record
There are two sure things in life - death and taxes. For the last 36 years, you could also add Patty Hung running the Boston Marathon. On April 19, the 76-year-old Orinda resident ran what she anticipates will be her penultimate race, pointing to next year's Boston ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on May 25th, 2022
Local teens bring Spring Fest advocacy to Moraga Commons Park
The first of its kind local event is the brainchild of Miramonte High School senior Isabelle Bennette. Held at the Moraga Commons Park on May 14, Spring Fest was titled to celebrate the season and the theme of "springing into action" with regards to initiatives and ...By Vera Kochan

Published on May 11th, 2022
2022 Summer Camps
Adventure Day Camp

Published on May 11th, 2022
LPIE honors two dynamic individuals with new award
The Lafayette Partners in Education board of directors, at a special fundraising gala held April 23 in San Francisco, announced the creation of the Tom Mulvaney Legacy Award as a way in which to honor those individuals, families, or businesses who have demonstrated an ...Submitted by Danielle Gallagher

Published on May 11th, 2022
Creative writing contest winners announced
The Campolindo Poetry And Creative Writing (PAC) Club's creative writing contest received 39 entries and the judges had a wonderful time reading them and picking three winners and three runners-up in the categories. The PAC also hosted an open mic April 12 where the ...Submitted by Angeni Lieben and Samantha Lee

Published on May 11th, 2022
Wagner Ranch Elementary 4th-graders head to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
May we serve you a bacon pie. Sounds delicious and creative, as seven Wagner Ranch fourth-graders will be serving bacon pies in the jungle at the May 2022 World Finals Odyssey of the Mind competition in Ames, Iowa. What do pies have to do with the jungle. As one of two ...Submitted by Jill Gibson

Published on May 11th, 2022
SMC transformed for Campo's high school junior prom
Campolindo High School hosted its Junior Prom on Friday, April 23 under the stars at Saint Mary's College. Parents transformed the outdoor space creating a dance floor, casino room and lounge for a wonderful night of celebration. Nearby Carondelet High School did the ...Submitted by Maura Wolf

Published on May 11th, 2022
Lily toxicity in cats
One of the most severe, and saddest, toxicities to cats comes in the form of beautiful flowers - the plants in the Lilium and Hemerocallis lily genus group. The Lilium genus includes imported or cultivated flowers such as Easter Lily, as well as native species in ...By Mona Miller, DVM

Published on May 11th, 2022
'You Will Remember Me' - A touching reflection on transition and memories
The International Film Showcase starting May 13 at the Orinda Theatre features the Canadian film from Qu‚bec, "You Will Remember Me," that poetically, yet realistically addresses the loss of memory and self caused by Alzheimer's disease. The movie is not grim or sad; ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on May 11th, 2022
GCCP's 'A Cultural Crossroads' features acclaimed flutist R. Carlos Nakai
Past, present and future unite in Gold Coast Chamber Players upcoming performance of "A Cultural Crossroads, Black and Indigenous influences on Dvorak in America." Led by Artistic Director Pamela Freund-Striplen, the May 14 concert in Don Tatzin Community Hall at the ...By Lou Fancher

Published on May 11th, 2022
Beloved music director, Bob Athayde, to retire in June
Walk almost anywhere in Lamorinda or stretch your arms wide at nearly every Bay Area location where jazz music is studied or performed, you're likely to bump into a person whose life bears the imprint of Bob Athayde. The Stanley Middle School music director and teacher ...By Lou Fancher

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