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19-month-old found dead inside hot car in Moraga identified  KRON4

KRON4 News has confirmed that a 19-month-old child has been found dead inside of a vehicle in Moraga.



School offers counseling to students after classmate dies in Orinda fire  KGO-TV

ORINDA, Calif. (KGO) -- There were no classes Monday at an Orinda high school, but dozens of students still went to campus to grieve for a classmate who died ...



Orinda fire victim Luca Gero, 16, remembered as intelligent, loyal, leader  East Bay Times

ORINDA — Miramonte High School student Luca Katalin Gero was fondly remembered as an intelligent, articulate, humorous natural leader who was “born a ...



Early Morning House Fire in Orinda Leaves Teenager Dead  NBC Bay Area

A 16-year-old girl died after flames engulfed a house in Orinda early Sunday morning, according to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District.



Local schools offer parent education on vaping and juuling  Lamorindaweekly

A special program to educate parents about vaping and juuling is being offered jointly by the Acalanes Union, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Union school ...



Coach, father figure, friend: Former players fondly remember Tom Blackwood  East Bay Times

Former Miramonte High School basketball players gathered at a celebration of Tom Blackwood's life Sunday at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley.



Lamorinda girls tennis teams show strength on the court  Lamorindaweekly

With a combined 33-9 record so far this season, the Lamorinda girls tennis teams are positioning themselves for the upcoming postseason tournament. Each of ...



Eleven Young Women Receive AAUW OML Scholarship Awards  Lamorindaweekly

The AAUW Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette branch presented 11 outstanding young Lamorinda women with college scholarships and Tech Trek camp scholarships on ...



Walnut Creek High School Ranked In 2019 Niche List  Walnut Creek, CA Patch

Walnut Creek High School Ranked In 2019 Niche List - Walnut Creek, CA - Niche ranked the best public high schools in California. See where Las Lomas High ...



Teen center soft open goes well | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

A somewhat surprised Recreation Coordinator Jackson Stearns watched teens chatting on soft furnishings, playing pool, foosball and video games on the first ...



Lafayette: Acalanes school board caps interdistrict student transfers  East Bay Times

CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photos or video on a mobile device. LAFAYETTE – Acalanes Union High School District will severely limit ...



Acalanes and Miramonte Competitive Sport Cheer teams come to fore  Lamorindaweekly

What do George W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Kirk and Michael Douglas all have in common? They were all cheerleaders in high school. Cheerleading dates to ...



Orinda: Miramonte High to induct spectacular Hall of Fame class  East Bay Times

More and more high schools are creating sports Hall of Fames to honor notable alumni and outstanding teams. Miramonte High in Orinda — established in 1955 ...



Troop 237's newest Eagle Scouts  Lamorindaweekly

Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orinda honored five Scouts, Ryan Ansel, Matt Lyons, Mason Januszewski, Adam Brudzinski and Andrew Patten, for achieving Scouting's ...



Beverly Hills School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Beverly Hills, CA Patch

Beverly Hills School Among Best CA High Schools - Beverly Hills, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



Orinda teenager dies in early morning house fire  Lamorindaweekly

A teenage girl died and three people were injured after a single-family home in Orinda went up in flames in the predawn hours of Nov. 18. According to fire ...



Racial slur at high school prompts call for unity  East Bay Times

ORINDA — A racial slur found scrawled inside a student's locker at Miramonte High School has prompted a swift response from students hoping to combat hate ...



Top 100 Public High Schools In CA For 2019  Fremont, CA Patch

Top 100 Public High Schools In CA For 2019 - Fremont, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California Public High ...



Allegations surface of open drug use on high school campus; parent education planned | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

At a drug and alcohol abuse forum held Oct. 19 at the Lafayette Library, six members of the Orinda Teen Advisory Council shared that marijuana is being used ...



Newport Beach School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Newport Beach, CA Patch

Newport Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA - Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its ...



Orinda Troop 237 Honors New Eagle Scouts  Lamorindaweekly

Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orinda announced that Will Barber, Max Coons, Campbell Hoskins, Marcus O'Neill, and Jackson Painter have achieved Scouting's ...



Matadors win big in Fort Lauderdale  Lamorindaweekly

Miramonte High School was one of the top 10 teams in the nation this year, returning from the June 18-22 National Speech and Debate Association's ...



Lamorinda swimmers take first place  Lamorindaweekly

Jessica Davis, 16, from Lafayette, Sophia Kosturos, 18, from Orinda and Shelby Suppiger, 15, from Lafayette represented half of the Crow Canyon Country Club ...



Hometown owner cares for Phairs | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

Joanna Guidotti grew up in Orinda and has strong ties to the community, even though she left to open Churchill Manor in Napa 30 years ago. She inherited a ...



Visiting Czech student preparing for Orinda Czech celebration | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

Marie Ruzicková is enjoying her time at Miramonte High School as a visiting student from Orinda sister city Tabor, even though she is homesick. Actually ...



AUHSD schools take steps to combat stress and anxiety  Lamorindaweekly

Despite the fact that Americans are safer and more secure today than at any other point in human history - as reported by Taylor Clark in his book "Nerve" ...



Danville School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Danville, CA Patch

MVHS Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA - Danville, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



Lauded local basketball player back in the Bay Area  Lamorindaweekly

A triple-double in basketball occurs when a player records a double-digit total in a game in three of the following categories: points, rebounds, assists and blocks ...



2 Cerritos Schools Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Cerritos, CA Patch

2 Cerritos Schools Among Best CA High Schools - Cerritos-Artesia, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



MCC Evacuation drill fills Moraga Way | Lafayette | Moraga | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

A steady stream of northbound car traffic filled Moraga Way in the early morning Dec. 15 spilling by design into the southbound lanes. The traffic - quick, quiet ...



Redondo Beach School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Redondo Beach, CA Patch

Redondo Beach School Among Best CA High Schools - Redondo Beach, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top ...



Three Cheers for the Grads!  Lamorindaweekly

Last Friday evening was busy in Lamorinda, as the Acalanes Union High School District held near-simultaneous on-campus graduations. The students who ...



Temecula School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Temecula, CA Patch

Temecula School Named Among Best Public Schools - Temecula, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



Fundraising page raises $120,000 in one day for family of teen who died in house fire in California  Daily Mail

A fundraising page for a family mourning the death of a teenager in a fire in California has raised $120,000 in a few hours, surpassing its original target by ...



Graduation 2016  Lamorindaweekly

National Merit Finalists Cole Fang-Horvath Connor Virostek Iris Wang National Merit Scholarship Iris Wang National Merit Commended Scholars: Rishabh ...



New executive director of Orinda Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

Cindy Powell, an Orinda icon, has taken over the job of executive director of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce from Sophie Braccini, who moved to a job at UC ...



Miramonte students take Harvard by storm  Lamorindaweekly

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 ...



Orinda considering laws to keep firearms in check, regulate gun dealers  East Bay Times

ORINDA — In light of the nationwide rise in school shootings and children killed by guns, Orinda may consider toughening existing laws on gun storage and ...



Haley Van Dyke heading to the University of Washington  Lamorindaweekly

Like most of the top athletes that have gone through the Lamorinda school system, Haley Van Dyke grew up playing many sports. Up through seventh grade, ...



Miramonte senior founds adaptive unlimited sports program  Lamorindaweekly

Bryce Radlow, an enthusiastic and driven senior at Miramonte High School, has funneled his passion for tennis into forming an Adaptive Unlimited Sports ...



Hundreds of Bay Area students named National Merit Scholars semifinalists; see the list  The Mercury News

Hundreds of Bay Area students are semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program that honors academic excellence.



Tally Home: charming shop in quaint Orinda neighborhood  Lamorindaweekly

Four equestrian friends have decided to follow a retail dream by opening an Orinda shop for home décor called Tally Home. Megan Lindberg and Liz Peterson ...



Moraga special-needs swim program a hit with all involved  East Bay Times

Never underestimate the transformative power or physical prowess of an East Bay Sea Serpent. The athletes and coaches of the all-volunteer nonprofit ...



Burlingame School Among 100 Best Public High Schools  Patch.com

Burlingame School Among 100 Best Public Highs - Burlingame-Hillsborough, CA - New ratings from Niche rank the 100 best public high schools in California.



Miramonte and Campolindo win Contra Costa County Model UN event awards  Lamorindaweekly

Instead taking part in their schools' football games, dances, and other fun weekend activities, 360 Bay Area high school students (representing 70 countries) ...



Miramonte Water Polo Marks 50 Years in Lamorinda  Lamorindaweekly

It's no secret that Lamorinda high schools make a splash each year in the Northern California Sectionals water polo championships. It's due largely to a strong ...



Lowell High School’s competitive selection process may violate state law  San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco's Lowell High School, ranked among the best public schools in the nation, has long admitted high academic achievers to secure its elite status, ...



Can you afford your 'dream school'?  Lamorindaweekly

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 ...



Miramonte wins NorCal CIF Championship  Lamorindaweekly

Another successful season has concluded for the Lamorinda Girls Water Polo teams. With a combined won-lost record of 69 and 11, the Acalanes, Campolindo ...



Campolindo Girls Cross Country team wins state championship Acalanes and Miramonte reload  Lamorindaweekly

With much of the focus in the athletic world on the major sports, it is very easy to overlook the accomplishments of the other less recognized athletes. There have ...



Straight A's: Miramonte High Principal Adam Clark - Ed Blog - August 2012  Diablo Magazine

Miramonte's principal answers Diablo's questions about academic pressure, student alcohol abuse, and launching an iPad pilot program.



Lamorinda Water Polo Club celebrates its recruited student athletes  Lamorindaweekly

Back row, from left: 18U Boys coach James Lathrop, Will Clark (Claremont McKenna Collge), Ben Miller (UC Santa Barbara), Bennett Winter (USC), 18U Girls ...



Czech Visiting Student Settling into Life at Miramonte High School | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

When students at Miramonte High School decided to protest the recent presidential election, visiting student Adam Kraus, 17, from Tabor in the Czech Republic ...



Top swimmers shine at OMPA  Lamorindaweekly

With the clarion call of car horns blaring throughout Lamorinda last weekend, it could only mean one thing - the 62nd annual Orinda/Moraga Pools Association ...



Just In: Lockdowns Lifted At Miramonte, Del Rey Schools In Orinda  Patch.com

Lamorinda, CA - Law enforcement, including CHP helicopter, did not locate suspect reportedly in creek bed, police said.



Miramonte High Named Countys Mock Trial Champion  Patch.com

Pleasant Hill, CA - Miramonte bests Acalanes High in the final round of the competition, held inside the Bray Courthouse. Heritage and California rank #3, 4.



Orinda Troop 303 honors three new Eagle Scouts  Lamorindaweekly

Boy Scout Troop 303 in Orinda inducted three new Eagle Scouts - Liam Glynn, Evan Draeger and Walker Lambert - at an Eagle Court of Honor March 17 at St.



East Bay girls basketball player of the year: Sabrina Ionescu, Miramonte  San Jose Mercury News

ORINDA — There's a pretty simple explanation for Sabrina Ionescu's remarkable junior season. Miramonte High coach Kelly Sopak can sum up in three words ...



Meet the Candidates for High School Governing Board | Lafayette | Moraga | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

Four candidates are seeking three available seats on the Acalanes Union High School District governing board. It will be up to voters in Lafayette, Moraga, ...



Miramonte’s Sabrina Ionescu chooses Oregon Ducks  San Jose Mercury News

Miramonte High girls basketball star Sabrina Ionescu committed to Oregon on Sunday night, she announced on Twitter. “Officially an Oregon Duck,” Ionescu ...



WISE Program Opens Doors for Miramonte Students  Lamorindaweekly

Has a cure for "senioritis" finally been found? For 12 years, Miramonte High School has run a program called WISE (Wise Individualized Senior Experience), ...



Transition to High School Rough for Teens, Parents  Lamorindaweekly

By Chris Lavin. Campolindo High School principal John Walker talks to parent Kathi Torres after a presentation about transitioning to high school. Photos Chris ...



Miramonte Lacrosse member makes the UnderArmour All America West Region Team  Lamorindaweekly

Boo DeWitt, freshman at Miramonte High School, went to the UnderArmour All America West Region tryouts in Mission Viejo on June 3, 2017 and was among ...



Orinda resident completes 32nd consecutive Boston Marathon  Lamorindaweekly

One of the great traditions in sports is the annual running of the Boston Marathon, which is run on Patriot's Day, the third Monday of April. The race began in ...



The Northgate secession movement, and what it means  Los Angeles Times

There have been 71 school secession attempts since 2000. Splinter districts tend to be less diverse.



LGBT law: Educators work to make history more inclusive  San Jose Mercury News media center

ORINDA — When Miramonte High School social studies teacher Elizabeth Aracic teaches Civil War history, she makes a point of giving her students a ...



Girlpreneur Pop-up Shop In Lafayette This Weekend  Lamorinda, CA Patch

LAMORINDA, CA — You can put a serious dent in your holiday shopping this Sunday as local girls flex their business muscles with a Winter Girlpreneur Pop-up ...



Miramonte Vandalism May Be Related to Moraga Incidents | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

Vandalism to schools and other public places is not a common occurrence in Lamorinda, but this month turned out to be a bit of an exception. Twenty windows ...



Administrative Staffing Exodus at High School District  Lamorindaweekly

More than half of the central administration staff is leaving the Acalanes Union High School District. At a recent school board meeting, Superintendent John ...



High Schoolers Take the Stage in Upcoming Fall Productions Miramonte's 'Our Town' opens tonight  Lamorindaweekly

By Clare Varellas. Miramonte High School "Our Town" cast and crew members, front row, from left: Michael Thuesen, James Gammon, Maritza Grillo, Maya ...



2016 Top 100 Public High Schools in California  Patch.com

Redlands-Loma Linda, CA - The rankings were released this week. See how your child's school performed.



There's a Lot to Cheer About in Cheerleading Competitions  Lamorindaweekly

Succeeding at Miramonte High School's National Champion Competitive Cheer Team is a bit like climbing the human pyramids its members build. It began last ...



Here Are The Best Public Schools In California For 2017  Patch.com

Best Public Schools In California For 2017 - Beverly Hills, CA - The rankings were released this week. See how your child's school performed.



Acalanes High School District updates sex ed policy, ignores calls for ouster of Planned Parenthood  San Jose Mercury News

WALNUT CREEK — After months of rancorous debate over the use of Planned Parenthood educators in sex ed classes, the Acalanes Union High School ...



The 50 smartest public high schools in the US  Corning Leader

Some people believe that the best high-school educations come from private schools, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Public schools can provide ...



Miramonte's Theater-in-Education makes an impact at Orinda Intermediate  Lamorindaweekly

Do transgender kids change their names? Why did you put labels on each other? Do you wish you had stood up for one another? These are just a few of the ...



Holiday Event Guide: Lamorinda & East Bay 2018  Lamorinda, CA Patch

Holiday Event Guide: Lamorinda & East Bay 2018 - Lamorinda, CA - When & where to find Christmas tree & menorah lightings, Nutcrackers, Santa breakfasts, ...



Lamorinda girls volleyball preview  Lamorindaweekly

Coming off a very successful 2016 season with a state championship, Acalanes High School girls volleyball faces a real challenge to match that success having ...



Orinda Boy Scout Troop 237 Honors Four New Eagle Scouts  Lamorindaweekly

Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orinda members Justin Lammert, Sam Sernett, Connor Stewart and Jesse Wilkinson, all seniors at Miramonte High School, achieved ...



Lamorinda Music Teacher Recognized for Life of Achievement  Lamorindaweekly

It's strange to hear longtime music teacher Rick Meyer say he feels embarrassed about receiving the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Hall of ...



Tech Trek and Scholarship Winners an Inspiration  Lamorindaweekly

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette (OML) Branch sponsored six tech trek and scholarship awardees, who ...



Kiwanis Club Honors Graduating Seniors From Local High Schools  Lamorindaweekly

Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley presents an annual award honoring a graduating senior from each of Lamorinda three high schools. The three seniors who have ...



NorCal Kids Triathlon in Orinda promotes participation, fun  East Bay Times

ORINDA — Eleven-year-old Emma Cramer traveled from her home in Brentwood to Miramonte High School in Orinda to get wet, then ride and run like the wind.



Top 25 women's capsules: Arike Ogunbowale, Jackie Young lead No. 1 Notre Dame past Drake in Vancouver  The Spokesman-Review

Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and Jackie Young added 25 to help Notre Dame beat Drake 82-64 in the Vancouver Showcase semifinal.



Meet the Mats' New Boys' Basketball Coach  Lamorindaweekly

By Conrad Bassett. Drew McDonald Photo Kevin Nguyen. The new Miramonte High School boys' basketball coach, Drew McDonald, is familiar with Mats' ...



Troop 249 Honors New Eagle Scouts  Lamorindaweekly

Boy Scout Troop 249, based in Moraga, will recognize three new Eagle Scouts in achieving S=scouting's highest rank. Michael Sorenson, Will Richardson, and ...



Program Focuses on Coping with Betrayal and Pain in Middle School  Lamorindaweekly

By Sophie Braccini. Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School participants in the Communication Skills for Girls workshop. Photo provided. When you ask high ...



Eve Phillips: Lamorinda's Prodigal Daughter on the Orinda City Council | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

Never one to sit still collecting proverbial moss, Orindan Eve Phillips decided to run for a City Council seat in 2014, two years after she returned to the fold from a ...



At 175 Years Old, Moraga Adobe is Slated for Restoration | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

The Moraga Adobe is celebrating its 175th year, making it the oldest residential building in Contra Costa County and one of the oldest in Northern California.



Orinda Troop Honors Two New Eagle Scouts  Lamorindaweekly

Orinda Boy Scout Troop 237 held an Eagle Court of Honor on March 22 at the Orinda Community Church to honor two Eagle Scouts - Jack Kovalik and Mark ...



A new chapter for Orinda yoga instructor  Lamorindaweekly

As a yoga instructor and practitioner of the exercise that combines meditation and movement for overall health, Dana Dowell wanted to share the yoga ...



9 Homes With Dining Rooms Perfect For Family Holidays  Lamorinda, CA Patch

9 Homes With Great Dining Rooms - Lamorinda, CA - Whether gathering a large family for Thanksgiving or hosting an impressive dinner party - these California ...



New Eagle Scouts for Troop 237  Lamorindaweekly

Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orinda honored five new Eagle Scouts, Ian Livingston, Griffin Ansel, John Novogradac, Carter Fife and Jack Jorgenson on March 20 at ...



Miramonte Senior Wins Oratorical Contest  Lamorindaweekly

On Feb. 15 in Pacifica, Miramonte High School senior Sean McFeely, pictured with coach Sandra Maguire, won the Area 2 American Legion Oratorical Contest, ...



Antioch’s associate superintendent of schools heading to Vallejo  East Bay Times

Adam Clark, an associate superintendent in the Antioch school system, has been tapped to lead the Vallejo City Unified School District. In a 4-1 vote, the Vallejo ...



AAUW Honored 12 Promising Young Women at Awards Ceremony  Lamorindaweekly

Submitted by Sandy Fox-Sohner. Top row, scholarship winners and keynote speaker, from left: Kate Ruth Greer, Jenanne Margaret Vaccaro, Danielle Feinberg, ...



Miramonte Runs to No. 1  Lamorindaweekly

Submitted by Alison Zamanian. From left: Rebekah Ent, Kera Deakins, Georgia Roden, and Tina Romak Photo provided. The Miramonte High School girls' 3200 ...



DFAL Diving Finals Meet Held at Campolindo  Lamorindaweekly

Varsity high school divers qualified this weekend at the DFAL Diving finals meet held at Campolindo. These divers will represent their schools in Concord on ...



Eve Phillips, Orinda's New Mayor, Runs Toward a Better Future | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

Eve Phillips didn't let a new baby or a very active life slow her down, and she's running into the job of Orinda's new mayor with the same zeal with which she ...



Molestation case against music teacher dropped  San Francisco Chronicle

Contra Costa County prosecutors dropped child-molestation charges Monday against a Lafayette music teacher who had been accused of assaulting three ...



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