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Santa Monica School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Santa Monica, CA Patch

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



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 ...



Millbrae School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Patch.com

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



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 ...



Teen Girl Who Died In Orinda House Fire Mourned By Fellow Students  CBS San Francisco

ORINDA (KPIX) — The day after a deadly house fire killed a 16-year-old girl at her home in Orinda, friends and family on Monday were remembering her as a ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



San Francisco High School Ranked In 2019 Niche List  San Francisco, CA Patch

San Francisco High School Ranked In '19 Niche List - San Francisco, CA - Niche ranked the best public high schools in California. See how high Lowell High ...



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 ...



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 ...



Monday Morning News Roundup  SFGate

A 16-year-old girl died in a house fire early Sunday morning on the 500 block of Moraga Way in Orinda, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District said. Two additional ...



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 ...



Orinda: Miramonte High School in top 10 teams in national speech, debate tournament  San Jose Mercury News

ORINDA — Miramonte Public Speaking was one of the top 10 teams in the nation, earning School of Outstanding Distinction honors at the National Speech and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Orinda police investigating high school fight where parents were present  KTVU San Francisco

A fight between students that was caught on camera is under investigation by the Orinda Police Department and school officials at Miramonte High School.



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 ...



Twenty-One Bay Area Schools in the Top 100 Public High Schools in California: Report  NBC Bay Area

U.S. News ranked all of the public schools in the nation and in the top 100 are schools in Los Altos, San Jose, San Francisco, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, ...



Here are the 10 best East Bay public high schools  San Francisco Business Times

The top 10 public high schools in the East Bay, according to rankings and review company Niche, all have A+ ratings and sit in the top 100 of the best public ...



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 ...



San Rafael, Marin County High Schools Ranked In 2019 Niche List  San Rafael, CA Patch

San Rafael, Marin County High School Rankings - San Rafael, CA - Niche ranked the best public high schools in California. See how Marin County schools ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



2019 Recruiting Class: Introducing OL Robin Vanderlaan  247Sports

Introducing Orinda, California offensive lineman Rob Vanderlaan.



'March for Our Lives' Protests Fill the Streets of Over a Dozen Bay Area Cities  KQED

Protesters demonstrated in more than a dozen cities in the Bay Area on Saturday, joining hundreds of other cities across the U.S. and the world in the "March for ...



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.



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 ...



Non-citizens can now vote in San Francisco school board elections  SFGate

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) Non-citizen parents and guardians of children in San Francisco Unified School District are now able to register to vote for Board of ...



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 ...



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" ...



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.



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, ...



Graduation 2016  Lamorindaweekly

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



ALL-USA Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Sabrina Ionescu, Miramonte (Calif.)  USA TODAY High School Sports

The 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Teams were selected by USA TODAY Sports' Jim Halley in consultation with high school ...



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 ...



SF schools’ move to delay algebra shows positive results, district says  San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco school board's controversial decision to delay algebra instruction until high school is paying off in more students taking higher-level math ...



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 ...



Basketball unites once distant stepsisters | Basketball  Los Angeles Loyolan

After spending so much time together on and off the court, many teammates call each other family. For women's basketball players Gabby Green and Bree Alford ...



Miramonte (Calif.) basketball star Sabrina Ionescu has quite the high school resume  USA TODAY High School Sports

From many, there will be one. And while there's still no guarantee contending athletes will win their own state at this point in the season, a number of elite ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Orinda schools to close early Friday due to extreme heat  SFGate

Schools in Orinda will be closing early Friday due to "extreme heat in the Orinda community." The Orinda Union School District notified parents that elementary ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



Sabrina Ionescu, 'The Franchise,' accepts ALL-USA Girls Basketball Player of the Year trophy  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sabrina Ionescu accepted her American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Player of the Year trophy this week during a ceremony in front of her ...



Landlord sues to evict American Kitchen restaurant after turmoil  San Jose Mercury News

LAFAYETTE — American Kitchen, the newest restaurant to open along this city's burgeoning foodie neighborhood, was sued Jan. 16 by its landlord for $15,000 ...



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) ...



‘Bernadette Protti, Kirsten Costas: Cheerleader Murder On ID’s ‘1980s The Deadliest Decade,’ Plus The Obsession With Finding Bernadette Protti  The Inquisitr News

The case of Bernadette Protti, the teen who murdered her classmate cheerleader Kirsten Costas in 1985, will be the next crime story to air on Investigation ...



Ask Kerith: Center conundrum; Warriors' biggest surprise  NBCSports.com

Warriors reporter Kerith Burke takes you inside the two-time defending NBA champions, answering your questions about the team's style of play, need for depth ...



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 ...



Why Sabrina Ionescu is the last uncommitted top 25 girls basketball recruit  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sabrina Ionescu hasn't flinched. Ionescu is the nation's fourth-ranked girls' basketball prospect in the Class of 2016 according to ESPNw and the only one in the ...



Martha “Marnie” Cole Cunningham  Napa Valley Register

On Tuesday December 27, 2016, our beloved Marnie entered eternal life in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by the love of her two daughters.



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 ...



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 ...



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), ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Smartest public high schools in the US  Business Insider

Niche ranked schools based on SAT and ACT scores and general college readiness to come up with the smartest public high schools in America.



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 ...



A Great Place to Stay: Orinda's Sleepy Hollow Neighborhood | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

By Cathy Dausman. With 150 years of Sleepy Hollow residency among them are, from left: Barbara Ward, Elva Rust and Andy Amstutz. Photo Cathy Dausman.



USA Water Polo National League Week 2 Heads To Northern California  SwimSwam

The USA Water Polo Men's National League returns to action this Saturday and Sunday at Miramonte High School in Orinda, CA. All the action begins on.



Chaminade (Calif.) moves up to No. 6 with state title in latest Super 25 girls basketball rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.) took a big leap, from No. 17 to No. 6 in the Super 25 girls basketball rankings, with its 80-71 defeat of then-No. 4 Miramonte ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Orinda Tennis Talent Claims Prestigious NorCal Sectional Title  Lamorindaweekly

Amber Lee, an eighth-grader from the Orinda Intermediate School, went undefeated to win the Girls' singles title in the U16 division at the 2016 Northern ...



Student Writes: Paul Fitzgerald Announced Educator of the Year  Patch.com

Lamorinda, CA - The Mirador's editor profiles Miramonte High School's honored educator.



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 ...



Campolindo Trees Removed for School's Landscape Facelift | Moraga  Lamorindaweekly

Tree huggers have fewer trees to hug on the Campolindo High School campus after the Acalanes Union High School District removed 155 trees during the ...



A Lifetime of Caring  Lamorindaweekly

As a single parent who raised four children in Orinda, Tyler Hofinga has a set of parental responsibilities to which he subscribes that include: love the child ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Student Artists Wow at 2014 Visual Arts Competition  Lamorindaweekly

By Laurie Snyder. Recognized for their excellence in creativity and originality, *content*, and degree of expertise displayed during the 2014 Orinda Visual Arts ...



Women's water polo determined to blow competition out of water despite young team  Daily Bruin

The Bruins are taking things one step at a time in their quest back to the top. UCLA women's water polo will have the opportunity to bounce back from last ...



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 ...



Art, Awe and Awards  Lamorindaweekly

Awe is an emotion typically reserved by adults for canyons grand, mountain majesties and life's epic moments of illumination. It is not a sensation most would ...



Sabrina Ionescu, ALL-USA Girls Basketball Player of the Year, chooses Oregon  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sabrina Ionescu promised she was going to wait until the very end to make her college commitment. And she kept her word. Ionescu, the American Family ...



Sabrina Ionescu, nation's top uncommitted girls basketball player, down to Oregon, Washington  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sabrina Ionescu, the nation's top uncommitted girls basketball player, is down to Oregon and Washington. “I have notified both Cal and OSU and let them know I ...



Oakland Strokes Sibling Alumni Strike Gold at 2017 IRA Championships  Lamorindaweekly

Winning a National Championship is the ultimate goal of all collegiate athletes. Winning two National Championships during your college career is amazing.



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