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Miramonte High School Named 2019 California Distinguished School  Lamorinda, CA Patch

Miramonte Named 2019 CA Distinguished School - Lamorinda, CA - Just 162 middle and high schools were selected this year.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



FHS, AVHS Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Pleasanton, CA Patch

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



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 ...



OC Schools Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Patch.com

OC Schools Among Best Public High Schools In CA - Orange County, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top ...



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 ...



68th Annual Rotary Isola Field Day moves to Miramonte | Orinda  Lamorindaweekly

For the first time, the Rotary will hold its Isola Field Day for elementary school students to compete in track and field events at Miramonte High School.



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Great Oak High In Temecula Among 100 Best Public High Schools  Temecula, CA Patch

Great Oak High Among 100 Best Public High Schools - Temecula, CA - New ratings from Niche rank the 100 best public high schools in California. Two schools ...



Orinda Estate Has Stunning Views Throughout  Lamorinda, CA Patch

Orinda Estate Has Stunning Views Throughout - Lamorinda, CA - From the great room, the commercial grade kitchen or beyond -- it's all about the views.



Lifetime's Remake Of 'Death Of A Cheerleader' Is Based On An Infamous '80s Murder  Oxygen

The movie is based on the real-life case of cheerleader Kirsten Costas, who was stabbed to death by her jealous classmate Bernadette Protti. By Gina Tron.



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

Twenty-one schools in the Bay Area are in the top 100 public high schools in California, according to a report. U.S. News ranked all of the public schools in the ...



Caldecott Tunnel Reopens Following Car Fire  Lamorinda, CA Patch

One Eastbound Bore Of Caldecott Tunnel Blocked - Lamorinda, CA - A car fire caused the mess on Highway 24.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Girls basketball: Meet all-Bay Area News Group team  The Mercury News

Top high school players from East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula recognized.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Bernadette Protti: Bernadette J. Protti Now, Kirsten Costas Timeline  TV Crime Sky

Bernadette Protti killed cheerleader Kirsten Costas in 1984. Now, she is out of prison—a free woman. Bernadette J. Protti was born on September 20, 1968, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



'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 ...



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.



The Bay Area's best high schools for STEM, according to Niche  SFGate

How does your local high school rate when it comes to STEM education? According to a recent report by Niche, several Bay Area high schools were among the ...



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, ...



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

Junior attacker Maddie Musselman led UCLA women's water polo with 53 goals, 31 assists, 41 steals and 30 exclusions drawn during the 2017 to 2018 season.



6 Dreamy California Closets  Lamorinda, CA Patch

6 Dreamy California Closets - Lamorinda, CA - With these closets there's space for everything, mirrors for checking your look, and maybe even a place to sit and ...



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.



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 ...



Graduation 2016  Lamorindaweekly

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



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 ...



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 ...



Martha “Marnie” Cole Cunningham | St. Helena Star  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.



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.



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, ...



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.



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) ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



The best Bay Area public high schools for athletes, according to Niche  SFGate

The life of a high school athlete is not an easy one. They juggle classes, practices and homework while facing pressure to succeed both in the classroom and in ...



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 ...



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' ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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), ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



JCL places at Latin SCRAM  The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Members of the Junior Classical League won first place at the Open Certamen at their first Southern California Regional Amici Madness convention at ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Indoor and Outdoor Entertaining Spaces Showcased at Miramonte Tour  Lamorindaweekly

By Cathy Tyson. The Sitzmanns' cozy patio area with fireplace and heat lamps. Photos provided. With six unique kitchens and new this year - gardens - on the ...



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 ...



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