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Published on January 20, 2021
Local church offers help to community's food insecure
A new food pantry located at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church opened in November and is available to anyone in the community feeling the need to stretch their dollars a bit. At the culmination of such a trying year, Renie Gannett, one of the church staff, felt there ...Submitted by Renie Gannett

Published on January 6th, 2021
Moraga Lions and Muffin People honor volunteers during pandemic
In 1988 several members of the Men's Club at St. Monica Catholic Church in Moraga volunteered to collect from the food stores in Moraga to supply St. Mary's Center, Oakland. It soon became obvious that more food was needed so collection was expanded to six days a ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh

Published on January 6th, 2021
Lafayette 'Men's Book Club' fights food insecurity
The Lafayette "Men's Book Club" - an informal group of 48 local dads who know each other through their wives and children - does not read many books. None, in fact. More likely, you will find them in a backyard pitching horseshoes, drinking beer and eating barbecue.
Submitted by Jeff Album

Published on December 23rd, 2020
Campolindo Leo Club spreads holiday cheer
This the 20th year that the Leo Club has wrapped and delivered Christmas gifts to the patients at Moraga Post Acute Rehabilitation Center in Rheem. Normally the Leos and Lions would deliver the gifts and sing Christmas Carols with the patients. However, this year the ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh

Published on December 9th, 2020
Miller closes in on a million
David Miller is about to hit a million! Yards, that is. Since Jan. 1, and even with COVID restrictions and AQI shutdowns, Miller has completed swimming more than 940,000 yards at Soda Aquatic Center on the Campolindo Highschool campus. And he's raised over $20,000 for ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on December 9th, 2020
Campo freshman's nonprofit focuses on tutoring students
A nonprofit club started by Campolindo freshman Aditya Kapur, called Developing Young Minds, is offering its services to elementary school children in the community.
Developing Young ...
Submitted by Aditya Kapur

Published on December 9th, 2020
Saklan student featured in Plastic Free Living Magazine
Ryan Lo, a seventh grader at The Saklan School, was recently featured in Plastic Free Living Magazine. It was Ryan's podcast, "A Change is a Chance," that interested the magazine's editor.
Submitted by Emily Williamson

Published on December 9th, 2020
Giving during COVID-19 pandemic
The Lamorinda Lions Club and the Campolindo High School Leo Club have teamed together to create Care Bags to help people in the community cope with the virus. Each Care Bag contains useful information on the many services offered in the county together with a message ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh

Published on December 9th, 2020
Campo students trailblaze new pathways into nature
Save Mount Diablo is inventing new ways to connect young people to nature by keeping students safe as they get outdoors during the pandemic and learn together about the natural world. "Kids get it," said Ted Clement, Executive Director of Save Mount Diablo. "They know ...Submitted by Laura Kindsvater

Published on December 9th, 2020
Veterans honored in Moraga Nov. 11
The morning on Nov. 11 was chilly and overcast. The air at the Moraga Commons at the Veterans Memorial was inviting for the small gathering of Moraga veterans and several others who assembled to honor our nation's veterans. This was not the customary Veterans Day ...Submitted by Michael Metcalf

Published on December 9th, 2020
Strength in numbers, a town effort
Never has it been more evident that there is strength in numbers as when the Moraga Garden Club, the town of Moraga and the Kiwanis of Moraga Valley came together to transform the pie-shaped island intersection of Rheem Boulevard and Moraga Road, commonly referred to ...Submitted by Linda U Foley

Published on December 9th, 2020
Moraga Rotary completes `Peaceful Community Center' in Sierra Leone, Africa
The "Peaceful Community Center" in Makeni, Sierra Leone, Africa, begun in 2018, has been successfully completed. Moraga Rotary Chairwoman and Past President Dianne Wilson states that the project, once conceived as an orphanage for children of Ebola victims, expanded ...Submitted by Gary Irwin

Published on December 9th, 2020
Rotary Clubs unite to present big payday for local food bank
Two Rotary clubs - Lamorinda Sunrise and Clayton Valley-Concord Sunrise - have stepped up to the plate by donating a total of $50,000 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa Counties.
The money ...
Submitted by Thomas Black

Published on November 11th, 2020
Sister Code retreat for teens in Orinda
What happens when you want to hold a conference for teenagers to help build their sense of community and self-esteem, but it's during a pandemic? You find a big backyard, surrounded by nature, and use the county guidelines for day camp.
Submitted by Leslie Darwin O'Brien

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