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State of discourse in Sacramento discussed
California state Sen. Steve Glazer spoke about the state of discourse in Sacramento and some of the reasons why there seems to be so little comity among elected representatives at the Oct. 25 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley. His comments were not ...Submitted by Michael Metcalf

Boy Scouts canvass Lamorinda neighborhoods for food drive
Youth from local Scouting organizations were ...Submitted by Charles Regan

Scouts clean up after festival
More than 30 Scouts and adults from Moraga Boy Scout Troop 212 gave three hours of their time to serve their Lamorinda neighbors by cleaning up after the close of the 2018 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival.
Submitted by Siv Ricketts

National Charity League event focuses on philantrophy and mental health
The two local chapters of National Charity League held their very first joint meeting Oct. 14, bringing together 200 young women from the Acalanes Area and Lamorinda Chapters of National Charity League. NCL is an organization of mothers and their daughters in seventh ...Submitted by Laura Dillard & Cheryl Bjornson

Eagle Scout project updates Lafayette Rim Trail signs
Residents who hike the Lafayette Reservoir Rim Trail likely have noticed the hard work of Alex Mangoba of Moraga Boy Scout Troop 234. The East Bay Municipal Utility District, which manages the trail, has numerous Backcountry Regulations signs posted along the 4.7-mile ...Submitted by Linda Murphy

Event focuses on many aspects of Congo
Congo Mission Team chair at Lafayette-Orinda ...Submitted by Bobbie Dodson

Golfing for a good cause
Lafayette Rotary concluded it's annual Charity Golf Event at the Moraga Country Club. The annual event was supported by 74 golfers, a record for this event, and an additional 20 people joined everyone for a dinner at the club that night. The purpose of the event was to ...Submitted by Matt Pease

New Troop 243 Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 243 in Lafayette is inducting two new Eagle Scouts - Ben Krey and Nik Levandowski - at an Eagle Court of Honor Nov. 3 at the Lafayette Christian Church. To earn this highest advancement rank in Scouting, Scouts must fulfill requirements in the areas of ...Submitted by Laura Levandowski

AAUW Tech Trekkers thrilled by experiences at Grace Hopper STEM Camp
Seven enthusiastic eighth-grade girls from Lamorinda who attended Tech Trek camp on the Stanford University campus in July were honored at a reunion and reception on Sept. 7 in Moraga.
Submitted by Jan Cushman

Fun at the Run on the Wilder Side
All ages enjoyed the Run on the Wilder Side fundraiser held at Wilder on Sept. 3 to benefit the Orinda Park and Rec Foundation's campaign to raise money for the Community Park renovation.
Submitted by Carolyn Mills

Girl Scout Troop 31881 Takes on the Rainbow Community Center Art Station
The struggles of the LGBTQ community often go unrecognized. Luckily, places like the Rainbow Community Center in Concord exist. RCC works to provide LGBTQ+ youth with anything they might need.
By Aly Kirke

Cadets with a cause
Girl Scout Troop 33134 began their first year at Stanley Middle School on the heals of completing their Bronze Project and graduating to Cadets.
Troop 33134 showcased their yearlong ...
Submitted by Charisse Stratford

California Magic Soccer Club wraps-up summer community service projects
This summer, three California Magic teams completed community service projects as part of creating magical moments on and off the field. "Being members of the community who are a force for good and add value to others is the ultimate goal we have for our young ...Submitted by Megan Shields

SMC student veteran awarded $12K scholarship
Elena Stofle, who is an accomplished student veteran at Saint Mary's College of California, was awarded the Comcast NBCUniversal Scholarship, in partnership with Student Veterans of America. Elena is an active member of Saint Mary's SVA chapter - successfully ...Submitted by Allison Borthwick

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