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Archive for March, 2011

Campolindo girls basketball into NCS final

With three of the four NCS Division 3 girls basketball semifinalists from Lamorinda, it was guaranteed that at least one would make it into the final. That one is Campolindo.

The second-seeded Cougars knocked off rival, and third seed, Miramonte, 75-63, Wednesday night in the Campolindo gym.

In the other semifinal, the Acalanes girls couldn’t make it an all-Lamorinda final, as the Dons fell, 52-43, to the number one seed, Bishop O’Dowd. The Dons were the fifth seed.

The Cougars will face off against Bishop O’Dowd in the NCS Division 3 girls basketball championship game Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Saint Mary’s College gym.

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Under: Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Schools, Sports | No Comments »

Orinda crime statistics for February

Crime levels dropped a bit in Orinda during the month of February, as police only made nine arrests in the month.

Seven of the arrests were made for alcohol-related crimes. There were four arrests for drunk in public, two arrests for driving under the influence, and one arrest for a juvenile-related alcohol offense.

The other two arrests were for a previous warrant and a violation of a court order.

Orinda Police responded to one report of each of the following crimes: auto burglary, residential burglary, petty theft from a vehicle, armed robbery and a stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle was later recovered.

Orinda Police also responded to 73 false residential alarms in February.

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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AUHSD hires new associate superintendent

The Acalanes Union High School District officially hired Kevin French as Associate Superintendent, Administrative Services, at a meeting today, according to a release from AUHSD Superintendent John Stockton.

French will begin working for the school district in May after stepping down from his position as Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources and Secondary Education, with the Davis Joint Unified School District. French has worked for the DJUSD since 2006.

Prior to his job with the DJUSD, French has worked as a principal and a teacher at both the middle school and high school levels. He has teaching credentials in social science, physical education and special education.

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Under: Lamorinda, Schools | No Comments »