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Archive for July, 2011

Campolindo named best in the state

If it feels like Campolindo sports have been mentioned a lot this year, it’s because there were titles won by the Cougars across the board. As a result, Campolindo was named the top Division III sports school in California by Cal-Hi Sports.

Campolindo was the only school in the state (in any division) to win two girls state titles this year, winning the state title in cross country and volleyball. Junior Carrie Verdon also won the individual state cross country title.

In the winter, the boys soccer team won the Winter Soccer Classic, DFAL and NCS titles.

During the spring, the baseball and boys volleyball teams added to the trophy case, each winning their respective NCS title.

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
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4th of July Run results

While Moraga’s 4th of July run is often referred to as a “fun run,” that definitely doesn’t mean that there isn’t a fight to the finish every year.

In this year’s 5 mile run, Harlan Lopez, of Walnut Creek, won in a time of 27:11.66. Lopez is a graduate of Acalanes. Carrie Verdon was the top female finisher, finishing 12th overall in a time of 32:17.97. Verdon is Campolindo’s cross country star who won the state cross country race this fall.

Bradley Miller, of Moraga, won the 2 mile run in a time of 11:33.22. Mary Orders, also of Moraga, was the top female finisher in the 2 mile run in a time of 13:14.40.

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July to all of our Lamorinda Sun blog readers!

The weather looks great for all of those local afternoon barbecues and daytime events going on around Lamorinda. The highs are expected to be in the mid 80s.

With nighttime temperatures expected to stay in the 70s or high 60s, everyone should be comfortable at the Moraga Commons 4th of July concert and fireworks.

Even if you are busy while the concert is going on, make sure to get outside to watch the fireworks go off some time around 9 p.m.

Posted on Monday, July 4th, 2011
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Four new Eagle Scouts

Moraga Boy Scout Troop 234 recently gave the honor of Eagle Scout to four of their local members. The four new Eagle Scouts are Evan Gordon, Scott Holmes, Jeffrey Smith and Zack Hazarabedian.

For his Eagle project, Gordon helped raise funds and collect donated goods to send to soldiers abroad.

Holmes created new signs for Moraga’s Hacienda de las Flores and designed an informal overflow parking lot for Moraga Road.

Smith upgraded the stairway in Huckleberry Regional Botanic Preserve in Oakland.

Hazarabedian designed and built a new bench for the Lafayette Christian Church.

Posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
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Rancho Laguna playground fundraising

Following up on my post about the Rancho Laguna playground being removed, the fundraising has already begun for the new playgrounds set to be installed by June 2012.

The Parks and Recreation Commission is attempting to raise $100,000 to cover the costs of the new playground by the end of this calendar year. Renderings of the proposed new playground design are expected to be ready in the next few weeks.

Donations for the new playground fund can be sent to the Moraga Park Foundation, Attn: Rancho Laguna Park Playground Fund, P.O. Box 302, Moraga, CA 94556.

The Moraga Junior Women’s Club kicked off the fundraising drive with a $4,000 donation.

Posted on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
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Safe driving reminder from Moraga police

The Moraga Police Department recently issued a reminder to the town’s drivers to watch where they’re going. After a string of car accidents all over town, it’s clear that drivers just need to be more cautious and pay more attention.

While the crackdown on cell phone usage  by local police has seemed to help in lowering the number of accidents, there are still many avoidable accidents taking place.

Three recent accidents were the result of drivers entering a roadway past a posted stop sign, while the classic rear-ending a stopped car seems commonplace.

Let’s all take the reminder from the Moraga police seriously and keep our roads safe.

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2011
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