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Archive for October, 2011

Saint Mary’s sports update

Despite a slow start to the season, the Saint Mary’s men’s soccer team was able to get back on track with a five-game unbeaten streak, which included wins over Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara and Gonzaga. The team is currently 4-4-5 overall but sits near the top of the WCC standings with a 3-1-2 conference record.

The Saint Mary’s women’s soccer team started their season on fire with a 9-2-1 record prior to WCC play starting. The Gaels opened WCC play with a 1-1 tie against Gonazaga; however, they have lost their last five games in a row with four of the losses by a single goal.

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Alice in Wonderland at Stanley

Stanley Middle School’s Wildcats on Stage will be performing the play, Alice in Wonderland, for their 2011 Fall performance.

There will be four total performances: two on Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., and two on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. All performances will be in the multi-use room at Stanley Middle School.

Tickets to the performances are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or can be purchased in advance by downloading this form and submitting it with a check to the Stanley office.

For more information about the performances or buying tickets, email Beth Brown at

Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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Campolindo dominates Miramonte

In the battle of the unbeaten teams, Campolindo proved to be too much for Miramonte, as the Cougars cruised to an easy 42-6 victory over the Matadors. The Cougars are now 4-0 in the DFAL and 8-0 overall. The Cougars certainly look like they could be on their way to an undefeated regular season, as they have Las Lomas and Alhambra remaining on their schedule, who have one and no wins in the DFAL respectively.

The Matadors are still looking for a high NCS seed with a 7-1 overall record. They have this week off, as it is their bye week.

Acalanes won their second game in a row, beating Dougherty Valley, 28-14. The Dons next game is at Dublin on Friday night.

Posted on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
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Former Moraga teacher going to prison on molestation charges

Former Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School teacher, Julie Gay Correa, officially took a plea deal Wednesday that will send her to prison for her involvement in the molestation of a student in the 1990s.

Correa was faced with 12 felony counts and plead no contest to four counts as part of the plea deal. Those were one count of forcible sexual penetration of a minor and three counts of lewd acts on a child over age 14.

If Correa receives the maximum sentence, she could spend eight years in prison. She will also be a registered sex offender for the rest of her life.

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2011
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Hopefully no one was enjoying an afternoon nap just now, as the ground shaking was enough to wake almost anyone up.

The earthquake that just shook the Lamorinda area and beyond registered an initial magnitude of 4.0, according to the United States Geological Society, which makes it the biggest earthquake in the area in quite some time.

The epicenter registered about 2 miles east of Berkeley, so it was almost directly under our Orinda readers.

An earthquake of this size typically does not result in any injuries or significant damage; however, any updates to the contrary will be reported at that time.

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Preschool fair

The Lamorinda Moms 14th Annual Preschool Fair will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Oakwood Athletic Club, 4000 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.

Representatives from local preschools will be in attendance to share information about their school and to answer any questions potential parents have. More than 35 preschools from Lamorinda will be at the event.

The event is free and is open to the public. Kids are also welcome to attend the event with their parents.

For more information about the Lamorinda Moms organization or about the preschool fair, visit the Lamorinda Moms website at

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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The story of Mercy Ships

The event, “A Journey with Mercy Ships,” will take place Sunday, Oct. 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way.

John Creech, who has been sailing on Mercy Ships as a volunteer since 2002, will be presenting a slideshow and opening up a discussion on his most recent Mercy Ships tour to Sierra Leone in Africa.

Mercy Ships are ships that serve as fully-operating hospitals and travel to third-world nations around the globe, helping to heal those who have no other options for care.

For more information on Mercy Ships, visit the group’s website at

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2011
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Energy rebate workshop in Orinda

Energy Upgrade California will hold a workshop in Orinda on Wednesday on energy savings and rebates. Residents can learn how they can get up to $9,000 in incentives for home improvment projects that could lower their utility bill and conserve water and other resources.

The workshop will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Gallery Room of the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda.

To register, visit For more information, visit or contact Tina Neuhausel at 415-302-2350 or

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2011
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Fall Choral Classic Concerts

The Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church will be hosting the Acalanes Union High School District Fall Choral Classic Concerts this Tuesday, Oct. 18, and Thursday, Oct. 20. The concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

A variety of choirs from the local high schools will be performing at the concerts. Choirs from Acalanes, Campolindo, Miramonte and Las Lomas will be performing.

The concerts are open to the public, and all seats are general admission. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for seniors is suggested to support the schools’ choir programs. Students can attend the concerts for free.

Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011
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Unbeaten Campolindo, Miramonte to face each other

The Campolindo and Miramonte football teams ensured they would face each other with perfect records when they face off on Friday at Campolindo at 7:00 p.m.

The Cougars continue to surprise their critics who picked them to finish last in the DFAL, as they dominated their game Friday night, beating Dublin, 42-13. The Cougars are 7-0.

The Matadors improved to 7-0 as well with a 33-28 victory over previously unbeaten Las Lomas.

The Acalanes football team got back on the right track with a hard-fought 28-27 victory over Alhambra. The Dons are 3-4 and play Dougherty Valley in their next game, which is Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Dougherty Valley.

Posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Under: Lamorinda, Schools, Sports | No Comments »