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October 6, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA
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Sister Lucia of Fatima holding one of the reliquaries.

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St. Paul Parish in San Pablo will be the only parish on this side of the Bay to host the holy relics of St. Anthony of Padua, which will be making a brief visit to several northern California parishes Oct. 26 to Nov. 2. According to the tour schedule, the relics will be at the church Oct. 27, beginning with the 7:30 a.m. Mass and ending with the 7 p.m. Mass. More information: www.saintanthonyofpadua.net.

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Olulani O. Oisaghie

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Olulani O. Oisaghie, a senior at De La Salle High School in Concord, has been named a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

He is one of 1,600 Black American high school seniors who will continue to compete for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million. Earlier the senior class president at De La Salle was named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Seniors Anna Hawkins '15, and Kendall Powers '15 of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, along with recent graduate Caroline Desler '14, recently received their Gold Awards, the highest award in Girl Scouts. The students were required to complete a seven-step project. Desler worked with the O'Dowd International Club to create a program called "Bridging the Gap" to help international students develop new friendships during the school year; Hawkins created a habitat for native bees and butterflies by the pond in the O'Dowd Living Lab after two years of study; and Powers created a habitat for native bees and butterflies by the pond in the O'Dowd Living Lab.

Students at St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland are over the moon with the newly renovated gym and stage — thanks to a generous donation by the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation. Now they would like to replace the torn and tired looking stage curtains and they need help. Visit https://mycharityofchoice.com/campaign/profile/1015#.VCNoVZRdVad, a fundraising site set up by the school.

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The One Planet Film Festival 2014, presented by Saint Mary's College in Moraga, will continue during the months of October and November. This free film series, which began Sept. 9, focuses on sustainability and is sponsored by the College's Department of Environmental and Earth Science. See such films as "Green Gold" and "Addicted to Plastic" showing Tuesday evenings in room 201 in Galileo Hall on the SMC campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road in Moraga. www.stmarys-ca.edu/one-planet-film-festival or contact Professor Ken Worthy at 925-631-4396 or kaw9@stmarys-ca.edu.

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