Orinda’s New Japanese Restaurant Opening: O’Yammy Sushi Cuisine

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer) Owner Jenny Alton welcomes customers to Orinda’s newest restaurant, O’Yammy Sushi. Alton, who also owns Oyama Sushi in Walnut Creek, said...

Dr. Jenkins and Dog Make a Great Team at Dental Office

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer)<BR.Dr. Jasmine Jenkins, DMD and her loyal canine home and dental office companion, took over the practice of retired Orinda dentist Ernest “Ernie” Kahl...

Orinda’s Interior Designer is a “Bell Epoch”

(Mark Bell, Photographer)Orinda resident Vanessa Bell, interior designer and owner of Vanessa Bell Design, said she loves designing so much, that if she ever...

Hilton-istas Found at the Hilton House Consign & Designs Locations

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Owner Cyndi Hilton started Hilton House Consign & Designs in 1999 and remains actively involved today.     TJMaxxinistas – is so “last...

Orinda’s Most Visible Landmark Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Derek Zemrak with his new book on his favorite movies flanked by advertisements for current and upcoming movies showing the diversity offered...

OA Board Member Chris Laszcz-Davis Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

(Courtesy of Chris Laszcz-Davis) Long-time Orinda resident Chris Laszcz-Davis recently received a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to occupational and environmental hygiene over a...

Tot Drop Preschool Takes A Different Approach to Childcare

(Ruth Kaiser, Photographer)The Tot Drop Preschool has been around for more than 20 years and will be reopening in the near future for in-person...

Local Notary Public Karen Erny is Busier than a Bee

(Tristan Shaughnessy, Photographer)Since receiving her notary commission, Karen Erny, founder of Busy Bee Notary, has made a name for herself as a professional, yet...

Siam Orchid Celebrates 30th Anniversary During Pandemic

(Tristan Shaughnessy, Photographer) Owner of Siam Orchid Thai restaurant, Pepsi Phanmongkol and his family have been serving loyal customers since the early 90s. Pivoting during...

Business Buzz – June 2021

Rick Hudson’s Estate Furniture Store    You may know about Rick Hudson’s Estate Liquidation location at 128 Village Square in Orinda. It’s an offshoot...

Business Buzz – May 2021

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)(L-R) Heike Schueller, Sheena Shastri, Valerie, Colleen and Bill O’Connell and Allison Conrad of Travel Adventures Unlimited are pictured here at their Walnut Creek offices,...

Business Buzz – April 2021

(Courtesy of Elana O'Loskey) (L-R) Jean Gannett, CFP® and Daniel Gannett are a mother-son team of independent financial planners who take a holistic view to...

Business Buzz – March 2021

Tom Clements Tutoring (Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Tom Clements, pictured outside the Orinda Library, has authored books on ACT, SAT, writing and grammar. He uses them at...

Business Buzz – February 2021

    Kirby Carpet Cleaning (KCC) is a family-owned business operated by Dave and Michelle Steely with sons Brandon and Anthony. Dave has been...

Business Buzz – January 2021

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)What do Very Messy Chocolate, Chocolate Velvet and Vanilla Sprinkles have in common? They are mini or full-sized cupcakes looking for a...

Business Buzz – December 2020

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer) The iconic Orinda Theatre pictured here on boxed cards and framed prints was designed by S.F. Bay Area artist Regina Schachter. Maureen...

Business Buzz – November 2020

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)(L-R) Brothers Blair and Jason Bagneschi, along with Executive Chef Andrew Farr, are busy sourcing fresh produce and everything else from local...

Business Buzz – October 2020

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)Join UrbanSkin owner Sandra Martin at her COVID-19 approved outdoor popup studio, where she provides a variety of plant based skin care...

Business Buzz – September 2020

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)L-R) Arrive Nutrition Manager Mike Boxer and staff member Jacob Morris invite locals to call them for whatever nutritional item they need...

Business Buzz – August 2020

(Contributed Photo)Casa Orinda Head Chef Lino Rios cleans up the kitchen where food to go is prepared. Casa Orinda Curbside    Casa Orinda opened...

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