Police Blotter – February 2023

December 15 through January 17 Calls for ServiceBurglary, Auto: 1 incident: Orinda WayBurglary, Commercial: 1 incident: Altarinda Dr.Burglary, Residential: 4 incidents: Camino Sobrante, Altarinda Dr.,...

Pet of the Month – January 2023

(Meg Sexton, Photographer)     Major is an energetic two-year-old English Springer Spaniel. “The nickname for this breed is ‘Velcro dog’ and Major is no exception,”...

Car Time – January 2023

The EV Problem     Electrical Vehicles (EVs) are inevitable; they emit no greenhouse gases when driven, which is very different from fossil fuel vehicles. Problems...

The Reel Less Traveled – January 2023

Islands of Love and War     One of the things I usually do when writing this column is to find a commonality between the films...

Orinda Art Scene – January 2023

January in the Art Galleries Orinda Library, Wilder and more Art Gallery at the Orinda Library:    The Lamorinda Arts Council presents a group exhibition, which...

Seasoned Shopper – January 2023

‘Turnip’ the New Year with Familial Roots     Root vegetables are noteworthy and deserve a second look to complete the list of best winter vegetables...

Police Blotter – January 2023

November 15 through December 14 Calls for ServiceAdult Missing: 1 incidentBurglary: 1 incident: Orinda WayBurglary, Residential: 2 incidents: Broadview Terr., Estates Dr.Drugs - Possession of...

Seasoned Shopper – December 2022

Nature’s “Little Cabbage”     Like other vegetables in the cabbage family, brussel sprouts are an ideal complement for many traditional turkey dinners. Chefs and home...

Orinda Art Scene – December 2022

December in the Art Galleries at the Orinda Library and Wilder (Courtesy of Joanne Taeuffer)BASA artist Joanne Taeuffer's Pas de Deux is from a series...

Pet of the Month – December 2022

(Maggie Miller, Photographer)     “This is Oliver, our five-month-old French Bulldog puppy,” said Maggie Miller. “We’re not sure he’s 100% dog. He sleeps like a...

Police Blotter – December 2022

October 15 through November 14 Calls for ServiceDeath - Non-Criminal: 1 incidentFailure to Obey Officer: 3 incidentsFraud/Forgery: 1 incidentHit & Run Misdemeanor: 1 incident: Moraga...

Car Time – December 2022

Formula 1 is Back in Japan Full Speed Ahead Editor’s Note: Orinda Motors’ Xavier Estrada writes about his experience attending a Formula 1 Grand Prix...

Financial News – November 2022

Thoughts on How Orindans May Give     Mr. Rogers famously passed on the advice of his mother to “look for the helpers. You will always...

Seasoned Shopper – November 2022

Let’s Get to the Root of Things     As cooler weather sets in, root vegetables rule the vegetable stands at the Orinda Farmers’ Market. They...

The Reel Less Traveled – November 2022

We Interrupt This Column…     Anyone who reads this column regularly knows the drill. I usually start out with an introductory paragraph and then go...

Orinda Art Scene – November 2022

November in the Art Galleries at the Orinda Library and Wilder (David Fleisig, Photographer)David Fleisig began woodturning, making conventional bowls, platters and other items. Over time he started incorporating colors,...

Pet of the Month – November 2022

(Mike Tunick, Photographer)     Mike Tunick said his husky, Hambone, enjoys chilly nights and especially near the lake at his recent trip to Tahoe. Visit...

Funny Side Up – November 2022

No Reason Needed to Give to Others from the Heart      “Just because” is what my late mom Sylvia would sign on the little...

Car Time – November 2022

Expensive versus Good Value     How is an auto repair job determined to be expensive or a good value?    Unfortunately, many people look to the...

Police Blotter – November 2022

September 16 through October 15 Calls for Service Assault: 1 incident Burglary, Auto: 2 incidents: Rio Vista, Whitehall Dr. Burglary, Residential: 1 incident: undisclosed Death - Non-Criminal: 1 incident Drunk...

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