Everyday Orinda – February 2020

Solving the Resolving     If the hideous girdle of yesteryear can evolve into Spanx, then can’t New Year’s resolutions also evolve into something less...

Everyday Orinda – May 2020

The “P” in the Pool     Flashback to summer days of early childhood, frolicking in the shallow end of a crowded swimming pool...

Everyday Orinda – February 2019

A Riparian Fixer Upper: the Proposed Transformation of San Pablo Creek     Raise your hand if you’ve heard about “restoring the creek” in...

Everyday Orinda – December 2020

Live Long and Prosper, People     Capture 2020 in four words or less: Beam me up, Scotty.     Pandemic + wildfires + power outages...

Everyday Orinda – April 2019

    Over the years, I’ve accepted more than a few angst-inducing volunteer positions that often made me rue the day I sandbagged the...

Seasoned Shopper – November 2019

Markets Wrap up for the Year with Holiday Essentials     Start looking for some favorites at the Farmers’ Market to get a jump on...

Business Buzz – February 2019

Tom D’Amato opened D’Amato Law offices in Orinda in 2017.     The team he works with includes his wife Crystal, director of legal operations,...

Police Blotter – December 2019

September 29 through November 2Calls for Service911 Hangup: 10 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 1 incident.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 7 incidents.Alarm, False: 47 incidents.Assault with Deadly...

Everyday Orinda – July 2020

Wishful Thinking     “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” True, I’m quoting a Disney song, but after raising three daughters, it’s hard...

Everyday Orinda – September 2020

The Spiffy Chick vs. The Elephant In The Room     Yes, we have an elephant problem. First the good news, or the bad?   ...

Everyday Orinda – May 2019

    There once was an old expression, “Too bad kids don’t come with instructions,” an affectionately-disguised warning conjuring the same unease as, “Your...

Everyday Orinda – July 2019

Game of Strokes Summer. Is. Coming.     I’m late to the game. Game of Thrones, that is. I’ve somehow become a binge-watcher, a...

Everyday Orinda – June 2019

Lookout Kardashians, it’s Graduation Party Season in Orind     Once upon a time in Orinda, most likely while paring a mountain of strawberries for...

Business Buzz – January 2019

Ally Fattore, VP/Bank Manager, Mechanics Bank, 77 Moraga Way ELANA O’LOSKEY Ally Fattore is proud of the personal service that she and the other bankers provide...

Everyday Orinda – March 2021

Words to the Rescue     Americans rock slang. I’m too old to use most of it without legit #lookingfoolish but appreciate it from afar....

Everyday Orinda – June 2020

Redefining Everything     Sheltering in place does not help my innate tendency to procrastinate. Every day it gets easier to stamp a TBD...

Fitness Tip – November 2018

Be Consistent in Following One Eating Plan and Monitor Your Results in 3 Weeks What’s worse than a bad eating plan is a good eating...

Everyday Orinda – August 2020

Orinda: Loving It, Leaving It     I’ve always been suspicious of attractive things. Orinda was no exception. I’m a subscriber to the cautious adage...

Between the Lines – January 2019

True Stories by Real People. Memoir Suggestions from Orinda Books.     Reading a great memoir is like listening to a friend share hopes and...

Lucy and Desi, Bob and Dorothy Take to Local Screens This...

Lucy and Desi, Bob and Dorothy Take to Local Screens This Month     June finds us, once again, with all three of our favorite...

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