Everyday Orinda – September 2019

September Sentiments     Sweet September, I’m glad you’re back. If you’re reading this and your house is so quiet you can hear the...

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...

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,...

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 – 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...

Everyday Orinda – December 2021

Saving Face: My Aurea Aria     Lo, I bring you Tidings of Great Joy, this Christmas Season. Orinda has a Licensed Esthetic angel – Aurea...

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...

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...

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 – 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 – December 2019

In Wake of Shootings, Some Charlie Brown Wisdom     December. The month of jingle bells and joy. Ho Ho Ho vs. No No No....

Art Scene – April 2022

(Courtesy of Larry Batti)Members of the Bay Area Woodturning Association are working with the Beads of Courage Program, a resilience-based intervention designed to support...

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 – 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...

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...

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