The Reel Less Traveled – January 2020

Save the Date     Though I’m sure you’ve heard it all far too often already, I would like to extend a warm Happy New...

A Message from the OA Board – March 2021

    Hello fellow Orindans! All of us on The Orinda Association Board hope you and your families are staying healthy and virus-free. And,...

Fitness Tip – April 2021

Get In Shape Just Sitting at Your Desk!     Every time you eat, your body starts burning calories. Try to eat small & healthy...

Everyday Orinda – June 2022

What Do We Really Learn in College?     After attending my first frat party in 35 years, it turns out I don’t miss the collegiate...

Between the Lines – July 2019

Best Bets for Summer Reading     It’s that time of year again when our reading habits shift gear a little. The newspapers, Sunday supplements...

President’s Message – December 2019

Remembrance and Hope     This holiday season brings both great sadness and hope for a better future. On Halloween night, five young lives were...

Fitness Tip of the Month August

Fitness Tip of the Month Increasing lean body mass (muscle) and decreasing fat mass will change your body. Muscle is denser than fat so you can...

Car Time – February 2022

Formula 1 2021 Season, the best one in a long time?     The 2021 Formula 1 season has come to a close after its...

Police Blotter – December 2020

Calls for Service911 Hangup: 19 incidentsAbandoned Vehicle: 3 incidentsAccident Injury: 1 incidentAccident Property: 5 incidentsAlarm False: 101 incidentsBarking Dog: 1 incidentBurglary, Commercial: 1 incidentBurglary,...

President’s Message – November 2020

Public Forum and Fire Safety     I hope you have taken time to vote in this very important election. Besides the Presidential election, there...

Police Blotter – July 2022

May 15 through June 15 Calls for ServiceAdult Missing: 1 incidentBurglary, Commercial: 1 incident: Camino PabloBurglary, Residential: 4 incidents: Altarinda Dr., Mira Monte Rd., Overhill...

Car Time – May 2020

Finding the Good in Uncertain Times     We are going through a worldwide crisis that we have never seen in our lifetimes.    COVID-19...

The Reel Less Traveled – September 2021

ONE STEP BACK or YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST     I remember from long ago the dread I felt as September approached. Like some...

Financial News – May 2021

Not so Turbo Taxes After All     If you see a CPA at Geppetto’s, pay for her coffee.    But you probably won’t see...

Everyday Orinda – 2021

Remembering Chris Lang     Back in 1978, my favorite babysitting clients gave me a $10 gift certificate to Sooto Records for my fourteenth birthday....

Pet of the Month – September 2022

(Harini Ramireddy Westman, Photographer)     “Indigo is a one and a half-year-old blue Great Dane, who moved from San Francisco to the Orinda Wilder community...

Everyday Orinda – October 2021

Hostess with the Leastest     I recently wandered way out of my comfort zone, inviting two total strangers to our house for dinner.   I...

The Reel Less Traveled – September 2020

Unpopular Opinion     In my never ending attempts to keep this column lively, or at the very least, interesting, my main challenge is the...

Police Blotter – February 2021

Police Blotter - February 2021December 1 through January 2 Calls for Service911 Hangup: 7 incidentsAccident Injury: 3 incidentsAccident Property: 1 incidentAlarm False: 41 incidentsBattery: 1...

Everyday Orinda – November 2020

Orinda: The Musical     The viral Tik-Tok musical parody “Fighting in a Grocery Store” inspired me. I’m convinced. We need “Orinda: The Musical.” I...

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