Donald Vernon Genesy Nov. 11, 1959 – March 17, 2022

(Courtesy of the Genesy Family)Donald Vernon Genesy     Don was a fourth generation Californian, born in San Francisco to Ray and Mary Gordon (McLachlen) Genesy....

Barbara June (Rivers) Novogradac Had a Zest for Life

(Courtesy of the Novogradac Family)Barbara Novogradac     Mother, wife, friend, real estate entrepreneur and financial executive, Barbara June (Rivers) Novogradac, 61, passed away Wednesday, March...

Girls Crushing It Spring Pop-Up in Time for Mother’s Day

(Roxanne Christophe, Photographer)Orinda Intermediate student, Sierra Caragol, selling her handmade soaps to schoolmates and fellow Girls Crushing It entrepreneurs, Chole Chung and Chelsea Dao,...

Community Drive Fundraiser for Ukrainians

(Courtesy of Paymun Real Estate & Development)     Paymun Real Estate & Development, in collaboration with the City of Orinda and Taste of the World...

Cabaret and Jazz Vocalist Natalie Douglas Performs at the Orinda Theatre

(Bill Westmoreland, Photographer)Renowned jazz vocalist, Natalie Douglas, performs her show titled, Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey & Billie, which is a tribute to legends...

Orinda Woman’s Club Helps Others with Festival Proceeds

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Lots of young people will benefit from the $21,500 check the Orinda Woman’s Club presented to the Assistance League Diablo Valley’s Operation...

First Friday Forum – Astronomy: What We Know and What We...

(Pearl Toy, Photographer)First Friday Forum Speaker, Dr. Larry Toy, will talk about Astronomy: The 5% We Know and the 95% We Don’t Know, April...

Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area’s New Name

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)President Erica Bains replants newly propagated native plant Fremontodendron Californicum (commonly known as Flannel Bush), Ceanothus and Manzanitas in the green house...

Oldest Bay Area Storytelling Festival Returns to Orinda Community Center

(Courtesy of Bay Area Storytelling Festival)The Bay Area Storytelling Festival returns to the Orinda Community Center, April 16 at 10 a.m.     The multicultural and...

Two Local Students Make Their Professional Debut in a Fun Musical

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Local students McKenna Rose (left) and Keenan Moran will soon be performing five days a week in a professional musical in San...

Improvements at Orinda Theatre

(Courtesy of Orinda Theatre)Star of television, film and Broadway, Marilu Henner, performed with her band in Theatre 2 at the Orinda Theatre March 6....

Orinda Starlight Village Players – An Orinda Institution

(Jill Gelster, Photographer)Members of the Orinda Starlight Village Players started the 2019 season by framing the back of the theater. (L-R) John Chapin, Malcolm...

Harmindar Sran Teaches Children to Wash Germs Down the Drain

(Courtesy of Harmindar Sran)“Washing Germs Down the Drain,” written by Harmindar Sran, is about helping children learn good hygiene and help mold their behavior...

Dr. Ruiz-Guajardo Speaks about United States-Mexico Relations

(Courtesy of Dr. Guajardo)First Friday Forum Speaker Dr. Ruiz-Guajardo will talk about “Mexican Culture in the Context of the United States-Mexico Relationship,” March 4...

Author of Queen Sugar to Speak at Orinda Community Church

(Courtesy of Natalie Baszile)Bay Area writer Natalie Baszile’s first novel became a television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.     Natalie Baszile, the author...

Betty Burkhalter Lived a Full and Active Life with Family and...

(Courtesy of the Burkhalter Family)Betty and Dick Burkhalter were active members of the Orinda community, contributing many volunteer hours to local organizations.     Barbara Louise...

Terri Bates Walker Joins Coldwell Banker Realty

(Courtesy of Terri Bates)Terri Bates Walker     Terri Bates Walker, a former practicing real estate attorney with a passion for architecture and design, joined Coldwell...

Rhythm and Blues-Jazz Vocalist Freda Payne Celabrates Her New Album

(Courtesy of Live at the Orinda)Dynamic rhythm and blues/jazz vocalist Freda Payne (“Band of Gold”) is performing Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. to celebrate...

Life of Sculptress Ruth Asawa Highlighted in First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Marilyn Chase)Book author Marilyn Chase, a UC Berkeley lecturer, presents the inspiring story of Ruth Asawa Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at...

Orinda Rotary’s Annual Crab and Pasta Feed Fundraiser Dinner Pick-Up

(Dan Gannett, Photographer)The Orinda Rotary hosts their Annual Crab & Pasta Feed, partnered with Casa Orinda, with their drive-through dinner pick-up on Tuesday, March...

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