Wilder Gallery: Abstract Orinda

(Christian Ehrhorn)When viewing Caldecott, a 36” x 36” oil painting on canvas, different sections of the painting come in and out of focus. Christian...

Clean, Used and New Coat Donations Accepted Through December 15

(Courtesy of Krysta Lapcevic)Wagner Ranch Girl Scouts collected 273 adult and youth coats for the One Warm Coat organization in October. The donated coats...

First Friday Forum Kicks off New Season of Amazing Speakers in...

(Courtesy Dr. Michael Baker)As the United States continues to have a tenuous relationship with North Korea, First Friday Forum presents the timely topic, “Crisis...

Register for CERT Winter Class

(Courtesy of Lamorinda CERT)     The Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team or CERT, is now accepting enrollment for their Winter class series. The CERT program...

Journey of Love Senior Crab Fest Honors the Elderly December 5

(Courtesy Candace Evans)Journey of Love Senior Crab Fest honors the elderly Dec. 5, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Orinda Community Center parking...

Daughters of the American Revolution Place Wreaths on 290 Graves

(Yoni Mayeri, Photographer)     For the second year in a row, Acalanes DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Chapter will place wreaths on 290 veteran...

Art of Mixology

(Jeff Heyman, PHotographer) Tim Rita known as “Tiki Tom” turns up the heat on his flaming creation “Kawailani” at the 8th Annual Art of...

A Life Lived Side by Side with Art

(Courtesy of Michelle Lewis)Last month Michelle Lewis’ 16” x 20” piece,“Sacred Loons, was part of an exhibit entitled “Eight Women Artists” at the Piedmont...

Dr. Jan Cushman Named Distinguished Woman for OML Branch of the...

(Kay de Groot, Photographer)Jan Cushman, Ph.D. stands with her son James McGurk and husband Bruce McGurk at an outdoor luncheon in her honor Sept....

Rue Whittaker Honored for Indigo Animal and Dame Eleanor Marmot

(Jeff Hyeman, Photographer) Rue Whittaker with her sculpture Indigo Animal and Dame Eleanor Marmot in front of the Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way.    ...

Wilder Gallery Presents Welcome Home: Memories in Brushstrokes

(Courtesy of John Anderle) John Anderle’s 16” x 20” oil painting, Flamenco Guitar in Seville, Spain, captures the mood of an impromptu performance of the...

Viking Vessels, Chinese Scroll Paintings, Jewelry and Abstract Retrospective

(Courtesy of Lesley Jensen) Leslie Jensen's 12" x 7" x 7" pit fired ceramic Viking Vessel shows an interplay of fume metallic glazes in grays...

Royal Court Celebrated at the Three Quarter Century Club Gathering

(Courtesy of George Jedenoff)George Jedenoff once again was crowned King in 2021, as the oldest man at the luncheon at age 104. Jedenoff still...

Born to Help Others, Betty Karplus Passed Away at the Age...

(Courtesy of the Karplus Family)Betty Karplus stained a picnic table at Sequoia National Park in July 2021. Her son David, a retired park employee,...

Orinda Resident Karen Gail DePaepe Loved Living in Orinda

(Courtesy of Stephen Geisinger)Karen Gail (Geisinger) DePaepe (Oct. 2, 1965 – Aug. 27, 2021), a 23-year Orinda resident, whose two sons, Andrew and David,...

Long-Time Orinda Resident Passes Away at Age 98

(Courtesy of Emily Ibabao-Marley)Dr. Florentino T. Ibabao (1922-2021) passed peacefully at 98-years-old Sept. 22, 2021 in the presence of his family at his home...

Melanie Light to Receive Citizen of the Year Award

(Ken Light, Photographer)Melanie Light will be honored as Citizen of the Year Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Founders Auditorium of the Orinda Community...

Stories by Starlight Sets Halloween Mood with Cowler’s Adaptation

(David Dierks, Photographer)Marsha Howard (standing) with (L-R) Ariella Folks, Ken Sollazzo and John Chapin starred in The Monkey’s Paw, part of Malcolm Cowler’s Triple...

11th Annual Orinda Jazz Festival Returns Oct. 2, Live Performance

(Courtesy of Carol Alban)Producer Carol Alban will also perform at this year’s Orinda Jazz Festival, which celebrates Octoberfest as well as the return to...

Woman’s Club Benefit Luncheon Nov. 18 at Festival of Trees Event

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Attending the Nov. 2019, pre-pandemic Festival of Trees at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon are, L-R: Sondra Landberg of Walnut Creek,...

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