World Polio Day in the City of Orinda

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     On Oct. 24, members of the Rotary Club of Orinda, (L-R) Sylvia Hua, Susan Farmer, Rodney Lal, John Donnelly, and Yenjean...

Retirement Plans: Not Something to Run Away From

( Courtesy of James Hose Jr. | Upsplash.com)Whether considering retiring at age 60, 70 or 80, one doesn’t need to be scared, considering there...

Art Embraces Words for Halloween

(Courtesy of Lamorinda Arts Council)Artist Jan Lainoff appeared as “Marie Antoinette Meets Dia de los Muertos” - the title of her painting. Marie Antoinette...

Mindful Littles 4th Annual Peace and Freedom Carnival Teaches Kids

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)On Nov. 6, children and parents from the Bay Area enjoyed the 4th Annual Peace and Kindness Carnival held at the Orinda...

California Independent Film Festival Returns to Orinda Theatre

(Courtesy of CAIFF)A scene from Last Film Show, directed by Pan Nalin, is the opening night film of the California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF)...

Artify Orinda Beautifies Drab Utility Boxes Around the City

(Maggie Boscoe, Photographer)     Artist Fiona M. Hughes stands next to the utility box she painted for the Artify Orinda project. It is located at...

Author Debbie Chinn’s Memoir Uncovers Stories of Immigration

(Courtesy of Ginna and David Gordon | Lucky Valley Press)Orinda book author Debbie Chinn completed her first book, Dancing in Their Light: A Daughter’s...

Installation of Pam Toki’s Shift

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Pam Stefl Toki unveils Shift at the Orinda Library.     Oakland-based monoprint artist, Pam Stefl Toki, unveiled her work Shift at the Orinda...

Gingerbread House Contest

(Courtesy of Clu Soh | Unsplash.com)     Sponsored by Orinda-Tabor Sister City Foundation, a Gingerbread House contest takes place this holiday season for the first...

Lisa Gunn Showing at Orinda Books

(Lisa Gunn, Photographer)     Pilar Point oil painting 12” x 12” by artist Lisa Gunn, a 36-year Orinda resident. Her work is showcased at Orinda...

Retired Wagner Ranch Art Teacher Linda Kam Still Creating Beauty

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Orinda artist Linda Kam always had a fond appreciation for the arts, which was encouraged by her father, an accomplished artist and...

Douglas Heine’s Full Circle

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     Douglas Heine’s Full Circle, an inspiring, full-metal sculpture, has joined the public art collection at the Orinda Library. Heine (left) installed...

Orinda Orchestra Members Perform at St. Stephen’s Church

(Courtesy of Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra)Five members of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra are Orindans. (L-R) Barbara Hodgkinson, oboe, Betsy Barsamian-Teman, violin, Lisa Chow,...

Virtual Evacuation Exercises Conducted in Lamorinda by MOFD

(Julie Sparks, Photographer)Joe Grupalo from Zonehaven taught the MOFD Support Team how to be an “alerter” on their community website. With training, team members...

Mayor Dennis Fay Gets to Know Orinda Seniors as Volunteer Driver

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Orinda Mayor Dennis Fay, seen here at the Orinda Senior Village, is a volunteer driver for the Seniors Around Town program (SAT)....

Orinda’s Citizen of the Year and Volunteer Award Winners for 2022...

(Kathie Dell’Aquila, Photographer)Vince Dell’Aquila was announced Citizen of the Year 2022 for his decades of community service by the Orinda Community Foundation and will...

Art of Mixology Returns October 22

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     Sponsored by the Lamorinda Arts Council, the 9th Annual Art of Mixology event at Orinda Theatre Square is their largest fundraiser...

Jeff Heyman Comes Full Circle with his First Love of Photography

(Courtesy of Jeff Heyman)Orinda photographer Jeff Heyman, seen here in self-portraits from 1976 and 2022, has his first solo exhibit at the Town Hall...

Live at The Orinda! Concert Series Features Singer Eden Espinosa

(Courtesy of Eden Espinosa)Eden Espinos performs at the Orinda Theatre, Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.     Considered one of Broadway’s most exciting and versatile artists,...

Annual Festival of Trees Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser

(Courtesy of Orinda Woman’s Club)Orinda Woman's Club member, Karen Norris, arranges a tabletop tree raffled off in last year's Festival of Trees.     Once again, the...

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