Library Gallery: Seeking Nature’s Deep Calm in Tahoe

(Courtesy of Denise Nomura)Denise Nomura’s Stillness Runs Deep, a 12” x 16” giclée on fine art paper, evokes the deep calm within Lake Tahoe...

Library Reopening

(Contributed Graphic)     Contra Costa County Library will reopen most community libraries to the public for Grab & Go service beginning Monday, April 26....

Former WIRED Editor-in-Chief Makes Orinda His New Home

(Courtesy of Chris Anderson) Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, said his family has met more neighbors in their first four weeks in Orinda...

Ringing the Bell for Climate Change

(Courtesy of Sally Hogarty)Eartha Newsong (R) and Nancy Thursby of Orinda Community Church (OCC) joined churches around the world in supporting climate change. To...

Esophageal Cancer Month: An Aggressive Disease

(Courtesy of Awareness Depot)April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. The American Association for Cancer Research estimated over 16,000 people in the United States died...

Career-Long Dedication to Integrated Pest Management Practices

(Courtesy of Michael Baefsky)Michael Baefsky relaxes at home at the end of a long day, doing his own mani-pedi during the pandemic, which...

Orinda Theatre Receives Honor

(Courtesy of Orinda Theatre)     The historic Orinda Theatre was named the 25th most beautiful cinema in the world.     “We cannot wait for...

CVS Art Installation

(Maggie Boscoe, Photographer)     It’s in Our Nature is the final installation on the CVS building at 50 Moraga Way by the Lamorinda Arts...

Vaccine Specialist Speaks at Forum

(Courtesy of Margaret Liu)Dr. Margaret Liu, eminent vaccine specialist, speaks about COVID-19 at the First Friday Forum March 5 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.  ...

Lamorinda Idol Contestants Don’t Miss a Beat for Winter Edition

(Courtesy of Lamorinda Idol)(L-R) Vivian Welch, Cara Impallomeni and Miranda Klein were solo finalists in the K-2 solo category of Lamorinda Idol in 2019....

“Indigo Animal” and “Dame Eleanor Marmot” Sculptures Installed at the Orinda...

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)(L-R) Author and artist Rue Harrison and her assistant for this project Jessica Jordao, with “Indigo Animal” and “Dame Eleanor Marmot” sculptures,...

Local Photographer Receives National Recognition

(Yoni Mayeri, Photographer)Orinda resident, photographer and cancer survivor, Yoni Mayeri, received national recognition for her photo, Pandemic Dream, placed on one of the pages...

High School Visual Arts Showcase

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Bird Show Case by Kate Lee, won the Best in Show award at the High School Visual Arts Competition in 2020.  ...

Wilder Gallery: In Memoriam of Heather Metcalf, A Life Lived in...

(Contributed Photo)An Anxious Gathering, the late Heather Metcalf’s 48” x 48” oil painting on wood, brings to mind a lively spirit dancer, cavorting in...

Let’s Make Orinda Beautiful and Resilient by Removing Flammables

(Courtesy Moraga-Orinda Fire Department)Above is an example of a home with non-combustible ground cover and trimmed bushes.     As spring pops up, many...

Have You Gotten Your Vaccination Yet?

By Kathryn Izishu, Contributing Writer (Kathryn Ishizu, Photographer)(L-R) Gino Obnial, MD, Marisol Obnial, MD and Regina Gordon RN are a few of over 100 volunteer,...

Lifelong Learners at Berkeley

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Orinda resident, Kathy Boyle, is a lifelong learner and retired from teaching special education for 40 years. She’s taking three online classes...

Emily Wu Joins Lawrence Livermore Foundation

(Courtesy Emily Wu)Orinda resident Emily Wu, Managing Director for First Republic Bank’s East Bay Business Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors...

ebooks Breathe Life into Contra Costa Library System During Quarantine

By ANIA KEENAN, Contributing Writer (Ania Keenan, Photographer)Contra Costa Library system partners with the Libby App to provide readers access to hundreds of titles online....

Orinda Rotary Fundraiser Success

(Rodney Lal, Photographer)Orinda Rotary and Casa Orinda partnered in a take-out dinner fundraiser event Dec. 9, 2020, to support local restaurants and feed needy...

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