‘Angel Stitchers’ Come to Rescue, Providing Thousands of Masks

(Photo Courtesy of Barbara Bisel)At work at her sewing machine, Barbara Bisel distributes masks with the help of Lamorinda volunteers.     Barbara Bisel...

New Downtown Art Project

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)Lamorinda Arts Council’s Maggie Boscoe (left), building owner Mo Mashhoon and artist Bill Carmel discuss Carmel’s proof of concept mural The Ballad...

Fourth of July Organizers Plan Creative Celebrations

(Contributed Photo)     On your mark. Get set. Get ready to decorate big time for Orinda’s July 4 events.     With the theme of...

Songs for Residents at Senior Village

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer) Leslie O’Brien     Every Thursday afternoon, vocal performer Leslie O’Brien entertains seniors from the parking lot and courtyard at the Orinda Village...

Face Masks Around Town

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Morrison’s Jewelers’ David Berryhill can accommodate two customers while maintaining a 20-foot distance in the showroom. Shoppers are making appointments, especially for...

Mindful Littles Founder Gordon Receives Local Jefferson Award

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Mindful Littles Founder Tanuka Gordon addresses Orinda students to explain making peace kits for children impacted by a devastating fire in Paradise...

Graduation Takes Place With Caution, Creativity, Burritos

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer)The Miramonte Senior lawn is missing it’s seniors. Note the sign: Stay Safe #Matstrong.     After a great deal of planning and...

Gallery: Painting With Wool, Photographs and Paintings of Bay Area Beauty

(Contributed Photo)John Brown’s Old New Orleans.     The Lamorinda Arts Council’s June exhibit features John Brown, Tina and Rick Nelson, Teresa Onoda and Karl...

Farmers’ Market Seeking Volunteers

(Contributed Phtoto)     The Orinda Farmers’ Market, managed by Contra Costa Certified Farmers’ Markets (CCCFM), returns May 9 and needs volunteers to help with...

Hope Your Glass is Also Half Full: Good Things Emerging from...

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) As we deal with this pandemic, I hope a number of you, like me, have . . .    • Enjoyed being...

Check in with Chambers

    For information on businesses and other updates during shelter in place, contact your local Chamber of Commerce (click on the logo below):

Signs of Hope from Garden Club

(Courtesy of Orinda Garden Club)Louise Diracles, who is writing the History of the Orinda Garden Club needs to identify the women in this photo...

Gardeners Bracing for Battle with Mother Nature at Bruns Theater

(Contributed Photo)Members of Will’s Weeders (L-R) Sue Fernstrom, Julie Landres, Ellen Dale, Muriel Wilson and Cherie Grant get ready to spruce up the grounds...

Seasoned Shopper – May 2020

Working to Open Markets (Barbara Kobsar, Photographer) Adolfo and Anna Ramos from J & J Farms have been part of the Orinda market for more than...

Galleries: Inventive Jewelry, RBG, Wall Relief and Art in Place

(Ertan Atay)The Museums Are Closed by Ertan Atay, a prolific artist from Turkey, well-known worldwide for his unique digital collages combining social commentary with...

Staying Safe in Orinda Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda’s Top Safety Officials

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How Orinda Gained a Passion for Classic Cars During the Decades

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)John Vanek of Orinda Motors helped launch Orinda’s Classic Car Show event.     Falling in love with a 1966 Mustang as a...

Seniors Around Town Founder Wiley Receives Local Jefferson Award

(Contributed photo)Kate Wiley, founder of Seniors Around Town, received a local Jefferson Award.     The founder of Orinda’s innovative program that connects volunteer...

Galleries Closed for Now, New Exhibitions Waiting in the Wings

(David Fleisig, Photographer)Serengeti Cheetah.     The Art Gallery at the Orinda Library will be closed through April 7. If the Bay Area’s shelter...

Volunteers Needed to Collect Leaves

    Calling all volunteer nature sleuths: The first weekend in May is your opportunity to collect and record locations of symptomatic bay leaves...

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