UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany Features Orinda Artists

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Grapes – Vitis vinifera, a 19” x 20” watercolor by Orinda artist Gina Barretta, perfectly captures the “Plants + People” theme of this...

Local Sports Writer Brings Legendary St. Mary’s Coach Slip Madigan to...

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Author Dave Newhouse, here with Orinda Books owner Maria Rosen, will be appearing at the store on Feb. 12 to read from...

Time to Save the Oldest House in Orinda: Joaquin Moraga Adobe

(Contributed photo)The Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe are raising money through a GoFundMe campaign to restore the oldest building in Orinda and Contra...

Sign-ups Open for Summer Fun

(Courtesy Sherman Swim School) “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …” Wait a minute – this energetic young swimmer is approaching...

Bran Yaich Receives Special Service Award for his 53 Years in...

(Rodney Lai, Photographer)Bran Yaich has seen lots of changes in the Orinda Rotary during his 51 years as a member. He had his first...

Wildlife and Hiking Trails in Wilder

(S.K. Gupta, Photographer)The Wilder trails, many of which are open to the public, are available from dawn to dusk, and with the arrival of...

Jim Luini – The Passing of a True Gentle Man

(Contributed Photo) Jim Luini passed away Aug. 3 as gently and quietly as he lived.     On Aug. 3, Jim Luini, a gentle, kind soul,...

‘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...

Pioneering Icons to Lead This Year’s Best Hometown Parade

(Contributed Photo) (Contributed Photo) Both of this year’s Grand Marshals made lasting contributions to Orinda and its residents. Ann Christofferson was instrumental in establishing the Community...

Live at the Orinda Caps Off Season With Broadway’s Brent Barrett

(Contributed Photo)Brent Barrett’s award-winning turn in the London production of Kiss Me Kate was featured on PBS’s Great Performances.     Star of Broadway and...

A Sweet Dream Nutcracker Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

PATRICIA TOMLINSON Orinda Ballet Academy brings the holiday spirit to life Dec. 7-9 in A Sweet Dream Nutcracker, now in its 10th year on the...

Norcal Triathlon On The Fast Track

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Participants from last year’s Norcal Kids’ Triathlon eagerly await the swimming portion of the annual race. Norcal Triathlon On The Fast TrackBy RICHARD...

Women of Spirit Welcomes Believers, Skeptics and the Curious 

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Women of Spirit co-founders (L-R) Julia Shepard Stenzel, CarrieLyn Guymon, Leslie O’Brien, Stacy Crinks, Betsy Shandalov and Bushra Gill. A Christian, a Mormon, a...

12th Annual Artisan Faire in Orinda

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Illustrator Greg Chapman will be presenting his colorful dog paintings at this year’s Artisan Faire.     Join your friends and neighbors at...

Orinda Artist Featured in Moraga’s “Holiday Magic in Porcelain and Paint”

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO School Street, Moraga, a 12” x 12” oil painting by Orinda artist Maria SantoStefano, is now on display at the Moraga Art...

Lafayette and Moraga Arts Ambassadors Wake Up Gallery with Student Art

(Elana O'Loskey, Phtotographer) Larysa Larson (center), an art teacher in the Moraga School District, congratulates Aliyah Yang (left) and Mailena Yang (right) who received blue...

Teenage Art at 16th Annual VAC and Stanley Jazz Ambassadors at...

(Contributed Photo) Students, parents, teachers and art lovers are all smiles at last year’s Visual Arts Competition awards ceremony and artist reception. This year’s student...

Emergency Forum Aims to Prepare Residents for Devastating Fire

(David Dierks, photographer)The Orinda Association hosted an Emergency Preparedness Forum with (L-R) Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel, Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team program manager...

Taste of the World Food Trucks Return

(David Dierks, Photographer)     Kicking off the spring and summer activities in the Community Park, Taste of the World Market returned Feb. 7, bringing...

Live at the Orinda Returns with Phantom Star Lisa Vroman

(Michael Blank, Photographer)With her impressive vocal range, Lisa Vroman has won over audiences in opera houses and theaters throughout the United States.     The...

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