Bay Area Journalist William Wong Shares Family’s Immigration Tale April 5

(Joyce Mende Wogne)Speaker William Wong is a well-known journalist and author whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and San Francisco Chronicle.  ...

China Expert, Larry Lamborn, Speaker at First Friday Forum

(Contributed Photo)Col. Larry Lamborn, a former CIA agent, will speak on Jan. 8 via Zoom for the First Friday Forum. His topic is called...

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,...

Three’s Company Christmas Parody Comes to the Rheem Theatre

SALLY HOGARTY (Standing) Lance Mack and Patti Leidecker (Mr. and Mrs. Roper); (seated) Derek Zemrak (Jack), Nicole Berzins (Chrissy) and Suzie Mele (Janet) will perform...

Orinda Trivia Buff Competes on Jeopardy!

(Kathleen Ostler, Photographer)Gabriel Ostler enjoys reading Alex Trebek’s book titled, The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life. The book was ...

13 Musical Groups Lined up to Entertain Througout the Day

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)First formed over 50 years ago, the East Bay Banjo Band always lends a cheerful twang to the best hometown parade.    ...

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...

The Evolution of Orinda’s Newest Community

(Contributed Photo)Sunder and Rupa Joshi on one of the many trails in the Wilder development.     Originally a working cattle ranch, then a proposed...

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...

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...

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...

4th of July

The Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast has become a favorite way for people to begin their 4th of July celebration. Sally Hogarty Stilt...

‘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...

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...

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...

Hospice Tree of Lights Returns

DAVID DIERKS Victoria White shares her wish list with Santa at last year’s tree lighting.     Before you know it the holidays will be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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