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,...

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...

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.  ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.    ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gallery: Lamorinda Arts Alliance “Inspired by the Greats”

Charlynn Throckmorton, I Charge My Crystals in a Full Moon, 20”h x 16”w, Oil/Cold Wax Medium on Cradled Wood Panel, $685Charlene Steen, Four Winds,...

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...

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...

‘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...

Rhythm and Blues-Jazz Vocalist Freda Payne Celabrates Her New Album

(Courtesy of Live at the Orinda)Dynamic rhythm and blues/jazz vocalist Freda Payne (“Band of Gold”) is performing Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. to celebrate...

Third Time is the Charm for Retiring City Manager Steve Salomon

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Orinda’s City Manager Steve Salomon has resigned effective Jan. 7, 2021. The search for a new city manager will soon begin.    ...

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