Art of Mixology

(Jeff Heyman, PHotographer) Tim Rita known as “Tiki Tom” turns up the heat on his flaming creation “Kawailani” at the 8th Annual Art of...

Get Your Red, White and Blue On

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Members of the Orinda All Volunteer Pick Up Marching Band play patriotic favorites at last year’s Fourth of July Parade.     July...

46th Annual SF Stand-up Comedy Competition Returns

(Courtesy of Dauood Naimyar)Comedy returns to the Orinda Theatre with the 46th Annual San Francisco Stand-up Comedy Competition. Comic and third place past competitor,...

Woman’s Club Benefit Luncheon Nov. 18 at Festival of Trees Event

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Attending the Nov. 2019, pre-pandemic Festival of Trees at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon are, L-R: Sondra Landberg of Walnut Creek,...

Celebration of Life for Orinda Resident Flo Weber Takes Place Oct....

(Courtesy of Weber Family)Flo Weber gave freely of her time to volunteer with local organizations and, along with her husband Carl, was an avid...

Lamorinda Big Band at OCC

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The Lamorinda Big Band featuring (L-R) Michael Henning, Lesliei Darwin O’Brien, Terry Miller and (not pictured) Brian Nova debuts Nov. 7 at 7...

Cal Shakes Set to Honor Luminaries at Guiding Stars Gala in...

(Anne Hamersky, Photographer) Playwright Octavio Solis will receive the Make Award in celebration of his artistic achievements, including his 2018 play Quixote Nuevo.     Plan...

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...

Cabaret and Jazz Vocalist Natalie Douglas Performs at the Orinda Theatre

(Bill Westmoreland, Photographer)Renowned jazz vocalist, Natalie Douglas, performs her show titled, Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey & Billie, which is a tribute to legends...

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...

Cal Shakes Season of Shared Light

(Courtesy of Animal Liberation Orchestra)Dan Lebowitz, David Brogan, Zach Gill and Steve Adams of the San Francisco-based rock band Animal Liberation Orchestra play Cal...

Local Therapist’s Latest Work Shares Advice for Happier Families

(Courtesy of Margie Ryerson)Margie Ryerson, MFT, with her new book, Family Focus: A Therapist's Tips for Happier Families, which offers tools and support for parents, couples and...

Hoarding Disorder: How to Help Loved Ones Let Go of Unneeded...

(Rachel Seavey, Photographer)A hoarder saves used and leftover bathroom supplies, including bags of diapers, preventing access to the toilet. Considered a risk factor, a...

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,...

Long-Time Orinda Resident Passes Away at Age 98

(Courtesy of Emily Ibabao-Marley)Dr. Florentino T. Ibabao (1922-2021) passed peacefully at 98-years-old Sept. 22, 2021 in the presence of his family at his home...

Opera in the Park Returns July 28

(Contributed Photo)Mezzo-soprano Katja Heuzeroth is among the performers this year. The Rotary Club of Orinda and Solo Opera are teaming up again this summer to bring...

Two Local Students Make Their Professional Debut in a Fun Musical

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Local students McKenna Rose (left) and Keenan Moran will soon be performing five days a week in a professional musical in San...

“Live at the Orinda” Concert Series Brings Broadway Stars to Town

(Contributed Photo)Tony-nominated Broadway performer Carolee Carmello makes her Bay Area debut at the Orinda Theatre on Feb. 17.     The concert series “Live At...

Children’s Health Guild Benefits UCSF Benioff

(Leigh Ann Pincus, Photographer) Children’s Health Guild members, pictured above at Diablo Country Club, held their annual boutique and fundraiser Nov. 5 to benefit UCSF...

Library Reopening

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

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