Moraga Orinda Firefighters Host Open House

(Contributed Photo)     (L-R) Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Stephens, Engineer Dave Mazaika, Firefighter Paramedic Andrew Leach, Capt. John Bensely, and the rest of the Moraga-Orinda...

Orinda Turns Out In Full Force for Action Day and Volunteer...

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Families pick up trash at the play structure in the Community Center Park.     On April 27, Orinda residents once again...

Manager Retires after 20-Plus Years of Service at UPS Store in...

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Linda Heasell steps down from her office manager position at Orinda's UPS store after more than 20 years at the location.    ...

Lamorinda Idol Singers Go Live with In-Person Performances

(Dan Klein, Photographer)(L-R) Miranda Klein, Curtis Resnik, Isabelle Porcella and Cara Impallomeni braved the heat to open the Orinda Fourth of July parade by...

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...

The Orinda Theatre is Open for Business

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     The Orinda Theatre’s Derek Zemrak said the art deco movie house is open for business with a variety of films...

Annual Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season in Orinda Village

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Orinda’s elementary school choirs joined together to perform at last year’s tree lighting event.     Get in the spirit of the holiday...

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...

Orinda Action Day

Orinda Action Day Volunteers SALLY HOGARTY (L-R) Blythe Walterspiel, Hawken Walterspiel, Quinn Walterspiel, Orion Filippenko, Anarose Eng Smith and Capri Filippenko were all smiles while pitching...

Reopenings Under Way But its Not Business as Usual

(Contributed Photo)Patrons enjoy an evening outside the Orinda Theatre where theme nights are planned on Friday and Saturday.     When Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaims...

“Indigo Animal” and “Dame Eleanor Marmot” Sculptures Installed at the Orinda...

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)(L-R) Author and artist Rue Harrison and her assistant for this project Jessica Jordao, with “Indigo Animal” and “Dame Eleanor Marmot” sculptures,...

Local Orindans Hope to Beautify Orinda One Panel at a Time

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Tom Trowbridge (L) and Peter Hassleman (R) with their model panels for the Trompe L’oeil they hope will be approved for the...

A Sweet Dream Comes to Life in Orinda Ballet’s Nutcracker

(Patricia Tomlinson)Far left, front row (L-R): Emily Charo and Ella Pierce. Far left, back row (L-R): Samantha Chiou, Bay Friedman and Jocelyn Lau. Center,...

Ah, to be 75 Again… Three-Quarter Century Club Holds Court

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)MC John Fazel presents a plaque and champagne to Vic and Fran Smith. Married for 70 years, the avid hikers won the...

Orinda Theatre Proprietor Trying to Save Landmark

(Sally Hogarty, Phtographer)The Orinda Theatre celebrated its 75th anniversary in December 2016 with a gala party.     Orinda, shining brightly in the night sky...

Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer

ELANA O’LOSKEY (L-R) Ally Fattore of Mechanics Bank, Chamber Executive Director Cindy Powell, Chamber City Liaison Holly Henkel, outgoing Chamber President Roy Hodgkinson, and Barbara...

The Birds of Berkeley Coming to Orinda Books in November

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Author, illustrator and avid birder Oliver James.     Birding becomes hyperlocal this month when Orinda Books hosts Oliver James, author and illustrator...

To Grandmother’s House We (May or May Not) Go

(Patti O’Brien, Photographer)Dr. A. O’Brien and granddaughter Julia O’Brien model unique and creative ways to minimize airborne particles of COVID-19 at family gatherings.  ...

Emily Wu Joins Lawrence Livermore Foundation

(Courtesy Emily Wu)Orinda resident Emily Wu, Managing Director for First Republic Bank’s East Bay Business Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors...

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...

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