Author of Queen Sugar to Speak at Orinda Community Church

(Courtesy of Natalie Baszile)Bay Area writer Natalie Baszile’s first novel became a television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.     Natalie Baszile, the author...

Harmindar Sran Teaches Children to Wash Germs Down the Drain

(Courtesy of Harmindar Sran)“Washing Germs Down the Drain,” written by Harmindar Sran, is about helping children learn good hygiene and help mold their behavior...

Sleepy Hollow Holiday Walk Returns Dec. 7

    On Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 9 a.m., families, neighbors and four-legged friends will take part in the Sleepy Hollow Holiday Walk,...

Jeff Heyman Comes Full Circle with his First Love of Photography

(Courtesy of Jeff Heyman)Orinda photographer Jeff Heyman, seen here in self-portraits from 1976 and 2022, has his first solo exhibit at the Town Hall...

Firewise Council Receives Mayor’s Award of Excellence for 2020

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Amy Worth and Dennis Fay were elected Mayor and Vice-Mayor respectively at the Dec. 8 City Council meeting.     At the Dec....

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is More Than Food Delivery

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)At Orinda Senior Village, County Connection driver Amy Hako (L) hands a cooler of five frozen meals with fresh fruit and milk...

Theater, Music and Stand-Up at Bruns Amphitheater

(Courtesy of Mark Chua)Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born performs at Cal Shakes Amphitheater July 29 as part of the Paper Moon concert series.     In...

OWC Festival of Trees Serves Those in Need in Contra Costa...

(Photographer, Sally Hogarty)OWC member and volunteer model Sue Farmer sparkles on the runway and helps to raise funds at the Festival of Trees fashion...

Lamorinda Preschool Fair Pulls it All Together for Parents

Lamorinda Moms (LM) 21st annual preschool fair Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oakwood Athletic Club Gym is expected to...

Mixology Fundraiser Returns Oct. 13

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Mixology fundraiser. Held by the Lamorinda Arts Council, the Art of Mixology craft cocktail competition takes...

Born to Help Others, Betty Karplus Passed Away at the Age...

(Courtesy of the Karplus Family)Betty Karplus stained a picnic table at Sequoia National Park in July 2021. Her son David, a retired park employee,...

Musical Holiday Feasts in Orinda

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Young performers prepare to tell the Christmas story in last year’s pageant at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church. Orinda Churches will offer a wide variety...

11th Annual Orinda Jazz Festival Returns Oct. 2, Live Performance

(Courtesy of Carol Alban)Producer Carol Alban will also perform at this year’s Orinda Jazz Festival, which celebrates Octoberfest as well as the return to...

‘Team Friel’ Rides in Support of Parkinson’s Research in Wine Country

(Contributed Photo) Kathe Friel and her team of friends and family celebrate their ride at last year’s Tour de Fox.     On Aug. 24 the...

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,...

Art Embraces Words for Halloween

(Courtesy of Lamorinda Arts Council)Artist Jan Lainoff appeared as “Marie Antoinette Meets Dia de los Muertos” - the title of her painting. Marie Antoinette...

Melanie Light to Receive Citizen of the Year Award

(Ken Light, Photographer)Melanie Light will be honored as Citizen of the Year Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Founders Auditorium of the Orinda Community...

Defensible Space Clean-up Really Will Help Save Homes

(Courtesy of Cal Fire)More information about creating a defensible space can be found on the Cal Fire website at www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/ready-set-go.     Just...

Annual Festival of Trees Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser

(Courtesy of Orinda Woman’s Club)Orinda Woman's Club member, Karen Norris, arranges a tabletop tree raffled off in last year's Festival of Trees.     Once again, the...

Sleepy Hollow Goes to the Dogs

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel and State Senator Steve Glazer visit with Santa Claus at last year’s Sleepy Hollow Holiday Walk. This year’s...

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