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.  ...

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...

Downtown Planners Set Goals, Objectives; Discuss Lack of Vibrancy, Development

    Enhancing the economic vitality of downtown with mixed-use businesses and multi-unit development top the list of goals of a panel working on...

Local Theater Group Produces St. Valentine’s Day Zoom Massacre

(Charlie Jarrett, Photographer)Starlight Player, Teri Gooden, will be playing Calamity Payne in the OrSVP’s Valentine Mobsters, Molls and Mayhem.     The Orinda Starlight Village...

Pianist Bobby Mitchell Dazzles with Schumann’s Concerto Without Orchestra Op 14

(Jiyang Chen, Photographer)Bobby Mitchell is an American classical pianist, composer and soloist. He frequently performs new and rarely heard works in the contemporary music...

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...

Pygmalion Finishes the Orinda Starlight Village Players Season

(Courtesy of Amy Cook)Amy Cook directs OrSVP’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.     The Orinda Starlight Village Players will close their 38th season in...

Geophysicist and Orinda Resident, Fred Herkenhoff, Passes Away

(Courtesy of Herkenhoff Family)Fred Herkenhoff     Fred Herkenhoff, internationally renowned geophysicist and beloved father and spouse, passed away Sept. 8, 2021, surrounded by his...

Run on the Wilder Side Coming

Run on the Wilder Side ComingBy DAVID DIERKSAssistant EditorCome out Sept. 3 to “Run on the Wilder Side” and help fund critical renovations of...

Friends of Orinda Creek Score Big

(Shawn Kumagai, Photographer) (L-R) Orinda Chamber of Commerce Vice President Juliet Don, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Friends of Orinda Creeks President Bob Stoops are happy...

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...

Teenage Art at 16th Annual VAC and Stanley Jazz Ambassadors at...

(Contributed Photo) Students, parents, teachers and art lovers are all smiles at last year’s Visual Arts Competition awards ceremony and artist reception. This year’s student...

Gingerbread House Contest

(Courtesy of Clu Soh | Unsplash.com)     Sponsored by Orinda-Tabor Sister City Foundation, a Gingerbread House contest takes place this holiday season for the first...

Orinda News Briefs: Around Town Spreading Holiday Cheer

(Caroline Gilman La Voie, Photorgrapher)Members of the Orinda Garden Club will hang wreaths around town on Saturday, Dec 3 with their Holiday Wreath Installation....

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.  ...

Comedy Continues in the Park

(Charlie Jarrett, Photographer)(L-R) Monica Bonnington, Joseph Hirsch, Kieran Cross, Alia Rose and Remington Stone) from the Orinda Starlight Village Players production of The Musical...

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...

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...

Award-Winning Spanish Vineyard Home Holds Special Memories

(Ian Coleman, Photographer)Sold for $2.7 million by The Patty Dwyer Group/Compass last month, 10 Crestview Ct. in Orinda was a rebuild 15 years ago...

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...

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