Remembering Rosie Heim, a Giving Mother

(Courtesy of the Heim Family)A surgical nurse for most of her life, Rosie Heim volunteered as a driver for The Orinda Association’s Seniors Around...

Wildlife and Hiking Trails in Wilder

(S.K. Gupta, Photographer)The Wilder trails, many of which are open to the public, are available from dawn to dusk, and with the arrival of...

Orinda Artist Featured in Moraga’s “Holiday Magic in Porcelain and Paint”

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO School Street, Moraga, a 12” x 12” oil painting by Orinda artist Maria SantoStefano, is now on display at the Moraga Art...

Emergency Forum Aims to Prepare Residents for Devastating Fire

(David Dierks, photographer)The Orinda Association hosted an Emergency Preparedness Forum with (L-R) Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel, Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team program manager...

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...

Assemblywoman Discusses Priorities at Rotary Meeting

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.     District 16 Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan last month brought the Rotary Club of Orinda up to date on her...

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...

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...

Starlight Returns with Agatha Christie Thriller Towards Zero

(David Dierks, Photographer)Some of the suspects of Orinda Starlight Village Players production of Agatha Christie’s Towards Zero (standing L-R): Kim Saunders, Veena Kumari, Kenny...

Professor/Author to Discuss Families and Mental Illness at Next Forum

(Contributed Photo)Professor Stephen Hinshaw will discuss how families can overcome the stigma of mental illness at the First Friday Forum on Feb. 1.    ...

Taste of the World Food Trucks Return

(David Dierks, Photographer)     Kicking off the spring and summer activities in the Community Park, Taste of the World Market returned Feb. 7, bringing...

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...

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.    ...

Betty Burkhalter Lived a Full and Active Life with Family and...

(Courtesy of the Burkhalter Family)Betty and Dick Burkhalter were active members of the Orinda community, contributing many volunteer hours to local organizations.     Barbara Louise...

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...

Mindful Littles 4th Annual Peace and Freedom Carnival Teaches Kids

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)On Nov. 6, children and parents from the Bay Area enjoyed the 4th Annual Peace and Kindness Carnival held at the Orinda...

Beloved Long-Time Orinda Resident Ernestine Ottino Dies at 99

(Courtesy of Ernestine Ottino)Ernestine Ottino 1922-2021 Longtime Orinda resident known for her ever-present smile and clip-on earrings died April 15.     Remembered for her...

Rotary Volunteers Help Others

(Rodney Lal, Photographer)Rotary members (L-R) Melissa Roeder, Weylin Eng and Peter Liu sort food at the Food Bank of Contra Costa Solano County. The...

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...

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...

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