Immigration Reform is Topic for Online First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Irene Bloemraad)An immigrant herself, Irene Bloemraad will talk about the broad framework of U.S. immigration law and some of the fine points...

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...

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...

Orinda Library Gallery Reopening: California Impressionism and Sailboats

Courtesy of Lisa Gunn)In Lisa Gunn’s Crockett House, composition and colors are deftly balanced on her 14” x 16” oil on board painting. The...

Wilder Gallery: Around the World in 12 Portraits

(Courtesy Of Annie Jacquemet)Annie Jacquemet receives photographs from her globetrotting husband, Michael Barrington, who works on humanitarian causes worldwide. She delights in painting portraits...

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...

First Friday Forum Speaker Urges Attention Paid to Climate Change

(Diddo Clark, Photographer)Lecturer David Seaborg will speak via webinar at the First Friday Forum May 7, at 10 a.m. about important and harmful environmental...

Orinda Community Foundation Announces Citizen of the Year Postponed

    The Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by the Orinda Community Foundation, has been postponed until October 2021.     For more...

Reporter on the Street – May 2021

What TV shows, movies and books have you binged during the pandemic? (Ania Keenan, Phtographer) “The Phantom TollBooth will always be my favorite book. It does...

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Season of Shared Light

(Courtesy of California Shakespeare Theater)Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting and Managing Director Sarah Williams announce the company’s 2021 Season of Shared Light, where...

Local Authors Publish Exposé on Past and Present Progressive Movements

(Courtesy of Ania Keenan)Front cover of Picturing Resistance, a book written by Ken and Melanie Light, which shows protests in front of the Lincoln...

Shop Orinda Garden Club’s Plant Sale on April 17 at Library...

(Courtesy of Jean Rowe)Sue Anderson-Berger with her multitude of vegetable seedlings. The plants will be ready for the Orinda Garden Club’s plant sale held...

Middle East Update Topic for First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Dr. Raphael Danziger)Dr. Raphael Danziger is the guest speaker for the April First Friday Forum. His topic is called, Middle East Update....

Wilder Gallery: In Memoriam, Heather Metcalf’s Abstracts

(Contributed Photo)The late Heather Metcalf (1944 – 2016) painted Where the Lilies Bloom, a 48” x 48” work of oil on wood as part...

Library Gallery: Seeking Nature’s Deep Calm in Tahoe

(Courtesy of Denise Nomura)Denise Nomura’s Stillness Runs Deep, a 12” x 16” giclée on fine art paper, evokes the deep calm within Lake Tahoe...

Library Reopening

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

Former WIRED Editor-in-Chief Makes Orinda His New Home

(Courtesy of Chris Anderson) Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, said his family has met more neighbors in their first four weeks in Orinda...

Ringing the Bell for Climate Change

(Courtesy of Sally Hogarty)Eartha Newsong (R) and Nancy Thursby of Orinda Community Church (OCC) joined churches around the world in supporting climate change. To...

Esophageal Cancer Month: An Aggressive Disease

(Courtesy of Awareness Depot)April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. The American Association for Cancer Research estimated over 16,000 people in the United States died...

Career-Long Dedication to Integrated Pest Management Practices

(Courtesy of Michael Baefsky)Michael Baefsky relaxes at home at the end of a long day, doing his own mani-pedi during the pandemic, which...

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