OWC Hosts Festival of Trees Nov. 15

SALLY HOGARTY Candy Kattenburg admires table-top trees up for auction at last year’s Festival of Trees fundraiser. On Nov. 15, the Orinda Woman’s Club (OWC)...

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...

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...

Donations for Those in Need

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)     Orla Roche (in photo) said she lost weight during the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to clean out her closet and...

Fourth of July Celebrations Showcase Orinda Community Spirit

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)The popular MJ’s Brass Boppers return to perform in the 2021 4th of July parade.     Editor’s Note: The parade is...

Fab 5 Rotary Clubs Make Huge Impact Locally and Internationally

(Contributed Photo)(L-R) Hays Englehart, Asst. District Gov, Jann Oldenburg, Rossmoor, Ken Jew, Orinda, Mary Lou Till, Lafayette, Conrad Breece, Lamorinda Sunrise. Missing is Brian South...

Busy Month for the Orinda Rotary Club with 70th Anniversary, Trivia...

(Contributed Photo) Teenagers install LED lighting in a small Haitian town, with funding raised in part by the Rotary Club of Orinda.     They’ve raised...

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...

First Friday Forum Kicks off New Season of Amazing Speakers in...

(Courtesy Dr. Michael Baker)As the United States continues to have a tenuous relationship with North Korea, First Friday Forum presents the timely topic, “Crisis...

Library Gallery: Honoring Educators who Mentor Artists

(Courtesy David Morritt)David Morritt, sculptor instructor at Orinda Intermediate School, built a curriculum by creating a series of projects around hand-building with clay to...

Galleries Closed for Now, New Exhibitions Waiting in the Wings

(David Fleisig, Photographer)Serengeti Cheetah.     The Art Gallery at the Orinda Library will be closed through April 7. If the Bay Area’s shelter...

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....

Artify Orinda Installs Painting at CVS

(Maggie Boscoe, Photographer)Can you find the 16 birds, animals and pollinators in Orinda artist Judith Feins’ painting? Sunrise from Rim Trail was installed on...

Orinda News Briefs: Around Town – February 2023

Rescue 1 Foundation Has A Board of Directors Opening    The Rescue 1 Foundation’s mission is to receive and administer donations which will enhance public...

Dancing with the Cars is Back

(David Dierks, Photographer) Sponsored by the Orinda Rotary, Dancing with the Cars’ “A Night in Havana” event (photo taken 2018) is slated for Friday, Sept....

Day of Czech Culture Free Event

(Courtesy of Sokol SF)Karička & Podkovička performing traditional Slavic dance.     Sokol SF will host a free event for the entire family with a festival...

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...

Telly Leung is “Live at the Orinda” on March 14 with...

(Contributed Photo)Direct from Broadway, Telly Leung returns to the Bay Area with Sing Happy at the Orinda Theatre.     On Thursday, March 14, Broadway...

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary HOME Team Volunteers Back in Action

(Courtesy Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary)Leander Hauri, of Lafayette, makes a repair as a member of Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary’s HOME Team, which resumes service Sept. 25.     ...

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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