Tree of Lights Honors Loved Ones During the Holiday Season

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) In past years, crowds of local residents have gathered in Village Square to watch the tree lighting. Unfortunately, this year will not...

Orinda Ballet Returns with Nutcracker

(Patricia Tomlinson, Photographer)     Under the direction of owner and Artistic Director Patricia Tomlinson, the Orinda Ballet Academy announces their annual holiday ballet with a...

Orinda’s Most Visible Landmark Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Derek Zemrak with his new book on his favorite movies flanked by advertisements for current and upcoming movies showing the diversity offered...

Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner a Stormy Night to Remember

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Award recipients and presenters (L–R) Richard Westin, Tom Trowbridge, Melanie Light, Pete Hasselman, Candace Andersen, Sue Severson, and Amy Worth were named...

Hollywood Stars Join Local Author at Film Premiere

(Charleen Earley, Photographer) Kristine Carlson (right), formerly of Orinda, with actor Heather Locklear at the Orinda Theatre Thursday, Oct. 14. Locklear plays Carlson in the...

Newly Appointed Police Chief Ryan Sullivan Takes Helm in Orinda

(Sally Hogarty, PHotographer)Police Chief Ryan Sullivan settles into his new role as Orinda’s top cop.     Ryan Sullivan was selected by City Manager David Biggs...

City Council Tackles Need for Affordable Housing

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)With its striking architecture and commanding view of Orinda Village, Monteverde Senior Apartments exemplifies a development project that includes affordable housing.     On Sept....

Officer Kevin Mooney Honored

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     On Sept. 8, residents from Orinda and Moraga lined Moraga Way to honor Moraga Police Corporal Kevin Mooney, who died...

COVID-19 Keeping Orinda Schools on Its Toes

(Courtesy of OUSD) Orinda Union School District Superintendent Aida Glimme said they’re closely monitoring every COVID-19 case among their student and faculty population. COVID-19 cases...

Police Blotter – October 2021

Calls for ServiceAccident Injury: 1 incidentBattery: 1 incident: Paintbrush Ln.Burglary, Auto: 1 incident: Moraga WayBurglary, Residential: 1 incident: Crest View Dr.Carjacking: 1 incident: Orinda...

Save Your House from a Wildfire

(Courtesy MOFD)This shrub is in compliance with the fire code. It is placed two feet from the structure and there is one foot of...

Serial ADA Lawsuit Filer Impacts Several Local Businesses

(Diane Earnes, Photographer)ADA lawsuits have struck Lamorinda businesses, including Orinda’s Genuine Goodness, resulting in temporary and permanent closures in the community.     Multiple...

Orinda Scouts Receive Coveted 2020 Mott Environmental Award

(Wade Barrett, Photographer) Eagle Scout Arman Marchiel’s Pond Turtle Reintroduction Project with protected turtle house. Mr. T. (above) enjoys his new home.     Since 1957,...

Virtual Evacuation Prepares Local Residents for Fire Season

(Courtesy of MOFD)During the virtual evacuation the morning of July 31, 26 first responder representatives attended the field portion of the exercise and learned...

4th of July Smaller Than Year’s Past, Large on Celebration

(Cindy Powell, Photographer) Thanks to the Hansen family and Van Laars for helping select this year’s parade award recipients.     Fresh out of 16 months...

Digital QR Code Tool to Access COVID-19 Vaccine Records

    In late June, California launched a digital tool for residents to access their COVID-19 vaccination records from the state’s immunization registry, adding...

First Saturday For Art Series

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)Christian Ehrhorn, pictured with his mixed media work, Peace And its Agents.     Christian Ehrhorn announces “First Saturday for Art,” an...

Off the Grid Food Responders Program Comes to Contra Costa

(Courtesy of San Francisco'a Off the Grid)Off The Grid is expanding their reach to Contra Costa County to help prepare for the upcoming fire...

MOFD Helps Homeowners Create Defensible Space for Themselves

(Dennis Reins, Photographer) Volunteer listens to Chief Winnacker at the onsite training for the Fire Adapted Community Ambassador program.     Despite all the information popping...

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