City Wants to Recheck Voter Pulse on Sales Tax Ballot Measure

    In light of COVID-19, city leaders want to know what residents think now about extending the half-cent sales tax.    A pre-pandemic...

Hundreds Gather, Walk in Support of Black Lives Matter

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Protest organizers and Orinda residents Tatiana and Neil Pretlow(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Colleen and Landon Naldoza (Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) (Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Haley, Gracie and Jennifer Lafarce...

Looting in Orinda Village

(Morgan Weiss, Photographer)     Computer Software and Hardware had its front door and window busted, approximately 15 laptops, several larger computers and other items...

Local College Students Peacefully Protest

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)     Ariana, Emma and Aidan (no last names given) spent June 2 holding up protest signs in Orinda's downtown area. All...

City, Fire District Gear up for Fire Season as Inspections Loom

(Ken Light, Photographer)The Moraga-Orinda Fire District chipper crew works corner of Via Farallon and La Cuesta.     As fears about the upcoming fire season...

Private Effort Launched to Test all Lamorinda Senior Care Residents, Staff

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer) A message on an Orinda sidewalk says it all.     An ongoing joint effort is underway in Orinda, Moraga and Lafayette...

Fire Prevention: How Homeowners Need to Get Ready for MOFD Inspections

(Melanie Light, Photographer)The result of a weekend of work – trimming trees and removing dead wood – is ready to be chipped and hauled...

City Council Approves New Accessory Dwelling Unit Rules

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) An accessory dwelling unit is under construction on Moraga Way.     Conforming to California state law, the City Council unanimously approved height,...

Orinda BART to be Closed Weekends Through July 5

(Contributed Photo)     Critical track components near the Orinda BART Station are being replaced, requiring weekend closures.    The Orinda BART station is scheduled...

Shutdown Takes Toll on Retailers, Restaurants

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Paul Jones and Ulises Santiago package vegetarian quinoa salads from Fourth Bore for delivery to John Muir Hospital staff.     An...

Fourth of July Traditions Fall Victim to Virus

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)The popular Fourth of July parade held in past years has become one of the victims of the coronavirus. Organizers are considering...

Making Masks and Other Ways Volunteers Find Ways to Help

Previous Next     Orinda residents of all ages mobilized their talents to battle the coronavirus pandemic, many making quite a departure from the skill sets...

Deadly Outbreak Hits at Home

    Orinda felt the wrath of COVID-19 when the Orinda Care Center, a nursing home with a history of recent infractions, suffered a...

Orinda BART Station Closures Planned

(Contributed Photo)     Critical track components near the Orinda BART Station are being replaced, requiring weekend closures.    The Orinda BART station is scheduled...

Check in with Chambers

    For information on businesses and other updates during shelter in place, contact your local Chamber of Commerce (click on the logo below):

Following the Virus

(Courtesy of Contra Costa Health Services)    Up-to-the minute information on COVID-19 cases in the state and Contra Costa County, as well as local resources,...

How the City is Conducting Business During Shutdowns, Shelter in Place

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)The Orinda Community Center, like all city buildings, was deserted after events were canceled.     Across the counter, face-to-face...

Firewise: Yardwork During Shelter in Place

    Despite the shelter in place order, homeowners still need to get their properties ready for the upcoming fire season.     On...

School Fundraising Groups Unite in New Foundation

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     After years of research, evaluation, and collaboration, the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO) has agreed to join the parents’ clubs...

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