Around Town: Orinda News Briefs

(Bonnie Fend, Photographer)The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette (OML) branch is collecting sneakers to raise money for local scholarships. Pictured above (L-R) Jill...

Alert Employee Thwarts Attempted Burglary at Siam Orchid Restaurant

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)James Bice, an employee at Siam Orchid, an Orinda Thai restaurant, thought a car parked outside the eatery in the middle of...

Orinda’s 76 Station to Feature County’s Second Hydrogen Fueling Pump

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)The Orinda Union 76 gas station, located at 67 Moraga Way, is set to join FirstElement Fuel, Inc.’s current operating network of...

The Annual Orinda Classic Car Show Returns with Vintage Makes, Modern...

(David Dierks, Photographer)Lawrence Siegel’s 1948 Diamond T 201 One Ton Pickup appeared at the car show in 2014.     Everything from American muscle cars to...

Orinda’s Candidates for Contra Costa County Election Announced

(Courtesy of Amy Worth)Amy Worth has served the Orinda community for many years. She was first elected to the Orinda City Council in November...

Bay Area Rapid Transit, “BART” Turns 50-Years-Old this Month

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)It was 50 years ago, on Sept. 11, 1972, when the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system welcomed its service to riders...

Orinda Nation’s Restaurant Moving to Spacious, Updated Location

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)Nation’s Giant Hamburgers’ construction team is underway to move across the street from its current location to 65 Moraga Way, which was...

Pygmalion Finishes the Orinda Starlight Village Players Season

(Courtesy of Amy Cook)Amy Cook directs OrSVP’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.     The Orinda Starlight Village Players will close their 38th season in...

Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge: Earn Dinner and Points through Volunteer Work

    Earn points on the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge by volunteering at www.cleanercontracosta.org. The Sustainable Contra Costa’s (SCOCO’s) annual awards gala, where local sustainability...

City’s Draft Safety Element, Vulnerability Assessment Focuses on Wildfire Risk, Climate...

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)A drafted update to Orinda’s safety element, as well as a vulnerability assessment focusing on evacuation route analysis within the city, were...

Attendees and Participates Enjoy Orinda’s 36th Annual Parade

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer) This year's 4th of July celebration was a rousing success starting with the fun run and pancake breakfast. The festivities continued with...

Dancing With The Cars – A Night in Havana: Fundraiser, Party...

(Courtesy of Melissa Roeder)The Rotary Club of Orinda hosts its annual Dancing with the Cars fundraiser, a kick-off to the Orinda Classic Car Show weekend....

Orinda Chef Sharon Girdlestone Nourishes the Hopes of Ukrainians

(Sharon Girdlestone, Photographer)The “kitchen heroes” working hard to provide meals to Ukrainians fleeing the war. Sharon Girdlestone and her new lifelong friends assisted the...

Candidates for November Election Must File by Aug. 12

    Three is the magic number this November with the Orinda City Council, the Orinda Union School District (OUSD) and the Moraga-Orinda Fire Department...

Tax Committee, City Council Discuss Wildfire and Measure R Revenue

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)In a late June meeting, members of the Orinda City Council and the City’s Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Commission (SSTOC) discussed both...

Orinda News Briefs: What’s Happening Around Town – August 2022

Election Results for Senator Steve Glazer’s Run for State Controller    District 7 State Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, ran for California State Controller in the...

Celebration for the Entire Family at Orinda’s Annual 4th of July...

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)(Charis Woo, Photographer) It wouldn’t be the 4th of July parade without Mel Silva and his horses with members...

Orinda’s Sales Tax Committee Discusses Measure R Expenditures

    In April, 2021, the voter-approved Measure R add-on sales tax began being collected in Orinda. According to the City’s records, year-to-date revenue from...

Safety Plans at all Orinda Schools

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)In the wake of the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, TX, Orinda Union School District maintains its response plan...

City in Nature Mural Adorns Orinda Library Wall

(Michelle Longosz, Photographer)Friends of the Orinda Library commissioned Jane Kim, Founder of Ink Dwell studio, to create the mural City in Natureon the south-facing...

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