Police Blotter – April 2020

Feb. 9 through March 7 Calls for Service911 Hangup: 15 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 4 incidents.Alarm, False: 89 incidents.Animal Control PD...

Volunteers Needed to Collect Leaves

    Calling all volunteer nature sleuths: The first weekend in May is your opportunity to collect and record locations of symptomatic bay leaves...

Virus Fears Prompt Cancellations, Precautions

(Contributed Photo)City officials, schools and local businesses have taken steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus but cancelling events and encouraging people to...

What Is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

*All Information in this section is taken directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from...

Orinda Citizen of the Year/William Penn Mott, Jr. Awards Postponed

The Orinda Citizen of the Year/William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award Ceremony scheduled for March 22 has been postponed. It will be rescheduled in...

Pads4Pets Founders Receive Award

(Contributed Photo)Pam and Gary Schroeder received a local Jefferson Award from KPIX.     Orinda residents Pam and Gary Schroeder who for seven years have...

School District Pondering New Tax

    Expecting to be operating in a deficit next year, Orinda school district officials are exploring the possibility of a new parcel tax. ...

City to Conduct Survey for Off-Site Parking for BART Commuters

    Hoping to offer some relief to BART commuters, the city is considering partnering with private entities and churches to use their empty...

Sales-Tax Survey Results Expected at Mid-March Council Meeting

    The results of a survey of 400 Orindans asking if a half-cent sales tax should be extended and raised another half-cent to...

New Bill Targets Short-Term Rentals

(Cindy Powell, Photographer)Sen. Steve Glazer (center) surrounded by city officials. (L-R) Police Chief David Cook, City Council Member Inga Miller, Vice Mayor Amy Worth...

EMBUD Pipeline Project Set to Begin

    La Encinal Road is expected to be closed from early April to early June as the year-long Westside Pumping Plant and Pipeline...

Grateful Donor Helps Expand Services at Adult Respite Center

(Contributed Photo)LARC benefactor Gina Vadnais says staff member Cookie Ragen (left) “has been such a vital part of the program” and motivated Vadnais’ husband...

EBMUD Plans Year-Long Road Closures for Upper El Toyonal

(Courtesty of EBMUD)This map shows the location of the future Westside Pumping Plant and Encinal Regulator, as well as the scope of the planned...

Senators Introduce Bills to Protect Sick, Elderly During Power Outages

    City officials are weighing in on a series of bills co-introduced by Sen. Steve Glazer that would, among other things, protect vulnerable...

Non-Hosted Short-term Rentals Banned at Least Until November

    Non-hosted short-term rentals are prohibited in Orinda at least until November while the City Council considers permanent regulations, including possible zoning code...

Farmers’ Market Now Year-Round

    Fresh vegetables and fruits, not to mention delicious crepes and jams, will now be available year-round as the popular Orinda Farmers’ Market...

Infrastructure, Sales Tax are Top Priorities of Orinda’s New Mayor

(David Dierks, photographer)Orinda’s City Council recognized the work of outgoing mayor Inga Miller as she handed the reins to fellow City Council member Darlene...

Planning Commission Postpones Vote on Wilder Memory Care Home

(Photo Courtesy of City of Orinda)This project area map shows the location of the proposed CountryHouse Memory Care facility in Wilder.     After more...

Chamber Explains What’s Next After Going Virtual

    Making use of technology and saving money were what led the Orinda Chamber of Commerce to suddenly shutter the group’s downtown office...

Orinda Icon Shares Health Secrets

(Sally Hogarty, photographer)Jeanne Dowell’s passion for yoga and teaching is shared with daughter Dana Dowell (standing), author of the book Yoga Girl.     While...

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