Facing Low State Funding, OUSD Considers New Parcel Tax

    Facing record national economic inflation and the second lowest per-student funding in the state, the Orinda Union School District (OUSD) is recommending a...

A Fitting Tribute to Orinda City Councilmember Amy Worth

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Orinda Mayor Inga Miller (far left), former Mayor Dennis Fay and City Councilmember Darlene Gee presented the City Council’s proclamation to Councilmember...

Housing Element and Downtown Precise Plan Move Forward

(Charleen Earley, Photographer)Orinda City Councilmembers started the city council meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance on Nov. 1 via Zoom, before discussing the Housing...

Annual Hospice Tree of Lights and Parks and Rec.’s Holiday Tree...

(Lou Landgraf, Photographer)Hospice East Bay members have cared for patients and their families in the Orinda community since 1977 and are proud to celebrate...

Amy Worth Retires from City Council

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Mayor Amy Worth in front of the Orinda sign at the Community Center.     Who would have thought fundraising for a children’s play...

Mixology Event Draws Hundreds to Orinda for Creative Cocktails

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Top winner Mixologist of the Year, Cynthia Songco from Casa Orinda, made the winning cocktail titled “Henny Penny” at table 13 at...

Edward Denny McClure Passes

    Edward “Ted” Denny McClure died of heart failure on Saturday morning, Nov. 5. Born May 16, 1947, he was the eldest son of...

Remembering the Late Laurie Rothermel’s Wonderful Life

(Terry Riggins, Photographer)Laurie Rothermel passed away Sept. 23, while vacationing in Portugal.     When longtime Orindan Laurie Rothermel hopped in the car to head to...

Remembering Stephen Arnon, Dedicated Public Health Physician

(Courtesy of Arnon Family) Dr. Stephen Soulé Arnon of Orinda, Oct. 14, 1946 – Aug. 17, 2022.     Dr. Stephen Soulé Arnon of Orinda died peacefully...

Long-time Community Advocate Pete Wilson Passes in November

(Courtesy of Wilson Family)A 58-year Orinda resident, Pete Wilson was instrumental in preserving Gateway Valley and establishing the Moraga Orinda Fire District. A passionate...

Will Rivers Run Through Us?

    A River Runs Through it was written by University of Chicago Shakespeare Professor Norman Maclean after his retirement. His memoir is a story...

Orinda’s City Council Candidates Respond to Issues in Public Forum

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Oct. 6, (L-R) Alex Drexel, Stuart House, Brandyn Iverson, Latika Malkani, Sunil Rajaraman and Janet Riley. Riley, who was recovering from COVID-19,...

Candidates for MOFD Speak on Issues Affecting District at Large

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Candidates for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) board of directors’ election spoke on Oct. 13 on topics relating to the district. (L-R)...

OUSD Candidates Vie for School District Seats at Public Forum

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)On Thursday, Oct. 13, the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Orinda Union School District’s (OUSD) school board...

Around Town: Orinda News Briefs – November 2022

(Courtesy of Steven Burchik)Author Steven Burchik presents “Compass and a Camera, A Year in Vietnam” for “The Vietnam War: Two Perspectives,” a free presentation...

Voters Can Learn More About Candidates at a Series of Public...

The Orinda Association will hold three public forums: City Council candidates (pictured above) - Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.; MOFD – Oct. 13 at...

Candidates for City Council Discuss their Priorities for Orinda

     The five members of Orinda’s City Council are elected volunteers who set policy, give direction to City Staff and make budget decisions. Besides...

Candidates for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District Give Their Views

    The Moraga Orinda Fire District has a five-member board of directors representing five districts. Charged with providing strategic leadership, policy and direction and...

Candidates for OUSD Board Discuss Challenges for Schools

    The Orinda Union School District’s Board of Trustees functions as the legislative body of the district and establishes policies and goals by which...

County Office of Education Reaches Agreement with School Association

(Jeff Heyman, Photograher) Orinda’s Miramonte High School, which is part of the Acalanes Union High School District, is one of the schools operating under the...

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