Wildfire and Fire Insurance in California Poses a Dilemma

(Contributed Photo)Virtual Homeowners’ Investigatory Hearing, held Oct. 19, 2020, where Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara heard public input to explore regulatory actions he should consider...

Orinda City Council Virtual Debate Hosted by The Orinda Association

(Contributed Photos)Sponsored by The Orinda Association and the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the Oct. 8 forum features (top row) OA Board...

Measures R and X Tax Increases

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Julie and Jim Lee, who have been voting since the early 60s, take advantage of early voting and the convenient location of...

Race for a Seat on the MOFD Board

(Contributed Photo)Sharon McGinnis Gidlestone(Contributed Photo)Craig Jorgens Previous Next     What started out as a two-party race dwindled down to a one-party, unchallenged race and later switched...

Political Commentary or Just Vandalism?

(Contributed Photo)     “Recently, the Orinda Police Department has been receiving a significant number of complaints from the community, regarding the theft and vandalism...

Moraga Orinda Fire District Updates

(Courtesy of the Moraga Orinda Fire District)This new chipper purchased by MOFD will help remove excess fuel from properties.     With 2020’s lengthened fire...

Council Candidates to Answer a Myriad of Questions During Forum

Mayoral Candidates Darlene Gee, Latika Malkani and Inga Miller     The Orinda Association is hosting a virtual forum Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 p.m....

Local AAUW to Host League of Women Voters on 12 Propositions...

(Contributed Graphic)     Election Day is almost here. In addition to choosing our next president, there are 12 propositions on the ballot, among them...

City Council Candidates Share Their Priorities and Concerns for Orinda

Mayoral Candidates Darlene Gee, Latika Malkani and Inga Miller     The five members of Orinda’s City Council are elected volunteers who set policy, give...

Downtown Precise Plan Focus on Residential, Mixed-Use Development

(Contributed Graphic)The Orinda City Council viewed proposed high-density projects such as this one on Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, while considering proposed changes in...

Council Votes to Spend $18K for Body Worn Camera Equipment

(Contributed Photo)     Diversity, inclusion, racial and identity profiling, body worn cameras for police and establishing a public safety sub-committee dominated the topics of...

Seventh Inning Stretch on Wildfires

(Melanie Light, Photographer)Firewise members Kathleen Bain and Doreen Rau take out Scotch broom bush.     If we are not quite to the seventh inning...

Fire District’s Craig Jorgens Wants More Spending on Prevention

(Contributed Photo)Craig Jorgens.     Even before thousands of wildfires swept over 1.6 million acres and earned California a dubious place in the history books...

Volunteers Help Lamorinda Seniors Get Their Votes In

    Everyone should have received his or her Official Voter Information Guide. Please review it and get ready to vote! Mail-in ballots will...

Need-to-Know When Voting by Mail

(Contributed Photo)     Every registered California voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot with a prepaid postage return envelope for the Nov. 3 general election....

Farmers’ Market Closed Sept. 12

    Due to unhealthy air quality predicted for Orinda Sept. 11-12, the Orinda Farmers' Market will not be open this Saturday. The market...

U.S. Post Office Protest Rally in Orinda

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Madeline (left) and Sofia, with their father Chad Curran, hold signs they made for the rally.     A synchronized, national rally to...

Challenger Drops Out of MOFD Race

    Orinda business owner Sharon L. Girdlestone has decided not to challenge incumbent Craig Jorgens for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District 5...

Incumbents and Challengers Running for Local Offices Now Determined

(Photo Courtesy of City of Orinda)Contra Costa County is making voting easier by installing 15 outdoor dropboxes where voters can deposit their ballots any...

Local Businesses Pivot to Survive During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(Charleen Earley, Photographer)Owner Susan Leech of Orinda Village Antiques has reopened, allowing shopping by appointment-only for her loyal customers.     When life threw them...

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS