Council Bans Non-hosted Short-term Rentals

(Sally Hogarty, photographer)a large memorial to the victims of the oct. 31 shooting in orinda covers the old theatre square fountain at Brookwood Road...

Quick-thinking Family Foils Terrifying ‘Virtual Kidnapping’

    Kasey Byrne was home in Orinda on a Saturday morning when she answered her cell phone from an anonymous caller. She heard...

Fire Officials Conduct Controlled Burn at Wagner Ranch Nature Area

(Jason Wood, Photographer)MOFD firefighters drip fuel on a designated section of land as part of the controlled burn completed on oct. 20, the first in...

Orinda to Poll Residents on extending Half-cent Sales Tax

    Orinda plans to poll residents early next year to gauge support for extending a half-cent sales tax that was established in 2012.  ...

In Wake of Shooting Spree, Orinda City Council Proposes Ban on Non-Hosted Short-Term Rentals 

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) A large memorial to the victims of the Oct. 31 shooting in Orinda covers the old Theatre Square fountain at Brookwood Way...

Catching up With District 16 Assemblywoman Bauer-Kahan

Courtesy of Office of Assembly DemocratsAssemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (L) with Gov. Gavin Newsom (seated) and fellow legislators at the signing of the gun violence...

Powering Through the Power Shut-off

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Joe Garvey and his wife Linda (both standing center) brought their dog Barney along to Orinda’s energy center where electrical power was...

Police Blotter – November 2019

Sep. 22 through Oct. 5 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 12 incidents. Accident Injury: 2 incidents. Accident Property: 3 incidents. Alarm, False: 41 incidents. Burglary, Auto: 1 incident. Burglary, Commercial: 3...

Meet the City’s New Police Chief

(Contributed Photo)New Orinda Poice Chief David Cook.     The city wasted no time in finding its next police chief when it tapped a former...

Private Road Maintenance Debate Heats Up as City Holds Workshop

    The politically and emotionally charged issue of private road maintenance heats up again in October as the city holds another facilitator-led workshop...

Police Blotter – October 2019

Calls for Service911 Hangup: 8 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents.Accident Property: 7 incidents.Alarm, False: 59 incidents.Burglary, Auto: 6 incidents: El Nido Ranch Rd., Greystone Terr.,...

BART Delays, Closures to Continue Into October

(Courtesy of BART)     Delays, closures and service changes on BART are expected to continue through the end of October as the system undergoes...

Orinda in Search of New Police Chief as Nagel Leaves

(David Dierks, Photographer)Police Chief Mark Nagel (center) receives recognition for his years of service to Orinda from City Council members (L-R) Amy Worth, Darlene...

PG&E Unveils Power Shut-off Plan to Council

    Reeling from the aftermath of the devastating Camp Fire caused by sparks from its equipment, Pacific Gas & Electric is rolling out...

Expect BART Delays, Highway 24

(Courtesy of BART)     BART riders beware: Expect delays, closures and service changes as the system undergoes repairs and upgrades to tracks between Orinda...

Associate Pastor Elizabeth Robinson Joins Orinda Community Church

(John Sarsgard, Photographer)New Associate Pastor Elizabeth Robinson has a background in creative writing and community service.     New programs and ideas are in the...

Police Blotter – September 2019

June 30 through August 10, 2019 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 29 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 3 incidents. Accident Injury: 4 incidents. Accident Property: 6 incidents. Alarm, False: 143 incidents. Burglary, Auto:...

Private Road Maintenance: City Plans Workshop to Air Concerns

    For years, 1,500 families who live on about 30 miles of private roads have been meeting with city officials to discuss why...

Police Blotter – August 2019

June 2 through July 13, 2019 Calls for Service911 Hangup: 25 incidents.Accident Injury: 4 incidents.Accident Property: 5 incidents.Alarm, False: 117 incidents.Animal Cruelty: 1 incident: Bear...

Emergency Forum Aims to Prepare Residents for Devastating Fire

(David Dierks, photographer)The Orinda Association hosted an Emergency Preparedness Forum with (L-R) Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel, Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team program manager...

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