Orinda Scouts Receive Coveted 2020 Mott Environmental Award

(Wade Barrett, Photographer) Eagle Scout Arman Marchiel’s Pond Turtle Reintroduction Project with protected turtle house. Mr. T. (above) enjoys his new home.     Since 1957,...

Virtual Evacuation Prepares Local Residents for Fire Season

(Courtesy of MOFD)During the virtual evacuation the morning of July 31, 26 first responder representatives attended the field portion of the exercise and learned...

4th of July Smaller Than Year’s Past, Large on Celebration

(Cindy Powell, Photographer) Thanks to the Hansen family and Van Laars for helping select this year’s parade award recipients.     Fresh out of 16 months...

Digital QR Code Tool to Access COVID-19 Vaccine Records

    In late June, California launched a digital tool for residents to access their COVID-19 vaccination records from the state’s immunization registry, adding...

First Saturday For Art Series

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)Christian Ehrhorn, pictured with his mixed media work, Peace And its Agents.     Christian Ehrhorn announces “First Saturday for Art,” an...

Off the Grid Food Responders Program Comes to Contra Costa

(Courtesy of San Francisco'a Off the Grid)Off The Grid is expanding their reach to Contra Costa County to help prepare for the upcoming fire...

MOFD Helps Homeowners Create Defensible Space for Themselves

(Dennis Reins, Photographer) Volunteer listens to Chief Winnacker at the onsite training for the Fire Adapted Community Ambassador program.     Despite all the information popping...

Nominations Now Open For The Orinda Citizen Of The Year 2020

    Do you have a person in mind to nominate for outstanding community service in 2020 in Orinda and/or over many years of...

Orinda’s 4th of July Parade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdT_kEhmCuMVideo clip courtesy of NBC Bay Area.

Orinda Votes to Hold Parade Despite COVID-19 Concerns

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)The annual Fourth of July parade is back. With July 4 falling on a Sunday this year, the parade will start at...

Grab Your Chair, Hat and Mask: July 4 Promises Safety, Fun...

(Contributed Photo)Michael Beller, who is walking in the parade with Orinda Library staff and volunteers with Friends of the Library, is patriotic from head...

Orinda and Moraga Residents Sign Petition for Baitx’ Recusal from MOFD

(Courtesy of MOFD)District 1 Board Member Gregory Baitx, an active firefighter and elected by Moraga residents of District 1, was asked to recuse himself...

Landmark Mental Health AB-988 Bill Passes Assembly this Month

    Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) mental health emergency crisis response legislation, AB 988, termed “landmark” by her staff, passed off the Assembly floor...

Orinda Library is Cooling Center

    Due to the excessive heat warnings, the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, has been designated as a cooling center for the next...

Lamorinda Citizens Upset About MOFD Board Discussion

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Lamorinda citizens were in an uproar of public concern when word got out that Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) Board of Directors allotted...

Want Your Powerlines Undergrounded? Read this First

(Chris Anderson, Photographer)Power lines are only the top wires on a pole. The lower lines are typically cable, phone, and Internet and are not...

Brookwood Road: Where Miscommunication Meets Fire Prevention Measures

(Tristan Shaughnessy, Photographer) A section of Brookwood Road after the city’s vegetation removal, compared to a 2019 Google Maps image.     In early May, Orinda’s...

Orinda July 4th Parade is Happening

    July 4, 2021 beginning at 11 a.m.    Save the date as The Orinda Association brings back Orinda’s popular hometown parade. Go...

Orinda Garden Club Launches Downtown Beautification Project

(Jane Wiser, Photographer)Orinda Garden Club members take a moment across from the Orinda Theatre before replanting pots and beautifying Orinda for spring. (L-R) Sue...

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