Acalanes Halts Out-of-District Student Transfers

    For the first time in some 20 years the Acalanes Union High School District is shutting its doors to students outside its...

Making Masks and Other Ways Volunteers Find Ways to Help

Previous Next     Orinda residents of all ages mobilized their talents to battle the coronavirus pandemic, many making quite a departure from the skill sets...

Orinda’s New Mayor Sets Priorities

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Orinda Mayor Inga Miller was sworn into office Dec. 11.     On Dec. 11, Inga Miller was sworn in as Orinda’s 35th...

Looting in Orinda Village

(Morgan Weiss, Photographer)     Computer Software and Hardware had its front door and window busted, approximately 15 laptops, several larger computers and other items...

Voters to Decide Fate of Sales Tax Increase, Measure R, In...

(Contributed Graphic)     Voters will decide to either to increase the add-on Transactions Use Tax (TUT) to one cent or continue with the current...

Accessory Dwelling Units: Granny Flats to Luxurious Digs

(Ben Munday - Connect Homes, Photographer)Ben and Sara Munday live in a Connect-Homes main residence with a detached accessory dwelling unit, used as an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Orinda Author Making a Change in the World with Plastic-Free Living

(Contributed Photo) Orinda native and plastic pollution activist Sandra Ann Harris published "Say Goodbye To Plastic: A Survival Guide For Plastic-Free Living" in October 2020...

School Boards Develop Hybrid Plan But Classes Must Be Virtual

(Contributed Graphic)The Orinda Union School District made hybrid schedules like this one for students who choose to attend classes partly on campus.    ...

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...

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...

Market Hall, Boutique Fitness, Courtyard Coming to The Station

(Contributed Graphic)An architectural rendering of The Station and courtyard.     If all goes as planned, The Station, a 19,350 square-foot mixed-use project at 25A...

Warm Coat Drive Exceeds Expectations

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Sleepy Hollow students (L-R) Back Row: Haley Hoskins, Eve Copeland, Annarose Smith; Front row: Sofia Blore, Emma Stokes help sort donations for the...

Why These Five Locals are Being Honored this Month

    Most people around the city probably are familiar with the names of the five people who will be feted by The Orinda...

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club Raffles Off 1961 Vintage VW Bug

SALLY HOGARTY Raffle winner Steve Falk and his wife Nancy stand with their big prize, a beautifully restored 1961 VW Beetle, joined by members of...

Shutdown Takes Toll on Retailers, Restaurants

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Paul Jones and Ulises Santiago package vegetarian quinoa salads from Fourth Bore for delivery to John Muir Hospital staff.     An...

Businessman Receives Mayor’s Award

(David Dierks, photographer) Mo Mashhoon (L) received the 2019 Mayor’s Award of Excellence from Inga Miller for his efforts in jumpstarting the renewal of downtown...

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