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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MOFD Forum Focuses on a Number of Hot Button Issues

ANIL COMELO Fielding questions from community members and the League of Women voters, MOFD candidates (L-R) Lucy Talbot, Michael Donner, Steven Michael Danziger,...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

Orinda Police Department Will Soon Have Public Safety Drone

Orinda Police Department Will Soon Have Public Safety Drone By SALLY HOGARTY Editor While helicopters have long been used as an important tool by police and fire...

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...

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...

Darcie Taylor Hired as EFO Executive Director

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Darcie Taylor is bringing her extensive fundraising experience to EFO as the new executive director. By SALLY HOGARTYEditorThe Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO)...

New Bill Targets Short-Term Rentals

(Cindy Powell, Photographer)Sen. Steve Glazer (center) surrounded by city officials. (L-R) Police Chief David Cook, City Council Member Inga Miller, Vice Mayor Amy Worth...

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...

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