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...

2018 Orinda Election Results

Orinda City Council:Amy Worth (incumbent)Dennis FayNick KoslaMOFD Division 3:Steven DanzigerMOFD Division 4:Michael DonnerState Assembly:Rebecca Bauer-KahanAcalanes School Board:Nancy Kendzierski (incumbent)Bob Hockett (incumbent)Christopher SeversonOUSD Bond Measures:Measure...

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...

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...

MOFD’s Memo of Understanding with Firefighters Signed by Board

Grace Santos, MOFD (Moraga-Orinda Fire District) secretary/clerk, indicated that as of press time the signed MOFD/Local 1230 Memo of Understanding (MOU) has not been...

Residents Challenged to Discover Lamorinda’s Outdoor Gems

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Working together on the Trail Challenge are (L-R) Orinda Parks and Rec Director Todd Trimble,Moraga’s Parks and Rec Director Breyana Brandt, Orinda...

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...

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...

Educators Raise Alarm Over E-cigarettes as Use By Teens Soars

(Courtesy Of Contra Costa County Office Of Education)Here is a sampling of vaping items confiscated at local schools, according to Emily Justice of the...

Firewise: Yardwork During Shelter in Place

    Despite the shelter in place order, homeowners still need to get their properties ready for the upcoming fire season.     On...

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...

Non-Hosted Short-term Rentals Banned at Least Until November

    Non-hosted short-term rentals are prohibited in Orinda at least until November while the City Council considers permanent regulations, including possible zoning code...

How the City is Conducting Business During Shutdowns, Shelter in Place

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)The Orinda Community Center, like all city buildings, was deserted after events were canceled.     Across the counter, face-to-face...

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:...

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...

Farmers’ Market Now Year-Round

    Fresh vegetables and fruits, not to mention delicious crepes and jams, will now be available year-round as the popular Orinda Farmers’ Market...

Police Blotter – April 2020

Feb. 9 through March 7 Calls for Service911 Hangup: 15 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 4 incidents.Alarm, False: 89 incidents.Animal Control PD...

Local College Students Peacefully Protest

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)     Ariana, Emma and Aidan (no last names given) spent June 2 holding up protest signs in Orinda's downtown area. All...

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...

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