Sales-Tax Survey Results Expected at Mid-March Council Meeting

    The results of a survey of 400 Orindans asking if a half-cent sales tax should be extended and raised another half-cent to...

City Council Approves New Accessory Dwelling Unit Rules

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) An accessory dwelling unit is under construction on Moraga Way.     Conforming to California state law, the City Council unanimously approved height,...

Police Blotter – February 2019

December 2, 2018 through January 12, 2019 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 13 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents. Accident Property: 7 incidents. Alarm, False: 47 incidents. Barking Dog: 1 incident. Battery:...

Virus Takes Bite Out of City Budget

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Empty playgrounds, canceled classes: The Parks and Rec programs sustained the most losses under the coronavirus.     The city is facing a...

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...

Pads4Pets Founders Receive Award

(Contributed Photo)Pam and Gary Schroeder received a local Jefferson Award from KPIX.     Orinda residents Pam and Gary Schroeder who for seven years have...

Council Candidates to Answer a Myriad of Questions During Forum

Mayoral Candidates Darlene Gee, Latika Malkani and Inga Miller     The Orinda Association is hosting a virtual forum Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 p.m....

City Council Gives Green Light for Memory Care Facility at Wilder

Wilder Owners to File Law Suit (Contributed Graphic) A 3D render of the proposed Countryhouse Memory Care facility.     The Orinda City Council unanimously passed Resolution...

15th Annual Classic Car Show Set to Hit the Road in...

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Chip Herman (2nd from left) turns over the keys to the car show, not to mention the Corvette, to Classic Car Show...

ConnectOrinda Projects Come into Focus

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) This view of San Pablo Creek behind 23 Orinda Way could one day transform to a more pristine view from an outdoor...

Race for a Seat on the MOFD Board

(Contributed Photo)Sharon McGinnis Gidlestone(Contributed Photo)Craig Jorgens Previous Next     What started out as a two-party race dwindled down to a one-party, unchallenged race and later switched...

Candidates for the Moraga Orinda Fire District Give Their Views

By DAVID DIERKS Assistant EditorThe Moraga-Orinda Fire District has a five-member board of directors representing five divisions. Charged with providing strategic leadership, policy and...

Following the Virus

(Courtesy of Contra Costa Health Services)    Up-to-the minute information on COVID-19 cases in the state and Contra Costa County, as well as local resources,...

Community Concern for Orinda Cats

(Photo Courtesy of Billie Cummings)Isabella Honeyford of Pleasant Hill holds a litter composed of two sets of twins from Community Concern for Cats. She and...

City Council Passes Resolution on 5G Small Cell Facilities

    An appreciative audience applauded the Orinda City Council last month when it unanimously adopted a resolution regulating the aesthetics of small wireless...

Orinda Woman’s Club 2018 Recipients

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     Orinda Woman’s Club Vice President Alison Kling (R) presented Scott Chavez (L) from Contra Costa Crisis Center and Gigi Crowder...

Police Blotter – May 2019

Calls for Service911 Hangup: 55 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 3 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 12 incidents.Alarm, False: 122 incidents.Assault with Deadly Weapon: 1 incident.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...

City Wants to Recheck Voter Pulse on Sales Tax Ballot Measure

    In light of COVID-19, city leaders want to know what residents think now about extending the half-cent sales tax.    A pre-pandemic...

Council OKs El Toyonal Closures; Mayor Opposes Housing Bill

(Contributed Photo)Chabot Dam Seismic Upgrade Project     Traffic disruptions along segments of El Toyonal will last through October as EBMUD upgrades and replaces water...

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