Farmers’ Market Closed Sept. 12

    Due to unhealthy air quality predicted for Orinda Sept. 11-12, the Orinda Farmers' Market will not be open this Saturday. The market...

U.S. Post Office Protest Rally in Orinda

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Madeline (left) and Sofia, with their father Chad Curran, hold signs they made for the rally.     A synchronized, national rally to...

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...

Incumbents and Challengers Running for Local Offices Now Determined

(Photo Courtesy of City of Orinda)Contra Costa County is making voting easier by installing 15 outdoor dropboxes where voters can deposit their ballots any...

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...

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...

High Winds Spark Orinda Fire

(Mary Carrillo, Photographer)     On Aug. 16, the high winds and a crashing tree woke up Mary Carrillo and her husband at their home...

Wilder HOA Files Appeal for Memory Care Facility

(Contributed Graphic)     The Wilder Home Owners Association filed an appeal for the proposed 38-bed Countryhouse Memory Care facility at 1 Wilder Road. The...

Seasoned Shopper – September 2020

Time for Tomatoes     As fall approaches the market remains full of many summer delights, including strawberries and stone fruits. Now it’s time for...

MOFD’s Residential Chipper Program to Return Mid September

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Residents must hire a private company, like this one, until the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s free service returns.     Orinda’s popular residential wood...

Memory Care, Montessori School at Wilder Get Planners’ OK

(Contributed Graphic)A 3D render of the proposed Countryhouse Memory Care facility.     Countryhouse Memory Care, a 38-bed facility, and Montessori Impressions Academy passed muster...

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.    ...

Local, National Candidates Emerge as Election Deadline Approaches

(David Dierks, Photographer) Darleene Gee (L) and Inga Miller are seeking re-election to the Orinda City Council in November.     While Major League Baseball navigates...

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...

MOFD Begins Fire Inspections: Here’s What to do if You Get...

(Courtesy Moraga-Orinda Fire District)This illustration shows the correct and incorrect way to trim brush around a property.     The Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) has...

Comment on Housing Plan Due Aug. 10

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Monteverde senior apartments at 2 Irwin Way, formerly the site of the old Orinda Library, allowed Orinda to meet its low-income Regional...

All Fall High School Sports Postponed

(Henry Hill, Photographer)Football players take in a practice but with social distancing.     The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body of California high...

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...

Planning Department Survey Finds Discontent with Downtown

(Courtesy of City of Orinda) Part of city staff's presentation on the Downtown Precise Plan, this image show words which represent survey responses to what...

Sometimes it Takes a Village to Lower Cost of Home Insurance

(Ken Light, Photographer)Embers from the 2017 Tubbs wildfire in Santa Rosa blew from a nearby "very severe" wildland into this urban development, devastating it...

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