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...

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...

EMBUD Pipeline Project Set to Begin

    La Encinal Road is expected to be closed from early April to early June as the year-long Westside Pumping Plant and Pipeline...

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...

EBMUD Plans Year-Long Road Closures for Upper El Toyonal

(Courtesty of EBMUD)This map shows the location of the future Westside Pumping Plant and Encinal Regulator, as well as the scope of the planned...

Senators Introduce Bills to Protect Sick, Elderly During Power Outages

    City officials are weighing in on a series of bills co-introduced by Sen. Steve Glazer that would, among other things, protect vulnerable...

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...

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...

Infrastructure, Sales Tax are Top Priorities of Orinda’s New Mayor

(David Dierks, photographer)Orinda’s City Council recognized the work of outgoing mayor Inga Miller as she handed the reins to fellow City Council member Darlene...

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...

Chamber Explains What’s Next After Going Virtual

    Making use of technology and saving money were what led the Orinda Chamber of Commerce to suddenly shutter the group’s downtown office...

Orinda Icon Shares Health Secrets

(Sally Hogarty, photographer)Jeanne Dowell’s passion for yoga and teaching is shared with daughter Dana Dowell (standing), author of the book Yoga Girl.     While...

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...

Council Bans Non-hosted Short-term Rentals

(Sally Hogarty, photographer)a large memorial to the victims of the oct. 31 shooting in orinda covers the old theatre square fountain at Brookwood Road...

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...

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...

Orinda to Poll Residents on extending Half-cent Sales Tax

    Orinda plans to poll residents early next year to gauge support for extending a half-cent sales tax that was established in 2012.  ...

In Wake of Shooting Spree, Orinda City Council Proposes Ban on Non-Hosted Short-Term Rentals 

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) A large memorial to the victims of the Oct. 31 shooting in Orinda covers the old Theatre Square fountain at Brookwood Way...

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...

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...

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