Around Town: Orinda News Briefs

Road Closures for Sewer Line Replacement on Camino Sobrante    Contra Costa County Sanitary District will close Camino Sobrante weekdays March 2-25 and March 28...

City Council Looking at Downtown Rezoning and Housing Needs

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer) Orinda Theatre Square is a hub of activity within the family-oriented city. Mixed-use and residential design standards will be established for the...

Around Town: Orinda News Briefs

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Shuttered since early 2020, Bank of America is permanently closing the Orinda branch and ATM March 22. Bank of America Officially Closes Orinda...

Food Bank Donations

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has a donation food bin located at the Orinda Library rotunda, which will...

Dennis Fay Takes Reins as Mayor Effective Dec. 14

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Dennis Fay was sworn in as Mayor of Orinda Dec. 14, 2021 and has set fire prevention as his number one priority.    ...

Hillary Clinton Attends Dedication Ceremony for Caldecott’s Fourth Bore

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)California Rep. Ellen O'Kane Tauscher's new memorial sign greets drivers heading from Orinda toward the Bay.     For many Bay Area commuters, the...

Seniors Around Town Receives Mayor’s Award

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Since 2005, the volunteers of Seniors Around Town (SAT) program have been helping Orinda’s seniors get groceries and meet doctor appointments. They...

Future of the Orinda Theatre – Orinda’s Entertainment Jewel

(Derek Zemrak, Photographer)Spencer Day, #1 Billboard artist/Jazz vocalist, performed at the Dec. 5, 2021 Live at the Orinda! cabaret series at the Orinda Theatre....

Past Wildfire Lessons Guide Us

    We’ve been living with wildfire in California for a few years now. As the power and destruction of the wildfires has grown, clearly...

Tree of Lights Honors Loved Ones During the Holiday Season

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) In past years, crowds of local residents have gathered in Village Square to watch the tree lighting. Unfortunately, this year will not...

Orinda Ballet Returns with Nutcracker

(Patricia Tomlinson, Photographer)     Under the direction of owner and Artistic Director Patricia Tomlinson, the Orinda Ballet Academy announces their annual holiday ballet with a...

Orinda’s Most Visible Landmark Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Derek Zemrak with his new book on his favorite movies flanked by advertisements for current and upcoming movies showing the diversity offered...

Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner a Stormy Night to Remember

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Award recipients and presenters (L–R) Richard Westin, Tom Trowbridge, Melanie Light, Pete Hasselman, Candace Andersen, Sue Severson, and Amy Worth were named...

Hollywood Stars Join Local Author at Film Premiere

(Charleen Earley, Photographer) Kristine Carlson (right), formerly of Orinda, with actor Heather Locklear at the Orinda Theatre Thursday, Oct. 14. Locklear plays Carlson in the...

Newly Appointed Police Chief Ryan Sullivan Takes Helm in Orinda

(Sally Hogarty, PHotographer)Police Chief Ryan Sullivan settles into his new role as Orinda’s top cop.     Ryan Sullivan was selected by City Manager David Biggs...

City Council Tackles Need for Affordable Housing

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)With its striking architecture and commanding view of Orinda Village, Monteverde Senior Apartments exemplifies a development project that includes affordable housing.     On Sept....

Officer Kevin Mooney Honored

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     On Sept. 8, residents from Orinda and Moraga lined Moraga Way to honor Moraga Police Corporal Kevin Mooney, who died...

COVID-19 Keeping Orinda Schools on Its Toes

(Courtesy of OUSD) Orinda Union School District Superintendent Aida Glimme said they’re closely monitoring every COVID-19 case among their student and faculty population. COVID-19 cases...

Police Blotter – October 2021

Calls for ServiceAccident Injury: 1 incidentBattery: 1 incident: Paintbrush Ln.Burglary, Auto: 1 incident: Moraga WayBurglary, Residential: 1 incident: Crest View Dr.Carjacking: 1 incident: Orinda...

Save Your House from a Wildfire

(Courtesy MOFD)This shrub is in compliance with the fire code. It is placed two feet from the structure and there is one foot of...

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