Chamber Goes Virtual

    The Orinda Chamber of Commerce in October shut down its downtown office and let go of its executive director. The organization had...

New Chapter, Familiar Names as Orinda Books Changes Hands

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Longtime customer, and then Orinda Books employee, Pat Rudebusch recently took ownership of the local bookstore.     Pat Rudebusch had been a...

Zamboni’s Pizza Reopens After Remodel

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)     On Sept. 5, Tim Miyamoto-Mills wielded the Orinda Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting scissors to reopen Zamboni’s Pizza at 1...

The 2019 Orinda Restaurant Guide – Bon Appétit!

(Lynn Kalmar, Photographer)Open every day for lunch and dinner, Baan Thai’s menu includes five curry dishes (green, yellow, mango, peanut and pumpkin) that can...

Orinda’s Brick and Mortar Consignment Stores

SALLY HOGARTY Maureen Brown, owner of Rechic, displays one of the many dresses perfect for holiday get-togethers. Cheryl’s Closet at 21 Orinda Way (925-254-4442) and Rechic...

Green, Local and Thrifty Holiday Shopping…with Facebook?

MIMI BOMMARITO Orindan Mindy Becker preps a gently-worn top to be photographed for a post on Lamorinda Treasures. Looking to stretch your holiday dollars a little...

Orinda Writer’s Latest Book

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Orinda writer Sally Bolger (2nd from right) poses with fellow children’s book authors (L-R) Vanessa Hua, Colleen Weeks and Mitali Perkins at...

New Members of the Chamber of Commerce

President of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce Roy Hodgkison (left in both photos) welcomed two new Chamber members, dentist Dr. Amin Samadian (left photo)...

The 2018 Guide to Orinda Restaurants – Bon Appétit!

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO “Pietro’s Pizza,” with prosciutto, truffle oil and fresh basil, is a favorite of patrons at Piccolo Napoli. SALLY HOGARTY Customers line up for Europa’s famous...

Farewell to Valerie

A Fond Farewell to Columnist Valerie Hotz By ELANA O’LOSKEY Staff Writer When Valerie Hotz agreed to write Business Buzz in The Orinda News, little did she...

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