Legislation Introduced to Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure

(Courtesy of Trip Advisor)Contra Costa Canal trail in Pleasant Hill.     Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation to improve...

Orinda Garden Club Welcomes “A Tale of Four Medians”

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)New drought-resistant shrubs and trees adorn the medians along Camino Sobrante thanks to funding from the Orinda Garden Club, Orinda Park and...

Notice Of Opportunity To Serve On A City Of Orinda Commission...

    Effective February, 2019, there will be vacancies on several city commissions and committees:Planning Commission (3)Parks & Recreation Commission (2)Citizens’ Infrastructure Oversight Commission...

Simar Khanna Named Editor

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Simar Khanna becomes the sixth editor of The Orinda News effective Feb. 1.     On Feb. 1, Simar Khanna took the reigns...

Local Editor Takes on New Role

(Charlie Jarrett, Photographer) After 25 years with The Orinda News, Sally Hogarty has transitioned to a new role as executive editor.     This month marks...

Local Veterans Pay Tribute to Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

SALLY HOGARTY VFW Post 8063 members (L-R) Bill Lew (Lafayette), Ted Parker (Orinda), Bill Charles (Orinda), Ed Isely (Moraga) and Terry Murphy (Orinda).     On...

Local Author Chronicles Experiences in Medical Services in Iraq in New...

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO John Donnelly’s new book, Center of Mercy, recounts his experiences in Iraq.     Orinda Rotary Club President John Donnelly, Ph.D., has led many...

Anonymous Donor Matching OCF Funds

    Orinda Community Foundation Cofounder and Board Member Sue Severson is excited by the generosity of an anonymous donor who will match all...

Gary John McCosker Will Be Missed by Family and Friends

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Gary John McCosker     Gary John McCosker passed away Dec. 9 from a heart attack. Gary was born on Nov. 28, 1946 in...

Luca Katalin Gerö Brought Joy to Many During Her Brief Life

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Orinda teen Luca Katalin Gerő was a bright light to those who knew and loved her.     Luca Katalin Gerö was born December...

County Library says Goodbye to Fines

    On Jan. 1, the Contra Costa County Library will eliminate overdue fines on all library materials, including books, magazines, DVDs and other...

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 Breast Cancer Specialist Honored by American Cancer Society

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Dr. Tiffany Svahn. The American Cancer Society honored Tiffany Svahn, MD, the lead breast cancer specialist at Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group,...

Slow Down Signs on Hillcrest Drive

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Glorietta Elementary student and Hillcrest Drive resident Ruby Swedeen and her mother, Heather Swedeen (on the right), along with other concerned Hillcrest Drive...

The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney for Your Family

Clients who come to our offices often ask this question. They are also unclear as to how a Durable Power of Attorney (or DPOA)...

Remembering Our Veterans

    When I was teaching English at Campolindo High School and Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) arrived, I’d ask students to find a veteran...

Local National Charity Leagues Join Forces

ANN MURPHY The Acalanes Area and Lamorinda Chapters of the National Charity League joined together on Oct. 14 for the first combined event.  ...

Two Orinda Physicians Make a Difference for Indigenous Mayan Indians

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Dr. Donna Di Cenzo and another volunteer hold two young patients ready to be discharged from Hospital de la Familia’s nutrition center.  ...

Moraga Adobe Begins Purchase Phase

SALLY HOGARTY (L-R) FJMA Board Member Tania DeGroot, FJMA President Kent Long, Branagh’s Director of Custom Homes Scott Smigielski, FJMA Vice President SB Master...

Myron Konjoyan 1931-2018

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Lamorinda business owner Myron Konjoyan.     Myron Seamone Konjoyan passed on Sept. 13, 2018 after a short illness. Myron was born May...

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