Orinda Park and Rec Foundation Seeks Board Members

    Proponents of parks and recreation, those who enjoy being outdoors or whose children are active in Orinda’s recreational programs are encouraged to...

Garden Club Plants Daffodils

    Come April about 1,500 newly planted daffodils are expected to start blooming at the Camino Sobrante triangle and Highway 24 off-ramp.   ...

Sleepy Hollow Learning Garden Celebrated at ‘Farm-to-Table’ Dinner

Courtesy of Robert Schroeder PhotographyGarden founder Susan DiStefano and Sleepy Hollow Parents Club president Dana Chiappone were among the hosts of the Oct. 5...

Five New Public Sculptures to be Installed This Month

Contributed PhotoArtist Ann Christenson and her clay pipe Shimmy Contributed PhotoIceberg Slim by Hans Miles Contributed PhotoMartha by Rimas VisGirda     Later this month, five new...

Orinda Author’s New Book Recounts Battle to End Biased IQ Testing

Kathy Enzerink, Photographer The Soledad Children is available at Orinda Books and at online retailers. Co-author Marty Glick, an Orinda resident for 30 years, will...

Chiropractor Comes to Aid of Refugees at Camps in Jordan, Colombia

(Contributed Photo) An 85-year-old Bedouin woman shows her appreciation to chiropractor Jacalyn Buettner after receiving a much-needed spine adjustment.     When Jacalyn Buettner says...

Spotted in Prague: Globe-Trotting Olmers on Their Second Year of Travel

(Contributed Photo)Ksenija and Mirak Olmer had fun trying on native costumes at the Busó Folk Museum in Mohács, Hungary, earlier this year.    ...

MOFD Opens Station 43 in North Orinda

(Contributed Photo)     After 33 months in a temporary station, the crew for Station 43 of the Moraga Orinda Fire District moved into its...

Riding for a Cause: Cyclist, 72, Raising Funds for Breast Cancer

(Contributed Photo)Orinda cyclist Rick Perez makes a quick stop on a bridge over the Hudson River as part of last year’s ride from Quebec...

Orinda Resident Named Contra Costa Community College Teacher of the Year

(Contributed Photo)Dr. Cheri Etheredge poses with the lifelike mannequin used for teaching nursing students in Contra Costa College’s simulation lab.     Dr. Cheri Etheredge,...

Jane Andersen: Remembered For Positive Attitude And Gregarious Nature

Jan. 15, 1932 - March 21, 2019 (Contributed Photo)Jane Andersen was an active member of the Orinda community for over 40 years.     Long-time...

101-year-old Skier Shares His Secrets to Longevity

(Contributed Photo)Centenarian George Jedenoff’s daily exercise routine keeps him in shape for his annual ski trips.     George Jedenoff is at it again. At...

Chamber Changes

(Cindy Powell, Photographer) Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Roy Hodgkinson welcomes new President TJ D'Amato at a recent board meeting.

Keeping Seniors “Well Connected”

(Contributed Photo)Orinda resident Rosalee Biasatti participates in Well Connected’s phone- and online-based discussion groups.     If you are an older adult who perhaps can’t...

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...

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