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President’s Message – February 2021

Serving the Community During COVID and Beyond     I am honored to serve as The Orinda Association’s President a second time, and on behalf...

Orinda Association Joins with Two Rotary Clubs to Help Others

(Contributed Photo)This 1974 Datsun 710 wagon was donated by Lou and Debbie Roessler. Debbie is a member of Moraga Rotary, one of the partner...

Warm Coats for Neighbors in Need

(Kathy Enzerink)Cathy Goshorn, with the Orinda Association and Seniors Around Town program, is loaded to the top of her COVID-19 mask with 11 new...

Dedicated OA Board Member Retires

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Retiring OA Board Member Joe Garvey looks forward to more time with Barney, his very lovable, 6-year-old Irish Terrier from County Wicklow,...

President’s Message – December 2020

Together (Apart)     As 2020 nears its final days, we reflect on the worst pandemic in 100 years and on a year that has...

The Proverbial “Pandemic” Box Forced Us to Think Outside of It

(Horatio Jung) The 2020 Classic Car Show became a Car Tour with both drivers and volunteers wearing masks as they toured the Lamorinda area.    ...

President’s Message – November 2020

Public Forum and Fire Safety     I hope you have taken time to vote in this very important election. Besides the Presidential election, there...

Charleen Earley Takes Over as Editor

(Contributed Photo)Charleen Earley was appointed editor-in-chief of The Orinda News in October.     Long-time freelance writer, publisher and teacher Charleen Earley became The Orinda...

President’s Message – October 2020

Car Tour and Elections     As we enter the month of October, we grieve the victims of the horrific fires in the Western states....

President’s Message – September 2020

Engagement and Appreciation     In the midst of the pandemic, we look forward to a hopeful future and opportunities to engage and appreciate our...

OA Board Spotlight

    Orinda resident and Berkeley City College student Devan Sudra has been a member of the OA board for the past two years.He...

President’s Message – August 2020

Preservation and Perseverance     The pandemic has not only impacted our lives and our health, it has had a drastic impact on our local...

Decorations, Photos, Noise at Noon – Get Ready for July 4...

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Heeding a call to decorate houses, mailboxes, fences and even pets for this year’s Fourth of July celebration, an Orinda front yard...

President’s Message – July 2020

Achieving Positive Change     It’s been a turbulent time for our nation. First the pandemic, then a senseless act of violence that galvanized the...

Fourth of July Organizers Plan Creative Celebrations

(Contributed Photo)     On your mark. Get set. Get ready to decorate big time for Orinda’s July 4 events.     With the theme of...

President’s Message – June 2020

Orinda Celebrates Together (apart)     Congratulations to the graduating seniors of Miramonte High School and to all the graduates in the Orinda United School...

President’s Message – May 2020

Good Deeds and Gratitude     While we shelter in place and practice social distancing, we must reflect and acknowledge the people who help us...

Staying Safe in Orinda Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda’s Top Safety Officials

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Seniors Around Town Founder Wiley Receives Local Jefferson Award

(Contributed photo)Kate Wiley, founder of Seniors Around Town, received a local Jefferson Award.     The founder of Orinda’s innovative program that connects volunteer...

The Orinda Association Supporters and Friends

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)(L-R) Orinda Community Foundation Board Member Richard Westin, 2018 Citizens of the Year Andy and Carol Amstutz and Orinda Association Board President...

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