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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...

President’s Message – April 2020

Staying Safe and Connected     The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our lives and redefining how we interact with each other. Schools and large...

Orinda Citizen of the Year/William Penn Mott, Jr. Awards Postponed

The Orinda Citizen of the Year/William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award Ceremony scheduled for March 22 has been postponed. It will be rescheduled in...

Four Who Define, Serve Orinda Will Be Honored With Awards March...

    An architect who helped shape Orinda’s roads and downtown, a botanist who keeps locals creeks clean, the man behind the voice at...

President’s Message – February 2020

Heartfelt Thank You to Our Supporters     February is the month of love and appreciation. All of us at The Orinda Association (OA) would...

Date Set for Community Service Awards Dinner Ceremony at OCC

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Bobbie Landers was honored for her many years of volunteer service to the Orinda community at the 2019 awards gala.     Life...

OIS Concert Spreads Cheer at SAT Holiday Luncheon

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     Seniors Around Town (SAT) riders and drivers came together with SAT staff members and Orinda Association board members to celebrate...

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