Vaccine Specialist Speaks at Forum

(Courtesy of Margaret Liu)Dr. Margaret Liu, eminent vaccine specialist, speaks about COVID-19 at the First Friday Forum March 5 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.  ...

Lamorinda Idol Contestants Don’t Miss a Beat for Winter Edition

(Courtesy of Lamorinda Idol)(L-R) Vivian Welch, Cara Impallomeni and Miranda Klein were solo finalists in the K-2 solo category of Lamorinda Idol in 2019....

“Indigo Animal” and “Dame Eleanor Marmot” Sculptures Installed at the Orinda...

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)(L-R) Author and artist Rue Harrison and her assistant for this project Jessica Jordao, with “Indigo Animal” and “Dame Eleanor Marmot” sculptures,...

Local Photographer Receives National Recognition

(Yoni Mayeri, Photographer)Orinda resident, photographer and cancer survivor, Yoni Mayeri, received national recognition for her photo, Pandemic Dream, placed on one of the pages...

High School Visual Arts Showcase

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Bird Show Case by Kate Lee, won the Best in Show award at the High School Visual Arts Competition in 2020.  ...

Wilder Gallery: In Memoriam of Heather Metcalf, A Life Lived in...

(Contributed Photo)An Anxious Gathering, the late Heather Metcalf’s 48” x 48” oil painting on wood, brings to mind a lively spirit dancer, cavorting in...

Let’s Make Orinda Beautiful and Resilient by Removing Flammables

(Courtesy Moraga-Orinda Fire Department)Above is an example of a home with non-combustible ground cover and trimmed bushes.     As spring pops up, many...

Have You Gotten Your Vaccination Yet?

By Kathryn Izishu, Contributing Writer (Kathryn Ishizu, Photographer)(L-R) Gino Obnial, MD, Marisol Obnial, MD and Regina Gordon RN are a few of over 100 volunteer,...

Lifelong Learners at Berkeley

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Orinda resident, Kathy Boyle, is a lifelong learner and retired from teaching special education for 40 years. She’s taking three online classes...

Emily Wu Joins Lawrence Livermore Foundation

(Courtesy Emily Wu)Orinda resident Emily Wu, Managing Director for First Republic Bank’s East Bay Business Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors...

ebooks Breathe Life into Contra Costa Library System During Quarantine

By ANIA KEENAN, Contributing Writer (Ania Keenan, Photographer)Contra Costa Library system partners with the Libby App to provide readers access to hundreds of titles online....

Orinda Rotary Fundraiser Success

(Rodney Lal, Photographer)Orinda Rotary and Casa Orinda partnered in a take-out dinner fundraiser event Dec. 9, 2020, to support local restaurants and feed needy...

Speaker Addresses Housing and Homeless at First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Deanne Pearn)Deanne Pearn is co-founder of Hope Solutions and First Place for Youth, and is the First Friday Forum guest speaker, slated...

Propagating Plants in the Pandemic

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Orinda Garden Club members (L-R) Pam Wiley, Katie Wittmann and Jean Rowe tend plants they have propagated for the club’s April plant...

Local Theater Group Produces St. Valentine’s Day Zoom Massacre

(Charlie Jarrett, Photographer)Starlight Player, Teri Gooden, will be playing Calamity Payne in the OrSVP’s Valentine Mobsters, Molls and Mayhem.     The Orinda Starlight Village...

Art Gallery at Wilder: Visionary Folk Artist Leon Kennedy

(Leon Kennedy, Photographer)Leon Kennedy’s acrylic painting Veteran James introduces a former Navy man, whom Kennedy met on his walks around hometown Oakland. ...

Library Gallery: Honoring Educators who Mentor Artists

(Courtesy David Morritt)David Morritt, sculptor instructor at Orinda Intermediate School, built a curriculum by creating a series of projects around hand-building with clay to...

Artify Orinda Installs Painting at CVS

(Maggie Boscoe, Photographer)Can you find the 16 birds, animals and pollinators in Orinda artist Judith Feins’ painting? Sunrise from Rim Trail was installed on...

Defensible Space Clean-up Really Will Help Save Homes

(Courtesy of Cal Fire)More information about creating a defensible space can be found on the Cal Fire website at http://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/ready-set-go.     Just...

The Evolution of Orinda’s Newest Community

(Contributed Photo)Sunder and Rupa Joshi on one of the many trails in the Wilder development.     Originally a working cattle ranch, then a proposed...
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