America’s Got Talent Finalist, Jimmie Herrod, Comes to Orinda

(Courtesy of Michael Williams)Jimmie Herrod, America’s Got Talent finalist and vocalist for the long-running, multi-genre band, Pink Martini, performs at the Orinda Theatre on...

Dr. Margaret Liu to Speak at the First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Margaret Liu)Dr. Margaret Liu speaks Feb. 3 at the First Friday Forum about COVID-19, RSV, MPox, Influenza and Polio. She will also...

William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award nominations Accepted through March 10

    This annual award honors a citizen or group that displayed outstanding contributions in education and/or environmental preservation in celebration of William Penn Mott,...

Quilting Not Just for the Young at Heart

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer) Ava Marchiel, standing with her quilting teacher Jennifer McCullough of Orinda, with her 42’ x 54’ quilt behind them, is displayed at...

New Series: Insights from Couples Married More Than 50 Years

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Art and Marilyn Goldberg attribute their almost 57 years of happy marriage to common interests, prioritizing family and focusing on what’s important....

Inga Miller’s Outlook on Being Mayor: “We are Here to Listen”

(Kersti Peter, Photographer)Sworn in Dec. 13, 2022, experienced City Councilmember Inga Miller, who served as Orinda’s 35th mayor from 2018 to 2019, is serving...

October 1962: History Repeats Itself

(Courtesy of Orinda Historical Society)     “Taken by former Oakland Tribune photojournalist, Les Sipes, this black and white photograph documents one brave motorist taking refuge...

Orinda News Briefs: Around Town – February 2023

Rescue 1 Foundation Has A Board of Directors Opening    The Rescue 1 Foundation’s mission is to receive and administer donations which will enhance public...

Orinda Rotary Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser

(Contributed Photo)     The Rotary Club of Orinda hosts its 20th annual Crab and Pasta Feed on Mar. 6, partnering with Casa Orinda to serve...

Orinda Woman’s Club Raises $40,000 to Help Others

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Former Mayor of Orinda Victoria Smith, was among the models at the fashion show, which featured clothing from Chico’s of Danville, J....

Orinda Author Gives Advice on How to Live Your Best Life

(Courtesy of Andrea DeWitt)Standing with her first book hot off the press, Andrea DeWitt is thrilled to share the insights she learned through her...

Singer Sam Gravitte Kicks-Off the New Year Performing at Live At...

(Justin Patterson, Photographer)Sam Gravitte, who played the character Fiyero in the Broadway production Wicked, performs his 75-minute show Songs That Raised Me at the...

“A View of Russia” Talk Presented by Col. Lamborn at First...

(Courtesy of Larry Lamborn)Col. Larry Lamborn, a former CIA agent, will speak on Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. via Zoom for the First Friday...

Three January Free Events at the Orinda Library for the Community

(Sandro Vannini, Photographer)Renée Dreyfus, the George and Judy Marcus Distinguished Curator in Charge of Ancient Art at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gives...

Andy Amstutz Wins Award for Volunteer of the Year

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer) Orinda resident Andy Amstutz was honored as Volunteer of the Year, the Lamorinda Village’s inaugural Don Jenkins/Lamorinda Village Service Award on Dec....

Executive Editor Hogarty Retires

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Sally Hogarty, Executive Editor of The Orinda News, retired at the end of December after nearly 30 years. Orinda resident Kathy Cordova...

Orinda Foundation Gifts in 2022 Benefit Many Orinda Organizations

    Happy New Year! In 2022, we returned to something more like “normal” as vaccine booster shots made living through COVID outbreaks more palatable.    ...

Erik Allan Johnson Helped Many

(Jennifer Kemp, Photographer) Erik Allan Johnson passed away on Oct. 31, 2022. He was Class of ’82 at Miramonte High School and coached several middle...

Craig Hayden Kronman Passed Away

(Courtesy of Naomi Redding)Craig Hayden Kronman passed away at the age of 69 on Oct. 20, 2022. A slideshow in his honor was shared...

CAIFF Returns to Orinda Theatre

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)<BR.California Independent Film Festival Opening Night at the Orinda Theatre’s grand 750-seat auditorium.     The California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) returned to the...
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