Melanie Light to Receive Citizen of the Year Award

(Ken Light, Photographer)Melanie Light will be honored as Citizen of the Year Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Founders Auditorium of the Orinda Community...

Stories by Starlight Sets Halloween Mood with Cowler’s Adaptation

(David Dierks, Photographer)Marsha Howard (standing) with (L-R) Ariella Folks, Ken Sollazzo and John Chapin starred in The Monkey’s Paw, part of Malcolm Cowler’s Triple...

11th Annual Orinda Jazz Festival Returns Oct. 2, Live Performance

(Courtesy of Carol Alban)Producer Carol Alban will also perform at this year’s Orinda Jazz Festival, which celebrates Octoberfest as well as the return to...

Woman’s Club Benefit Luncheon Nov. 18 at Festival of Trees Event

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Attending the Nov. 2019, pre-pandemic Festival of Trees at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon are, L-R: Sondra Landberg of Walnut Creek,...

Paintings, Playful Tapestries and a Public Art Retrospective, Oct. 2

(Courtesy John Toki)John Toki’s 10’4” tall stoneware and porcelain clay sculpture, Sakura 2019, was completed over four years and weighs 3600 lbs.     The...

Art Gallery at Wilder opens “Day Dreams” to the Public on...

(Courtesy Carol Jenkins)Carol Jenkins’ 20” x 26” mixed media on canvas entitled Pink Moment I is an example of her desire to use a...

Can Asian Americans Be Alpha Males?

(Courtesy of S.K. Gupta) S. K. Gupta is a former senior executive of a Fortune 50 corporation. He enjoys researching and writing about not-so-obvious things...

Flash Night at Orinda Books, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

    Diablo Writers’ Workshop will host a reading by eight Lamorinda area writers at Orinda Books on Saturday, Oct. 23 starting at 6:30...

Fulfillment While Working at the Lamorinda Adult Respite Center

(Courtesy of LARC)Fred, a therapy dog, enjoys visiting Lamorinda Adult Respite Center participants, just as much as the participants enjoying visiting him.     After...

Geophysicist and Orinda Resident, Fred Herkenhoff, Passes Away

(Courtesy of Herkenhoff Family)Fred Herkenhoff     Fred Herkenhoff, internationally renowned geophysicist and beloved father and spouse, passed away Sept. 8, 2021, surrounded by his...

Thank You for Making the Classic Car Show Success!

(David Dierks, Photographer)Crowds enjoyed the 17th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show.     The OA Board wishes to thank everyone who came out and supported...

Car Show Honors First Responders

(David Dierks, Photographer) Bill Merkel’s 2005 Dodge Viper Copperhead Roadster appeared at the 2018 Orinda Classic Car Show.     After transforming into a virtual car...

There’s Magic in the Air for this Year’s Three Quarter Century...

(Courtesy of Geroge Hardeen)George Hardeen, Harry Houdini’s grandnephew, will share stories about the most celebrated illusionist and escape artist in the world on Sept....

September Stories by Starlight

(Monica Bonnington, Photographer)Bruce Kaplan (L) and Kim Saunders performed in the first Stories by Starlight production, Tartuffe. Stories by Starlight continues Sept. 10 through...

Cal Shakes The Winter’s Tale Sept. 1-26

(Courtesy of Ulises Alcala)“Exit, pursued by a bear” is a famous stage direction in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale taking place at the Bruns Amphitheater...

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary HOME Team Volunteers Back in Action

(Courtesy Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary)Leander Hauri, of Lafayette, makes a repair as a member of Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary’s HOME Team, which resumes service Sept. 25.     ...

Wilder Gallery: Open Ended Paintings Explore the Unexpected

(Courtesy of Katie Korotzer) Katie Korotzer’s 60” x 60” acrylic on canvas painting Open Ended VIII is part of a series of large works she...

Library Gallery: Paintings and Lace Tatting Demo by Yuka Yoshi

    The Lamorinda Arts Council presents Kath Balamuth and Lassie Colebourn’s paintings and lace tatting by Yuka Yoshi in the virtual and in-person...

Lamorinda Idol Singers Go Live with In-Person Performances

(Dan Klein, Photographer)(L-R) Miranda Klein, Curtis Resnik, Isabelle Porcella and Cara Impallomeni braved the heat to open the Orinda Fourth of July parade by...

Manager Retires after 20-Plus Years of Service at UPS Store in...

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Linda Heasell steps down from her office manager position at Orinda's UPS store after more than 20 years at the location.    ...
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