How Orinda Gained a Passion for Classic Cars During the Decades

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)John Vanek of Orinda Motors helped launch Orinda’s Classic Car Show event.     Falling in love with a 1966 Mustang as a...

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...

Galleries Closed for Now, New Exhibitions Waiting in the Wings

(David Fleisig, Photographer)Serengeti Cheetah.     The Art Gallery at the Orinda Library will be closed through April 7. If the Bay Area’s shelter...

Volunteers Needed to Collect Leaves

    Calling all volunteer nature sleuths: The first weekend in May is your opportunity to collect and record locations of symptomatic bay leaves...

Lamorinda Idol Auditions to be Virtual

    In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Lamorinda Idol has made changes to its popular singing contest.    According to event chairman Steve...

Second Annual Trail Challenge Set

    Following last year’s successful event, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Parks and Rec directors look forward to seeing even more local residents discover...

Jazz/Blues Vocalist Natalie Douglas Performs March 15

Editor's Note: This event has been cancelled. Please check the organizer's web site for updates. (Bill Westmoreland, Photographer)Natalie Douglas’ repertoire includes the music of the...

Orinda Starlight Village Players Announce 2020 Season and Auditions

(Charlie Jarrett, Photographer) Claire Stevenson starred in the title role of last year’s production of The Woman in White.     The Orinda Starlight Village Players...

Friday Forum: Cold War, Theater, Retirement

(Contributed Photo)Dan McGovern     This month’s First Friday Forum with Dan McGovern offers the intriguing title, “From Reagan to Bush to Eugene O’Neill Festivals.” ...

Sign-ups Open for Summer Fun

(Courtesy Sherman Swim School) “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …” Wait a minute – this energetic young swimmer is approaching...

Orinda Community Foundation Marks Decade of Service

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     Orinda Community Foundation (OCF) celebrated its 10th anniversary surrounded by donors and recipients. The philanthropic organization gave $42,150 to 40...

Monthly Research Workshops Now Taking Place at Orinda Library

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)New Library Manager Michael Beller guides Orinda resident May Poon through an online tutorial at his Jan. 11 workshop on electronic resources.  ...

February Friday Forum Explains Importance of 2020 Census

(Contributed Photo)Urban planner Kristine Solseng will cover census basics and its impact on Contra Costa County in her Feb. 7 talk.     The timely...

John Lloyd Young Brings his ‘Jukebox Hero’ to Orinda Concert Series

(Contributed Photo)Performer John Lloyd Young won the Tony Award for his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys before going on to star in the film...

Jazz Fest Featuring Local Artists to Benefit Australia Fire Victims

(Contributed Photo)A Northern California native and a fixture of the Bay Area jazz scene, vocalist Eva Marie Shahoian is set to perform at the...

Farmers’ Market Now Year-Round

    Fresh vegetables and fruits, not to mention delicious crepes and jams, will now be available year-round as the popular Orinda Farmers’ Market...

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...

Therapy Pets Visit Orinda Books with the Release of ‘Hug Tails’

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     Orinda Books literally went to the dogs Saturday, Jan. 11, when photographer Barbara Brady-Smith introduced her book Hug Tails: Portraits...

Celebration of Life Planned to Honor Virginia Ruble

(Contributed Photo)     Family and friends of Virginia “Ginny” Ruble plan to gather Jan. 18 to remember the life of the long-time Orinda resident.  ...

Air Traffic Control to be Demystified at First Friday Forum of...

(Contributed Photo)Mark Sherry will explain air traffic control and how it facilitates Bay Area travel in his Jan.3 lecture.     With more than...
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