Cars, Drones, Live Steam All Part of the First Ever Virtual...

(Contributed Photo)Jason Matthews enjoys driving his wife Jennifer’s 1974 Karmann Ghia, which was fully restored following a fire.     The 16th annual Orinda Classic...

Orinda Theatre Proprietor Trying to Save Landmark

(Sally Hogarty, Phtographer)The Orinda Theatre celebrated its 75th anniversary in December 2016 with a gala party.     Orinda, shining brightly in the night sky...

Celebrating 50 Years of Service with Orinda Rotary

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Peirce and his wife Jo Ann McKee outside their Orinda Woods home. Peirce just celebrated his 50th year with the Rotary Club...

Rotary Volunteers Help Others

(Rodney Lal, Photographer)Rotary members (L-R) Melissa Roeder, Weylin Eng and Peter Liu sort food at the Food Bank of Contra Costa Solano County. The...

Carol Penskar – A Life Well Lived

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Carol Penskar (2nd from left) at the 2018 celebration where she received the Orinda Association’s Volunteer award. She’s shown here with her...

Jim Luini – The Passing of a True Gentle Man

(Contributed Photo) Jim Luini passed away Aug. 3 as gently and quietly as he lived.     On Aug. 3, Jim Luini, a gentle, kind soul,...

Seniors Receive Emergency Essentials from Lamorinda Village, Volunteers

(Kathy Enzerink)Lamorinda Village operations manager, Kathryn Ishizu (center) with daughter Kaylin (L) and friend Sofia Obnial (R) stuff duffel bags with essential evacuation necessities...

Orinda Woman’s Club Virtual FUNdraising Events in September

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Realtor Patti Camras modeling at a previous Festival of Trees fashion show. Mask added by Robert Murillo.     What could be better...

Local Orindans Hope to Beautify Orinda One Panel at a Time

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Tom Trowbridge (L) and Peter Hassleman (R) with their model panels for the Trompe L’oeil they hope will be approved for the...

Winners of the Annual Lamorinda Idol Announced Via Webinar

(Contributed Photo)The Elkind Sisters received the Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Groups Award.(Contributed Photo)Svea Peterson won the Audience Award.(Contributed Photo)Miranda Klein received the Kindergarten –...

July 18: Virtual Evacuation Drill

    Early Saturday, July 18, the Orinda Police Department, the Moraga Orinda Fire District (MOFD) and the Community Warning System (CWS) held an...

Miner Road Bridge Walls Completed

(Courtesy Orinda Garden Club) Workers put finishing touches on the bridge at Miner Road.     The walls along the Miner Road bridge are once again...

Lamorinda Idol Goes Virtual

(Contributed image)A collage shows the kindergarten to 5th grade solo finalists who entered the Lamorinda Idol competition via Zoom.     Forget Netflix, Hulu...

Fourth of July – Orinda Style

(Contributed Photo)Lucy Keene, above, decked out like other Orindans to celebrate the shelter-in-place Fourth of July. (Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)A woman in a patriotic outfit...

Registration Open for Classic Car Tour

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Mark Maxson with his 1924 Hudson. “It always reminds me of John Steinbeck and the Grapes of Wrath,” he said.    ...

New Group Formed

    Amidst the civil rights movement that has swept over the nation this summer, a new committee of the Miramonte High School Parents...

Downtown Planners Set Goals, Objectives; Discuss Lack of Vibrancy, Development

    Enhancing the economic vitality of downtown with mixed-use businesses and multi-unit development top the list of goals of a panel working on...

Reopenings Under Way But its Not Business as Usual

(Contributed Photo)Patrons enjoy an evening outside the Orinda Theatre where theme nights are planned on Friday and Saturday.     When Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaims...

Starlight Players Bring Mystery and Fundraising to Zoom

(Contributed Photo)     Like many theatres, both community and professional, the Orinda Starlight Village Players (OrSVP) had to cancel their 2020 season due to...

Classic Car Show to Hit the Road

(Christopher Robson)Classic cars, like this convertible T-bird, will take part in an on-the-road Car Show Sept. 12.     This year, the venerable...
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