Best Hometown Parade Photos

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Emergency Forum Aims to Prepare Residents for Devastating Fire

(David Dierks, photographer)The Orinda Association hosted an Emergency Preparedness Forum with (L-R) Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel, Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team program manager...

13 Musical Groups Lined up to Entertain Througout the Day

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)First formed over 50 years ago, the East Bay Banjo Band always lends a cheerful twang to the best hometown parade.    ...

After the Parade, Loads of Fun Planned at Community Center Park

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Face painters kept parade goers looking festive at last year’s celebration in the park.     When the last colorful float has passed...

Lamorinda Arts Council to Open Art Gallery at Wilder

(Contributed Photo)     The Art Gallery at Wilder opens July 6 with its first artist reception. In cooperation with the city, Lamorinda Arts Council...

Skills of Ancient Civilization Come to Life at Historical Society Kick-Off...

(Joel Gregor, Photographer) “Doc” Hale stands by a Native American tule house at the annual Ancient Ways Gathering held at Sugarloaf Open Space.    ...

Opera in the Park Returns July 28

(Contributed Photo)Mezzo-soprano Katja Heuzeroth is among the performers this year. The Rotary Club of Orinda and Solo Opera are teaming up again this summer to bring...

Friends of the Orinda Library Donation Room Closed until July 4

    The Orinda Library has too much of a good thing. Thanks to several recent large gifts, the donation and sorting rooms are...

Pioneering Icons to Lead This Year’s Best Hometown Parade

(Contributed Photo) (Contributed Photo) Both of this year’s Grand Marshals made lasting contributions to Orinda and its residents. Ann Christofferson was instrumental in establishing the Community...

Orinda Garden Club Shines at de Young’s Bouquets to Art

(Drew Altizer, Photographer) Orinda Garden Club member Marie Tischenko created a floral tribute to Hans Hoffmann’s Still Life with Fruit and Coffeepot, inspired by his...

Riding for a Cause: Cyclist, 72, Raising Funds for Breast Cancer

(Contributed Photo)Orinda cyclist Rick Perez makes a quick stop on a bridge over the Hudson River as part of last year’s ride from Quebec...

Cycling Workshop Teaches Safety and Skills

(Contributed Photo)     The Orinda Traffic Safety Advisory Committee and Orinda City Council sponsored Orinda’s first bicycle safety education program on May 11 on...

Orinda Turns Out In Full Force for Action Day and Volunteer...

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Families pick up trash at the play structure in the Community Center Park.     On April 27, Orinda residents once again...

Day for the Dogs

(Contributed Photo) The Orinda Park and Rec Foundation sponsors the Doggone Fun Fest June 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Community Park, 28...

Party Planning Gets Underway for 15th Annual Classic Car Show

(David Dierks, Photographer)Guests arrive at the Orinda Country Club for last year’s Dancing with the Cars, raising funds for local nonprofits and celebrating the...

Trendy to Exotic, Restaurant Tour Celebrates Local Eateries

(Cindy Powell, Photographer)Mayor Inga Miller enjoys some of the chicken tikka masala from Orinda’s newest restaurant, Saffron, during the restaurant tour.     Beef bulgogi...

Friday Forum Season Ends with Talk on the Supreme Court and...

(Contributed Photo)Professor and political scientist Stephen Woolpert will speak at June’s First Friday Forum.     Stephen Woolpert, a professor at Saint Mary’s College...

Get Your Red, White and Blue On

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Members of the Orinda All Volunteer Pick Up Marching Band play patriotic favorites at last year’s Fourth of July Parade.     July...
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