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...

How to Access the Orinda Library

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)A sign at Library Plaza explains how to retrieve items.     As of June 22, no reopening date had been set for...

Unity March at Wilder

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Members of the Patel family display signs at the Wilder Children’s Unity March.     A Children’s Unity March took place at Wilder...

‘Angel Stitchers’ Come to Rescue, Providing Thousands of Masks

(Photo Courtesy of Barbara Bisel)At work at her sewing machine, Barbara Bisel distributes masks with the help of Lamorinda volunteers.     Barbara Bisel...

New Downtown Art Project

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)Lamorinda Arts Council’s Maggie Boscoe (left), building owner Mo Mashhoon and artist Bill Carmel discuss Carmel’s proof of concept mural The Ballad...

Fourth of July Organizers Plan Creative Celebrations

(Contributed Photo)     On your mark. Get set. Get ready to decorate big time for Orinda’s July 4 events.     With the theme of...

Songs for Residents at Senior Village

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer) Leslie O’Brien     Every Thursday afternoon, vocal performer Leslie O’Brien entertains seniors from the parking lot and courtyard at the Orinda Village...

Face Masks Around Town

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Morrison’s Jewelers’ David Berryhill can accommodate two customers while maintaining a 20-foot distance in the showroom. Shoppers are making appointments, especially for...

Mindful Littles Founder Gordon Receives Local Jefferson Award

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Mindful Littles Founder Tanuka Gordon addresses Orinda students to explain making peace kits for children impacted by a devastating fire in Paradise...

Graduation Takes Place With Caution, Creativity, Burritos

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer)The Miramonte Senior lawn is missing it’s seniors. Note the sign: Stay Safe #Matstrong.     After a great deal of planning and...

Gallery: Painting With Wool, Photographs and Paintings of Bay Area Beauty

(Contributed Photo)John Brown’s Old New Orleans.     The Lamorinda Arts Council’s June exhibit features John Brown, Tina and Rick Nelson, Teresa Onoda and Karl...

Farmers’ Market Seeking Volunteers

(Contributed Phtoto)     The Orinda Farmers’ Market, managed by Contra Costa Certified Farmers’ Markets (CCCFM), returns May 9 and needs volunteers to help with...

Hope Your Glass is Also Half Full: Good Things Emerging from...

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) As we deal with this pandemic, I hope a number of you, like me, have . . .    • Enjoyed being...

Check in with Chambers

    For information on businesses and other updates during shelter in place, contact your local Chamber of Commerce (click on the logo below):

Signs of Hope from Garden Club

(Courtesy of Orinda Garden Club)Louise Diracles, who is writing the History of the Orinda Garden Club needs to identify the women in this photo...

Gardeners Bracing for Battle with Mother Nature at Bruns Theater

(Contributed Photo)Members of Will’s Weeders (L-R) Sue Fernstrom, Julie Landres, Ellen Dale, Muriel Wilson and Cherie Grant get ready to spruce up the grounds...

Seasoned Shopper – May 2020

Working to Open Markets (Barbara Kobsar, Photographer) Adolfo and Anna Ramos from J & J Farms have been part of the Orinda market for more than...

Galleries: Inventive Jewelry, RBG, Wall Relief and Art in Place

(Ertan Atay)The Museums Are Closed by Ertan Atay, a prolific artist from Turkey, well-known worldwide for his unique digital collages combining social commentary with...
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