Tubach’s Latest Novel is Multi-Layered with Comedy and Suspense

(Herlinde Spahr, Photographer)Long-time Orinda resident, Sally Tubach, is author of her newest novel, The Grande Dame and Hitler’s Twin: A Comedy of Errors, which was...

Guest Speaker Series of Local High School Graduates Hosted by SIR

(Courtesy of Wallace Kratter)Fall speaker, Tia Wallace Kratter, who might speak in-person instead of Zoom, will share a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how great animated...

COVID-19 Retrospective – 80 Inspired Artworks Escape Local Studios

(Courtesy of Ellen Reintjes) Ellen Reintjes has a series of paintings beginning with the title, “Name That Tune.” When you view Name That Tune ___+___...

Wilder Gallery: Sophie’s Lush Bouquets Highlight Elegant Floral Drawings

(Courtesy of Sophie Sanders)Sophie Sanders’ 13.5” x 10.5” pen and ink drawing, Flowers for My Mother, swirls and dances in a floral waltz that...

Cal Shakes The Winter’s Tale Sept. Plus Music and Opera in...

(Courtesy of Cal Shakes)Tickets are on sale now for Cal Shakes The Winter’s Tale in a sparkling new adaptation by Artistic Director Eric Ting...

OrSVP Presents Stories by Starlight

(David Dierks, Photographer) The stage at the Orinda Community Center Amphitheater is home to the Orinda Starlight Village Players during the summer months. This year...

Orinda Garden Club Members Participate in Bouquets to Art 2021

(Phoebe Kahl, Photographer)The bouquet, created by the Orinda Garden Club for the 23rd annual Bouquets to Art 2021, took a few weeks to create....

Parks & Rec’s Camp Orinda is Back 

(Courtesy of Parks and Rec Department)A youngster enjoys the lego camp at Camp Orinda a few years ago.     This summer, Orinda Parks and...

Orindan Anna Lisa Kronman Provides Good Home for Bees

(Bobbie Dodson, Photographer)Beekeeper Anna Lisa Kronman points to the queen. All the bees are attuned to the queen’s scent. Her entire job is laying eggs...

Educator, Playwright, Writer and Performer: A Life Full of Creativity and...

(Courtesy of Rich Schwab)Kathy McCarty dedicated her life and considerable energy to the creative arts as a playwright, actor, director, journalist and educator.  ...

The Orinda Theatre is Open for Business

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     The Orinda Theatre’s Derek Zemrak said the art deco movie house is open for business with a variety of films...

Fourth of July Celebrations Showcase Orinda Community Spirit

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)The popular MJ’s Brass Boppers return to perform in the 2021 4th of July parade.     Editor’s Note: The parade is...

4th of July Business Decorating Contest

(Orinda News Staff) Business is back in Orinda and so is the Fourth of July business decorating contest. Business owners are encouraged to decorate their...

Beloved Long-Time Orinda Resident Ernestine Ottino Dies at 99

(Courtesy of Ernestine Ottino)Ernestine Ottino 1922-2021 Longtime Orinda resident known for her ever-present smile and clip-on earrings died April 15.     Remembered for her...

Support World Oceans Day June 8

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)     Artist Sydney Chaney-Thomas, pictured above, loves painting the ocean and sailboats. Her 36” x 36” oil painting Lighthouse and Sailboat...

Orinda Resident Proud to be an Asian American

(Courtesy of S.K. Gupta) S. K. Gupta, an Orinda resident, is a former senior executive of a Fortune 50 company. He enjoys researching and writing...

Wilder Gallery: Déjà Vu on the Wall – Paintings of Faraway...

(Courtesy of Janell Lumley)Janell Lumley’s theme for her virtual solo exhibit at the Art Gallery at Wilder, “Déj`a Vu on the Wall,” expresses...

Library Gallery: Reframing Aging, Peaceful Watercolors and Raku

(Courtesy of Karen Hildebrand) Karen Hildebrand uses botanicals straight out of her garden to create surface designs in her ceramics such as found on this...

Tour Local Artists’ Work Spaces in their Homes and Backyard Studios

(Ava Skidgel, Photographer)Orinda artist Allison Skidgel in her outdoor artist studio, will be one of many artists opening their homes for the free East...
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