City Council Looking at Downtown Rezoning and Housing Needs

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer) Orinda Theatre Square is a hub of activity within the family-oriented city. Mixed-use and residential design standards will be established for the...

Rhythm and Blues-Jazz Vocalist Freda Payne Celabrates Her New Album

(Courtesy of Live at the Orinda)Dynamic rhythm and blues/jazz vocalist Freda Payne (“Band of Gold”) is performing Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. to celebrate...

Around Town: Orinda News Briefs

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Shuttered since early 2020, Bank of America is permanently closing the Orinda branch and ATM March 22. Bank of America Officially Closes Orinda...

Orinda Art Scene – February 2022

February in the Art Galleries at the Orinda Library and Wilder Heartwarming Art Gallery at the Orinda Library 15th Arts Ambassadors Show    The Lamorinda Arts...

Financial News – February 2022

More Attention to Private Markets     Private market investing activity has been growing for years across asset types. This is partially a logical reaction to...

Life of Sculptress Ruth Asawa Highlighted in First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Marilyn Chase)Book author Marilyn Chase, a UC Berkeley lecturer, presents the inspiring story of Ruth Asawa Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at...

Car Time – February 2022

Formula 1 2021 Season, the best one in a long time?     The 2021 Formula 1 season has come to a close after its...

The Reel Less Traveled – February 2022

Time Flies     Of the 28 days we are allotted for February, there are at least two during which you should spend at the Orinda...

Scouts to Host 2022 Open House

(Courtesy of BSA Troop 303)Troop 303’s annual whitewater rafting camping trip, June 25-27, 2021, afforded the 20 scouts who attended the chance to earn...

AAUW-OML Awards Community Service Scholarships

(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)AAUW members met with Pat Rudebush, owner of Orinda Books, to discuss the February book sale at Orinda Books, which helps fund...

AAUW-OML STEM Conference and Webinars for Students

(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)AAUW-Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette (OML) presents their 5th annual STEM Conference for middle school girls on Saturday, March 19, at Saint Mary’s College....

Orinda Aquatics’ Staff Supports Athletes Through Pandemic Years

(Fred Stambaugh, Photographer)Thanks to Orinda Aquatics’ commitment to safely return its swimmers to the water, the team was able to continue providing opportunities for...

Miramonte Wellness Center Supports Students During Pandemic

(Ania Keenan, Photographer)The Miramonte Wellness Center, located in the center of the school campus, is home to several clubs, resource centers and the Miramonte...

Everyday Orinda – February 2022

Parenta-Morphosis Awareness Month     The COVID Chronicles, like many blockbusters, lost its allure by the fourth iteration. COVID Uno stopped the world in its tracks,...

Seasoned Shopper – February 2022

Freshly Picked Bunches of Radishes at the Farmers’ Market     Farmers’ markets offer something fresh all year long, and the fresh is focused on what’s...

Food Bank Donations

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has a donation food bin located at the Orinda Library rotunda, which will...

Orinda Rotary’s Annual Crab and Pasta Feed Fundraiser Dinner Pick-Up

(Dan Gannett, Photographer)The Orinda Rotary hosts their Annual Crab & Pasta Feed, partnered with Casa Orinda, with their drive-through dinner pick-up on Tuesday, March...

Police Blotter – February 2022

December 15 through January 15 Calls for ServiceAssault with Deadly Weapon: 1 incidentAdult Missing: 2 incidentsBurglary, Auto: 3 incidents: Charles Hill Rd., Bryant Way (2)Burglary,...

President’s Message – February 2022

Volunteerism Strong in Orinda     Volunteerism is at the heart of our community, and it’s only fitting The Orinda Association (OA) celebrates the 20th anniversary...