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...

Acalanes Halts Out-of-District Student Transfers

    For the first time in some 20 years the Acalanes Union High School District is shutting its doors to students outside its...

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...

Seasoned Shopper – July 2019

Fire up the Grill for Fruits and Vegetables     Best hint for grilling all types of fruit is to use indirect heat (heat produced...

Between the Lines – July 2019

Best Bets for Summer Reading     It’s that time of year again when our reading habits shift gear a little. The newspapers, Sunday supplements...

Business Buzz -July 2019

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Fire Ready owner Tim Opdyke works with his team to assess fire risk and provide fuel reduction for individual homes. Fire Ready: Fire...

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...

Everyday Orinda – July 2019

Game of Strokes Summer. Is. Coming.     I’m late to the game. Game of Thrones, that is. I’ve somehow become a binge-watcher, a...

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.    ...

Five Graduate from Holden High School

(Contributed Photo)     On Friday, June 7, five seniors graduated from Orinda’s Holden High School: Calvin van Eckhardt, Laela Balch, Andrew Bracken, Anya Upson...

Fitness Tip – July 2019

Evolution and Fitness     The process of becoming fit is conceptually simple and applies to everybody. It spans the spectrum of people, from the...

Creative Writing Contest Winners

Audrey Lambert Julia Lima Chaya Tong Michael Lin     An abundance of writing talent marked the 2019 Poul Anderson Creative Writing contest as judges strived to select...

The Reel Less Traveled – July 2019

Stars Come Out in the Sky and on the Screen This Month     I had initially thought that there might not be a column...

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...

Gallery: Illuminating Illustrations and the Art of Wandering 

(Contributed Photo)A wine bottle is the artist’s canvas in Kath Balamuth’s My Chickadee, part of her Bala Bottles series.     Maggie Boscoe, Lamorinda Arts...