Orinda July 4th Parade is Happening

    July 4, 2021 beginning at 11 a.m.    Save the date as The Orinda Association brings back Orinda’s popular hometown parade. Go...

Orinda Garden Club Launches Downtown Beautification Project

(Jane Wiser, Photographer)Orinda Garden Club members take a moment across from the Orinda Theatre before replanting pots and beautifying Orinda for spring. (L-R) Sue...

OUSD Expands In-Person Learning; Plans Intervention Summer School

(Courtesy of OUSD)These students are happy to have increased in-person learning.     With vaccinations increasing and COVID cases declining, the Orinda Union School District...

Moving Forward with Fire Prevention

(Ken Light, Photographer)Grant money in action: tree trimming and brush clearing on Via Farallon, organized by MOFD and the Orinda Firewise Council.     While...

Business Buzz – May 2021

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)(L-R) Heike Schueller, Sheena Shastri, Valerie, Colleen and Bill O’Connell and Allison Conrad of Travel Adventures Unlimited are pictured here at their Walnut Creek offices,...

Romantic Message Up In Lights

(Courtesy of Anonymous Contributor)     Contributed by an anonymous husband, who wrote, “I’ll bet some people are wondering about the meaning of the marquee...

Everyday Orinda – May 2021

Was Last Year A Fever Dream?     Now for a little story about a guy I knew in college. And not just so I...

Orinda Library Gallery Reopening: California Impressionism and Sailboats

Courtesy of Lisa Gunn)In Lisa Gunn’s Crockett House, composition and colors are deftly balanced on her 14” x 16” oil on board painting. The...

Wagner Ranch Places First in Odyssey of the Mind

(Regina Gordon, Photographer)     The fifth grade team at Wagner Ranch Elementary rose to the challenge amidst a pandemic year and placed first in...

Huge Thank You to The Orinda Association Supporters and Friends

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) Cathy Goshorn holds just a few of the hundreds of coats donated through The Orinda Association’s One Warm Coat program. Local residents...

Wilder Gallery: Around the World in 12 Portraits

(Courtesy Of Annie Jacquemet)Annie Jacquemet receives photographs from her globetrotting husband, Michael Barrington, who works on humanitarian causes worldwide. She delights in painting portraits...

The Reel Less Traveled – May 2021

Best Laid Plans     I planned this whole month’s column about director “B” sides – films made by famous directors that veered from their...

Fitness Tip – May 2021

• Aging is not about how many years you have lived, but more about how you have lived your life.• If you wished you...

The Making of Cub Reporters at The Glorietta Times Student Paper

(Courtesy of Anne Lowell)Front cover of The Glorietta Times newspaper, a 30-page publication, created by grade school students from Glorietta Elementary, during the pandemic...

Wildlife and Hiking Trails in Wilder

(S.K. Gupta, Photographer)The Wilder trails, many of which are open to the public, are available from dawn to dusk, and with the arrival of...

Seasoned Shopper – May 2021

(Barbara Kobsar, Photographer) (L-R) Gaby, Mia and Erik Lopez from Chay’s Farm at the Farmer’s Market, are ready to sell their delicious strawberries.      Excitement...

Kids Helping Kids During Pandemic and Beyond Through a Non-profit

(Anthony O'Neill, Photographer)Del Rey Elementary sisters (L-R) Leah and Adriel O’Neill, of the non-profit Pantry Kids, Inc., market their free snack boxes to those...

Students Take “The Masks We Wear” to New Level through Drama

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Co-writers/directors Aya Banaja (on screen) and Mina Jenab (R) direct their cast in Honeybee, one of four short plays to be performed...

Dick Burkhalter Helped so Many Experience the Joy of Giving

(Courtesy Of Bruce Burkhalter)Dick Burkhalter was honored in March as Rotarian of the Decade for his 31 years of service. He passed away on...

Financial News – May 2021

Not so Turbo Taxes After All     If you see a CPA at Geppetto’s, pay for her coffee.    But you probably won’t see...