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Celebration of Life Planned to Honor Virginia Ruble

(Contributed Photo)     Family and friends of Virginia “Ginny” Ruble plan to gather Jan. 18 to remember the life of the long-time Orinda resident.  ...

Infrastructure, Sales Tax are Top Priorities of Orinda’s New Mayor

(David Dierks, photographer)Orinda’s City Council recognized the work of outgoing mayor Inga Miller as she handed the reins to fellow City Council member Darlene...

Planning Commission Postpones Vote on Wilder Memory Care Home

(Photo Courtesy of City of Orinda)This project area map shows the location of the proposed CountryHouse Memory Care facility in Wilder.     After more...

Chamber Explains What’s Next After Going Virtual

    Making use of technology and saving money were what led the Orinda Chamber of Commerce to suddenly shutter the group’s downtown office...

Orinda Icon Shares Health Secrets

(Sally Hogarty, photographer)Jeanne Dowell’s passion for yoga and teaching is shared with daughter Dana Dowell (standing), author of the book Yoga Girl.     While...

Business Buzz – January 2020

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)The staff at Travel Adventures Unlimited welcome the community to their new office at 1515 Oakland Blvd, Suite 100 in Walnut Creek....

OIS Concert Spreads Cheer at SAT Holiday Luncheon

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     Seniors Around Town (SAT) riders and drivers came together with SAT staff members and Orinda Association board members to celebrate...

The Reel Less Traveled – January 2020

Save the Date     Though I’m sure you’ve heard it all far too often already, I would like to extend a warm Happy New...

Police Blotter – January 2020

Nov. 29 through Dec. 7 Calls for Service911 Hangup: 8 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 1 incident.Accident Property: 12 incidents.Alarm, False: 75 incidents.Burglary, Auto: 9 incidents: Camino Sobrante...

Everyday Orinda – January 2020

20-20 in 2020     My Ancestry.com obsession concerns me. Like fans of Fortnight or Call of Duty (admittedly, I had to Google those...

Air Traffic Control to be Demystified at First Friday Forum of...

(Contributed Photo)Mark Sherry will explain air traffic control and how it facilitates Bay Area travel in his Jan.3 lecture.     With more than...

New Public Art on Display

(Contributed Photo)Hans Miles’ Iceberg Slim is now on display in front of Library Plaza’s Cafe Teatro. Back row (L-R): Artists Hans Miles, Alan Chin...

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Raffle Winner

(Thomas Black, Photographer)     Raffle winner Matthew Morrow stands with friend James Andrade and Rotarians Gary Fulcher, Leander Hauri and Steve Zuk after claiming...

January Gallery: F-15 Photography, Mathematical Origami and Ceramics

(Contributed Photo)Much of Alex Meckes’ origami artwork has a mathematical basis, as seen in his piece Truncated Octahedron, shown here with the artist.    ...

Miramonte Students See Gift of Sight on Medical Mission in Africa

(Contributed Photo)Miramonte student and Interact Club founder Bella Deanhardt assists a patient at the Zimba Eye Hospital.     Dr. Yenjean Hwang, an infectious disease...

Kinder/TK Registration Set for February

    Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration for children entering an Orinda public school in August will be open Feb. 3-6. On those dates,...

Local Couple Brings Warmth and Comfort to Unsheltered Pets

(Contributed Photo)Gary and Pam Schroeder have been transforming yoga mats since 2013, offering homeless pets respite from the winter weather.     For the past...

Businessman Receives Mayor’s Award

(David Dierks, photographer) Mo Mashhoon (L) received the 2019 Mayor’s Award of Excellence from Inga Miller for his efforts in jumpstarting the renewal of downtown...

President’s Message – January 2020

Changes and Resolutions     Happy New Year! We hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.    We approach the beginning...