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Council Bans Non-hosted Short-term Rentals

(Sally Hogarty, photographer)a large memorial to the victims of the oct. 31 shooting in orinda covers the old theatre square fountain at Brookwood Road...

Quick-thinking Family Foils Terrifying ‘Virtual Kidnapping’

    Kasey Byrne was home in Orinda on a Saturday morning when she answered her cell phone from an anonymous caller. She heard...

Fire Officials Conduct Controlled Burn at Wagner Ranch Nature Area

(Jason Wood, Photographer)MOFD firefighters drip fuel on a designated section of land as part of the controlled burn completed on oct. 20, the first in...

Orinda to Poll Residents on extending Half-cent Sales Tax

    Orinda plans to poll residents early next year to gauge support for extending a half-cent sales tax that was established in 2012.  ...

Business Buzz – December 2019

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer) (L-R) Amy Sandager-Lobas, Christine Berryhill, David Berryhill and Nick Tutino of Morrison's Jewelers. They are collecting unwrapped toys for the u.s. Marines’...

Holiday Shopping: Special Finds Within Town

(MImi Bommarito, Photographer)An assortment of contemporary jewelry can be found at Sanvitalia in theatre square.     Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia (and...

Annual Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season in Orinda Village

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Orinda’s elementary school choirs joined together to perform at last year’s tree lighting event.     Get in the spirit of the holiday...

Car Time – December 2019

Winter Driving and Maintenance     When thinking about winter, do we consider the car, truck or SUV we drive on a daily basis? Probably...

A Sweet Dream Comes to Life in Orinda Ballet’s Nutcracker

(Patricia Tomlinson)Far left, front row (L-R): Emily Charo and Ella Pierce. Far left, back row (L-R): Samantha Chiou, Bay Friedman and Jocelyn Lau. Center,...

December Galleries: Nature, National Parks, Wine Bottles and More

(Contributed Photo)Sunlight dances on water in Judy Feins’ Autumn, Big Bear Lake, an 18” x 24” oil painting.      The Lamorinda Arts Council this...

Everyday Orinda – December 2019

In Wake of Shootings, Some Charlie Brown Wisdom     December. The month of jingle bells and joy. Ho Ho Ho vs. No No No....

Batch & Brine Bartender Takes Top Prize at Art of Mixology

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)A flash mob led and choreographed by Art of Mixology event chair Justin Cole (center) of Joy in Motion dance studio momentarily took...

Police Blotter – December 2019

September 29 through November 2Calls for Service911 Hangup: 10 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 1 incident.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 7 incidents.Alarm, False: 47 incidents.Assault with Deadly...

Fitness Tip – December 2019

Emotional Eating Habits Can be Difficult to Break     As you eat well and workout you become super sensitive to what you are consuming....

President’s Message – December 2019

Remembrance and Hope     This holiday season brings both great sadness and hope for a better future. On Halloween night, five young lives were...

Orinda Park and Rec Foundation Seeks Board Members

    Proponents of parks and recreation, those who enjoy being outdoors or whose children are active in Orinda’s recreational programs are encouraged to...

Middle School Writers Invited to Compete in Youth Ink 2020

    The Orinda Junior Women’s Club is sponsoring Youth Ink 2020, the annual creative writing contest open to middle school students who live...

Garden Club Plants Daffodils

    Come April about 1,500 newly planted daffodils are expected to start blooming at the Camino Sobrante triangle and Highway 24 off-ramp.   ...

Sleepy Hollow Holiday Walk Returns Dec. 7

    On Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 9 a.m., families, neighbors and four-legged friends will take part in the Sleepy Hollow Holiday Walk,...