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Power Outages Throughout Lamorinda

    Due to gusty winds and dry conditions throughout the area, PG&E will turn off or has turned off power in Lamorinda and beyond. As of Wednesday morning, over 186,000 residents were without...

Meet the City’s New Police Chief

(Contributed Photo)New Orinda Poice Chief David Cook.     The city wasted no time in finding its next police chief when it tapped a former lieutenant who has been with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s...

Private Road Maintenance Debate Heats Up as City Holds Workshop

    The politically and emotionally charged issue of private road maintenance heats up again in October as the city holds another facilitator-led workshop on the topic on Oct. 1.    About 20 percent...

Holden High Marks 50 Years with Celebration, Open House

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Three cheers for 50 years! Holden students show their spirit as their school reaches its golden anniversary L-R: James Barron, Pierre Grigsby-Olson, Walker Cammack, Eve Lyford, Colette Aguilar Udall, and Catalina Alexander.  ...

New Chapter, Familiar Names as Orinda Books Changes Hands

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Longtime customer, and then Orinda Books employee, Pat Rudebusch recently took ownership of the local bookstore.     Pat Rudebusch had been a regular customer at Orinda Books since moving to the city...

Busy Summer for Orinda Boy Scouts

(Contributed Photo)     Orinda Boy Scout Troop 57 attended the Philmont Boy Scout High Adventure Camp in New Mexico from July 26 to Aug. 7. Ten scouts and two leaders backpacked for 12 days,...

Business Buzz – October 2019

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)The team at Mash Gas and Food give the thumbs up to signal they are now open for business, Mon. – Sat. from 5 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 6 a.m....

Zamboni’s Pizza Reopens After Remodel

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)     On Sept. 5, Tim Miyamoto-Mills wielded the Orinda Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting scissors to reopen Zamboni’s Pizza at 1 Camino Sobrante #4, across from Safeway. The event marked the...

Spooky Fun Planned at School Halloween Festivals

(Contributed Photo)Sleepy Hollow moms Jen Wolf, Adrian Lewis, Jen Sabri and Farnaz Nowroozi sold sweet treats at last year’s Creepy Hollow.     October in Orinda can be unpredictable. This month can bring...

The Reel Less Traveled – October 2019

Cinema With a Guest List     This month offers far more than sitting in a darkened room, watching images projected on a screen. Two of the offered movies include special guest stars to add...

Tickets on Sale for Festival of Trees Benefiting Two Local Nonprofits

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)A guest admires the assortment of table top trees, baskets and wreaths available for raffle at last year’s Festival of Trees.     The Monument Crisis Center in Concord and Renaissance Scholars at California...

Between the Lines – October 2019

Dystopian Tales in Time for Halloween     The falling leaves, shorter days, and longer shadows of autumn bring to mind some of the darker tales in literature. Speculative fiction and tales of the apocalypse...

Seasoned Shopper – 2019

Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers     October is National Pickled Peppers month, and the farmers’ market is the perfect place to find all kinds of peppers. All sizes, colors and shapes of peppers...

The 2019 Orinda Restaurant Guide – Bon Appétit!

(Lynn Kalmar, Photographer)Open every day for lunch and dinner, Baan Thai’s menu includes five curry dishes (green, yellow, mango, peanut and pumpkin) that can be paired with a choice of chicken, prawns, seafood, or...

October Galleries: Three-Eight Art Studio; Swirls of Sky and Sea

(Contributed Photo)Nature and architecture contrast and complement in Beichin Li’s Autumn, a 54” x 38” paper and acrylic on canvas in the Library Gallery this month.     Three-Eight Art Studio is a group of...

Car Time – October 2019

What to be Aware of When it Comes to Tires     Tires are one of those things on your vehicle that has changed but still stayed the same. We still have to be aware...

Olive Festival Festivities set for Oct. 6

(Wade Barrett, Photographer) A family at last year’s festival works on an arts and crafts project, with one guest showing off the signature olive crown.     Turtles and goats and parrots, oh my! What could...

Baha’i Faith Plans Celebration to Mark Birth of Prophet

(Contributed Photo)The first Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Orinda formed in 1989: (L-R) Massoud Fanaieyan, Jaleh Kilpatrick, Ziba Fanaian, Thomas Kilpatrick, Shookoh Aghsani, Douglas Krotz, Jaleh Mahjor, Diana Krotz and Farhad Toloui.  ...

Police Blotter – October 2019

Calls for Service911 Hangup: 8 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents.Accident Property: 7 incidents.Alarm, False: 59 incidents.Burglary, Auto: 6 incidents: El Nido Ranch Rd., Greystone Terr., Orinda Community Center, Orinda Country Club (x2) and Orinda Way.Burglary,...

BART Delays, Closures to Continue Into October

(Courtesy of BART)     Delays, closures and service changes on BART are expected to continue through the end of October as the system undergoes repairs and upgrades to tracks between Orinda and Walnut Creek. ...