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Staying Safe in Orinda Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda’s Top Safety Officials

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Orinda March 2020 Takeout/Delivery Service

(Charlie Jarrett, Photographer)Baan Thai offers delivery. Here is a list of Orinda restaurants offering takeout or delivery.(Prepared by City of Orinda staff after reaching out to all restaurants.)If you have an update to this list,...

Orindans Spring Into Action in Face of Virus

(Contributed Photo)City officials, schools and local businesses have taken steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus by cancelling events and encouraging people to stay home.     In response to warnings from the White...

Residents Would Likely Back Sales Tax Increase, Survey Finds

(Courtesy of City of Orinda)Graph from Orinda Survey.     A survey of a sampling of Orinda voters found support for a one-cent, general-purpose sales tax increase but a “a half-cent sales tax has stronger...

Council Expected to Set ADU Rules

Courtesy of City of Orinda     The City Council could soon make some binding decisions on the hot-button issue of granny units after receiving the Planning Commission’s recommendations in March.    Before the coronavirus...

Business Buzz – April 2020

(Contributed Photo) Ruby Kingston, Kristine Quezada, Holly Webster, Coleen Coupe, Mary Nelson (left to right) and (top row) Cynthia Nolan, owner of Carefree Moves, take a break from packing boxes at a recent move. Carefree...

Everyday Orinda – April 2020

Ron Pickett: That’s Edu-tainment     Imagine if Everyday Orinda became a Netflix series or, better yet, a musical. The one character who could play himself would be Ron Pickett, the charismatic vocal music and...

Creative Writers in Search of Expression Publish Student Magazine

(Alex Neihaus, Photographer)The 2020 roster of Miramonte High School’s creative writing club includes, from the left to right, Alexandra Finegan, Scarlett Mosher, Miriam Yee, Reese Whipple, Mia Singleton, Olivia Eukel and Chaya Tong. Club...

How Orinda Gained a Passion for Classic Cars During the Decades

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)John Vanek of Orinda Motors helped launch Orinda’s Classic Car Show event.     Falling in love with a 1966 Mustang as a 5-year-old, watching in amazement as a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500...

Seniors Around Town Founder Wiley Receives Local Jefferson Award

(Contributed photo)Kate Wiley, founder of Seniors Around Town, received a local Jefferson Award.     The founder of Orinda’s innovative program that connects volunteer drivers with senior citizens who need rides is the latest...

Galleries Closed for Now, New Exhibitions Waiting in the Wings

(David Fleisig, Photographer)Serengeti Cheetah.     The Art Gallery at the Orinda Library will be closed through April 7. If the Bay Area’s shelter in place is lifted, the April exhibit will be installed...

The Orinda Association Supporters and Friends

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)(L-R) Orinda Community Foundation Board Member Richard Westin, 2018 Citizens of the Year Andy and Carol Amstutz and Orinda Association Board President Carlos Baltodano at the awards ceremony in March 2019. 5 A...

Police Blotter – April 2020

Feb. 9 through March 7 Calls for Service911 Hangup: 15 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 4 incidents.Alarm, False: 89 incidents.Animal Control PD Support: 1 incident.Assault, Simple: 1 incident.Bank Robbery: 1 incident.Barking Dog:...

Volunteers Needed to Collect Leaves

    Calling all volunteer nature sleuths: The first weekend in May is your opportunity to collect and record locations of symptomatic bay leaves for the East Bay Sudden Oak Death Blitz.    Volunteers...

Fitness Tip – April 2020

Take Your Fitness to the Next Level     There is a direct correlation between increased fitness and immunity. We can become more fit by systematically taking our workout to the next level. Increase the...

President’s Message – April 2020

Staying Safe and Connected     The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our lives and redefining how we interact with each other. Schools and large gatherings are being postponed or cancelled. In the interest of...

Lamorinda Idol Auditions to be Virtual

    In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Lamorinda Idol has made changes to its popular singing contest.    According to event chairman Steve Harwood, the contest will be conducted virtually with participants submitting...

Second Annual Trail Challenge Set

    Following last year’s successful event, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Parks and Rec directors look forward to seeing even more local residents discover the plethora of trails in the area during the Second...

Miramonte Boosters 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

(Contributed Photo)Steve Harwood announces a Miramonte basketball game.     The Miramonte Boosters Club will induct Steve Harwood, Garth Haynes, Brett Jackson, Bill Maze, Megan Reid, Heather White and Paul Yriberri (posthumously) into the 2020...