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GoFundMe Campaign Delivered 1,000 Meals to Hospital Workers

(Courtesy of Lori A. Cheung)Volunteers met at the Orinda Library parking lot to load meals into this 1971 Ford fire engine owned by Michael Karp of Fourth Bore Tap Room and Grill. Twenty-two different...

David Biggs Hired as City Manager

(Courtesy of David Biggs)David Biggs named City Manager, effective April 5.     From a pool of 52 applicants, the Orinda City Council chose David Biggs for the city manager position, replacing retiring Steve Salomon,...

Miramonte Youth Environmentalists Create Project HEART to Help Local Restaurants

(Courtesy Yuji Watanabe) (L-R) Ryan Sinnreich, Julian Rustigian, Aidan Chan, Vajra Vo, Wyatt Barnes, Jonas Dao, Devon Bradley, Leo Cardozo, James Patrick, Dalai Vo, Sheng Shu, Joseph Manio, Ethan Lee, Aaron Lee and Logan Lee...

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Season of Shared Light

(Courtesy of California Shakespeare Theater)Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting and Managing Director Sarah Williams announce the company’s 2021 Season of Shared Light, where Cal Shakes will produce one play and allow other artists...

Business Buzz – April 2021

(Courtesy of Elana O'Loskey) (L-R) Jean Gannett, CFP® and Daniel Gannett are a mother-son team of independent financial planners who take a holistic view to life’s financial needs at Park Place Wealth Advisors Inc., 18...

Local Authors Publish Exposé on Past and Present Progressive Movements

(Courtesy of Ania Keenan)Front cover of Picturing Resistance, a book written by Ken and Melanie Light, which shows protests in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington.     Demonstrators...

Everyday Orinda – April 2021

Dare we discuss the other contagious plague in Orinda: head lice?     With activities curtailed and distancing enforced, undoubtedly cases are way down. Once kiddos can huddle again, watch out. Like dust and...

Shop Orinda Garden Club’s Plant Sale on April 17 at Library Plaza

(Courtesy of Jean Rowe)Sue Anderson-Berger with her multitude of vegetable seedlings. The plants will be ready for the Orinda Garden Club’s plant sale held at the Orinda Library Plaza on April 17, from 9...

Orinda All-Girl Robotics Team on Their Way to Finals Competition

(Courtesy of Roxanne Christophe)Team Stampede, the Orinda all-girl robotics team, is on their way to the Northern California First Lego League robotics finals. From top left, Sophie Davis, Alexia Gkatzimas, Grace Kosla, Trisha Madannavar,...

Middle East Update Topic for First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Dr. Raphael Danziger)Dr. Raphael Danziger is the guest speaker for the April First Friday Forum. His topic is called, Middle East Update. The Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church sponsors the free, monthly online forums.  ...

Poul Anderson Writing Contest

    The submission deadline for 2021’s Poul Anderson Writing Contest this year is Friday, April 16 at midnight.    The contest, open to all Orinda high school students, is named in honor of...

Wilder Gallery: In Memoriam, Heather Metcalf’s Abstracts

(Contributed Photo)The late Heather Metcalf (1944 – 2016) painted Where the Lilies Bloom, a 48” x 48” work of oil on wood as part of her Koi pond series showing a secret place in...

Library Gallery: Seeking Nature’s Deep Calm in Tahoe

(Courtesy of Denise Nomura)Denise Nomura’s Stillness Runs Deep, a 12” x 16” giclée on fine art paper, evokes the deep calm within Lake Tahoe and the luminous sky above it.     Lamorinda Arts Council...

Car Time – April 2021

Electric, Hybrid or Plug-in Hybrid?     Many people in the Lamorinda area may be considering their next vehicle to be electric and/or hybrid. There are many options available, and the technology is growing...

Library Reopening

(Contributed Graphic)     Contra Costa County Library will reopen most community libraries to the public for Grab & Go service beginning Monday, April 26. The libraries will be open with limited occupancy and offer...

Former WIRED Editor-in-Chief Makes Orinda His New Home

(Courtesy of Chris Anderson) Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, said his family has met more neighbors in their first four weeks in Orinda than they had met on their street in 17 years...

Seasoned Shopper – April 2021

Asparagus Active Harvest Month     Look for bundles of fresh asparagus standing neatly at attention at the market stands. April is the most active harvest month and the best time to enjoy these local...

Financial News – April 2021

Realtors Navigate “Volcanic” Orinda Real Estate Market     The past 12 months saw office closures, work-from-anywhere-forever announcements, and rumblings of state income and wealth tax hikes. All of these factors brought increasing angst around...

Ringing the Bell for Climate Change

(Courtesy of Sally Hogarty)Eartha Newsong (R) and Nancy Thursby of Orinda Community Church (OCC) joined churches around the world in supporting climate change. To highlight the importance of taking immediate actions to save the...

Esophageal Cancer Month: An Aggressive Disease

(Courtesy of Awareness Depot)April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. The American Association for Cancer Research estimated over 16,000 people in the United States died from the disease in 2020.     Cancer. The Big C....