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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.     Mrs. Ruble was born Sept. 11, 1937 and passed...

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 Gee Dec. 3. (L-R) Dennis Fay, Amy Worth, Gee, Miller...

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 than three hours of debate on a proposed memory care...

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 in October and go virtual.    Chamber board member and...

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 bringing joy to many, the holidays, including the beginning of...

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. Back row (L-R): Sheena Shastri, Randie Lundy, Michael McKay II,...

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 season at the ride service’s annual holiday luncheon on...

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 Year to one and all. I would also like to...

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 (x3), Moraga Way (x4), and Theatre Square (x2).Burglary, Commercial: 1...

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 video games because, daughters) I have a very difficult time...

Air Traffic Control to be Demystified at First Friday Forum of the Year

(Contributed Photo)Mark Sherry will explain air traffic control and how it facilitates Bay Area travel in his Jan.3 lecture.     With more than 1,000 aircraft flying in and out of San Francisco International...

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 and Martin Rickert. Front row (L-R): Artist John Toki and...

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 his prize from the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary, a completely rebuilt...

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.     The Lamorinda Arts Council presents the work of the F-15...

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 specialist and chair of Orinda Rotary’s International Vision Volunteers project,...

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, parents may register children online at www.orindaschools.org.    Kindergarten students...

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 six years, Orinda residents Pam and Gary Schroeder have been...

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 Orinda by remodeling and upgrading 22 Bryant Way and 37...

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 of 2020 with renewed vigor and a list of resolutions...