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Chevron’s Proposed Mini-Market

(Courtesy of Stantec Architecture)The Chevron located at 11 Orinda Way could see an update in the form of a new ExtraMile convenience market. The existing auto service bays would be replaced by the market,...

Lawsuits, Investigations and Violations Inside Orinda’s Troubled Nursing Home

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer) The Orinda Care Center, located at 11 Altarinda Rd, has spent the past two years in the headlines for accusations of negligence and alleged shortcomings in maintenance of a safe facility.     The...

Orinda News Briefs: What’s Happening Around Town – May 2022

(Courtesy of Vanessa Hua)Scheduled for May 14, just in time for American Pacific American Heritage Month, Orinda Books welcomes Orinda book author, Vanessa Hua, back to sign and read from her latest book, Forbidden...

Thursday Evening Food Trucks in Orinda Remain a Hot Topic

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)Taste of the World Market brings a variety of food trucks to the Orinda Community Center parking lot Thursday evenings.     Thursday evenings in the Orinda Community Center parking lot provide an...

Cinderella’s Ball in the Heart of Orinda

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)“Dreams Come True” at Artistic Director Patricia Tomlinson’s Cinderella’s Ball in the Orinda Library Auditorium. Dancers from Tomlinson’s Orinda Ballet Academy performing in the ballet include: (Front “V" row) Joanna Yu, Arya Samanta,...

First Class of Miramonte High School Graduates Had Too Much Fun

(Courtesy of The Mirador)Class ‘59 graduates from Miramonte High School. Photo taken from the first edition of Miramonte’s campus newspaper, The Mirador.     The class of 2021 graduated from Miramonte after spending an entire senior...

Dr. Amos Guiora talks about Complicity in Sexual Assaults at First Friday Forum

(Courtesy of Dr. Amos Guiora)Dr. Amos Guiora speaks at the First Friday Forum, May 6 at 10 a.m. His presentation is titled, Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults.     What do...

Live At the Orinda! Concert Series: Two Shows

(Bill Westmoreland, Photographer)First show in May, Live At the Orinda! Concert Series presents Tony Award-winning jazz singer and actress Debbie Gravitte, May 1. Sunday show begins at 5 p.m. Gravitte is excited about her...

Orinda Hears Voice of Ukrainians Through Unexpected Connection

(Nicole Guo, Photographer)Miramonte High School sophomore, Lila Moss, discusses with Ukrainian teen Myroslav Bur via Zoom about the impacts of the Russian invasion against Ukraine, which began Feb. 24.     Hastily typing on his phone,...

High School Musical Jr. at Orinda Intermediate School in May

(Contributed Photo)     Orinda Intermediate School’s (OIS) Bulldog Theater presents Disney’s High School Musical JR., May 5 – 7, with performances at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette.    Adapted for young performers, the 60-minute...

Starlight Village Players Holds Auditions for All Ages

(Jill Gelster, Photographer)The 2017 cast of OrSVP’s production of Malcolm Cowler’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz.     Orinda Starlight Village Players (OrSVP) is holding auditions May 15 at 3 p.m. and May...

Cal Shakes Bookends its Season with Shakespearean Adaptations

(Jay Yamada, Photographer)Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting and Managing Director Sarah Williams ready the Brums Amphitheatre.     Although COVID-19 is still very much with us, it won’t stop California Shakespeare Theater from offering two...

The Reel Less Traveled – May 2022

Outside and In, Over and Under, Young and Old     This month brings with it a reawakening to the possibility of all things as they were with the reintroduction of outdoor movie viewing.    Well thanks...

Lafayette Nursery School’s 45th Annual Science Day of Discovery

    Slated for Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., children, preschool through third grade, from schools in Orinda, Lafayette and surrounding areas, are invited to participate in this event where they...

Seasoned Shopper – May 2022

Short and Sweet Cherry Season     The cherry season comes in with abundance and seems to end quickly. Rumors are the 6-to-8-week local crop will be off to a good start by early May at...

Art Scene – May 2022

May in the Art Galleries: Orinda Library and Wilder (Courtesy of Maureen Rosati-Wee)Maureen Rosati-Wee said, “Within five minutes of landing at my first camp in Botswana, we came across this massive leopard (Panthera pardus) mating...

To the Matador Graduating Seniors – May 2022

    It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate the Miramonte High School Class of 2022! Over the last four years, these Matadors have exhibited perseverance and resilience during challenging times and continual improvement and...

National Charity League Lamorinda Honors Class of 2022

(Courtesy of National Charity League)Miramonte High School members of the Class of 2022 are front row (L-R) Riley George, Allison Smith, Ava Caballero, Adriana Colon, Paige Chivers, Chloe Carberry, Samantha Hess, Joanna Bishop, and...

Donald Vernon Genesy Nov. 11, 1959 – March 17, 2022

(Courtesy of the Genesy Family)Donald Vernon Genesy     Don was a fourth generation Californian, born in San Francisco to Ray and Mary Gordon (McLachlen) Genesy. Growing up in Orinda, he attended Miramonte High School where...

Barbara June (Rivers) Novogradac Had a Zest for Life

(Courtesy of the Novogradac Family)Barbara Novogradac     Mother, wife, friend, real estate entrepreneur and financial executive, Barbara June (Rivers) Novogradac, 61, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022, after a formidable battle with cancer.    Barbara had...