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Orinda in Search of New Police Chief as Nagel Leaves

(David Dierks, Photographer)Police Chief Mark Nagel (center) receives recognition for his years of service to Orinda from City Council members (L-R) Amy Worth, Darlene...

PG&E Unveils Power Shut-off Plan to Council

    Reeling from the aftermath of the devastating Camp Fire caused by sparks from its equipment, Pacific Gas & Electric is rolling out...

Holly Penfield Joins World-Class Lineup at Orinda Jazz Festival

(Ian Ritchie, Photographer)Well-known in London for her eccentric cabaret shows, singer and Orinda native Holly Penfield returns home for the Sept. 8 jazz festival.  ...

Expect BART Delays, Highway 24

(Courtesy of BART)     BART riders beware: Expect delays, closures and service changes as the system undergoes repairs and upgrades to tracks between Orinda...

Business Buzz – September 2019

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Chef Lino Rios and Asst. Manager C. Rose introduce their new Mexican Monday dinner menu. All selections are made from Rios’ family...

Associate Pastor Elizabeth Robinson Joins Orinda Community Church

(John Sarsgard, Photographer)New Associate Pastor Elizabeth Robinson has a background in creative writing and community service.     New programs and ideas are in the...

The Reel Less Traveled – September 2019

Balloon from Germany, Doris Day and, oh yes, the Rheem     I’ve called it embattled, endangered, troubled, threatened and even closed. What I’ve never...

Call for Teacher Artists

    The Lamorinda Arts Council is accepting entries for a November exhibit that puts the spotlight on local teachers and is aptly entitled...

Fitness Tip – September 2019

    There is no point in indulging in amazing food if you are going to feel guilty about it afterward. Be organized so...

Gothic Novel The Woman in White Takes to Starlight Stage This Month

(Jill Gelster, Photographer)Malcolm Cowler directing at Orinda Starlight Village Players     The Orinda Starlight Village Players (OrSVP) bring their third production of their 36th...

Car Time – September 2019

Dash Warning Lights Can be a Pain     There you are driving along minding your own business when a red light pops on your dash alerting...

Miramonte Latin Students Seize the Day at Classical Convention

(Contributed Photo)Members of Miramonte’s Latin Club show their spirit, with a silly twist, at the National Junior Classical Convention in July.     This summer...

Everyday Orinda – September 2019

September Sentiments     Sweet September, I’m glad you’re back. If you’re reading this and your house is so quiet you can hear the...

Eagle Scout Project Brings Playground Shade to St. Mark’s Preschool

(Contributed Photo) Christian Gee and his portable play structure     Christian Gee, a Miramonte High School freshman and member of Boy Scout Troop 57, recently...

OUSD Installs Water Tanks, Gets $10K in Fire Prevention Effort

(Contributed Photo)(L-R) Keenan Account Executive Kyle McKibbin, OUSD Director of Facilities Stuart House, OUSD Board President Hillary Weiner and OUSD Superintendent Dr. Carolyn...

Spotted in Prague: Globe-Trotting Olmers on Their Second Year of Travel

(Contributed Photo)Ksenija and Mirak Olmer had fun trying on native costumes at the Busó Folk Museum in Mohács, Hungary, earlier this year.    ...

Live at the Orinda Returns with Phantom Star Lisa Vroman

(Michael Blank, Photographer)With her impressive vocal range, Lisa Vroman has won over audiences in opera houses and theaters throughout the United States.     The...

Intriguing Vessels, Recontextualized Paintings, Storytelling With Photos

(Contributed Photo)In Lost and Found II, a 16” x 20” giclée on archival paper, artists Mei-Yu Lo and Wayne Wright paint a subject from...

Sip Sip Hooray at the Art of Mixology  

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Winners of the sold-out 2018 Art of Mixology competition at Orinda Theatre Square show off their awards and certificates.    Eighteen professional...

Seasoned Shopper – September 2019

Pretty Pomegranates Arrive Ready to Eat     Pomegranates are popular for many reasons – beautiful bright red flowers in the spring turn to striking...