Pet of the Month – December 2022

(Maggie Miller, Photographer)     “This is Oliver, our five-month-old French Bulldog puppy,” said Maggie Miller. “We’re not sure he’s 100% dog. He sleeps like a...

Dons Take Win over Matadors

(Mark Bell, Photographer)     “Running Back Bennett Destino, heads upfield for one of his 7 carries for 44 yards on the night,” said Mark Bell,...

Poul Anderson Writing Contest

    The Friends of the Orinda Library announced the start of the 2023 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest, open to all students who reside...

Orinda Junior Women’s Club’s 2023 Youth Ink Writing Contest

    Youth Ink 2023, hosted by the Orinda Junior Women’s Club, isan Orinda Middle School writing contest to support literary arts in the community....

Four Orinda Singers Perform in Professional Production of Matilda

(Lily Black, Photographer)Veteran Lamorinda Idol performers and Orinda residents (L-R) Sofia Rose (Nigel), Keenan Moran (Eric), Miranda Klein (Matilda) and Henry Vanhouten (Michael) appear...

Miramonte Students Perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(Jennifer Linardon, Photographer)     Miramonte High School students performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Oct. 27-29, under the direction of Heather Cousins, theater arts teacher...

National Charity League Hosts “Non-Partisan Civics for Teen Girls”

(Shirley DeFrancisci, Photographer)Acalanes and Lamorinda Chapters of the National Charity League hosted their first non-partisan civics for teen girls event at Miramonte High School...

Mindful Littles 4th Annual Peace and Freedom Carnival Teaches Kids

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)On Nov. 6, children and parents from the Bay Area enjoyed the 4th Annual Peace and Kindness Carnival held at the Orinda...

Orinda Ballet Academy Brings A Sweet Dream Nutcracker to City of Orinda

(Patricia Tomlinson, Photographer)Posing at one of their dress rehearsals, front (L-R) Gemma Leach, Emma Sabo-Nichols, Maya Elkind and Ava Allaire; back (L-R) Frances Giquinto,...

Cartoon – December 2022

Police Blotter – December 2022

October 15 through November 14 Calls for ServiceDeath - Non-Criminal: 1 incidentFailure to Obey Officer: 3 incidentsFraud/Forgery: 1 incidentHit & Run Misdemeanor: 1 incident: Moraga...

Will Rivers Run Through Us?

    A River Runs Through it was written by University of Chicago Shakespeare Professor Norman Maclean after his retirement. His memoir is a story...

Car Time – December 2022

Formula 1 is Back in Japan Full Speed Ahead Editor’s Note: Orinda Motors’ Xavier Estrada writes about his experience attending a Formula 1 Grand Prix...

A Message from the President – December 2022

Shop Locally This Holiday Season     It’s been a difficult time for our local businesses as they struggled through COVID and now an uncertain economy....

Orinda’s City Council Candidates Respond to Issues in Public Forum

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Oct. 6, (L-R) Alex Drexel, Stuart House, Brandyn Iverson, Latika Malkani, Sunil Rajaraman and Janet Riley. Riley, who was recovering from COVID-19,...

Candidates for MOFD Speak on Issues Affecting District at Large

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Candidates for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) board of directors’ election spoke on Oct. 13 on topics relating to the district. (L-R)...

OUSD Candidates Vie for School District Seats at Public Forum

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)On Thursday, Oct. 13, the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Orinda Union School District’s (OUSD) school board...

California Independent Film Festival Returns to Orinda Theatre

(Courtesy of CAIFF)A scene from Last Film Show, directed by Pan Nalin, is the opening night film of the California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF)...

Financial News – November 2022

Thoughts on How Orindans May Give     Mr. Rogers famously passed on the advice of his mother to “look for the helpers. You will always...

Mats Hand Broncos Their First Loss

(Mark Bell, Photographer)     Miramonte High School Senior Bennett Destino #22, running back for the Miramonte Matadors, alludes would be Bronco tacklers. The Mats handed...