New Website for The Orinda News

After many months of work, The Orinda News now has a new website, www.theorindanews.com, that will allow you to download one story rather than...

Keeping People Warm This Winter

SALLY HOGARTY Kate Wiley and Cathy Goshorn sort through donated items during last year’s One Warm Coat drive.     Most of us are fortunate...

President’s Message, November 2018

Home is where our heart is….really! In Orinda, home is where our heart, and tummy, like to be. On Nov. 1, Men Make Dinner Day...

Creative Strokes Collective Fills Gallery with Paintings

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Painter Alix Watson depicts a vibrant pool of koi in Searching For Calming Waters, a 39” x 33” watercolor in the gallery...

ConnectOrinda Plans to Bring Together Orinda’s Two Downtowns

SALLY HOGARTY Bridget Zayner had her electric bike on display at ConnectOrinda. She drives the vehicle to BART to commute to her job in...

ConnectOrinda Launches City-wide Event Saturday, October 13

The launch of the ConnectOrinda project - formerly known as the Downtown Orinda Streetscape Master Plan - will take place in an outdoor community...

Brookwood Residents Finally Get City of Orinda Parking Permits

By DAVID DIERKS Assistant Editor Orinda started a pilot Residential Parking Permit Program on Brookwood Road in September. Residents of Brookwood Road requested the parking permit...

Candidates for City Council Discuss Their Priorities for Orinda

By SALLY HOGARTY EditorThe five members of Orinda’s City Council are elected volunteers who set policy, give direction to City Staff and make budget decisions....

Candidates for the Moraga Orinda Fire District Give Their Views

By DAVID DIERKS Assistant EditorThe Moraga-Orinda Fire District has a five-member board of directors representing five divisions. Charged with providing strategic leadership, policy and...

Darcie Taylor Hired as EFO Executive Director

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Darcie Taylor is bringing her extensive fundraising experience to EFO as the new executive director. By SALLY HOGARTYEditorThe Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO)...

Orinda Community Foundation Grant Deadline is Nov. 1

The Orinda Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations working to enhance the quality of life in Orinda through community events,...

Orinda School Bond Measures E and I on November Ballot

By SALLY HOGARTY Editor Orinda residents will vote on two Orinda Union School District (OUSD) bond measures, totaling $105 million, this November. Measure E, also known...

Police Blotter October

POLICE BLOTTER July 29 through September 8, 2018 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 13 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 6 incidents. Accident Property: 6 incidents. Alarm, False: 159 incidents. Animal Cruelty: 1 incident. Battery:...

Get Involved and Think Local

This year was my first experience with the Classic Car Show on Sept. 8, and Dancing with the Cars on Sept. 7. Both...

Free Personal Alarm

Come to a Game Day Benefiting Local High School and College Students

American Association of University Women (AAUW) members of the Orinda-Moraga- Lafayette- Branch are hosting a Game Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at...

Lots of Fun, Pumpkins and Treats for Halloween at Local Schools

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO A little girl tests her strength at a previous year’s Fun Fest at Glorietta Elementary. By ORINDA NEWS STAFFGet ready for some...

Behind the Curtain at OrSVP

Contributed Photo Marty Nemko stars in Odd Man Out on Oct. 5. By ORINDA NEWS EDITORIAL STAFFMarty Nemko is a prominent Bay Area career counselor,...