A Successful Run on the Wilder Side

The Orinda Park and Rec Foundation's first annual Run on the Wilder Side was met with great enthusiasm by children and adults who ran...

Happy October

The Reel Less Traveled

Reeling in October: In Theater or at HomeOn the Lamorinda film front, there are two October films to highlight. I also thought, though, that...

Seasoned Shopper Oct.

Apples a Day...October is National Apple Month to promote the sales of apples and honor the people involved in getting them from the farm...

Mats Talk Oct.

Technology in the Classroom: Beneficial or a Nuisance?I remember talking to my friends in the hallways during freshman year, and it would feel like...

Fitness Tip of the Month

Learn to Love Your Workout or Find One You Love. The key to getting in shape is progression. As you get stronger, the workout progresses...

The 2018 Guide to Orinda Restaurants – Bon Appétit!

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO “Pietro’s Pizza,” with prosciutto, truffle oil and fresh basil, is a favorite of patrons at Piccolo Napoli. SALLY HOGARTY Customers line up for Europa’s famous...

Business Buzz Oct.

ELANA O’LOSKEY After a year of working together, Nancy Yuen (right) recently took over from Alan Wong (center) as the pharmacist and owner...

BASU Donates Alarms for Seniors

BASU Donates Alarms for SeniorsSALLY HOGARTYKate Wiley (far left) and Cathy Goshorn (center left) of The Orinda Association’s Seniors Around Town (SAT) received a...

President’s Message August

  Orinda in August; wish you were here! The Orinda Association’s July 4th parade this year had about 10,000 attendees in my estimation. Our success is...

Orinda Receives Its Own Stamp

Orinda Receives Its Own StampBy BILL O’BRIANStaff WriterOn July 4 while Orindans paraded in honor of America’s birthday, the United States Postal Service released...

Locals Help Fire Victims Recover

Locals Help Fire Victims Recover By BOBBIE DODSON Staff Writer The Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Adult Mission Team, 23 volunteers strong, recently returned to Lake County to aid 2015...

Issue of Private Road Maintenance Hits Roadblock

By SALLY HOGARTY Editor At the July 10 City Council meeting, the council received a staff report on the formation of a Private Roads Task Force...

Adored Physical Education Teacher Passes Away Much Too Soon

Adored Physical Education Teacher Passes Away Much Too Soon Orinda resident Karen Semenza Fazio was born Oct. 22, 1970 in New Jersey and earned...

Orinda Police Department Will Soon Have Public Safety Drone

Orinda Police Department Will Soon Have Public Safety Drone By SALLY HOGARTY Editor While helicopters have long been used as an important tool by police and fire...

Police Blotter August

Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 20 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents. Accident Injury: 2 incidents. Accident Property: 16 incidents. Alarm, False: 172 incidents. Animal Cruelty: 1 incident. Barking Dog: 4 incidents. Battery:...

Seasoned Shopper August

We Grow What We SellEvery week there are dozens of farmers’ markets set up in numerous cities, but where and when did the first...

Fitness Tip of the Month August

Fitness Tip of the Month Increasing lean body mass (muscle) and decreasing fat mass will change your body. Muscle is denser than fat so you can...

Car Time

  Motorists Beware! The world of auto repair is all about trust. When having your vehicle serviced, you want to be able to trust the people...

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