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Housing Element and Downtown Precise Plan Move Forward

(Charleen Earley, Photographer)Orinda City Councilmembers started the city council meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance on Nov. 1 via Zoom, before discussing the Housing...

Annual Hospice Tree of Lights and Parks and Rec.’s Holiday Tree Lighting

(Lou Landgraf, Photographer)Hospice East Bay members have cared for patients and their families in the Orinda community since 1977 and are proud to celebrate...

Amy Worth Retires from City Council

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Mayor Amy Worth in front of the Orinda sign at the Community Center.     Who would have thought fundraising for a children’s play...

Mixology Event Draws Hundreds to Orinda for Creative Cocktails

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Top winner Mixologist of the Year, Cynthia Songco from Casa Orinda, made the winning cocktail titled “Henny Penny” at table 13 at...

CAIFF Returns to Orinda Theatre

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)<BR.California Independent Film Festival Opening Night at the Orinda Theatre’s grand 750-seat auditorium.     The California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) returned to the...

Bobby Conte is Back at Live At the Orinda! Concert Series

(Courtesy of Bobby Conte)Live At the Orinda! concert series returns with Broadway star, Bobby Conte, performing at the Orinda Theatre, Sunday, Dec. 4 at...

Orinda News Briefs: Around Town Spreading Holiday Cheer

(Caroline Gilman La Voie, Photorgrapher)Members of the Orinda Garden Club will hang wreaths around town on Saturday, Dec 3 with their Holiday Wreath Installation....

National Wreaths Across America Day Event for American Veterans

(Yoni Mayeri, Photographer)Local veterans buried at the historic Lafayette Cemetery will be honored on Saturday, Dec. 17, with wreaths at noon.     This year, National...

Kibi’s Café Brings Traditional Vietnamese Cuisine to Theatre Square

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Kibi’s Café features traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Hoang Ho, the owner of Kibi’s Café, named the restaurant after the nicknames for her daughter...

Business Buzz – December 2022

Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar Celebrates Fourth Anniversary    Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar 
(Saffron) opened in 2018, emphasizing their devotion to food, using light,...

Alison Burns Presents Her Second Book – This One About Orinda

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Local author Alison Burns holds her new book Orinda outside the Orinda Community Center. The book features Orinda’s history.     Do most residents...

World Polio Day in the City of Orinda

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     On Oct. 24, members of the Rotary Club of Orinda, (L-R) Sylvia Hua, Susan Farmer, Rodney Lal, John Donnelly, and Yenjean...

Seasoned Shopper – December 2022

Nature’s “Little Cabbage”     Like other vegetables in the cabbage family, brussel sprouts are an ideal complement for many traditional turkey dinners. Chefs and home...

Edward Denny McClure Passes

    Edward “Ted” Denny McClure died of heart failure on Saturday morning, Nov. 5. Born May 16, 1947, he was the eldest son of...

Remembering the Late Laurie Rothermel’s Wonderful Life

(Terry Riggins, Photographer)Laurie Rothermel passed away Sept. 23, while vacationing in Portugal.     When longtime Orindan Laurie Rothermel hopped in the car to head to...

Remembering Stephen Arnon, Dedicated Public Health Physician

(Courtesy of Arnon Family) Dr. Stephen Soulé Arnon of Orinda, Oct. 14, 1946 – Aug. 17, 2022.     Dr. Stephen Soulé Arnon of Orinda died peacefully...

Long-time Community Advocate Pete Wilson Passes in November

(Courtesy of Wilson Family)A 58-year Orinda resident, Pete Wilson was instrumental in preserving Gateway Valley and establishing the Moraga Orinda Fire District. A passionate...

Retirement Plans: Not Something to Run Away From

( Courtesy of James Hose Jr. | Upsplash.com)Whether considering retiring at age 60, 70 or 80, one doesn’t need to be scared, considering there...

Orinda Art Scene – December 2022

December in the Art Galleries at the Orinda Library and Wilder (Courtesy of Joanne Taeuffer)BASA artist Joanne Taeuffer's Pas de Deux is from a series...

Art Embraces Words for Halloween

(Courtesy of Lamorinda Arts Council)Artist Jan Lainoff appeared as “Marie Antoinette Meets Dia de los Muertos” - the title of her painting. Marie Antoinette...