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Grateful Donor Helps Expand Services at Adult Respite Center

(Contributed Photo)Tom and Gina Vadnais both benefited from the Lamorinda Adult Respite Center program, with Tom enjoying activities and social engagement and Gina finding...

EBMUD Plans Year-Long Road Closures for Upper El Toyonal

(Courtesty of EBMUD)This map shows the location of the future Westside Pumping Plant and Encinal Regulator, as well as the scope of the planned...

Senators Introduce Bills to Protect Sick, Elderly During Power Outages

    City officials are weighing in on a series of bills co-introduced by Sen. Steve Glazer that would, among other things, protect vulnerable...

Monthly Research Workshops Now Taking Place at Orinda Library

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)New Library Manager Michael Beller guides Orinda resident May Poon through an online tutorial at his Jan. 11 workshop on electronic resources.  ...

Business Buzz – February 2020

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Orinda Motors’ new general manager Ray Kunz has worked at the full-service auto repair shop for the past 13 years. New General...

Everyday Orinda – February 2020

Solving the Resolving     If the hideous girdle of yesteryear can evolve into Spanx, then can’t New Year’s resolutions also evolve into something less...

February Friday Forum Explains Importance of 2020 Census

(Contributed Photo)Urban planner Kristine Solseng will cover census basics and its impact on Contra Costa County in her Feb. 7 talk.     The timely...

Car Time – February 2020

How to be Part of the Car-Care Experience     Nobody looks forward to taking their vehicle in for service. You do have some control...

Troop 237 Set to Honor Four Scouts for Achieving Eagle Rank

(Okorie Ramsey, Photographer)Boy Scout Troop 237 members (L-R) Joe Henderson, Brian Harris, Alex Ramsey, and Aidan Swenson each completed a community service project on...

Winter Ball Culminates Year of Volunteering for Local Debutantes

(James Brian Studios, Photographer)Ten young women were celebrated for their accomplishments and philanthropic contributions at the 62nd Annual Winter Ball. Back row (L-R): Lauren...

The Reel Less Traveled – February 2020

In Retrospect…     If there is one common theme in both of the special screenings this month, it would probably be nostalgia. In one...

John Lloyd Young Brings his ‘Jukebox Hero’ to Orinda Concert Series

(Contributed Photo)Performer John Lloyd Young won the Tony Award for his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys before going on to star in the film...

Galleries: High School Visual Arts Competition and Equine Photos

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Attendees view the assortment of 2D and 3D art, photography, and digital art on display at the reception for the 2019 VAC....

Jazz Fest Featuring Local Artists to Benefit Australia Fire Victims

(Contributed Photo)A Northern California native and a fixture of the Bay Area jazz scene, vocalist Eva Marie Shahoian is set to perform at the...

Between the Lines – February 2020

Stroke Survivor to Share his Life-Changing Story     David Talbot, author of Seasons of the Witch and three other books, is a best-selling author,...

Police Blotter – February 2020

December 1, 2019 through January 11, 2020 Calls for Service911 Hangup: 16 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 10 incidents.Alarm, False: 87 incidents.Barking...

Non-Hosted Short-term Rentals Banned at Least Until November

    Non-hosted short-term rentals are prohibited in Orinda at least until November while the City Council considers permanent regulations, including possible zoning code...

Farmers’ Market Now Year-Round

    Fresh vegetables and fruits, not to mention delicious crepes and jams, will now be available year-round as the popular Orinda Farmers’ Market...

Fitness Tip – February 2020

Eat to Lose Fat     Dieting and Fasting can result in some weight loss (fat and muscle) over the short term.     However...