Everyday Orinda – October 2019

Porta Potty Pride     WWJD? This acronym traditionally stands for “What Would Jesus Do?” I alter the meaning a bit to cope with writer’s...

Cartoon – October 2019

President’s Message – October 2019

After Successful Car Show, Focus Turns to Fire Safety     Thousands of people from around the Bay Area turned out on Sept. 7 to...

Fitness Tip – October 2019

    The longer you are alive the more time you have to get in shape.

Car Show Roars Into Orinda

(David Dierks, Photographer)A young attendee takes a closer look at Richard Boughlosky’s 2018 Ferrari 488 Spider, one of over 200 automobiles on display.    ...

Orinda in Search of New Police Chief as Nagel Leaves

(David Dierks, Photographer)Police Chief Mark Nagel (center) receives recognition for his years of service to Orinda from City Council members (L-R) Amy Worth, Darlene...

PG&E Unveils Power Shut-off Plan to Council

    Reeling from the aftermath of the devastating Camp Fire caused by sparks from its equipment, Pacific Gas & Electric is rolling out...

Holly Penfield Joins World-Class Lineup at Orinda Jazz Festival

(Ian Ritchie, Photographer)Well-known in London for her eccentric cabaret shows, singer and Orinda native Holly Penfield returns home for the Sept. 8 jazz festival.  ...

Expect BART Delays, Highway 24

(Courtesy of BART)     BART riders beware: Expect delays, closures and service changes as the system undergoes repairs and upgrades to tracks between Orinda...

Business Buzz – September 2019

(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)Chef Lino Rios and Asst. Manager C. Rose introduce their new Mexican Monday dinner menu. All selections are made from Rios’ family...

Associate Pastor Elizabeth Robinson Joins Orinda Community Church

(John Sarsgard, Photographer)New Associate Pastor Elizabeth Robinson has a background in creative writing and community service.     New programs and ideas are in the...

The Reel Less Traveled – September 2019

Balloon from Germany, Doris Day and, oh yes, the Rheem     I’ve called it embattled, endangered, troubled, threatened and even closed. What I’ve never...

Call for Teacher Artists

    The Lamorinda Arts Council is accepting entries for a November exhibit that puts the spotlight on local teachers and is aptly entitled...

Fitness Tip – September 2019

    There is no point in indulging in amazing food if you are going to feel guilty about it afterward. Be organized so...

Gothic Novel The Woman in White Takes to Starlight Stage This Month

(Jill Gelster, Photographer)Malcolm Cowler directing at Orinda Starlight Village Players     The Orinda Starlight Village Players (OrSVP) bring their third production of their 36th...

Car Time – September 2019

Dash Warning Lights Can be a Pain     There you are driving along minding your own business when a red light pops on your dash alerting...

Miramonte Latin Students Seize the Day at Classical Convention

(Contributed Photo)Members of Miramonte’s Latin Club show their spirit, with a silly twist, at the National Junior Classical Convention in July.     This summer...

Everyday Orinda – September 2019

September Sentiments     Sweet September, I’m glad you’re back. If you’re reading this and your house is so quiet you can hear the...

Eagle Scout Project Brings Playground Shade to St. Mark’s Preschool

(Contributed Photo) Christian Gee and his portable play structure     Christian Gee, a Miramonte High School freshman and member of Boy Scout Troop 57, recently...

OUSD Installs Water Tanks, Gets $10K in Fire Prevention Effort

(Contributed Photo)(L-R) Keenan Account Executive Kyle McKibbin, OUSD Director of Facilities Stuart House, OUSD Board President Hillary Weiner and OUSD Superintendent Dr. Carolyn...