AAUW Awards Four Scholarships

(Contributed Photo) Sophia Kofoed, Miramonte High School (Contributed Photo) Kate Ye, Campolindo High School (Contributed Photo) Lynn Wolfe, Acalanes High School (Contributed Photo) Marielle Riesner-Hansson, Acalanes High School Previous Next     The American...

Student View: Anger, Sadness, Reflection About Senior Year

(Betsy Shandalov, Photographer)In August, before social distancing was the norm, Nicole Van Stralen (orange t-shirt) and her fellow “Senior Ladies” of the Class of...

Park District Rattlesnake Advisory

(Kevin Dixon, Photographer)Beware of rattlesnakes along park trails in the East Bay Regional Park District.     With this year’s early spring, park officials reported...

Police Blotter – June 2020

April 1 through May 15 Calls for ServiceAbandoned Vehicle: 3 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Battery: 1 incident.Burglary, Auto: 3 incidents: Ivy Dr., Overhill Rd., Don Gabriel...

Orindans Above Average in Completing 2020 US Census

    Orindans are ahead of the 2020 census curve with 79 percent respondents compared to the county and state with 68.7 and 60.2...

Gallery: Painting With Wool, Photographs and Paintings of Bay Area Beauty

(Contributed Photo)John Brown’s Old New Orleans.     The Lamorinda Arts Council’s June exhibit features John Brown, Tina and Rick Nelson, Teresa Onoda and Karl...

They Goat This

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)     A dozen or so goats spread out on the hillside behind the Wall family home at Rheem Boulevard and Moraga...

Seasoned Shopper – June 2020

Market Opens with Drive-Thru Option     The Orinda farmers’ market opened its 24th season May 9 as a year-round operation. Each season brings fresh-picked...

President’s Message – June 2020

Orinda Celebrates Together (apart)     Congratulations to the graduating seniors of Miramonte High School and to all the graduates in the Orinda United School...

City Council Approves New Accessory Dwelling Unit Rules

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) An accessory dwelling unit is under construction on Moraga Way.     Conforming to California state law, the City Council unanimously approved height,...

Orinda BART to be Closed Weekends Through July 5

(Contributed Photo)     Critical track components near the Orinda BART Station are being replaced, requiring weekend closures.    The Orinda BART station is scheduled...

Shutdown Takes Toll on Retailers, Restaurants

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer)Paul Jones and Ulises Santiago package vegetarian quinoa salads from Fourth Bore for delivery to John Muir Hospital staff.     An...

Fourth of July Traditions Fall Victim to Virus

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)The popular Fourth of July parade held in past years has become one of the victims of the coronavirus. Organizers are considering...

Making Masks and Other Ways Volunteers Find Ways to Help

Previous Next     Orinda residents of all ages mobilized their talents to battle the coronavirus pandemic, many making quite a departure from the skill sets...

Deadly Outbreak Hits at Home

    Orinda felt the wrath of COVID-19 when the Orinda Care Center, a nursing home with a history of recent infractions, suffered a...

Farmers’ Market Seeking Volunteers

(Contributed Phtoto)     The Orinda Farmers’ Market, managed by Contra Costa Certified Farmers’ Markets (CCCFM), returns May 9 and needs volunteers to help with...

Orinda BART Station Closures Planned

(Contributed Photo)     Critical track components near the Orinda BART Station are being replaced, requiring weekend closures.    The Orinda BART station is scheduled...

Hope Your Glass is Also Half Full: Good Things Emerging from Covid-19 Shelter-in-Place

(Kathy Enzerink, Photographer) As we deal with this pandemic, I hope a number of you, like me, have . . .    • Enjoyed being...

Check in with Chambers

    For information on businesses and other updates during shelter in place, contact your local Chamber of Commerce (click on the logo below):