May 31 Event Planned to Address Wildfire Prevention, Preparation and History

    Is Lamorinda prepared for fire?       Realizing the potential for a devastating fire here, Lamorinda Village is sponsoring All About Wildfires, an...

Police Blotter – May 2019

Calls for Service911 Hangup: 55 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 3 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 12 incidents.Alarm, False: 122 incidents.Assault with Deadly Weapon: 1 incident.Burglary, Auto:...

May 16 Event on Vashell Way Aims to Bring ConnectOrinda Projects to Life

    For months, city staff, Fehr and Peers Transportation Consultants and Orinda residents have been considering a variety of projects that will beautify...

City Council Passes Resolution on 5G Small Cell Facilities

    An appreciative audience applauded the Orinda City Council last month when it unanimously adopted a resolution regulating the aesthetics of small wireless...

Educators Raise Alarm Over E-cigarettes as Use By Teens Soars

(Courtesy Of Contra Costa County Office Of Education)Here is a sampling of vaping items confiscated at local schools, according to Emily Justice of the...

City, Residents Weigh In On Impact of Small Cell Phone Towers

(Courtesy of EMF Safety Network)Residents in Santa Rosa show their disapproval of the small cells mounted on this pole in a Santa Rosa neighborhood....

Long-anticipated Wilder Park Art and Garden Center Opens

(Steve Ehrhardt, Photographer)The long-anticipated Art and Garden Center at Wilder is now open.     After years of planning, the Art and Garden Center at...

Police Blotter – April 2019

Calls for Service911 Hangup: 21 incidents.Abandoned Vehicle: 1 incident.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 10 incidents.Alarm, False: 120 incidents.Burglary, Auto: 8 incidents.Burglary, Commercial: 1 incident.Burglary,...

And Then There Were Eight: Council Narrows ConnectOrinda Projects

    After receiving thousands of comments and extensive public feedback on ways to beautify and improve travel through downtown, the City Council has...

East Bay MUD Unveils Plan To Build Solar Energy Facility in Orinda

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Part of EBMUD’s 43-acre parcel along Bear Creek Road, which already includes several PG&E towers and power poles.     As climate change...

ConnectOrinda Projects Come into Focus

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) This view of San Pablo Creek behind 23 Orinda Way could one day transform to a more pristine view from an outdoor...

Why These Five Locals are Being Honored this Month

    Most people around the city probably are familiar with the names of the five people who will be feted by The Orinda...

Residents Challenged to Discover Lamorinda’s Outdoor Gems

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Working together on the Trail Challenge are (L-R) Orinda Parks and Rec Director Todd Trimble,Moraga’s Parks and Rec Director Breyana Brandt, Orinda...

POLICE BLOTTER – March 2019

January 1 through February 9, 2019 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 27 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents. Accident Property: 8 incidents. Alarm, False: 104 incidents. Barking Dog: 1 incident. Burglary, Auto:...

Orinda Woman’s Club 2018 Recipients

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     Orinda Woman’s Club Vice President Alison Kling (R) presented Scott Chavez (L) from Contra Costa Crisis Center and Gigi Crowder...

15th Annual Classic Car Show Set to Hit the Road in September

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Chip Herman (2nd from left) turns over the keys to the car show, not to mention the Corvette, to Classic Car Show...

Orinda’s New Mayor Sets Priorities

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) Orinda Mayor Inga Miller was sworn into office Dec. 11.     On Dec. 11, Inga Miller was sworn in as Orinda’s 35th...

North Orinda Helped Refine Evacuation Procedures During January Drill

    On Jan. 26, from 7 – 8 a.m., the lower part of Miner Rd. became a one-way street as residents left their...

Newcomer Steven Danziger Named President of Fire District Board

(Contributed Photo)Steven Danziger is the new MOFD board president.     In November’s election, three new members were elected to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD)...

Police Blotter – February 2019

December 2, 2018 through January 12, 2019 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 13 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 2 incidents. Accident Property: 7 incidents. Alarm, False: 47 incidents. Barking Dog: 1 incident. Battery:...

North Orinda Evacuation Exercise Planned for Saturday, Jan. 26

    In partnership with Orinda Police Department, the Moraga Police Department, and Lamorinda CERT, MOFD will be conducting a second Lamorinda evacuation exercise...

Downtown Streetscape Workshop on Jan. 29

    On Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library Auditorium, the City of Orinda will conduct ConnectOrinda Downtown Streetscape Master Plan Workshop....

New Facade for Moraga Way Building Approved

KATTENBURG ARCHITECTS Conceptual drawing by Kattenburg Architects of the new facade for 37 Moraga Way.     Downtown revitalization, the topic of many local meetings and...

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club Raffles Off 1961 Vintage VW Bug

SALLY HOGARTY Raffle winner Steve Falk and his wife Nancy stand with their big prize, a beautifully restored 1961 VW Beetle, joined by members of...

New City Councilmembers Take Office

DAVID DIERKS City Clerk Sheri Smith swears in returning City Councilmember Amy Worth and new City Councilmembers Nick Kosla and Dennis Fay at the Dec....

Warm Coat Drive Exceeds Expectations

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Sleepy Hollow students (L-R) Back Row: Haley Hoskins, Eve Copeland, Annarose Smith; Front row: Sofia Blore, Emma Stokes help sort donations for the...

Police Blotter – January 2019

November 4 through December 8, 2018 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 20 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle:1 incident. Accident Injury: 1 incident. Accident Property: 8 incidents. Alarm, False: 117 incidents. Barking Dog: 1...

Bauer-Kahan Wins In Close State Assembly Race

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Orinda resident Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is District 16’s newly elected state assemblywoman. This January, Orinda resident Rebecca Bauer-Kahan will be heading to Sacramento to represent...

Police Blotter, December 2018

Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 33 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 4 incidents. Accident Injury: 4 incidents. Accident Property: 16 incidents. Alarm, False: 114 incidents. Barking Dog: 1 incident. Battery: 4 incidents. Burglary, Auto:...

2018 Orinda Election Results

Orinda City Council:Amy Worth (incumbent)Dennis FayNick KoslaMOFD Division 3:Steven DanzigerMOFD Division 4:Michael DonnerState Assembly:Rebecca Bauer-KahanAcalanes School Board:Nancy Kendzierski (incumbent)Bob Hockett (incumbent)Christopher SeversonOUSD Bond Measures:Measure...

MOFD Forum Focuses on a Number of Hot Button Issues

ANIL COMELO Fielding questions from community members and the League of Women voters, MOFD candidates (L-R) Lucy Talbot, Michael Donner, Steven Michael Danziger,...

City Council Candidates State Views at OA Forum on Oct. 3

MIMI BOMMARITO At the forum on Oct. 3, City Council candidates (L-R) incumbent Eve Phillips, Kathleen Jenkins, Dennis Fay, Nick Kosla, and incumbent Mayor...

Police Blotter, November 2018

September 2 through October 13, 2018 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 16 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 4 incidents. Accident Injury: 2 incidents. Accident Property: 8 incidents. Alarm, False: 134 incidents. Barking Dog:...

Community Honors Educator Toris Jaeger

ASHLEY GOVAN Assemblywoman Catharine Baker presents Toris Jaeger with a Joint Resolution by the State of California in honor of her work as an...

Gun Safety Ordinance a Reality for Orinda Following 5-0 Council Vote

SALLY HOGARTY Acalanes Union High School District Superintendent Dr. John Nickerson, Miramonte Associate Principal Nick Carpenter, OUSD Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Seaton, Mayor Amy Worth...

Non-Union MOFD Candidates Have Homes Inspected

    During the Oct. 10 Orinda Association/League of Woman Voters forum to question the five candidates for Division Three and Four district seats...

MOFD’s Memo of Understanding with Firefighters Signed by Board

Grace Santos, MOFD (Moraga-Orinda Fire District) secretary/clerk, indicated that as of press time the signed MOFD/Local 1230 Memo of Understanding (MOU) has not been...

ConnectOrinda Plans to Bring Together Orinda’s Two Downtowns

SALLY HOGARTY Bridget Zayner had her electric bike on display at ConnectOrinda. She drives the vehicle to BART to commute to her job in...

Candidates for City Council Discuss Their Priorities for Orinda

By SALLY HOGARTY EditorThe five members of Orinda’s City Council are elected volunteers who set policy, give direction to City Staff and make budget decisions....

Candidates for the Moraga Orinda Fire District Give Their Views

By DAVID DIERKS Assistant EditorThe Moraga-Orinda Fire District has a five-member board of directors representing five divisions. Charged with providing strategic leadership, policy and...

Darcie Taylor Hired as EFO Executive Director

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Darcie Taylor is bringing her extensive fundraising experience to EFO as the new executive director. By SALLY HOGARTYEditorThe Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO)...

Orinda Community Foundation Grant Deadline is Nov. 1

The Orinda Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations working to enhance the quality of life in Orinda through community events,...

Orinda School Bond Measures E and I on November Ballot

By SALLY HOGARTY Editor Orinda residents will vote on two Orinda Union School District (OUSD) bond measures, totaling $105 million, this November. Measure E, also known...

Police Blotter October

POLICE BLOTTER July 29 through September 8, 2018 Calls for Service 911 Hangup: 13 incidents. Abandoned Vehicle: 6 incidents. Accident Property: 6 incidents. Alarm, False: 159 incidents. Animal Cruelty: 1 incident. Battery:...

City Launches Online Business Registration

The City of Orinda recently introduced a new website to allow local businesses to apply for or renew their Business Registration Certificate online. As...

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:...

Police Blotter – June

April 1 through May 12, 2018Calls for Service911 Hangup: 14 incidents.Accident Injury: 1 incident.Accident Property: 15 incidents.Alarm, False: 141 incidents.Barking Dog: 4 incidents.Battery: 1...
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