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Orinda wins Outstanding Sustainable Engineering Project of the Year award
Using full depth reclamation to restore Orinda's roads garnered an award for Public Works Director Larry Theis and Paving Engineer Project Manager Farah Khorashadi at the American Society of Civil Engineers San Francisco Section annual meeting and awards gala on Sept. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda's approved short-term rentals must be registered, pay TOT
With the growth of hosting platforms such as ...By Sora O'Doherty

Expert discusses restoring streams in difficult urban locations
If there is one thing that Orindans seem to agree would be a positive step in the development of downtown, it is the daylighting of San Pablo Creek. It is also generally acknowledged that doing so will be a challenging process. That is why the Friends of Orinda Creeks ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Get your street feast on: food trucks staying in Orinda
Much to the delight of What's Up Downtown Orinda, the City Council agreed to continue the pilot food truck project on Thursday nights into the spring, while at the same time seeking a request for proposals for a permanent food truck event.
By Sora O'Doherty

Smoke puts a chokehold on Lamorinda
The worst air quality ever recorded in many parts of the Bay Area descended upon Lamorinda the week of Oct. 9 with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District reporting Very Unhealthy air caused by smoke from the massive wildfires in the North Bay.
By Nick Marnell

Photographers capture beauty of their city in Adore Orinda contest
The city of Orinda recently announced the winners of the Adore Orinda photo contest launched last year. The contest was open to photographers of all ages and skill levels; entrants were separated into two divisions, youth (17 years and younger) and adult (18 years and ...By Sora O'Doherty

Young Orindan to be recognized for charity work
Caden Morrow of Orinda is one of two children who will be given "Children Have the Power to Empower" awards by Yours Humanly, a nonprofit group, at its annual Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run and Walk in Walnut Creek on Oct. 8. Caden, who is 8 years old, is being ...By Sora O'Doherty

October ADAPT events focus on underage drinking, drug use
Two upcoming events in Lamorinda will ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Town Hall with Baker, Andersen, and Phillips
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, County Supervisor Candace Andersen and Orinda Mayor Eve Phillips held a town hall to interact with their constituents on Sept. 25 at the Orinda Library auditorium. The event was well attended, with most of the audience on the more mature ...By Sora O'Doherty

Salomon to continue as Orinda city manager
Steve Salomon has had a successful career in local government over the past 40 years. He previously served 17 years as Visalia's city manager, was Albany's city administrator, and city manager for the cities of Watsonville and Hercules. He also worked for the city of ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

New Bell and Block Schedule receives passing grade, so far
By all accounts, most stakeholders in the Acalanes Union High School District are finding the new bell and block schedule is accomplishing its purpose of more efficient use of academic time, reduction of stress and anxiety, and more time for collaboration between ...By John T. Miller

A few local politicos' best friends
In this dog-eat-dog world of politics, it is imperative to have a pack of loyal followers. Who better than those who are always by your side and only occasionally growl at the media? Saturday is national Dogs in Politics Day, a celebration first unleashed Sept. 23, ...By Cathy Dausman

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