Lamorinda is becoming HeartSafe
There's a brand-new "Best" in Lamorinda - that of best possible chance of survival for someone experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Moraga, Lafayette and Orinda are becoming ...By Cathy Dausman
Host family sought for 2017 visiting Czech student
Marek Vybiral has won the competition to be the 16th Czech visiting student to attend Miramonte High School. Now he just needs to find a home-away-from-home.
Vybiral will arrive in ...By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda Finance Director leaving; search for City Manager continues
Orinda's Finance Director Susan Mahoney is resigning, effective May 25.
Mahoney started as a consultant in July 2012, following the retirement of the city's previous finance director, ...By Sora O'Doherty
Consultant identifies strategies for downtown
National Main Street Center presented 21 key learnings and observations about community attitudes for Orinda's existing features and needs, including that the restored Orinda Theater is a source of community pride; that a gourmet grocery store and more "health ...By Victor Ryerson
Orinda to raise fees in some city departments
In a budget cycle filled with uncertainty ...By Sora O'Doherty
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Goodness, gracious, snakes alive!
Spring's arrival means longer, warmer and drier days - perfect for a hike in the Lamorinda hills. Enjoy the flowers and wildlife but give Crotalus oreganus, or the western rattlesnake, a wide berth.
By Cathy Dausman
Volunteers train to talk around Lamorinda during auxiliary communications exercise
Once upon a Tuesday evening in Lamorinda, 26 volunteer emergency communicators spread out among five locations. Some met where Lafayette's new police station will soon be located; others were off to Moraga Town Hall and Orinda's City Hall. Still others staffed ...By Cathy Dausman
Wilder development is finally blooming
It's been a long time coming, but residents are now occupying homes in Wilder.
More than two-thirds of the 245 total lots at Wilder have been transferred to builders or owners and ...By Sora O'Doherty
Calling all local Czechs
As part of 2017 Year of the Czechs in ...
Sinkhole repair should be complete by July
Repairs are starting on the Orinda sinkhole on Miner Road.
Only about a dozen concerned residents attended a community meeting held by the Orinda City Council at Sleepy Hollow School on ...By Sora O'Doherty
Council adopts banner policy, with reservations
After years of pondering the issue, the Orinda City Council has agreed to adopt a policy on the use of banners in the city.
As it turns out, those pretty pole banners residents and ...By Sora O'Doherty
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Local experts try to predict Lamorinda's retail future
Restaurants, along with spas and salons, may be the key to Lamorinda's retail success in the future because they are "internet proof" and inherently require the presence of the customer.
By Victor Ryerson