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Lamorinda officials come down hard on PG&E over power shutoffs
From Erin Brockovich to San Bruno to the Butte Fire, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in settlement costs for damage claims. PG&E's latest attempt at mitigating a potential disaster - the Public Safety Power Shutoff ...By Nick Marnell



Sen. Glazer named recipient of 2019 Radke Championing Advocacy Award
State Sen. Steve Glazer has been awarded the East Bay Regional Park District and Regional Parks Foundation's 2019 Radke Championing Advocacy Award. Glazer was instrumental in securing $5 million in the 2018-19 state budget for improvements at Del Valle Regional Park in ...Submitted by Dave Mason



Orinda Garden Club hard at work now for future beauty
Members of the Orinda Garden Club on Nov. 8 gathered to work on The Triangle, and plan another work day on the Highway 24 offramp. The group planted many bulbs and other plants to assure that the two properties will look their best come spring. Master Gardener Sue ...By Sora O'Doherty



In the wake of the Halloween shooting in Orinda, Airbnb struggles to change
The shooting on Halloween that left five ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda to ban non-hosted short-term rentals following mass shooting
The Orinda Library Auditorium was full and an overflow room in the community center was opened Nov. 5 as the city council tried to decide what to do about short-term rentals in the aftermath of a shooting on Halloween that left five people dead and one victim in a ...By Sora O'Doherty



Safety First: Emergency Preparation and the 'Go-Bag'
Natural disasters know no boundaries. One never knows if a fire, earthquake, flood, mudslide, or other calamity is on the horizon. It's imperative to be prepared for all emergencies.
By Cynthia Brian



Orinda trials employee parking permits
With no negative comments, and only support from the public, the Orinda City Council adopted a resolution establishing a pilot program for employee permit parking on the east side of Santa Maria Way from Orinda Way to Altarinda Road and on the east side of Altarinda. ...By Sora O'Doherty



Now is the time for testing the appetite in Orinda for new taxes
The city of Orinda joined with the other municipalities in Contra Costa County by adopting a resolution agreeing that the Contra Costa Transportation Agency may put a measure on the March ballot to raise a one-half cent sales tax county-wide to support transportation ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda park gets $4M in state funds for largest creek daylighting project in Bay Area
Working with the East Bay Regional Park District, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has secured $4 million in state funding to daylight and restore an over 2,000-foot culverted section of creek in the upper San Leandro watershed. On Oct 21, Bauer-Kahan held a press ...By Sora O'Doherty



Czech visiting student enjoys his time in California
Sixteen-year-old Erik Stoklasa applied to the Orinda/Tabor Sister City Foundation to be this year's visiting student at Miramonte High School because he sees it as a great opportunity to experience staying in a foreign county for a semester, which he is finding to be a ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda library welcomes new interim manager
Michael Beller, the new interim Orinda library manager, was warmly welcomed at the Mayor's Liaison Meeting on Oct. 8. Beller, who was resplendent in a colorful striped shirt and bow tie, was all smiles as he greeted the assembled representatives of Orinda's community ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda Library Gallery exhibitions and new gallery hours at Wilder Art and Garden Center
The October exhibition in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library features artwork from five members of Three-Eight Art Studio: Doris and Wang Hai Chen, Celia Huddleston, Beichen Li, and Lucia Tsang during the month of October.
By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda will watch the kids so you can go out!
Once a month during the school year, Orinda ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda Chamber of Commerce to become 'virtual'
The Orinda Chamber of Commerce board of ...By Sora O'Doherty



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