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Highway 24 gridlock: Why no local notifications or traffic control?
A single vehicle accident on Highway 24 near the Orinda BART station on July 21 caused a traffic standstill on the westbound freeway, with local residents complaining about two-hour delays to drive between Pleasant Hill and Orinda, gridlock on downtown Lafayette ...By Nick Marnell



Miner Road closure to end Aug. 10 after problem vegetation removed
To outline a vegetation removal project along Miner Road, the city of Orinda held a July 26 neighborhood meeting that included representatives from Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the city and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District. PG&E and the city explained that 110 trees ...By Nick Marnell



Orinda Police Department Incident Summary Report July 15 to July 28
Alarms 65




Changes at Orinda Chamber of Commerce and Lamorinda Weekly
After serving as the executive director of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce for the past two and a half years, Sophie Braccini is leaving to take up a position with UC Berkeley. Braccini, who has been a staff writer for Lamorinda Weekly since its beginning 11 years ago, ...By Sora O'Doherty



Downtown Development Subcommittee gets ready for action on Streetscape Master Plan
Orinda residents have a lot of ideas about ...By Sora O'Doherty



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Public asks city council to agendize gun safety; council agrees
After Elaina Ayers, representing Orinda for ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda considers options to fix ongoing parking problems
Orinda is again trying to solve its parking problems, this time focusing on commuter parking lots, a long-term shuttle program, and residential permit programs. The city council unanimously approved a new $12,500 contract with Harris & Associates to prepare a report ...By Sora O'Doherty



Emergency moratorium on accessory structure setback exemptions adopted
At a special meeting on July 31, all five members of the Orinda City Council voted to pass an urgency ordinance imposing a 45-day moratorium on exceptions to setback requirements for accessory structures pending a study of zoning regulations needed to alleviate a ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda Police Department Incident Summary Report July 1 to July 14
Alarms 47




OUSD board moves forward with two school bonds
Two bond issues that together could raise $105 million to modernize Orinda's kindergarten through 12th grade schools will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. The Orinda Union School District board recently completed a comprehensive master facilities plan ...By Sora O'Doherty



Pilot parking permit program adopted for Brookwood
Cars parked all day by BART commuters have ...By Sora O'Doherty



City council shocks private road residents by rejecting task force
Although private road residents had strongly ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda rejects regulation of temporary events; Frank Lloyd Wright home is only problem
It turned out that a rather complicated issue that came before the Orinda City Council was actually quite simple: the sole problem is that a property on Great Oak Circle is being used for weddings and large parties, giving rise to numerous complaints from surrounding ...By Sora O'Doherty



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