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Outgoing and incoming Orinda Books owners honored by city council
As history repeats itself Orinda Books is once again changing hands, and once again the new owner, Pat Rudebusch, has a history of working in the shop, which is an Orinda institution. Maria Roden similarly took over the bookstore after some years of working in it (and ...By Sora O'Doherty

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Orinda Police

Orinda Public Works staff honored at regional level
Two members of Orinda's staff were honored at the annual meeting of the American Public Works Association, Northern California Chapter. Reuben Gerk was the winner of the Staff of the Year/Public Rights-of-Way award. It was noted that, in addition to receiving ...By Sora O'Doherty

EBMUD work to bring months of disruption to El Toyonal area
East Bay Municipal Utility District work in the El Toyonal/La Encinal area of Orinda will require several years to complete, and will cause partial road closures for months at a time. EBMUD Pipeline Engineer Dustin La Valee and Community Affairs officer Kathryn Horn ...By Sora O'Doherty

Government and private citizens striving for inclusivity in Orinda
In recent weeks, in response to a growing number of incidents in the country, as well as in Contra Costa County and the city of Orinda, people are acting to encourage inclusivity and diversity in the community, and to discourage any acts of discrimination or i ...By Sora O'Doherty

Garbage rates to rise as recyclables market falls

By Sora O'Doherty

DeSaulnier discusses climate change and environment at Town Hall
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd Aug. 26 during a Town Hall about climate change and the environment at Campolindo High School.
The congressman from ...
By Vera Kochan

Orinda agrees to accept donation of $25K to beautify Miner Road bridge
Although city staff recommended against it, ...By Sora O'Doherty

How the newly structured Lamorinda school calendar came about
A combination of factors including anxious ...By Nick Marnell

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Orinda Police

Orinda police chief goes back to school
Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel announced his retirement after 20 years with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office, including the last six years as Orinda's chief of police. However, Nagel didn't go far. On Aug. 26 he started his new position at his alma mater, Saint Mary's ...By Sora O'Doherty

Green Infrastructure Plan adopted by Orinda
The Orinda City Council unanimously adopted ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda takes next step toward downtown development - RFP for Downtown Precise Plan
Development of downtown Orinda has been on ...By Sora O'Doherty

Long-sought workshop on Orinda private roads may lead to progress
At least two ideas about private roads seemed to be points of potential agreement between the city of Orinda and the residents of its private roads at a recent workshop. One is that the issue of greater city involvement, one way or another, in the maintenance of ...By Sora O'Doherty

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