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Sinkhole repair almost done
The Miner Road sinkhole repair is nearly complete. EBMUD was able to reinstall their high pressure water line within one day to put it back into service supplying water to most of Northeast Orinda. PG&E rewrapped their gas mainline for maintenance coating. The ...

School bus plan on hold, but routes still may be cut
The Lamorinda School Bus Transportation ...By Sora O'Doherty

Bella Oaks: Orangetheory Fitness but no Chase Bank
Orinda City Council members clearly grappled with their dreams of what Orinda might become as they agreed to a waiver allowing Orangetheory Fitness, an interval training, heartbeat-based fitness center, to anchor a corner of the proposed development at 25A Orinda Way ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Major repairs on the Miner Road sinkhole are zooming ahead
Orinda is speeding through the repair of the Miner Road sinkhole and is on course for the road reopening in early July. Carpenter foreman Jerry Say explained that the rectangular culvert is now complete, and the work has moved on to the walls.
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda City Council refuses to consider joining a Community Choice Energy program
Members of the Orinda community are ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda City Council bans outdoor marijuana plants
When marijuana becomes legal in California ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

El Toyonal to lose school bus service
The Lamorinda School Bus Program is planning to drop all school bus stops on the narrow, twisty El Toyonal Drive because the stops have been deemed unsafe and in violation of the California Vehicle Code.
By Sora O'Doherty

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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