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Orinda icon loses lease for barn and pasture on PG&E land
Bobbie Landers, former mayor of Orinda who was instrumental in the incorporation of the city and founded the Fourth of July Parade, must find a new home for her 27-year-old horse, Nevada. For 33 years Landers leased land from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Rheem easement is now a park
An easement that was used for decades to provide access from homes in the Rheem Boulevard area to Glorietta Elementary School has been reopened as an Orinda city park after the city settled its dispute with the owners of the adjacent property for $45,500. Although the ...By Sora O'Doherty

From Broadway to Opera, Orinda Rotary presents Opera in the Park
Solo Opera teams up again this year with the Orinda Rotary Club to present the club's 11th annual Opera in the Park on Sunday, July 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Orinda Community Park. Sponsored by the Orinda Rotary, the free performance, which usually attracts at least ...By Sora O'Doherty

Grand opening of Art and Garden Center gallery curated by Lamorinda Arts Council
The public had the opportunity to meet featured artist Judy Chamberlin of Walnut Creek at the grand opening of the art gallery at the Art and Garden Center at Wilder on July 6. Chamberlin is well known for her large-scale oil and acrylic paintings including figurative ...By Sora O'Doherty

Reminder to drivers: yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles
Code 3 may not mean much to the average ...By Vera Kochan

Orinda Police Blotter
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Orinda Garden Club displays exotic blooms at Bouquets to Art
Orinda Garden Club celebrated 35 years as a floral designer in the annual Bouquets to Art exhibit at the San Francisco Museums of Fine Arts. During the week of June 4-9, members of the club displayed floral arrangements intended to mirror pieces in the collection at ...By Sora O'Doherty

Annual review of Wilder progress shows the development coming to life
For decades it was just a dream: a large development in Gateway Valley, which became Wilder. Now, at last, Wilder is alive. Five play fields have been developed and turned over to the city of Orinda. The Art and Garden Center, despite a few bumps along the way, had its ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda adopts two-year budget, adjustments and Capital Improvement Plan
At the June 18 city council meeting Paul ...By Sora O'Doherty

Family-friendly activities planned for Fourth of July
For the past 35 years, community members have gathered along the parade route in downtown Orinda to cheer as marching bands, bagpipers, martial arts demonstrations, floats, stilt walkers, singers, dancers, and local clubs pass by, starting in Theatre District on Moraga ...By Sora O'Doherty

Arts Affair 2019
...By Sora O'Doherty

After ConnectOrinda Celebration, city council favors near-term projects
A plan to show off one of the near-term projects for downtown Orinda, the use of Vashell Way as a pedestrian area got washed out by wet weather, but was rescheduled and held inside on May 28. At the event, called the
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda reaches a settlement to open the 53 Rheem easement soon; pays property owners $45,500
Following a June 4 closed session, Orinda ...By Sora O'Doherty

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