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April 23 to 29

Goodness, gracious, snakes alive!
Spring's arrival means longer, warmer and drier days - perfect for a hike in the Lamorinda hills. Enjoy the flowers and wildlife but give Crotalus oreganus, or the western rattlesnake, a wide berth.
By Cathy Dausman

Volunteers train to talk around Lamorinda during auxiliary communications exercise
Once upon a Tuesday evening in Lamorinda, 26 volunteer emergency communicators spread out among five locations. Some met where Lafayette's new police station will soon be located; others were off to Moraga Town Hall and Orinda's City Hall. Still others staffed ...By Cathy Dausman

Wilder development is finally blooming
It's been a long time coming, but residents are now occupying homes in Wilder.
More than two-thirds of the 245 total lots at Wilder have been transferred to builders or owners and ...
By Sora O'Doherty

Calling all local Czechs
As part of 2017 Year of the Czechs in ...

Sinkhole repair should be complete by July
Repairs are starting on the Orinda sinkhole on Miner Road.
Only about a dozen concerned residents attended a community meeting held by the Orinda City Council at Sleepy Hollow School on ...
By Sora O'Doherty

Council adopts banner policy, with reservations
After years of pondering the issue, the Orinda City Council has agreed to adopt a policy on the use of banners in the city.
As it turns out, those pretty pole banners residents and ...
By Sora O'Doherty

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Local experts try to predict Lamorinda's retail future
Restaurants, along with spas and salons, may be the key to Lamorinda's retail success in the future because they are "internet proof" and inherently require the presence of the customer.
By Victor Ryerson

Congressman rips Donald Trump and his policies at Lafayette Town Hall
From his opening remarks through the questions he took from the audience, Democratic U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier pounded President Donald Trump unmercifully at the Lafayette Town Hall April 12. "The most dangerous person in the world is not a terrorist, but the ...By Nick Marnell

Transportation tax, Trump highlight Glazer-Baker Lafayette Town Hall
California's new $52 billion transportation funding bill cast a large shadow over the Steve Glazer-Catharine Baker Lafayette Town Hall April 3 as demonstrators waved signs demanding its passage, speakers questioned Glazer over his stance and the cohost missed the ...By Nick Marnell

New website debuts with announcement of photo contest winners
Orinda launched its new and improved website in April, and announced the winners of the Adore Orinda photo contest. A slideshow of the photos is available on the website, which can be found at www.cityoforinda.org.
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda sinkhole repair clears high hurdle, work to begin this week
For the first time, the Orinda City council ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda police chief says crime is down, more solved
Residential burglaries are down in Orinda, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orindans eager to hear Urban Land Institute's initial thoughts on city's downtown development plans
An overflow crowd of about 150 came to hear a presentation on downtown development by the Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panel to a joint meeting of Orinda's city council and planning commission.
By Sora O'Doherty

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