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Orinda mom takes over District 16 California Assembly seat
Lawyer and law professor Rebecca Bauer-Kahan didn't find out that she had won her seat in the California legislature until 10 days after the election. She spent that time trying to make certain that every vote was counted. Afterward, she was treated to a tour of the ...By Sora O'Doherty

New assistant city manager is familiar face: Larry Theis
Orinda's director of public works has been named assistant city manager. The city council affirmed the appointment at its Nov. 27 meeting. The role will be in addition to Larry Theis's regular duties and carries with it a 5 percent differential increase in his ...By Sora O'Doherty

MOFD to conduct evacuation drills in Orinda and Moraga Dec. 15
All traffic in both lanes of Moraga Way from the Orinda city limit at Ivy Drive to Glorietta Boulevard will travel only in the northbound direction from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 as the Moraga-Orinda Fire District tests evacuation procedures. The Oirnda City ...By Sora O'Doherty

Hometown owner cares for Phairs
Joanna Guidotti grew up in Orinda and has strong ties to the community, even though she left to open Churchill Manor in Napa 30 years ago. She inherited a half ownership in Country Club Plaza from her father, attorney Aldo Guidotti, who was elected to the first Orinda ...By Sora O'Doherty

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New executive director of Orinda Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face
Cindy Powell, an Orinda icon, has taken over the job of executive director of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce from Sophie Braccini, who moved to a job at UC Berkeley. Powell had been sharing the office with Braccini. While Braccini handled the Chamber, Powell was ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda joins other Contra Costa County cities in declaring a shelter emergency
At the urging of former Orinda city council ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda approves 9.2 percent hike in garbage fees
On Nov. 13 the city council approved an ...By Sora O'Doherty

After an early Thanksgiving, holiday events dominate December
Now that the turkey and fixings are put away, Lamorinda residents can turn their attention to the many holiday events planned in the area, starting with the return of Holiday Magic at Orinda's Theatre Square from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be a free kids ...By Sora O'Doherty

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Orinda's 42nd Annual Holiday Bazaar this weekend
For the past 41 years community members have ...By Sora O'Doherty

Litigation looms over 53 Rheem easement
Although the city of Orinda appears ...By Sora O'Doherty

Hillcrest Drive residents get traffic to slow down, at least temporarily
Neighbors lined both sides of Hillcrest Drive on a bright autumn morning, holding up signs urging drivers to slow down. The cars did move through slowly, as drivers read the signs and were careful to avoid the parents and children standing by the side of the road on ...By Sora O'Doherty

Phillips out, Worth, Fay, and Kosla elected; both school bonds pass
Although the results of the November general ...By Sora O'Doherty

Smoke a reminder to plan ahead
Life, they say, is what happens when you're making other plans.
But life in California - here and now - is defined by a new norm: year-round wildfires of unprecedented ferocity. "The ...
By Cathy Dausman

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