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Orinda Community Foundation celebrates 8 years
The Orinda Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the life of all Orinda residents, will celebrate its eighth anniversary at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Heggie Plaza on the upper level of the Orinda library building. The event will ...By Sora O'Doherty

Educational Foundation of Orinda opts for professional leadership
After almost 40 years of successful fundraising to benefit Orinda schools, the Educational Foundation of Orinda has decided to hire an executive director to drive donations higher than the current annual plateau of just over $1.5 million. Over the course of its ...By Sora OĠDoherty

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Bigbelly trash, recycling program approved
The Orinda City Council decided on Jan. 16 ...By Sora O'Doherty

Popular Art in Public Places program receives praise
It was pretty much a love fest when the Art in Public Places Committee presented an update to the Orinda city council at its Jan. 16 meeting. All the council members were very enthusiastic about the 10-year-old Art in Public Places program, and highly complementary ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda authorizes grant application for crosswalk at Moraga Way and Brookside
The Orinda City Council took staff's recommendation at the Jan. 16 meeting to authorize a grant application for a non-signaled crosswalk at Moraga Way and Brookside Drive, although the Transportation Safety Advisory Committee recommended a different project. The ...By Sora O'Doherty

Delay preferred to residential encroachment for major road repairs
Choosing between the evils associated with repair work on major roads, the Orinda City Council at its Jan. 16 meeting rejected detours onto residential streets and limiting roadwork to nighttime hours in favor of longer delays for motorists instead. Major road repairs ...By Sora O'Doherty

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Orinda BART access options looking up
BART parking often means problems for Orinda. Residents who use BART find it difficult to get a parking space in the Orinda BART lot and residents who don't use BART complain about BART users parking all over their neighbors streets, making it difficult to park. A new ...By Sora O'Doherty

Fire extinguisher recall
More than 40 million disposable fire extinguishers in 137 models manufactured by Kidde have been recalled throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as several thousand in Mexico.
The ...
By Cathy Dausman

EBMUD updated Watershed Master Plan available for public view
Each Lamorinda community presents a unique challenge to the East Bay Municipal Utility District as it manages the 29,000 acres of land and water under its jurisdiction. Many of those challenges are outlined in the EBMUD 2017 Watershed Master Plan, released for public ...By Nick Marnell

Art & Garden Center rises in Wilder
It has been a long time coming, but the Art and Garden Center at Wilder is taking shape and will open to the public this year. The Center is a 6,600-square-foot building that features a 3,150-square-foot room that can accommodate many different uses. Accordion walls ...By Sora O'Doherty

2018 may bring surprises for Bella Oaks development
Last June Paul Ugenti, developer of the Bella Oaks project at 25 Orinda Way, was disappointed when the city council refused to grant a waiver that would let him lease a large ground floor space to Chase Bank. But now Ugenti has done a turnaround and come up with what ...By Sora O'Doherty

Trash talking with a techie accent
Orinda will soon be considering joining the ranks of those using "smart" trash cans provided by Bigbelly. The company, which has been in business for 14 years, uses technology to make trash and recycling collection greener and more efficient in cities, on university ...By Sora O'Doherty

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