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Downtown Development Subcommittee gears up for information gathering
The public continued to take a lively ...By Sora O'Doherty

State of the East Bay forum focuses on growth
Growth was the operative word Aug. 8 at the ...By Lou Fancher

Run on the Wilder Side to benefit Orinda parks
In an effort to raise funds toward the renovation at the Orinda Community Park, the Orinda Park and Recreation Foundation will hold its first annual Run on the Wilder Side starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3. The course will extend through the Wilder development and ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda City Council election gets competitive - five candidates, three seats
The filing deadline for nomination papers ...By Sora O'Doherty

Joaquin Moraga descendant to perform at annual Fandango
Growing up, Lance Beeson always knew that he was a descendent of Joaquin Moraga. He knew that during the 1940s, his family would have Fourth of July parties at the Moraga Adobe. A member of the Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, he came up with the idea of holding an ...By Sora O'Doherty

Highway 24 gridlock: Why no local notifications or traffic control?
A single vehicle accident on Highway 24 near the Orinda BART station on July 21 caused a traffic standstill on the westbound freeway, with local residents complaining about two-hour delays to drive between Pleasant Hill and Orinda, gridlock on downtown Lafayette ...By Nick Marnell

Miner Road closure to end Aug. 10 after problem vegetation removed
To outline a vegetation removal project along Miner Road, the city of Orinda held a July 26 neighborhood meeting that included representatives from Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the city and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District. PG&E and the city explained that 110 trees ...By Nick Marnell

Orinda Police Department Incident Summary Report July 15 to July 28
Alarms 65

Changes at Orinda Chamber of Commerce and Lamorinda Weekly
After serving as the executive director of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce for the past two and a half years, Sophie Braccini is leaving to take up a position with UC Berkeley. Braccini, who has been a staff writer for Lamorinda Weekly since its beginning 11 years ago, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Downtown Development Subcommittee gets ready for action on Streetscape Master Plan
Orinda residents have a lot of ideas about ...By Sora O'Doherty

Photos by Sora O'Doherty

Public asks city council to agendize gun safety; council agrees
After Elaina Ayers, representing Orinda for ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda considers options to fix ongoing parking problems
Orinda is again trying to solve its parking problems, this time focusing on commuter parking lots, a long-term shuttle program, and residential permit programs. The city council unanimously approved a new $12,500 contract with Harris & Associates to prepare a report ...By Sora O'Doherty

Emergency moratorium on accessory structure setback exemptions adopted
At a special meeting on July 31, all five members of the Orinda City Council voted to pass an urgency ordinance imposing a 45-day moratorium on exceptions to setback requirements for accessory structures pending a study of zoning regulations needed to alleviate a ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Department Incident Summary Report July 1 to July 14
Alarms 47

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