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Will Landed help Orinda educators purchase homes?
Recognizing that attracting and retaining ...By Sora O'Doherty

Red-legged frogs and friendly goats welcome visitors to Wagner Ranch Wildlife Festival
Once a year the historic ranch and 18-acre nature preserve at Wagner Ranch Nature Area in Orinda opens to the public for its wildlife festival, which this year occurs on Sunday, April 22. From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. visitors can enjoy a variety of activities for all ...By Sora O'Doherty

Resident requests code enforcement; city responds, "sue your neighbors"
John Bilello lives in a lovely home on Lombardy Lane in Orinda, but he isn't happy. Since he bought the house about two years ago, he is now facing $200,000 worth of work to his home to address water damage that he says is caused by neighbors who put in drainage ...By Sora O'Doherty

Debate continues over Orinda's private road maintenance
Residents of private roads continue ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Orinda City Council expresses outrage about EBMUD soil removal project
Orinda City Council members reacted with shock and anger when staff told them that the East Bay Municipal Utility District plans to move some 200,000 cubic yards of accumulated trench soil over Orinda roads and past Wagner Ranch Elementary School at the rate of 17 ...By Sora O'Doherty

Local recycling concerns mount
China's March 1 decision to halt import of select categories of solid waste, including certain types of plastics, paper and textiles, has put pressure on the local recycling industry, as public officials look for ways to offset the loss of a large market for the ...By Nick Marnell

Council meeting draws strong views against marijuana
Although there is some support for marijuana ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Academy announces new head of school
Author and educator Susan Eva Porter will become head of school at Orinda Academy for the term starting on July 1. Porter will replace outgoing head Ronald Graydon, who is retiring after 36 years. Founded in 1982, Orinda Academy is an independent, private high school ...

Orinda Starlight Village Players announces its 35th season
The Orinda Starlight Village Players has ...

Volunteers needed for Orinda Action Day
Orindans are being asked to volunteer for ...By Sora O'Doherty

Wilder development agreement postponed indefinitely to allow sidewalk negotiations
Although some would have preferred a certain date to keep the pressure on to find a solution, the Orinda City Council decided to defer indefinitely further action on the approval of the eighth amendment to the development agreement for Wilder. The main controversy ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Mutual Appreciation Society: Salomon gets raise
Steve Salomon took over as Interim City ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Construction site burglaries up
In recent weeks, the Orinda Police Department has received reports of theft at construction sites.
According to Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel, the thefts primarily occur at sin ...
By Sora O'Doherty

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