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BART weekend closures planned between Walnut Creek and Orinda stations
BART is making extensive repairs and upgrades to the track between Orinda and Walnut Creek stations on most weekends through October, including some upcoming full weekend closures with bus bridges. Closure weekends: Aug. 31-Sept. 2 (Labor Day Weekend), Sept.14-15, ...

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Orinda Classic Car Show bigger than ever
There have been some changes in personnel, but the Orinda Classic Car Show will continue into its 15th year with more cars on display than ever. John Vaneck of Orinda Motors Classic Car Center, one of the original founders of the show, expects that there will be over ...By Sora O'Doherty

OUSD receives $10K for wildfire mitigation efforts
Kyle McKibbin, Keenan, Account Executive for East Bay Schools Insurance Group, presents a $10,000 check to the Orinda Union School District board of trustees. The check from the Northern California Regional Liability Excess Fund is in recognition of the school ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda urges residents to plan for longer blackouts
Orinda has released a guide to assist residents in planning for potential two- to five-day PG&E shutoffs. Because most of Orinda has been designated by the California Public Utilities Commission as "elevated" (Tier Two) or "extreme" (Tier Three) risk for wildfire, it ...By Sora O'Doherty

New 'safe route to school' for Glorietta students, other roadwork underway
A new path has been constructed along the side of Glorietta Boulevard from Rheem Boulevard to Overhill Drive. The path is a "safe route to school," and was a top priority for the city of Orinda. DeSilva Gates Construction Company was selected as the contractor for ...By Sora O'Doherty

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Orinda Police

Dinner and the theater, at a discount
The Orinda Starlight Village Players will give you two regular theater tickets for the price of one if you present a receipt from an Orinda restaurant. The receipt must be from the same evening as the performance, and only one discount is allowed per party.
By Sora O'Doherty

Artist's inviting paintings on display at Wilder gallery
The featured artist at the Art and Garden Center at Wilder for August is Joseph Lombardi, Jr. of Manteca, an artist who has a penchant for painting portals - doorways, gates, windows and pathways that meander somewhere inviting. His portals are portrayed within ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda schools team up with Anti-Defamation League to promote diversity and inclusion
Orinda Union School District has entered into an agreement with the Anti-Defamation League to promote acceptance of diversity and inclusion. This cooperative effort will include training for teachers and staff and programs for children attending local elementary and ...By Sora O'Doherty

Dine and dance to help purchase the Joaquin Moraga Adobe
The Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, a local nonprofit, is holding its sixth annual Fandango Aug. 24 at the new Art and Garden Center at Wilder in Orinda to help meet its 2021 goal of purchasing the historic 1841 Moraga Adobe. Last year the Friends had hoped that ...By Sora O'Doherty

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OUSD re-enrollment is now online only, TK enrollment extended
Re-enrollment for all returning Orinda Union ...By Sora O'Doherty

OUSD hires new director of student services
Carrie Nerheim, who holds a doctorate in education, will replace outgoing Orinda Union School District Director of Student Services Jennifer Woodman, who recently retired after five years of service. Nerheim is a third generation teacher, following in the footsteps of ...By Sora O'Doherty

PG&E responds to concerns about dead and dying trees, outlines plan for outages
Having been contacted by Orinda City Council Member Amy Worth, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has found the money to respond to concerns regarding dead and dying trees near local power lines. In the past PG&E would trim such trees, but removal of the trees was the ...By Sora O'Doherty

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