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BART work will cause temporary pain to achieve long-term improvements
New cars, smoother, safer rides and cleaner, safer stations are some of the improvements BART riders can look forward to in the near future. However, Lamorinda commuters will have to make some sacrifices while BART puts Measure RR money to use updating and improving ...By Sora O'Doherty

More frequent bus service for Lamorinda arriving soon
County Connection has announced more ...By Sora O'Doherty

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New mileage markers relieve the mystery of driving on Pinehurst Road
In order to allow quicker access to the area for emergency vehicles, and to help drivers navigate a remote and tortuous road, mileposts along the six miles of Pinehurst Road in Contra Costa County have been upgraded thanks to the efforts of the Canyon community, the ...By Nick Marnell

Orinda Police use GoFundMe to buy a drone
Somewhat surprised Orinda city council members were treated to a first-ever indoor flight of a drone in the Library Auditorium as Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel and Contra Costa Sheriff's Officer Joe Ladner gave a demonstration with a drone similar to the one that is ...By Sora O'Doherty

North Orinda fire evacuation drill runs smoothly
The early morning hours on Saturday, Jan. 26 saw many Orinda residents being alerted to a practice fire danger and evacuating their north Orinda neighborhoods. Fire Station 45 served as the command center for the drill, where representatives of the Moraga-Orinda Fire ...By Sora O'Doherty

Council continues moratorium on accessory structures
A moratorium put in place in July will ...By Sora O'Doherty

Community comments on potential changes to downtown Orinda
The Orinda Library Auditorium was packed to overflowing on Jan. 29 as residents gathered to participate in the ConnectOrinda workshop. Director of Planning Drummond Buckley and Associate Planner Adam Foster gave a brief introduction, with Buckley saying he felt like a ...By Sora O'Doherty

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Orinda Garden Club celebrates completion of median landscaping and offramp refresh
The Orinda Garden Club has been busier than usual lately, completing projects around downtown Orinda. Years in the planning, the replanting and beautification of the median strips on Camino Pablo from Santa Maria through El Toyonal has now been brought to fruition. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda pastor doubles as high-profile diocesan administrator
The problem with performing well at a job that you could just as soon do without is that the boss makes it very hard for you to leave.
Despite requesting that his term as vicar general ...
By Nick Marnell

New year, new city council, new plea to consider the plight of private street residents
Residents of private streets in Orinda reminded the city council that they haven't gone away and are still asking for a task force to look into the question of whether any private streets can be adopted by the city. Charles Porges came before the council during the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Public input requested at Orinda downtown development workshop
A workshop to receive public input about the ...By Sora O'Doherty

North Orinda wildfire evacuation exercise planned for Jan. 26
With information gleaned from the Moraga emergency evacuation exercise in December, and prepared to expand the drill into a larger area and onto a major freeway, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, in partnership with the Orinda and Moraga police departments, the ...By Nick Marnell

American Red Cross teaches kids disaster safety with Pillowcase Project
Does your child know what to do in the event of a natural disaster? The American Red Cross has implemented a program called The Pillowcase Project aimed at teaching children how to get through this type of situation with a modicum of awareness.
By Vera Kochan

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