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Labor agreement reached between Orinda and city employees
The Orinda City Council approved a new ...By Nick Marnell

Orinda Police Blotter

Cannabis growers in Bollinger Canyon respond to allegations
Three Bollinger Canyon residents who were referred to in a recent article regarding cannabis growing in that area contacted this newspaper to give their version of what was happening in their neighborhood, painting a picture of small family organic farms growing ...By Sophie Braccini

Cannabis in Bollinger Canyon
On an early October morning, two deputies from the county sheriff's office knocked on the door of a farm located toward the end of Bollinger Canyon Road. The owners were not happy to see the two officers but knew why they were there; the crop growing on the property ...By Sophie Braccini

Orinda Tree of Lights planned for Dec. 2
The annual Hospice Tree of Lights events give loved ones a chance to honor those who have passed on with the twinkle of light adorned on one of 12 trees lit each year throughout the East Bay. The Orinda Tree of Lights is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. ...

Orinda seniors support Giving Tuesday
There is not a dull moment after Thanksgiving: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and, since 2012, Giving Tuesday or #givingtuesday, a movement created to try to counterbalance the hyper-mercantilization of the post holiday fever.
By Sophie Braccini

Seasonal treasure seekers to converge at annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday
Hunting for the perfect gift will get a lot easier in Orinda this weekend. Individuals will be able to browse and purchase handmade holiday items, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, candles, home decorations, homemade knit ware, organic food items and more from over 50 ...By Jennifer Wake

Potential breakthrough to the parking logjam at Orinda BART
Commuters who carpool to the Orinda BART station using an app from Scoop Technologies will be guaranteed a parking space until 10 a.m. in permit parking areas at the station, BART board president Rebecca Saltzman announced at the Orinda City Council meeting Nov. 8. ...By Nick Marnell

Orinda city manager highlights midyear financial challenges
While not threatening the declaration of a ...By Nick Marnell

Orinda Police Blotter

Forum focuses on combating high prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse in teens
According to the California Healthy Kids ...By Sora O'Doherty

Second annual Doggone Fun Fest fundraiser set
The Orinda Park and Recreation Foundation, raising money for park and recreational activities in Orinda since 1975, is holding its second annual Doggone Fun Fest from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Orinda Center Community Park. The free event was originally ...By Sora O'Doherty

Allegations surface of open drug use on high school campus; parent education planned
At a drug and alcohol abuse forum held Oct. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Tiny tots trick-or-treat at Orinda park
Mickey and Minnie Mouse, a cowboy, fresh fruit, animals, a skeleton, Harry Potter and firemen, super heroes galore and a castle full of princesses turned out for the Orinda Halloween Parade for Tots Oct. 26 and stayed for snacks and a meet-and-greet with real Orinda ...By Cathy Dausman

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