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Orinda's Officer of the Year
Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel presents an award to Officer of the Year Denny Cai, with the Orinda City Council.
in attendance. Other officers in the back row from left are, Allison ...

Main Street America Comes to Assess Orinda's main streets
Matt Wagner, a representative of the National Main Street Center, arrived in Orinda this month to interview residents and city leaders for two days about their visions of what development of downtown Orinda might entail.
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter
Jan 29 to Feb. 11

Battering storms ravage Lamorinda
Storms with heavy rain and strong winds battered the Lamorinda area this month, causing widespread damage. In Orinda, there was a serious mudslide at Van Tassle Lane, resulting in one home being red-tagged and another being yellow-tagged.
By Sora O'Doherty

Wet weather doesn't dampen the spirits of young marchers on Inauguration weekend
The Kid's Inauguration Day Response and March went off without a hitch in Orinda on Sunday, Jan. 22, despite bucketing rain.
The event began in the early afternoon, when over 50 ...
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda sets up Downtown Development subcommittee
With no regularly scheduled meetings, the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Long delays for emergency vehicles up the pressure for speedy sinkhole repair on Miner Road
Orinda raced to get sinkhole repairs underway as the unusual closure of Miner Road is adding 20 minutes to the response time for emergency vehicles, including to Sleepy Hollow Elementary School.
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Falling trees threaten Lamorinda residents
A spate of falling trees in Lamorinda over the past month caused extensive damage and raised concern over future harm from overwrought trees.
A eucalyptus fell on Lafayette Circle, ...
By John T. Miller

Longtime Orinda City Manager Janet Keeter Says Goodbye
Janet Keeter concludes 33 years of local government service when she retires as Orinda City Manager in February.
Keeter, announced her retirement on Oct. 31 in order to make it clear ...
By Sora O'Doherty

MOFD Crew Celebrates Future Firefighter's 4th Birthday
Not infrequently, kids receive birthday presents of firefighter helmets, fire engine puzzles or books about the fire service. In the case of 4-year old Vivek Rathod, he received those gifts from Moraga-Orinda Fire District firefighters at a birthday party they threw ...By Nick Marnell

Dead Animals, Strays and the Glamorous World of Contra Costa Animal Services in Orinda
Steve Burdo, community relations director of ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Appoints Interim City Manager
Steve Solomon, a longtime city manager for several California cities, will take over as interim city manager for Orinda, the Orinda City Council decided Jan. 10.
Solomon was hired to ...
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter
Alarms 69

Orinda Sinkhole Fix To Take Weeks
Now it's Orinda's turn. Severe storms caused a large sinkhole on Miner Road at Camino Lanada, disrupting traffic on the busy thoroughfare. In fact, the damage was so bad that City Manager Janet Keeter recommended a local state of emergency on Jan. 12, and the city is ...By Sora O'Doherty

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