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No pool stop for school bus on El Toyonal
There was some hope that the serious ...By Sora O'Doherty

Citizens invited to learn more about wastewater treatment
During the Feb. 6 Orinda City Council ...By Sora O'Doherty

File under improvements: Orinda Library closes for carpet upgrade
The Orinda Community Library will close for ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda creeps forward with streetscape plan
Downtown planning has always been a controversial subject in Orinda, but, despite objections from some members of the public, the city council on Feb. 6 generally approved a plan to issue a request for proposals for a new Orinda streetscape. Following on from the work ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Orinda road plans deferred due to private roads issue
A controversial issue that has been appearing before the city council frequently in the past months was again brought up on Feb. 6 and led the council to defer a decision on the most recent plan for road and drainage repairs. The issue concerns Orinda's private roads. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda library parcel tax increase likely to appear on June ballot
At a special Jan. 25 meeting of the Orinda City Council to receive the results of a poll on the acceptability of a ballot measure to increase the existing library parcel tax, the council agreed to place a measure on the June ballot. The details of the ballot measure ...By Sora O'Doherty

Public can help choose Orinda's summer movies in the park
Family movies will return to Orinda Community Park next summer, starting on June 14 and running every other Thursday through Aug. 9. "Movies in the Park," which typically attracts around 100 people in normal circumstances, was started by Michelle Lacy and the Parks and ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Community Foundation celebrates 8 years
The Orinda Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the life of all Orinda residents, will celebrate its eighth anniversary at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Heggie Plaza on the upper level of the Orinda library building. The event will ...By Sora O'Doherty

Educational Foundation of Orinda opts for professional leadership
After almost 40 years of successful fundraising to benefit Orinda schools, the Educational Foundation of Orinda has decided to hire an executive director to drive donations higher than the current annual plateau of just over $1.5 million. Over the course of its ...By Sora OĠDoherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Bigbelly trash, recycling program approved
The Orinda City Council decided on Jan. 16 ...By Sora O'Doherty

Popular Art in Public Places program receives praise
It was pretty much a love fest when the Art in Public Places Committee presented an update to the Orinda city council at its Jan. 16 meeting. All the council members were very enthusiastic about the 10-year-old Art in Public Places program, and highly complementary ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda authorizes grant application for crosswalk at Moraga Way and Brookside
The Orinda City Council took staff's recommendation at the Jan. 16 meeting to authorize a grant application for a non-signaled crosswalk at Moraga Way and Brookside Drive, although the Transportation Safety Advisory Committee recommended a different project. The ...By Sora O'Doherty

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