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Published on January 19th, 2022
Contra Costa County updates COVID-19 guidelines
County government works as a conduit, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 19th, 2022
City honors garden club for holiday wreaths, Boy Scout volunteers help
Boy Scouts from Troop 237 on Jan. 9 assisted the Orinda Garden Club by taking down the 60 wreaths that had brightened downtown Orinda over the holidays, and on Jan. 11, the city council honored the club with a certificate of recognition for the holiday wreath program. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 19th, 2022
Inga Miller relies upon experience to be an effective vice mayor
As she goes into her second term as vice ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 19th, 2022
Dead trees along Highway 24 removed to promote safety
Beginning in late December, Caltrans maintenance personnel have been removing potentially hazardous trees beside state route 24 between First Street in Lafayette and the Orinda exit. The trees were primarily dead and dying Monterey pines.
By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 5th, 2022
Orinda Theatre hosts a celebration for those who contributed
The Orinda Theatre celebrated its 80th birthday on Dec. 27, with a free screening of the film, "Cinema Paradiso" for all who contributed to the theatre's GoFundMe effort to keep it in business during the pandemic. During the last two days of 2021, a generous donor ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 5th, 2022
New Administrative Services Director in Orinda knows he's got a hard act to follow
New Administrative Services Director Douglas Alessio knows that he has a challenge to face, stepping into the shoes vacated by outgoing Director Paul Rankin, whom Alessio recognizes as having been well liked and well respected. But the veteran government employee ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 5th, 2022
Administrative Services Director Paul Rankin retires
After a career in government that spanned 42 years, Paul Rankin, Orinda's administrative services director, is retiring. Rankin was hired by Orinda as finance director in August 2017, and became the city's administrative services director about a year and a half ago. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 5th, 2022
New Mayor Dennis Fay wants to improve plight of private roads residents
As he enters the last year of his term on the Orinda City Council as mayor, Dennis Fay would like to do something to help residents of private streets not in homeowners associations. He would like to get a pilot program started this year to work with residents to ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on December 22nd, 2021
Worth celebrates the end of fifth term as mayor with flurry of awards
Outgoing mayor Amy Worth finished out her fifth term as mayor of Orinda by handing out five awards, four mayor's Awards of Excellence, and a proclamation for an Eagle Scout. The five awards honored the young and the young-at-heart, going to Seniors Around Town, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on December 22nd, 2021
Orinda takes 25-year lease on Mini-Park, allowing landscaping to proceed
The city of Orinda and Pacific Gas & ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on December 22nd, 2021
Orinda's housing plan tool is ready for public use
Orinda residents can now draw their own ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on December 22nd, 2021
Dennis Fay to serve as Orinda mayor for first time, Inga Miller returns as vice mayor
At its Dec. 14 meeting, the Orinda city council, following its usual protocol, elected Vice Mayor Dennis Fay to become Orinda's next mayor. Inga Miller, as the next highest vote-getter in the 2020 election, will serve as vice mayor, a position she has held before. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on December 8th, 2021
In-person CERT classes resume in Orinda
After a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will resume, in person, in the Orinda library auditorium in January. This will be the second live class in the Lamorinda area; the first class, which was offered in Lafayette, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on December 8th, 2021
Orinda Garden Club continues wreath-hanging tradition
Volunteers of the Orinda Garden Club, including Orinda mayor and Garden Club member Amy Worth, assembled 55 holiday wreaths outside the Orinda Community Center Dec. 4 and hung them in numerous locations around Orinda to brighten up the town.˙The wreaths can be found at ...By Jennifer Wake

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