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Published on July 21st, 2021
Sustained effort by Miramonte students results in polystyrene ban in Orinda
An idea first brought to the Orinda City Council in January of 2020 has resulted in the adoption of an ordinance regulating the use of polystyrene food containers in the city, effective Aug. 20 of this year. The students, including Devon Bradley, Sheng Shu, Leo ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 21st, 2021
Lamorinda school buses to roll again, and, for the first time ever, will service Wilder as well
After the difficult school year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, area schools are reopening with full schedules of academics, sports and other activities, and the Lamorinda School Bus Program will also return to full service. The full schedule of bus service for ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 21st, 2021
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Published on July 21st, 2021
New OUSD superintendent selected
Following an intensive search, the Orinda Union School District board of trustees has selected Aida Glimme to serve as the new superintendent of the district. Glimme, who comes to Orinda from the Acalanes Union High School District, replaces popular outgoing ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 21st, 2021
Orinda Library reopens, but not on Sundays
The city council heard the annual review of the library oversight committee on July 6. The library has reopened but, unfortunately, it cannot restore Sunday opening hours because the county library system has staffing problems. For many years after the county reduced ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 21st, 2021
New Orinda Historical Society president looks toward the future; wins Fourth of July award
The title of the report presented to the Orinda City Council, "a report from OHS president, Alison Burns, regarding the 2020-21 activities of the Orinda Historical Society (OHS), which operates in a room ('the museum') leased to OHS as part of the Orinda Library," ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
Orinda Books summer reading challenge is underway
Orinda Books, an independent bookstore in Orinda Village, is challenging readers from kids to young adults to read five books and claim a prize from Loard's Ice Cream or Orinda Theatre by Sept. 10. To qualify for the prize, a reader needs to read three books from the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
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Published on July 7th, 2021
Orinda sets aside over $100K to improve Brookwood Road after fuels mitigation
The unintended consequences of removing dead trees and brush from between Brookwood Road and Highway 24 left local residents feeling exposed to the danger of cars accidentally exiting the freeway, increased noise, and having their homes exposed to lights and views from ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
Friends succeed in raising more than $500K; purchase of Moraga Adobe assured
The Friends of the Moraga Adobe have raised more than enough funds to meet the $500,000 price to purchase the adobe. The Friends will take title to the building, restored by developer J&J Ranch in September and will continue fundraising with a goal of funding a ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
Orinda gets new chipper, funded by Measure R, into service for fire season
When Orinda residents voted to tax ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
Local residents asked to reduce water usage
As if more than a year of a pandemic and staying home wasn't enough, Lamorinda residents now find themselves in the midst of a drought brought on because, according to East Bay Municipal Utility District Board President Doug Linney, we just ended "the driest year on ...By Diane Claytor

Published on July 7th, 2021
From flags to vintage planes, it was a flying Fourth in Orinda
Having only missed one year since its inception in 1984, the Orinda Fourth of July Parade was back in 2021, a little bit smaller, but still replete with bands, politicians, cars and even airplanes. With 38 entries, the parade was announced at its starting point in the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Historic landmark status recommended for Orinda home, despite neighbors' objections
The first of several steps has been taken to designate the private residence at 12 Charles Hill Circle as a historic landmark. On June 8 the Orinda Historical Landmarks Committee voted to recommend to the Planning Commission that they recommend to the city council that ...By Sora O'Doherty

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