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Published on November 24th, 2021
Lamorinda community works to defend DEIB work
As pushback against affirmative diversity, ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on November 24th, 2021
Firewise Communities can stay steps ahead of a disaster
At least 25-30 communities within the Moraga-Orinda Fire District are already banding together to make their neighborhoods fire wise. Approximately two-thirds of the communities are located in Orinda, but Moraga is making a move to catch up.
By Vera Kochan

Published on November 24th, 2021
El Toyonal red-flag day parking restrictions made permanent; warnings eliminated
The on-street parking ban on El Toyonal on ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 24th, 2021
Orinda city council kicks off celebration of Orinda Theatre's 80th anniversary
The Orinda City Council on Nov. 16 recognized the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Orinda Theatre on Dec. 27, 1941, with a proclamation. Current theatre owner Derek Zemrak has announced that the theatre will host its own celebration of the anniversary on Dec. 27 ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 24th, 2021
Orinda commemorates 'new' library, remembers old
At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Orinda City Council presented a proclamation commemorating the 20th anniversary of the "new" Orinda library. The proclamation praises the Friends of the Orinda Library for raising $5 million, which was matched by the city, for the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 24th, 2021
What's in your water?
What's in your water? Hopefully nothing, but just to put the public's mind at ease, East Bay Municipal Utility District representatives held an Oct. 20 Zoom presentation to enlighten customers within their jurisdiction.
By Vera Kochan

Published on November 24th, 2021
Sunrise Stroll at Res focuses on diversity, equity & inclusion
By the time the sun rose on the morning of Nov. 19, an intergenerational crowd of about four dozen people were stretching in preparation for a stroll around Lafayette Reservoir. The sunrise stroll replaced the annual community breakfast and incorporated the United ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on November 10th, 2021
Parent and guardian concerns about childhood COVID-19 vaccine addressed at Town Hall
In an effort to address questions from ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on November 10th, 2021
It's goats for now for Orinda Oaks Park, not cattle
Orinda will be proceeding to hire goats to ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 10th, 2021
United Against Hate Week Nov. 14-20
The city of Orinda adopted a declaration that Nov. 14-20 is United Against Hate Week - a campaign created by Bay Area cities in response to white supremacist rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco in 2017. This year, the cities of Orinda and Lafayette, the town of ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 10th, 2021
New mural on library wall will literally put Orinda on the map
The nature of Orinda, from plants to animals to topography, will grace the south wall of the Orinda Library next year in a mural commissioned by the Friends of the Orinda Library. The $100,000 mural by Ink Dwell, artist Jane Kim's Bay Area studio that explores the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 10th, 2021
Refuse collection rates rise again; no relief for private roads
The Orinda City Council discussed another ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 10th, 2021
Animal Services and Fish & Wildlife agencies overwhelmed with calls from the public
In October, Lamorinda Weekly received an ...By Vera Kochan

Published on October 27th, 2021
Preschool waitlists continue to grow as directors struggle to find and keep staff
After working in her family's restaurant in Martinez for as long as she can remember, Soledad Lascon pivoted to a job as a cook at St. John's preschool in Orinda when her youngest child was born just before the pandemic. The site director Maria Rios noticed a sparkle ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

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