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Published on April 14th, 2021
After 15-year hiatus, Orinda Garden Club plant sale is back
The Orinda Garden Club plant sale will make its long-awaited return from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Orinda Library Plaza. The sale will provide for social distancing, spreading throughout the outdoor venue and will be held rain or shine. In addition ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on April 14th, 2021
Creativity required for LAC's SuperShorts movie competition
The Lamorinda Arts Council has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging participants to relieve pandemic stress by becoming filmmakers. Competitors are asked to make a film up to three minutes long that respects safety protocols. Participants must live, work, or attend ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on April 14th, 2021
Registration opens for Lamorinda Idol 2021
Young singers may register to compete in the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on April 14th, 2021
Library extends feature to Orinda Community Park pending reopening
Do your kids want to read a book, but still want to play in the park? Orinda has you covered.
The Friends of the Orinda Library extended big thanks to children's librarian Lin Look who ...
By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 31st, 2021
Brothers Public Kitchen opens in Theatre Square
Two brothers from Contra Costa County with a lot of bar and restaurant experience who purchased Piccolo Napoli restaurant in Theatre Square have remodeled and reopened the restaurant under the name Brothers Public Kitchen. The restaurant features Italian food, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 31st, 2021
Orinda gears up for fire protection with new oversight commission, chipper and vehicle
At its first meeting on March 10, the newly formed Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Commission (SSTOC) - the successor to the very influential Citizens Infrastructure Oversight Commission, which was formed to oversee expenditures of the previously approved sales tax ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 31st, 2021
Orinda Wayfinding project wins award
The American Public Works Association (APWA) Northern California Chapter honored Orinda at the 2021 Project Awards Event in February by recognizing the Orinda Wayfinding Signage Project as Project of the Year under the Transportation category. The project helps ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 31st, 2021
Orinda city council honors city manager on theater marquee
Former Mayor Eve Phillips recently joined the current Orinda City Council, Vice Mayor Dennis Fay, Mayor Amy Worth, and council members Nick Kosla and Inga Miller under the Orinda Theatre marquee that was commissioned to honor retiring City Manager Steve Salomon. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 31st, 2021
Council approves three-way stop signs at Lost Valley, Valley View and Don Gabriel Intersection
The Orinda City Council heard hours of public comment for and against proposed stop signs at a controversial three-way intersection at its March 16 meeting. Having considered a number of ways to increase safety in the area, the council decided to approve the stop ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 31st, 2021
Lamorinda councils hold annual tri-city meeting
In what can be described as a Lamorinda ...By Vera Kochan

Published on March 31st, 2021
'Show of Kindness' supports Asian-run businesses in Lamorinda
A Lafayette resident has organized a Lamorinda-wide outreach intended to show kindness and support for Asian-owned and operated businesses in the community following recent horrific attacks targeting Asians in the Bay Area and beyond.
By Pippa Fisher

Published on March 17th, 2021
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Published on March 17th, 2021
Lamorinda CERT steps up to help stop pandemic
Not limited to helping in disasters within Lamorinda, volunteers from Lamorinda CERT, the Citizens' Emergency Response Team, have been stepping up to help run a vaccination clinic in Hercules. The drive-through clinic, located at the Valley Bible Church in Hercules, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 17th, 2021
Lamorinda Idol contestants undeterred by pandemic
The Lamorinda Arts Council hosted a live, online event March 14 to announce the winners of the latest Lamorinda Idol contest. Finalists in categories including kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and high school ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 17th, 2021
Orinda launches all-email Poul Anderson writing contest
The Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest is now open to all students who reside and/or attend high school in Orinda. The contest is run by the Friends of the Orinda Library and is named in honor of the late Poul Anderson, a popular science-fiction writer and Orinda ...By Sora O'Doherty

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