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Orinda woman honored for 30 years of volunteering for hospitalized children
The Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area honored Orinda resident Deana Freedman at the end of February with the organization's 2018 Big Red Shoe Award. Every year, RMHC Bay Area's Big Red Shoe Award is presented to a member of the extended RMHC Bay Area community ...By Sora O'Doherty



Lamorinda officials tear into regional housing proposal
A plan to confront the housing affordability crisis in the Bay Area failed to impress the 15 Lamorinda council members or the public at the March 6 Tri-Cities Council Meeting in Lafayette, with host city lawmakers ripping the plan as noninclusive and off the mark.
By Nick Marnell



Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda Police




ConnectOrinda reaches project selection stage
Following the consultant selection, the launch and the workshop,
ConnectOrinda received over 1,000 comments between the workshop and online surveys, and projects were presented to the ...
By Sora O'Doherty



`Magic Penny' adds to magical Orinda awards night
The largest ever gathering for the Orinda Community Foundation/Orinda Association awards for the 2018 Citizen of the Year and the 2018 William Penn Mott Jr. Environmental awards were treated to a special acceptance speech when one of the winners of the Citizen of the ...By Sora O'Doherty



Council recognizes newly appointed city commissioners and committee members
The Orinda City Council included on its March 5 agenda a measure to recognize newly appointed city commissioners and committee members. The following individuals were recognized: Robert Hubner, Planning Commission; Peter Hasselman, Historic Landmarks Committee; Travis ...By Sora O'Doherty



EBMUD moves forward with photovoltaic energy project
A large 20-acre flat area near Briones Reservoir has been selected by the East Bay Municipal Utility District for a 5-megawatt renewable energy project. Known as the Duffel Site, the photovoltaic energy project will see the installation of single-access tracking solar ...By Sora O'Doherty



Moraga's Joint Legislative Town Hall a standing-room-only event
A packed house of attendees from the Lamorinda area came to hear what State Sen. Steve Glazer's and Assembly Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's agendas were for California - and more specifically for Contra Costa County - at a Joint Legislative Town Hall hosted Feb. 28 by ...By Vera Kochan



Meals on Wheels helps Lamorinda seniors stay in own homes
Former firefighter Greg Holm used to know Lamorinda like the back of his hand. He feels comfortable driving his own car around the small, twisty lanes of Lamorinda where he was volunteering to drive a Meals on Wheels route on Feb. 26. The usual driver had a family ...By Sora O'Doherty



Lamorinda Catholic churches not immune from sexual predator clergy
Three Roman Catholic priests who served as ...By Nick Marnell



Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda Police




Czech visiting student, arriving in August, seeks home for Miramonte fall/winter semester
After reviewing 15 essays from students in ...By Sora O'Doherty



Two new Wilder playfields add over $6 million to Orinda balance sheet
Orinda has resolved to take title to Playfields 4 and 5 at Wilder. The land, about 16.5 acres, is valued at $987,600 and the improvements at $5.74 million. Orinda has previously accepted Playfields 1 and 2, which included a tot lot, picnic area, pedestrian pathways ...By Sora O'Doherty



Time flies, but Steve Salomon will stay put
The Orinda City Council has agreed to remove ...By Sora O'Doherty



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