Construction site burglaries up
In recent weeks, the Orinda Police Department has received reports of theft at construction sites.
According to Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel, the thefts primarily occur at sin ...By Sora O'Doherty
Mayor delivers annual state of the city address
Mayor Amy Worth delivered the annual state of the city address March 7 at the Orinda Rotary Club meeting in the Orinda Community Center. The mayor updated members and guests on the four P's: public safety, planning, public works, and parks and recreation. She ...By Sora O'Doherty
Host family sought for girl from Czech sister city
The Orinda/Tabor Sister City Foundation and the Tabor Czech Club reviewed 12 applicants and selected Marie Ruzickova as the new student. Ruzickova will come to Orinda and spend the fall semester studying at Miramonte High School.
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda garners more awards for sinkhole repair, street repaving
On the list of items for the good of the ...By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda Police Blotter
Community uneasy about revamp of Orinda Community Park
Public resistance to a proposed master plan for Orinda Community Park at a recent council meeting focused on two elements: how the changes would affect the Orinda Starlight Village Players, and the relocation of the sports wall to facilitate the installation of three ...By Sora O'Doherty
Is the county rushing to bring in commercial cannabis regulations?
The county is seeking feedback from municipal councils and members of the public as it looks to prepare regulations around cannabis in the unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County.
By Pippa Fisher
Wilder Development Agreement Amendment approved by council, but not by residents
Some Wilder residents were frustrated by a change to the Wilder Development Agreement that will, if finalized on March 20, authorize the developer to eliminate planned walkways to offset losses caused by the installation of noncompliant sidewalks in other parts of the ...By Sora O'Doherty
Library parcel tax increase to be on June ballot
A compromise on the parcel tax to fund the ...By Sora O'Doherty
Nonprofit group ready to build more senior housing in Orinda
When it came time to refinance the Orinda Senior Village in order to achieve savings on interest, the organizers realized that they could pull out enough equity to possibly make another senior housing project in Orinda feasible. Thus, with $14 million from the first ...By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda Police Blotter
DeSaulnier gun violence conversation draws large crowd
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier's message at the recent town hall meeting was clear - the time for silence is over.
DeSaulnier was addressing the issue of gun violence, including suicides, ...By Pippa Fisher
No pool stop for school bus on El Toyonal
There was some hope that the serious ...By Sora O'Doherty
Citizens invited to learn more about wastewater treatment
During the Feb. 6 Orinda City Council ...By Sora O'Doherty