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Prop 64 made cannabis legal in Lamorinda. So where's the pot?
Despite California's legalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana for adults, the three Lamorinda municipalities have taken limited measures to make cannabis accessible to residents, in fact making pot nearly impossible to obtain commercially.
By Nick Marnell

Girls Makers Market showcases young entrepreneurs
About 60 girls from Lamorinda turned up at a Girls Makers Market at the Quarry House at Wilder on May 6 where a wide variety of handcrafted products, from baked goods to cosmetics, origami to fashion, jewelry to hair accessories were offered. Inspired by shops like ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda's Gilmore moves on
As a small city, Orinda functions as a stepping stone for staff to gain valuable experience for a few years before moving on to more challenging venues. So it is that Tonya Gilmore, who has served as assistant to the city manager for five years, is moving over to ...By Sora O'Doherty

Recognizing that special spark - Orinda School District honors its teachers
Orinda has a long tradition celebrating the educators of its school district; after all, schools are the first reason people move to or stay in the city. This year the new superintendent of schools, Carolyn Seaton, has proposed a different, more systematic approach to ...Submitted by Sylvia Jorgensen

Compromise reached: Orinda to pay $200,000, Wilder to get sidewalks
Negotiations between the Wilder Developer ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Planning gets lion's share at joint meeting of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda councils
The annual joint meeting of the city and town councils of the Lamorinda municipalities took no actions but heard reports on planning and housing related legislation and transportation. Orinda lacked a quorum, with only Mayor Amy Worth and Vice Mayor Inga Miller in ...By Sora O'Doherty

Zoning and general plan amendments for Moraga Adobe parcel approved
Although adjacent property owners Charlotte ...By Sora O'Doherty

68th Annual Rotary Isola Field Day moves to Miramonte
For the first time, the Rotary will hold its ...By Sora O'Doherty

Free Pan-Asian Arts Festival in Orinda, Memorial Day weekend
From lion dances to fashion shows, from cooking demonstrations to Japanese anime film, music, art, dance and, of course, food trucks, the Pan-Asian Arts Festival should have something to interest everyone in the family. Sponsored jointly by Orinda Rotary and the ...By Sora O'Doherty

EBMUD starts moving trench soil after slight delay
East Bay Municipal Utility District personnel, including Director Marguerite Young, Project Manager Stephanie Matula and Engineering Manager Carlton Chan appeared as requested before the Orinda City Council April 17 to explain why the city had received such short ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter

Here come the goats!
It may not sound as romantic as the swallows returning to Capistrano, and no hit song has been recorded (yet) about their activities, but the return of the goats to Orinda Downs signals a rite of the Lamorinda spring: time to prepare for wildfire season.
By Nick Marnell

Las Trampas School recognized on 60th anniversary
Orinda Mayor Amy Worth was delighted to present a proclamation recognizing the 60th anniversary of Las Trampas School at the city council meeting April 10. Mayor Worth called the school "one of the treasures of our community." The school was honored for its efforts on ...By Sora O'Doherty

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