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Arts Affair 2019
...By Sora O'Doherty

After ConnectOrinda Celebration, city council favors near-term projects
A plan to show off one of the near-term projects for downtown Orinda, the use of Vashell Way as a pedestrian area got washed out by wet weather, but was rescheduled and held inside on May 28. At the event, called the
By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda reaches a settlement to open the 53 Rheem easement soon; pays property owners $45,500
Following a June 4 closed session, Orinda ...By Sora O'Doherty

Outdoor summer entertainment opens in Lamorinda
Residents of Lamorinda won't have to venture far from home to enjoy entertainment options this summer. Orinda will be offering a series of concerts, including the annual Opera in the Park, as well as five family-friendly movies. The Orinda concerts, at which food ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda Police

Orinda seniors celebrate longevity, romance and survival at annual luncheon event
About 90 of Orinda's most senior citizens were feted in the Orinda Community Church on May 15 at the 20th Annual Orinda Three-Quarter Century Club Luncheon. The lively gathering featured music, a lighthearted awards presentation, a delicious roast chicken lunch, and a ...By Victor Ryerson

What exactly is a shaded fuel break anyway?
Thanks to the initiative of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, a systematic study by the state fire agency and rapid action by the governor, work on the North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break project will soon begin on the northern edges of Lamorinda.
By Nick Marnell

City enters into controversial food truck agreement
The Orinda City Council May 21 approved a three-year contract with Martinez-based Taste of the World Market to provide vendors for the city's Thursday Night Food Truck Feast for a $200 monthly concession fee, but the contract award was not well received by members of ...By Nick Marnell

Event focuses on fire prevention and evacuation strategies
Lamorinda Village, a nonprofit support ...Submitted by Kathryn Ishizu

Hassle-free transportation information event for commuters
In an effort to save Lamorinda commuters ...By Vera Kochan

Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda Police

Del Rey Elementary School installs colorful shade sails courtesy of a grant
Thanks to the dedication of a former Orinda dermatologist and the ingenuity of Orinda Union School District's Director of Facilities Stuart House, Del Rey Elementary School has installed shade sails to create an outdoor learning space adjacent to the school's new ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda homeowner seeks historical landmark status for Neutra home
The Orinda City Council May 7 took the next step toward designating the Nelson House, 511 Miner Road, as a city historical landmark. The structure features a distinct 1950s design by architect Richard Neutra, known for his geometric but airy structures that symbolized ...By Nick Marnell

City to revise financial policies for 2019-20 fiscal year
The Orinda City Council authorized Finance ...By Nick Marnell

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