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Fire extinguisher recall
More than 40 million disposable fire extinguishers in 137 models manufactured by Kidde have been recalled throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as several thousand in Mexico.
The ...
By Cathy Dausman



EBMUD updated Watershed Master Plan available for public view
Each Lamorinda community presents a unique challenge to the East Bay Municipal Utility District as it manages the 29,000 acres of land and water under its jurisdiction. Many of those challenges are outlined in the EBMUD 2017 Watershed Master Plan, released for public ...By Nick Marnell



Art & Garden Center rises in Wilder
It has been a long time coming, but the Art and Garden Center at Wilder is taking shape and will open to the public this year. The Center is a 6,600-square-foot building that features a 3,150-square-foot room that can accommodate many different uses. Accordion walls ...By Sora O'Doherty



2018 may bring surprises for Bella Oaks development
Last June Paul Ugenti, developer of the Bella Oaks project at 25 Orinda Way, was disappointed when the city council refused to grant a waiver that would let him lease a large ground floor space to Chase Bank. But now Ugenti has done a turnaround and come up with what ...By Sora O'Doherty



Trash talking with a techie accent
Orinda will soon be considering joining the ranks of those using "smart" trash cans provided by Bigbelly. The company, which has been in business for 14 years, uses technology to make trash and recycling collection greener and more efficient in cities, on university ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda Police Blotter





Orinda marks passing of former mayor with moment of silence
Former Orinda Mayor Gregg Wheatland died Sunday, Dec. 17, after a brief illness. His passing was marked by the City Council with a moment of silence in his honor at the conclusion of its Dec. 19 meeting.
By Sora O'Doherty



Better Business Bureau aims to help seniors avoid scams
Telephone, mail and online scams have become more prevalent over the years, with more seniors falling prey to the devious tricks of the trade each year. Pearl Yon, communication specialist of the Better Business Bureau, offered advice about what scammers do, and what ...By Sora O'Doherty



Residents on private roads hit with second tax benefiting only public road residents
Many residents who live on Orinda's private ...By Sora O'Doherty



New Vice Mayor enthusiastic about Orinda downtown development
Like the "yang" to Mayor Amy Worth's "yin" new Vice Mayor Inga Miller has only been on the Orinda City Council for one year. She ran on a platform of downtown development, and she is feeling really good about the city's progress on first steps. She is very happy with ...By Sora O'Doherty



Experienced Mayor Amy Worth takes the helm in Orinda for 4th time
Amy Worth, elected to the Orinda City Council for five consecutive terms since 1998, took the reins as mayor for the fourth time on Dec. 5. Formerly know as "The Fourth Bore Mayor," as she presided over the opening of the new bore of the Caldecott Tunnel, Worth has ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda Police Blotter





LimeBike coming to Lamorinda?
LimeBike is a relatively new company that launched last January. The company provides rental bicycles in many locations in the U.S., including college campuses and cities. The scheme is different from others because LimeBike doesn't use docks or racks. Customers can ...By Sora O'Doherty



Orinda urgent care center back in operation
Sutter Urgent Care in Orinda reopened Dec. 1 after the facility shut down in April because of difficulty with doctor staffing. "It's all settled now," said Dr. Patricio Chavez, medical director of the Sutter Urgent Care Department. "A physician or an advanced ...By Nick Marnell



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