PSPS Update: East Bay Residents, Business Owners Frustrated By Latest Power ShutoffWiFi hotspots and actual electricity were at a premium in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Monday as PG&E's latest round of public safety power shutoffs threw another wrench into 2020 life for residents.
Reopening: Some East Bay Parents Rally For In-Person Classes; Experts Urge Slow TransitionAs some Bay Area counties move towards the less restrictive Orange Tier in the state's reopening plan, some families are pushing for in-person learning to resume.
Airbnb Requires Hosts to Commit to Enhanced CleaningAirbnb said Thursday it’s requiring hosts to follow enhanced cleaning procedures as part of its effort to reassure guests and local officials during the coronavirus pandemic.
Airbnb Blocking Some Rentals Over Halloween to Prevent PartiesAirbnb announced this week that it's prohibiting one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses.
Orinda Robbery Suspects Arrested, Suspected In Other East Bay CrimesThree suspects being sought for a brazen daytime robbery of an Orinda resident at his home have been arrested, including one in Texas, authorities said Friday.
11-Mile Carpool Lane Link on I-680 Opens a Year EarlyEleven miles of a new carpool lane on southbound Interstate Highway 680 between Treat Boulevard and Rudgear Road through Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County opened Monday, on budget and a year ahead of schedule, Bay Area transportation officials said.
CHP Officer Saves Life Of Driver Involved In Fiery Crash Along Highway 24 In OrindaA California Highway Patrol officer is being recognized for saving the life of a driver following a fiery crash along state Highway 24 in Orinda.
Airbnb Takes Action Against Guest for Hosting PartyFor the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties.
Bay Area Teens Launch 'Lacrosse Against Hunger' To Collect Food Donations During COVID-19 OutbreakOrinda teens Owen Estee and Zach Appel found a way to both teach the sport that they love and help feed people in need when their lacrosse season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
To Stop Parties, Airbnb Won't Let Some Guests Book HomesAirbnb will ban some younger U.S. guests from booking homes in their area as part of a continuing effort to crack down on unauthorized parties.
Caltrans Closing Third Bore Of Hwy. 24 Caldecott Tunnel Overnight June 23-24 For Maintenance WorkCaltrans is shutting down the third bore of the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24 overnight on June 23 and June 24, due to maintenance work. Motorists should expect delays.
Orinda Nursing Facility That Was Site Of Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak Under InvestigationA nursing facility in an affluent East Bay suburb that was the center of a deadly coronavirus outbreak last month is subject of an investigation by state and local law enforcement, according to authorities.
Burning Car Rolls Into Fire Engine As Crews Contain 2-Alarm House Fire In OrindaA two-alarm fire at a home on Arroyo Drive in Orinda was contained early Sunday by crews from the Orinda-Moraga-Orinda Fire District, who were hampered by a burning car at the scene that rolled down a driveway into a district engine.
Firefighters Battle Burning Home, Blazing Car in OrindaMoraga-Orinda Fire District crews extinguished a 2-alarm blaze at a hillside home in Orinda early Sunday morning but their work was slowed by a burning car that rolled down the driveway into a fire engine.
Better Together: Budding Elementary School Journalists Publish 'Third Grade Lockdown News'With schools out for weeks during the coronavirus shelter in place, some students from Glorietta Elementary, in Orinda are circulating their own newspaper.