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.
Coronavirus Update: Newsom Launches Medical SWAT Teams To Stem 'Golden Wave' Of Senior Care Facility Outbreaks With growing outbreaks of coronavirus in the senior care facilities across the San Francisco Bay Area and the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom has launched SWAT teams of infectious disease experts to stem what he called a "Golden Wave" of infections among staff and elderly residents.
Coronavirus Pandemic: New Death At Orinda Nursing Home; Outbreak Worsens At Pleasant Hill FacilityContra Costa health officials reported Friday another resident death amid a growing outbreak of coronavirus at two senior care facilities.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Orinda Senior Care Facility Outbreak Grows To 49 Confirmed Cases; 1 Death A coronavirus outbreak at an Orinda senior care facility has now spread to 49 residents and staffers and resulted in one death, according to county health officials.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Outbreak At Orinda Senior Care Facility; 27 Infected, 2 Residents HospitalizedContra Costa County health officials announced Friday that a coronavirus outbreak at a 47-bed senior care facility in Orinda has resulted in 27 people testing positive.
Contra Costa County Supes Tightening Rules On Short-Term RentalsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the basics of a short-term rental ordinance regulating Airbnb-type rentals. The supervisors expect to formally approve the ordinance at their March 31 meeting.
Alamo Man Arrested For Contra Costa County Bank Robbery SpreeA 41-year-old Alamo man has been arrested for a month-long robbery spree in Contra Costa County that allegedly included banks in Lafayette, Orinda and Walnut Creek, authorities said.
Orinda Lawmaker's Bill Aims To Keep Short-Term Rentals From Becoming 'Party Houses'A California state senator from the East Bay unveiled a bill Monday meant to deter short-term rentals from becoming "party houses."
Home Invasion Suspects Held On $9 Million Bail; Alleged Crime Spree Spanned 3 Bay Area CountiesTwo Fairfield men were being held Tuesday on $9 million bail for a violent crime spree in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties, including charges for home invasion, carjacking, kidnapping, burglary and threatening a witness.
Three Die In Horrific Highway 24 Crash In OrindaThree people were killed early Saturday after a car veered off westbound Highway 24 and crashed into a tree near Orinda, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Airbnb Bans 'Open Invite Parties' In Wake Of Orinda Halloween Mass ShootingIn the wake of an Orinda mass shooting on Halloween night that left five victims dead, San Francisco-based Airbnb announced Thursday it was issuing a nationwide ban on rental use for "open invite" parties.
Lafayette Residents Pack Meeting Addressing Recent Uptick In Violent CrimeA community meeting in Lafayette Wednesday night addressed the recent uptick in crime in the city. While law enforcement has increased patrols, many residents feel more needs to be done and they are ready to take action.
Contra Costa County Sheriff Confirms New Arrests In Orinda Halloween ShootingTwo more people have been arrested by federal agents in connection with the investigation into a shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda that killed five people and wounded nine more.