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An Alamo burglary suspect from Walnut Creek who authorities were looking to question regarding several residential burglaries, has been arrested after allegedly committing a crime in Orinda, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Orinda police officers were dispatched Friday at about 1:45 PM to a residential burglary on Muth Drive.
A group of mosquitoes and two birds tested positive for West Nile virus, Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District announced this weekend. The mosquitoes were found in Brentwood and one bird was found in San Ramon, while another was reported in Orinda, the district said.
This month, the Art Cottage is featuring work from the Lamorinda Arts Alliance . Founded in 1994, the LAA is comprised of 160 artists who live or work in Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and the surrounding areas.
Five new members are joining the 13-member Board of Trustees of the Alameda Health System, which runs Highland Hospital in Oakland and an expanding network of smaller hospitals and clinics throughout the county. The new members are Oakland real estate developer James Falaschi, of Orinda; consultant Maria Hernandez, of Union City; corporate attorney James Potter, of Berkeley; retired Wells Fargo executive Patricia Scates, of Oakland; and Alameda resident Tracy Jensen, who has a long career in health policy.
Contra Costa County supervisors have given the county fire district the OK to bid for the county's ambulance service contract despite expressions of skepticism over the reliability of a consultant's projection of more than $2.2 million net income the first year and potentially almost $10 million the second year. Supervisors, serving as the fire district board Tuesday, voted 4-0, with Mary Piepho absent, to accept the report by the consultant, Missouri-based The Ludwig Group, and to authorize fire Chief Jeff Carman to compete for the emergency ambulance services contract once the county Emergency Medical Services Agency puts out a request for proposals later this year.
Less than thirty minutes from downtown San Francisco, Wilder is a new Orinda neighborhood in one of Northern California's most beautiful and pristine natural settings. The community features unique homesites and carefully-crafted custom homes that are now available for purchase.
The unofficial start of the fall season is beginning with a lot of good news, including a ribbon-cutting and grand-reopening for Orinda Books in Orinda, Calif., this weekend, and two soon-to-be-opened bookstores, Abet Books and Games in Freeport, Ill., and Short Stories Community Book Hub in Madison, N.J. Several stores are marking significant anniversaries this month: Logos Bookstore in Dallas turns 40, Reread Books in Lynnwood, Was., is 25, and Velvetten Bookstore & Guest House in Fort Atkins, Wisc., is 20. In addition, as part of the City of Chicago's program to honor groups, businesses, and individuals, Women & Children First will have a part of a street named for it.
A rise in property tax revenues from Moraga and Orinda have helped the local fire district to bulk up staffing levels and community outreach as a potentially dangerous fire season hits its stride. The Moraga Orinda Fire District covers 42 square miles, including some of the most hazardous areas in Contra Costa County, according to reports by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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Center Rep began previews of the '60s doo-wop musical "Life Could Be a Dream" last week. The show about a fledgling singing group, which features Derek Keeling from the Broadway production of "Grease" as the heartthrob lead singer, continues through Oct. 5 at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center.
Blade weapons prohibited: A student at Saint Mary's College was in possession of a knife and suspected marijuana at 9:26 a.m. Officers took possession of the items and the case was sent to the district attorney's office for prosecution. grand theft: Someone removed several items from an unoccupied home in the 1000 block of Del Rio Way during the weekend of Aug. 23. The removed items were rented while the home was for sale.
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