Staying Safe in Orinda~Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda's Top Safety Officials


Following an armed robbery that occurred in an Orinda residential driveway last fall, community members asked Orinda Association President, Cindy Powell, to bring together Orinda safety officials to address community concerns, resulting in a November 2016 Orinda Safety Forum. Open to the public, the forum featured police, fire, and emergency preparedness officials, who shared important information and answered questions on safety. Produced and created by Susan Garell, the video Staying Safe in Orinda~Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda's Top Safety Officials is based on the forum and further in-depth interviews.  

The airdates countywide on CCTV Comcast Channel 27 are as follows through June 30th:
Monday, 8 pm
Wednesday, 10 am
Friday, 2 pm
Sunday, 9 am

The airdates in Lamorinda on CCTV Comcast Channel 26 are as follows through June 30th:
Tues & Thurs  7 pm
Sun, Weds & Fri 11 am
Mon & Sat 3 pm

Important Emergency Numbers In and Around Lamorinda

Theatres and Music

Lamorinda Theatres

Lamorinda hosts two movie theatres - Rheem Theatre and the Orinda Theatre. For information and showtimes about the theatres as well as the California Independent Film Festival, visit  


Town Hall Theatre Company

The Town Hall Theatre Company, in the heart of Lafayette, is committed to bringing the best in theatrical performance and performing arts education to everyone in Lamorinda and the surrounding Bay Area. For information on shows and classes visit  


California Shakespeare Theater

Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized regional theater in Orinda. Through seasonal productions at the outdoor amphitheater, and in year-round school and community-based programs, Cal Shakes expands access to the arts and builds diverse ownership of our region's cultural vitality by fostering participatory approaches to the artistic process and arts education. For more information


International Film Showcase

The International Film Showcase was the brainchild of Efi Lubliner in 2010. He convinced Jo Alice Canterbury and Kate Wiley to help him launch the idea of showing a foreign feature not available in local cinemas or on Netflix for one week a month to the managers of the Orinda Theatre. In January 2011, MAX MANUS (a Norweigan World War II epic) jump started our project and we have been screening first rate foreign features ever since. Each has won international film awards and several have been shortlisted for Golden Globes and Oscars (currently TANGERINES from Estonia which we screened in November 2014 and TIMBUKTU from Mauritania which is scheduled in March 2015). Our fifth season starts on January 30th, 2015 with Italy's HUMAN CAPITAL which has won 39 awards, including six Donatellas (Italy's Oscar). The hits just keep on coming!

The Rheem Film Club

The Rheem Film Club is your community source of information about upcoming Independent, Art, Foreign Film and events at The New Rheem and Orinda Theaters.  The RFC is open to all current and aspiring film afficianados who would like to support and promote this local cultural resource.  Our communications will keep Club members up to date on the latest programming and upcoming events.  Share our passion for originality, emotion, creativity, truly skilled film making and the arts so beautifully incorporated by Art, Foreign film and other art forms.