Orinda, California

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Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States.wikipedia
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Caldecott Tunnel

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Orinda's popularity as a year-round residence grew after the 1937 completion of the Caldecott Tunnel, which provided easier access to the west.
The Caldecott Tunnel is an east–west highway tunnel through the Berkeley Hills between Oakland and Orinda, California.

Rancho Acalanes

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Present-day Orinda is located within four Mexican land grants: Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, Rancho Acalanes, Rancho El Sobrante and Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole.
The rancho included present-day Lafayette and northern Orinda.

Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados

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Present-day Orinda is located within four Mexican land grants: Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, Rancho Acalanes, Rancho El Sobrante and Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole.
The rancho included the present-day Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga, as well as the communities Canyon and Rheem.

Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line

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The city has a station on the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit.
It serves 28 stations in Antioch, Pittsburg, Bay Point, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Millbrae.

Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole

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Present-day Orinda is located within four Mexican land grants: Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, Rancho Acalanes, Rancho El Sobrante and Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole.
The rancho located between present-day Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Orinda, and Lafayette.

Contra Costa County, California

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Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States.
The towns east of the hills, on or near Highway 24 and their surrounding areas (Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda) are collectively known as Lamorinda.

Orinda station

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The city has a station on the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit.
Orinda is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Orinda, California.

Miramonte High School

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The town's only high school, Miramonte High School, is a part of the Acalanes Union High School District.
Miramonte High School is a public high school located in Orinda, California, United States.

California and Nevada Railroad

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Orinda was also the site of Bryant Station, a stop on the failed California and Nevada Railroad around the turn of the 20th century.
It was subsequently extended around the northern end of the Berkeley Hills and the San Pablo Ridge, then southeastward down the valley drained by San Pablo Creek to Orinda, running along what is now the eastern shoreline of San Pablo Reservoir.

Rancho El Sobrante

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Present-day Orinda is located within four Mexican land grants: Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, Rancho Acalanes, Rancho El Sobrante and Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole.
This grant included the area between present day El Sobrante and Orinda.

Orinda Union School District

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Orinda Intermediate School is the only middle school.
Orinda Union School District (OUSD) is a school district in Orinda, California, United States, that serves students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade.

Jonathan Moscone

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The current artistic director is Jonathan Moscone, son of the late San Francisco mayor.
Formerly the artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) in Berkeley and Orinda, California for 16 years, Moscone received the inaugural Zelda Fichandler Award, given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for his transformative work in theater in 2009.

Ken Dorsey

, Miramonte High School also features strong athletic teams and has produced NFL players as Ken Dorsey, Drew Bennett and Bryan Barker, as well as several Olympians like women's waterpolo player Heather Petri.
Dorsey attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California, and was a letterman in football and basketball.

Orinda Academy

Orinda is home to three private educational establishments; Orinda Academy, Holden High School, and Fountainhead Montessori School.
Orinda Academy (OA) is a college-preparatory independent high school located in Orinda, California, United States.

Poul Anderson

Drew Bennett

, Miramonte High School also features strong athletic teams and has produced NFL players as Ken Dorsey, Drew Bennett and Bryan Barker, as well as several Olympians like women's waterpolo player Heather Petri.
Bennett attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California and was a three sport standout in football, baseball, and basketball.

East Bay Municipal Utility District

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The internationally known California Shakespeare Theater, (a.k.a. "Cal Shakes"), performs from June to October at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater (located on land leased from EBMUD in the hills north of Highway 24).
As of 2018, EBMUD provides drinking water for approximately 1.4 million people in portions of Alameda County and Contra Costa County in California, including the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, Hercules, San Pablo, Pinole, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Danville, Oakland, Piedmont, Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, Alameda, San Leandro, neighboring unincorporated regions, and portions of cities such as Hayward and San Ramon.

Murder of Kirsten Costas

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The daughter of affluent parents, Arthur and Berit Costas, she and her brother, Peter, grew up in the small suburban town of Orinda, California.

California State Route 24

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The internationally known California Shakespeare Theater, (a.k.a. "Cal Shakes"), performs from June to October at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater (located on land leased from EBMUD in the hills north of Highway 24). Bisected by California State Route 24 and framed by its rolling oak-covered hills, the city of Orinda was incorporated on July 1, 1985.
On the other side of the tunnel, SR 24 travels through unincorporated Contra Costa County before entering Orinda.

Acalanes Union High School District

The town's only high school, Miramonte High School, is a part of the Acalanes Union High School District.
It currently has four schools: Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Campolindo High School in Moraga, Las Lomas High School and The Acalanes Center for Independent Study in Walnut Creek, and Miramonte High School in Orinda.

Sam Shankland

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He lived there until he was four, when his brother was born and the family moved to Orinda.

Daniel Wu

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Wu was born in Berkeley, California, and raised in Orinda, California.

Moraga, California

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Moraga is located at 37°50'06" North, 122°07'47" West, at an elevation of 499 ft. It is located adjacent to the cities of Lafayette and Orinda, as well as the unincorporated community of Canyon.