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					 Page: 4 LAMORINDA WEEKLY                                                                     www.lamorindaweekly.com                                         925-377-0977                                                                                                 Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lamorinda Community                                                                         Calendar, Notes, News                                                                                                                                                                           Orinda
            Calendar
City Council                   7pm
                                                                                 Helping You Achieve Your Goals ... Lamorinda and Beyond.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE
Auditorium, Orinda Library                                                                                                                                         ORINDA                                                                                                                         WALNUT CREEK
26 Orinda Way
                                                                                                                                                             Prestigious 24 Acre                                                                                                                 New Listing
Tuesday, April 7                                                                                                                                             Sleepy Hollow Area                                                                                                                  $419,000,
Strategic Planning Workshop on Mon-                                                                                                                          Estate and 5                                                                                                                        2 Bedroom/2 Bath
day, April 6, 2009 at 1:00pm in the                                                                                                                          Bedroom, 5.5 Bath                                                                                                                   Luxury Condo with
Community Room at City Hall, 22                                                                                                                              Luxury Home                                                                                                                         Fireplace, Deck,
Orinda Way                                     Peter & Darlene Hattersley                                                                                    Shown by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 W&D, 2 Car
                                                  925.360.9588                                                                                               Appointment,
Joint Meeting with the Planning Com-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Enclosed Parking.
                                                                                                                                                             Price Upon Request.
mission on Monday, April 13, 2009 at              925.708.9515                                                                                               Many Pics/Info on                                                                                                                   Top Quality New
6:00 pm in the Orinda Library Audito-          TheHattersleys.com                                                                                            Our Website.                                                                                                                        Construction!
rium, 26 Orinda Way
Planning Comm.                 7pm
Auditorium, Orinda Library
                                               Orinda Rotary Celebrates 60 Years                                                                                                                                                                                    Residential and
26 Orinda Way                                  By Andrea A. Firth                                                                                                                                                                                                     Restoration
Tuesday, April 13
Finance Advisory Commitee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Painting Services
Gallery Room, Orinda Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Meticulous attention to detail
26 Orinda Way                  6pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         39 years of satisfied customers
Wednesday, April 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Licensed and Insured
Mayor’s Com. Liaison 8:30am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          David Collins, Orinda
Community Room at City Hall
22 Orinda Way
Monday, April 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      925-254-6882
City of Orinda:
http://www.ci.orinda.ca.us                                                                                                                                                                   Orinda in Action—April 18th
Chamber of Commerce:                                                                                                                                                                         By Andrea A. Firth
                                                                                                                                                                                                   eeping Orinda beautiful and                                             Orinda in Action will run
http://www.orindachamber.org
• local businesses
• upcomming events
                                                                                                                                                                                             K     making residents proud of
                                                                                                                                                                                             their community is the vision for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     April 18th. Volunteers are asked to
                                                                                                                                                                                             Orinda’s upcoming service day—                                          check-in at Theater Square Plaza
                                                                                    ORINDA ROTARY CLUB                                                                                       Orinda in Action. “We have so                                           between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to
                                                                                                                                                                                             much natural beauty that we ap-                                         be assigned to a beautification
                                                                               SERVING ORINDA SINCE 1949
                                                                                                                                                                                             preciate in Orinda,” states Mayor                                       project such as roadway litter pick
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sue Severson, “But there are many                                       up, flower and tree planting, creek
Construction site burglary, 3/23/09            Orinda Rotary celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2009                                                                Photo provided        other ways that we can clean up                                         restoration, and trail clean up
A contractor working on an Or-                        oing good works and having           Club historian for the day and coor-                   bridge, and much more at the Wag-          and further beautify our City,” she                                     among others. Volunteers should
chard Road home locked up the
place and left for the evening. The
                                               D      a good time in the process are
                                               two of the key elements to the suc-
                                                                                           dinated a presentation of photos of
                                                                                           the Rotarians in action through the
                                                                                                                                                  ner Ranch Nature Center.
                                                                                                                                                         The Rotary’s service projects
                                                                                                                                                                                             adds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   About a month ago, Sever-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     dress to work and get dirty and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bring work gloves and light tools
next morning he returned to find               cess and longevity of the Orinda            years.                                                 reached far beyond the California          son placed a call for volunteers and                                    such as rakes. Trash bags and clean
the garage door ajar and quite a               Rotary Club.                                       First up was Peirce McKee                       borders through the support of the         several community groups, busi-                                         up supplies will be provided.
few of his expensive tools miss-                      On March 18th, 2009, sixty           who shared some colorful history of                    exchange student and ambassado-            nesses, and individuals have al-                                              Three additional recycling
ing. Estimated value of loss                   years to the day from the date the          the Club’s fourth President,                           rial scholar programs. Giers de-           ready responded. “It’s very                                             and community service activities
$7640.                                         Club established its charter in 1949,       Leighton MacGregor, a contractor                       scribed how the Rotary’s support of        exciting. We have received a lot of                                     have also been planned for the
                                               Orinda’s Rotarians celebrated the           turned liquor store chain owner,                       a local musician enabled the               enthusiasm and support from the                                         morning of the 18th.
D.U.I., 3/18/09 A vehicle was                  six-decade anniversary with a               who was shown dressed as Santa                         younger singer to realize her dream        community,” says Severson.                                                           ... continued on page7
pulled over on Camino Sobrante                 champagne toast and an enormous             Claus at the Orinda Theater with an-                   of becoming an international opera
for expired registration tabs at               red, white, and blue sheet cake. The        other Rotarian propped on his lap.                     star. And member Jose Avelar ex-
1:20 in the morning. The officer               Club’s weekly lunch meeting                 Steve Paddock reviewed some of                         pressed his gratitude for the six trips
noticed a strong odor of alcohol.              started with the customary ac-              Orinda Rotary’s many service proj-                     the club has made to Tala, Mexico
The middle aged driver had a                   knowledgement of birthdays and              ects including the ongoing Rotary                      to support the people of this region.
blood alcohol level of .25, more               anniversaries among the members,            Field Days, which was started in                       “That’s when you really experience
than three times the legal limit.              as the Club’s Sergeant of Arms,             1952 by Frank Isola—a P.E. teacher                     what Rotary is about—the commu-
He signed a written promise to ap-             Tony Sloane, roamed the Commu-              and later Principal of Orinda Inter-                   nity service,” stated Avelar.
pear and was booked.                           nity Center meeting room to collect         mediate School, and the Tom Fitch                             The Orinda Rotary Club will                      • Retirement & Income Planning
                                               the “fines” (a.k.a. contributions) the      Annual Fishing Outing, which has                       continue their 60th Anniversary
Drunk in public again, 3/20/09 A                                                                                                                                                                          • Estate Planning
                                               Rotarians are required to pay for           treated over 1,000 young people                        Celebration with a dinner dance and
53-year-old woman, not unknown                 their good fortune. President Mar-          from Oakland to a day at the San                       big band gala on Saturday, April 4th                    • Charitable Planning
to the police, was banging on the              shall Johnson’s quick wit and               Pablo Reservoir annually for the                       at the Orinda Country Club. To at-                      • Educational Funding
door and causing a disturbance at              Sloane’s quips had both the payers          past 16 years. And, Ken Woznak                         tend the event, contact David Pierce
a home on Moraga Way. When                     and the audience laughing as the            described the significant amount of                    (david.pierce@prurealty.com).                                           401K Rollover Specialists
contacted by an officer, she was               money exchanged hands.                      Rotarian man (and woman) power                         (See event details in Not to be
leaning against a metal pole to                       Pete Giers then served as the        that was used to dig a lake, build a                   missed, page 8)                                         18 Orinda Way, Orinda • 925-254-7766
keep her balance. The strong                                                                                                                                                                                      www.thegannetts.com
smell of vanilla extract, apparently
her drink of choice, was noted on
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her breath and generously spilled
on her shirt. She is currently on
                                               LAFCO Report Recommendation
probation that required refraining             By Andrea A. Firth
                                                                                           should be annexed to ConFire.
from alcohol.

Identity theft, 3/19/09 A Dolores
                                               “T        he citizens of Orinda
                                                         have spoken on at least
                                               two occasions clearly stating that
                                                                                           After refusing an earlier suggestion
                                                                                           to merge with ConFire [in 1994]
Way resident was surprised when                they were dissatisfied with the level       and subsequently voting to form the
she attempted to pay for items
with her Capitol One credit card
                                               of service from ConFire,” stated
                                               Council Member Steve Glazer at
                                               the March 17th meeting of Orinda’s
                                                                                           Moraga-Orinda Fire District
                                                                                           (MOFD) [in 1997], Glazer noted
                                                                                           that Orinda residents had clearly
                                                                                                                                                                                   FIRST MONTH
                                                                                                                                                                                    FREE
and it was denied. Apparently
bank personnel suspended her ac-
count due to a suspicious charge
                                               City Council. Glazer was respond-
                                               ing to the draft Municipal Service
                                                                                           shown that annexation was not an
                                                                                           acceptable solution for the City.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *
that originated in Israel. The card            Review (MSR) recently issued by             Council Member Victoria Smith
was cancelled and erroneous                    the Local Agency Formation Com-             concurred and added that Orinda’s
charges reversed.                              mission (LAFCO), which included             history and position on this issue
                                               a suggestion that the Moraga-               needed to be communicated to
                                               Orinda Fire District (MOFD)                 LAFCO.
                                                                                                  In response, Orinda City
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