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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 Orinda City Council Contests Registered Principals with and Securities offered through Foothill Securities Investing in your future since 1962, Member FINRA, SIPC 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 FINE BEDDING & GIFTS Council voted unanimously to write Japanese style & comfort to LAFCO recommending that the suggestion of annexation to Con- Hours : Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm Fire be rejected. The Council also Ask how you can requested that LAFCO make no get a FREE $25 Gas final decisions based on the MSR until the Tri-Agency Funding Dis- Card for referring a cussion Committee, consisting of elected officials from Orinda, Mor- friend, and a FREE $5 Futons & Frames • Tatami Platforms and Mats aga, and the MOFD, had completed Custom Comforter Covers • Unique Japanese Gifts their fact-finding process. 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