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Published December 4th, 2013
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From left: Henry Guzman and Jose Barajas. Photos Sophie Braccini

New Mexcal Restaurant in Orinda
65 Moraga Way, Orinda
(925) 253-7777
The owners of Mexcal in Danville recently opened a new location in Orinda. The Italian/Mexican fusion restaurant, as described by manager Henry Guzman, serves dishes of Italian origin, like Fettuccine with Mexican sauce and condiments like green tomatillo sauce and jalapenos. "The owner of the store, Jose Barajas, thinks this is an excellent idea for Orinda," said Guzman, who added that the restaurant serves Mexican food with Italian spices. The new Mexcal is located next to Peet's Coffee near Theatre Square.

4G Verizon Under New Management
3631 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
(925) 270-5368

New Verizon manager Eli Rey

Eli Rey is the new manager of the 4G Verizon store in Lafayette near Trader Joe's and Diablo Foods. "I've hired a new team and we are very excited to start here in Lafayette in time for the holidays," said Rey. The ribbon cutting for the business is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Shelby Sexton Becomes Caroline's Salon
33 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
(925) 284-1474
Shelby Sexton continues to have a chair at her old salon, but it now has a new name: Caroline's Salon. Caroline Wiseman, who started at Shelby Sexton after moving from Los Angeles about a year ago, is the new owner. Wiseman has an extensive background in celebrity hair and makeup (see related article https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue0517/pdf/From-Hollywood-Glitter-to-Downtown-Lafayette-Emmy-nominated-hairstylist-comes-to-Lamorinda.pdf) and quickly made a name for herself in Lafayette. The full service hair and nail salon located in La Fiesta Square next to Cake has started offering new services. "I'm excited to introduce Blow-dry, Brows and Bubbles on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays," says Wiseman. "Adrianna Farina is our amazing blow-dry girl. She's also a great all-around hair stylist." Starting Dec. 1, the following people will also be working out of Caroline's Salon: Nancy Daul, master colorist from Walnut Creek, Melissa Malugani, blow-dry specialist from Walnut Creek and Kaytie Mandell, airbrush tan expert.

Bailey Orthodontics Holiday Reception
15 Altarinda Road, Suite 104A, Orinda
(925) 254-4568
Swing by Bailey Orthodontics for a combined open house, grand reopening, and holiday celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and raffle prizes.

News from the three Chambers of Commerce

Chamber Holiday Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Citibank, 3528 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.


The chamber will soon have a physical address open Mondays starting in January from 8 a.m. to noon (excluding holidays) at the Hacienda de las Flores in the La Sala room,1600 Donald Dr. The building belongs to the town of Moraga and the chamber is using the office free of charge.

Chamber Christmas party from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Moraga Royale.


Chamber Holiday Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.11 at Mechanics Bank (across from Nations). Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Please bring a toy for Toys For Tots.

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