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Published on April 24th, 2024
The show goes on at Orinda Theater - just two less days - for now
A calling card for Orinda has long been the vibrant marquee of the Orinda Theater aglow seven nights a week for those driving by along Highway 24.
It's a little less so these days, ...
By David Scholz

Published on April 10th, 2024
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The first quarter of 2024 began with a slightly increased pace in activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate versus last year. Demand remains high but the supply has continued to be low. The closings that occurred, for the most part, came from properties ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T; Licensed Real Estate Broker

Published on April 10th, 2024
Moraga's Business and Nonprofit of the Year
With an overwhelming number of nominations to sift through (more than 80), Moraga Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katie Bidstrup announced the town's 2024 Business of the Year -- The Child Day Schools-Moraga, and the Nonprofit of the Year -- Be the Star You Are! ...By Vera Kochan

Published on March 13th, 2024
The end of an era
Laura Kirleis sat on a lawn chair in front of the tiny square Perks/Caffino where she's spent a quarter-century of her life - serving coffee, smoothies, hot breakfast sandwiches, snacks, warm greetings, smiles, and well wishes. “I'm sad,” Kirleis said while smiling ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on March 13th, 2024
Moraga's Chamber of Commerce sponsors 'Business in the Digital Age' presentation
Several business members of the town’s Chamber of Commerce attended the “Business in the Digital Age: Growing Your Business Through Digital Solutions” presentation, held at the Moraga Library, with the intent to improve or start their social media visibility.
By Vera Kochan

Published on February 28th, 2024
Higher Ground's new wellness center offers something for every 'body'
When Higher Ground first opened its doors in the fall, it became an extension of Jang Acupuncture. Owner Dr. Andrea Jang, DAOM, with over 10 years experience, received such positive feedback from her acupuncture patients that she decided to offer wellness-based classes ...By Vera Kochan

Published on January 31st, 2024
New Orinda business offers home accessories from Genuine Goodness site
Mother and daughters team Gwen Callan, Lisa Hoskins and Stefanie Murphy have opened gcd provisions, sharing space with Diane Eames, owner of the Genuine Goodness restaurant at 21 Orinda Way in Orinda Village. The team were introduced to the Orinda City Council on Dec. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 17th, 2024
The Real Estate Year in Review
It was an interesting year for buyers and sellers of residential real estate during 2023 in Lamorinda. The higher interest rates as well as a lack of supply kept the number of transactions down for the year. Sales volume was much lower in each community and the ...By Conrad Bassett, Licensed Real Estate Broker and CRP, GMS-T

Published on January 17th, 2024
Gardennest brings floral beauty to Country Club Plaza
Assistant Planner Darin Hughes introduced the Orinda City Council on Dec. 5 to a number of new businesses recently opened in the city.
Among those new businesses was Gardennest, a ...
By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 17th, 2024
Lafayette Chamber names Hollie Lucas-Alcalay Business Person of the Year
On a rainy, cold Saturday morning in downtown Lafayette, Hollie Lucas-Alcalay's shop -Hollie's Homegrown - is warm and cozy as a handful of new customers trickle in and check out the wine and cheese sampling menus and the freshly made products throughout the store and ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on January 3rd, 2024
New owners at Serika, Theatre Square
Chef Max Purevdorj and his wife Tuya Oyuntuya have taken over the Japanese restaurant Serika in Theatre Square. Although the name remains the same, Purevdorj has completely changed the menu and brought in a whole new crew since taking over last August. Purevdorj, a ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 3rd, 2024
August and Ivy Salon is thriving in Theatre Square
August and Ivy Salon Co-owners Lily Fortson and Chelsea Salezo moved to Orinda Theatre Square last January, charmed by the location, which felt quaint and perfect to them. They relied on sweat equity to remodel the space, calling in family members to help with ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 8th, 2023
New college advisory business comes to Lamorinda
Sunny Grewal has brought a new business to Lamorinda: Advantage College Planning. While the business has been around for about 18 years, Grewal and his partner and wife Naomi Grewal are bringing it to the East Bay. The couple lives in Orinda and have their business ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on October 25th, 2023
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2023, as expected, ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

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