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Finance and Real Estate
Angie Evans Traxinger and Joan Evans, Village Associates Real Estate
Soraya Golesorkhi, Realtor at Caldwell Banker

Herbs & Spices Catering
ViaVienté, Whole Food Purée — Lana Reichick

Jewelry, Gifts, and Beauty
Asian Accents, Original Designs in Jewelry — K. deGroot
The Image Studio
Nails by Vivian
Ware Designs Fine Jewelry

Hearing Science of Walnut Creek
Persons Plastic Surgery — Barbara L. Persons, MD, FAC

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary
National Association for the Advancement of Female People (NAAFP)
Redwood Vacation Rental at The Sea Ranch


Casa Orinda – Orinda
La Piazza – Orinda- Italian Cuisine
Piccolo Napoli — Orinda -Pizza, Pasta, Gelato
Ristorante Amoroma – Rheem -Italian Cuisine
Royal Siam — Rheem -Thai Cuisine
Shelby’s – Orinda
Town Bakery and Cafe – Rheem- Breakfast and Lunch

AAAAA Rent-a-Space
Alex Rose Interior Designs, Orinda
Bay Alarm Company
Creative Alterations
Neighborhood Computers
UPS—United Parcel Service
Superior Carpet/ Window Cleaning
The Service Outlet 

AAAAA Rent-a-Space — (925) 643-2038 — EmailTop of Page
455 Moraga Road, Suite F, Moraga, CA 94556

We have been in business for over 45 years. At our site, customer service is “King”! We’re very proud of our ability to take what you have to store and get you into the most appropriate size for your needs, saving you money.

Alex Rose Interior Design — (510) 206-5585 — EmailTop of Page
3416 Mt Diablo Blvd, Suite D Lafayette CA 94548

Angie Evans Traxinger, Realtor Associate
Joan Evans, Realtor Associate and Founding Partner
(925) 305-8677 and (925) 260-7555 — EmailTop of Page
Village Associates Real Estate
93 Moraga Way, Suite 103, Orinda 94563

A team with family built right in. “As a mother-daughter team and negotiation experts, we have 36 years of local real estate eperience.  Our relationships and unique knowledge of the East Bay helps our buyers and sellers have a smooth and stress free experience during one of the biggest moments of their lives.  For the 7th year in a row, we are proud to be included in Diablo Magazine’s 2018 San Francisco East Bay Five Star Professionals – a select group of real estate agents nominated by their clients as delivering outstanding service and client satisfaction.  For over 45 years as a member of AAUW  Joan has given valued support to the AAUW-OML Branch and mission. Licenses DRE #01168111 and DRE #01828901.


Asian Accents, Original Designs in Jewelry from K. deGroot — (925) 284-2785 — EmailTop of Page
31 Hartwood Court, Lafayette 94549

Inspired by the exotic pendants & beads I discovered during Asian travels over the past 30 years, I create one-of-a-kind, cross-cultural wearable art for my “Asian Accents” collections and continue to augment my unique necklaces & earrings with new treasures found at International bead shows. I specialize in custom designed jewelry for my clients who are welcome to come and participate in the creating process in my home studio. You can find my collection on display at The Moraga Art Gallery in the Rheem Shopping Center. Make an appointment, or better yet, come see me at the gallery.


Bay Alarm Company — 1-800-610-1000— EmailTop of Page
5130 Commercial Circle, Concord, CA 94520

Helping protect California homes, businesses, and communities is all we do. We’ve been doing it for over 70 years. That’s why we do it better than anyone else. Call today to schedule a free security review.

Casa Orinda — (925) 254-2981  — Top of Page
20 Bryant Way Orinda CA 94563

Owner John Goyak has been at the helm for over 40 years. Casa Orinda has been serving the finest Western and Italian food in the area for the past 84 years. We are famous for our fried chicken, prime beef, and classic Italian pasta, chicken, and veal dishes — everything being made from scratch in our kitchen using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

In addition to our fine food, we offer cocktails at our full service bar.

Our solid mahogany bar, hand-carved reliefs, Western artifacts, and antique gun and art collection lend an interesting and relaxing atmosphere to your evening — one the whole family can enjoy.

DIABLO FoodsEmail — (925) 283-0737 — Top of Page
3615 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549

Diablo Foods was voted the #1 specialty food store in Contra Costa Country by Diablo Magazine in 2011. Ed Stokes and Diablo Foods were recognized as the “Best Independent Grocer” by the California Independent Grocery Association in 2011, as well. We are passionate about food and its prominence in our daily lives and special occasions. We have provided 48 years of quality and customer service in Lafayette. See our reviews on Yelp.

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay — (925) 631-0148 — Top of Page

Thank you for donating to our Moraga Donation Reception Center at the Rheem Valley Shopping Center. Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay provides job training and placement services to community members of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano County. We provide disadvantaged and disabled people work experience, life skills, and skill training to achieve self-sufficiency in their lives through work. We do this by focusing our business opportunities on providing trianing opportunities and by operating financially sound community based businesses. Your donations allow us to continue our mission of turning donations into jobs – offering lifetime purpose and opportunity.

Hearing Science of Walnut Creek — (925) 933-2699 — EmailTop of Page
1776 Ygnacio Valley Road, #110, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

We have been providing hearing care services to Walnut Creek residents and surrounding areas since 1999. All clinical services at Hearing Science are provided by nationally certified audiologists who hold a State of California Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing License.

We love helping you hear your best. We know how important hearing is to your life, your loved ones, your work success, and your safety. But hearing loss doesn’t have to limit you. Hearing loss doesn’t have to hold you back on the job. Hearing loss doesn’t have to diminish life’s quality. There are solutions.

Herbs & Spices Catering — (510) 748-0423 — cell (415) 816-3334 — EmailTop of Page

Herbs & Spices Catering is the creation of Chef Wendy Shay. After years of cooking for her family and friends, Wendy decided to become a professional chef. She received her culinary certificate from Tante Marie’s Professional Culinary School in San Francisco.

In 2001, Wendy founded Herbs & Spices Catering and since then has built a fabulous team of catering experts. The Herbs & Spices Catering team will create fabulous meals for your wedding celebrations, dinner parties, or corporate events. All custom menus feature the freshest ingredients, a pinch of creativity, and a passion for cooking. See our reviews on Yelp.

The Image Studio — (925) 299-0660 — EmailTop of Page
3483 Golden Gate Way, Suite 15, Lafayette, CA 94549

Where can you go to get a total personalized image evaluation given in a private studio with knowledgeable consultants? The answer is The Image Studio. We are a sharing of two personal image businesses and a hair design specialist under one roof. Combining Marjory DeRoeck’s “All About Image”, Carolyn Woodworth’s “Design & Style,” and Anne Bovo’s “Anne Bovo Hair Design”, we help you discover your individual style and how to wear it with confidence. You will save time, money and frustration when you put yourself in our capable hands. Marjory DeRoeck works Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Carolyn Woodworth works Tuesday and Thursday. Saturdays are available by appointment.

La Piazza Pizzeria and TrattoriaTop of Page
15 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

Italian standards, including hearty pasta & thin-crust pizza, served in a warm, casual setting.

Order for delivery – Door Dash

At La Piazza, we are known for our friendly ambiance and our delicious food that keeps our customers coming back for more.

We are located across the street from the Orinda Theatre, stop by before or after the movie and enjoy our delicious pastas prepared in front of you in an open kitchen, with our homemade pizzas baked in a wood burning oven, our excellent wine list and our delicious desert.

Don’t miss our specials – there is always fresh fish and a variety of dishes that changes weekly.

Lamorinda Sunrise RotaryTop of Page
3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite B-201, Lafayette, CA 94549

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary, by its name, is a Regional Club composed of volunteer members who are devoting their time to their communities with a “Service Above Self” attitude. In identifying community needs, we look for areas that are either underserved or unaddressed. We believe in establishing our own projects or we may partner with one or more other non-profit organizations, but in all cases we try to emphasize “hands-on” participation. Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary is a sponsor for our Expanding Your Horizons STEAM Conference program.

Nails By Vivian — (510) 612- 5447 — Top of Page
23 Orinda Way Suite L   Orinda CA 94563

Complete Nails Care – Appointments and Walk-ins welcome

National Association for the Advancement of Female People (NAAFP)Top of Page
Diane Bell

Are you frustrated with the way today’s media portrays girls and women? Do you think a National Women’s Suffrage Day is possible? Do you wish there was a platform to express your opinion? Join AAUW/OML member, Diane Bell on her blog: NAAFP.us.com and post your comments! The National Association for the Advancement of Female People is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to promote dignity and respect for girls and women in the United States.


Neighborhood Computers — (925) 377-5257 — EmailTop of Page
455 Moraga Road, Suite I, Moraga, CA 94556

  • Virus Removal and Speed Optimization
  • Software and Hardware Upgrades and Reinstalls
  • Data Recovery and Transfer
  • Laptop and Desktop Repairs
  • Monthly Support Services

Persons Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Barbara L. Persons, MD, FACS — Email — (925) 283-4012 — Top of Page
911 Moraga Road, Suite 201 Lafayette, CA 94549

At The Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Center in Lafayette, we are committed to the pursuit of excellence. Our goal is to be the best provider of cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. While ensuring the highest quality surgical result, we will strive to make your experience comfortable and convenient.

Piccolo Napoli — Pizza, Pasta, GelatoEmail — (925) 253-1225 — Top of Page
2 Theatre Square, #144, Orinda, CA 94563

Peter and Maria Eberle, long-time Lamorinda residents, have lived in New York, Chicago, and Europe, where they have sampled countless variations of pizza and created many of their own. Together with their four teenagers, Alex, Hailey Eberle, Aja, and Ariel Adair, they bring to Orinda their love of pizza, pasta, and gelato. Come join us at our Orinda family-friendly restaurant in Theatre Square! See our reviews on Yelp.

Redwood Vacation Rental at The Sea Ranch — (925) 254-3618 — Email Elaine Gallaher — Top of Page
Redwood Cottage – Vacation Rental for Two

The Redwood Cottage at The Sea Ranch is the perfect place for a peaceful get-away, surrounded by old redwoods with a view of the ocean. This architectural award-winning cabin has a full kitchen, bedroom/loft with a queen bed, bath, and private outdoor spa. Two large skylights over the loft offer a fantastic view of the stars above, then sun in the treetops in the morning. You have full access to all the amenities of The Sea Ranch including three pools, tennis court, and many miles of well-marked trails. The Sea Ranch Golf Links are about four miles north of the cottage. View additional photos. $20 per night discount for AAUW members.


Ristorante Amoroma — (925) 377-7662 Top of Page
360 Park Street Moraga CA 94556

Since 2002, Ristorante Amoroma has brought authentic Roman cuisine to the heart of Moraga.

A “home away from home” to many of our patrons, our long term staff serves seasonal menus featuring the finest ingredients. From the fresh pasta made in-house to the small batch specialty oils, vinegars and cheeses imported directly from Italy.

So feel free to linger over a glass of a rare release wine from our wine shop. Or gather the whole family onto our inviting patio. “La nostra casa è tua” ­- Our house is yours.

Royal Siam — Thai Cuisine — (925) 377-0420 — Top of Page
512 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556 (Rheem Shopping Center)

Our aim at Royal Siam is to find only the freshest, best quality ingredients to cook delightful, yet reasonably priced dishes for our returning and new customers. The Royal Siam menu is inspired by traditional Thai dishes and enhanced by modern California accents. Among Royal Siam’s signature dishes are warm crispy rice on cold salad, garlic scallops with seasonal greens, and Panang curry salmon. See our reviews on Yelp.

Service Outlet — 925-283-3133 — EmailTop of Page
3360 Mount Diablo Boulevard Lafayette

San Ramon. 925-837-3000
2151 San Ramon Valley Boulevard

A Hybrid of a Dealership and Your Local Garage. Free Shuttle Service

Head to The Service Outlet for great vehicle repair service and even better value. Our team of expert technicians offer a range of auto repair and maintenance services for your Acura, Honda, Lexus, and Toyota—from oil changes to complete engine replacement and everything in between.

Since 1993, The Service Outlet has provided great auto service at an even better value. That means you get factory-recommended services without paying for dealership overhead or that impersonal “factory” feel.

Shelby’s Orinda — 925-254-9687 — EmailTop of Page
2 Theatre Square, Suite 152, Orinda, CA 94563

Shelby’s is a restaurant in Orinda’s Theatre Square that features flavors of California, Germany, France, and Italy in the ultimate casual dining experience!

Soraya Golesorkhi, Realtor at Coldwell Banker — (925) 253-4600 — cell (925) 808-8390 — EmailTop of Page
5 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563
DRE License # 01771736

A dedicated real estate professional whose primary focus is her clients’ success and satisfaction. Soraya is committed to providing the highest level of service. She specializes in Lamorinda real estate and is an AAUW member and Lamorinda resident who is active in our schools and community.

Languages: Bilingual in English and Spanish, fluent French, and conversational Farsi.


Superior Carpet/Window Cleaning
— (925) 676-1183 — EmailTop of Page
1894 Ardith Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Robin Hartshorn been in business for many years.  He provides reasonably priced and professional services.  Contact him for quotes and further information.

Town Bakery and Cafe —(925) 247-5965 — Email  Read reviews — Top of Page
337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga, CA 94556

This family-owned business –  Town Bakery & Cafe – is spearheaded by chef and area resident John Reyna, who learned his chops and other entrees working with chef Roy Yamaguchi in Las Vegas.

Reyna opened Town Bakery on March 1,  They breads, pastries, and many comfort food items – a lineup residents have expressed a deep hankering for over recent months. They’ll be at 337 Rheem Blvd., adjacent to Chef Chao and within after-workout walking distance of the gym.

“(It’s) not only a great concept, but also a wonderful local family dedicated to serving quality comfort food. They (the Reyna family) have so far invested a tremendous amount of time, effort and expense and hopefully all of you will find something that you enjoy on their menu – as well as their friendly hospitality.”

UPS—United Parcel ServiceTop of Page

There is a UPS location near you:

  • Moraga: (925) 376-4480, 1480 Moraga Road, Suite C
  • Orinda: (925) 254-4490, 21 Orinda Way, Suite C
  • Lafayette: (925) 284-1377, 3527 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Your best place to shop for shipping and business services, including: notary service, passport photos, faxing, printing/copying, document finishing, shredding, fingerprinting, and mailbox services.

ViaVienté — (925) 570-9252 — Email Lana Reichick — Top of Page

ViaVienté is a powerful, resveratrol-rich, whole fruit purée that could change the quality of your life! Resveratrol is widely believed to be the key to longevity. Drink 3 ounces a day to fight inflammation, the cause of most degenerative diseases (Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes 2, Heart Disease). Researched since 1991 and marketed since 2003 with over 35 million bottles sold. One ounce of Via is equivalent to five servings of fruits and vegetables. Just try it! You will feel better.


Ware Designs Fine Jewelry — (925) 283-2988 — EmailTop of Page
3645-A Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549 (between Trader Joe’s and the Post Office)

Ware Designs specializes in custom, handmade, one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art—pendants, rings, broaches, earrings, whatever you desire. These are all commissioned and executed with skill. We do jewelry for the gents as well—cuff links, rings, formal studs, and tie accessories. All are made just for you.