AAUW-OML Sponsors and Advertisers

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

Herbs & Spices Catering
Open Sesame Natural Foods
ViaVienté, Whole Food Purée — Lana Reichick

Jewelry, Gifts, and Books
Asian Accents, Original Designs in Jewelry — K. deGroot
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

New Dehli Bistro
Piccolo Napoli — Pizza, Pasta, Gelato
Royal Siam — Thai Cuisine

AAAAA Rent-a-Space
Bay Alarm Company
Creative Alterations
The Image Studio
Jill West Nutrition Consulting
Neighborhood Computers
UPS—United Parcel Service

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

We have been in business for 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.

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. 30 years of local real estate experience. 40 years of OML-AAUW membership. For the third year, we are proud to be included in Diablo Magazine’s 2015 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. BRE Licenses #01168111 and #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.

Creative Alterations — (925) 284-5636 — EmailTop of Page
1048 Brown Avenue, Lafayette, CA 94549

Creative Alterations, located in the heart of Lafayette, has been in business for over 20 years. The owner, Josef Jamkochian, provides exceptional work on wedding gowns, men’s suits, custom dresses, and basic to complicated alterations. We also provide dry cleaning and free delivery and pick up. Tailoring has been in the family business for decades. At Creative Alterations we like our clients to receive the customer service they deserve, along with extreme satisfaction on their alterations. Call us for an appointment. Please read our reviews on Yelp.

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. 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.

Jill West Nutritional Consulting — (925) 310-5545 — EmailTop of Page
3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite B-201, Lafayette, CA 94549

Are you tired of “quick fixes” and conflicting nutrition information? Do you want reliable, fact-based nutrition guidance you can trust? As a speaker, writer, and health coach, Jill helps women, families, and teens separate facts from fiction to improve their health, weight, energy, and performance. Personalized nutrition is only a phone call away!

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 program.

Matthew McLeod, Realtor at Dudum Real Estate Group — (925) 937-4000 — cell (925) 464-6500 — EmailTop of Page
Dudum Real Estate Group, 999 Oak Hill Road, #100, Lafayette, CA 94556

A licensed real estate agent since 2001, Matt McLeod brings a high level of expertise and solid negotiation skills to the often-complicated process of buying and selling real estate. His dedication and passion for details certainly raises Matt’s level of service beyond standard. He truly puts the clients’ best interests at heart in all that he does, and it shows. His clients are always pleased with the professionalism and quality of service they receive from Matt.

A graduate of St. Mary’s College, and a 30-year resident of Moraga, it is his pleasure to share his in-depth real estate experience as well as his wide-ranging familiarity of the Lamorinda area and East Bay. Call Matt today and see all that he can bring to your next transaction. BRE License #01310057

National Association for the Advancement of Female People (NAAFP)EmailTop of Page
Diane Bell-Rettger

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-Rettger 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

New Delhi Bistro — (925) 376-3839 — Top of Page
484 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556 (Rheem Shopping Center)

New Delhi Indian Bistro is famous for authentic home-style Indian food. Also offering fresh sandwiches and tandoori wraps. See the reviews on Yelp.

Open Sesame Natural Foods — (925) 283-2207 — Top of Page
983 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

Open Sesame Specialty Foods specializes in health food products and organic groceries. They offer organic produce and milk, snacks, dry goods, organic hair and skin items, frozen foods, and much more. Open Sesame is family owned and has been in Lafayette for over twenty years.

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


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.

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
BRE 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.


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 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—cufflinks, rings, formal studs, and tie accessories. All are made just for you.