AAUW-OML Sponsors and Advertisers

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


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

Jewelry, Gifts, and Beauty
Asian Accents, Original Designs in Jewelry
— K. deGroot
Milner’s Jewelers
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)


Bistro Burger & Grill – Lafayette
Casa Orinda – Orinda
New Deli Bistro – Rheem
Royal Siam — Rheem -Thai Cuisine
Shelby’s – Orinda
Town Bakery & Cafe – Rheem- Breakfast and Lunch

AAAAA Rent-a-Space
Bay Alarm Company
Creative Alterations
Lamorinda Handyman-Tory Burch
Superior Carpet Cleaning – Robin Hartshorn
Tech Help Computing-Steve Hall
UPS—United Parcel Service
The Service Outlet -Marc Harvey San Ramon

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.

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 39 years of local real estate experience.  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 9th year in a row, we are proud to be included in Diablo Magazine’s 2020 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 46 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  — EmailTop of Page
(925) 284-2785
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.


Bistro Burger & Grill  — (925) 298 5372— Top of Page
965 Mountain View Dr Lafayette, CA 94549

Organic ingredients • Niman Ranch Beef
Treat your taste buds to upscale flavors at affordable prices when you visit Bistro Burger & Grill in Lafayette. All of our meat is organic and every ingredient is locally sourced and totally fresh. More than just burgers, we prepare sure-to-please meals for eat in or takeout for parties, business meetings or family and friend get-togethers. All in a contemporary, family friendly atmosphere with full table service.
Bistro Burger would love to host or cater your ‘Special Event’: Birthday, Graduation, or Company Event. Order takeout & catering under our ‘Order Online’ page.  Check out Yelp Reviews.

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

Founded in 1946, Bay Alarm is a family-run, locally-operated company with security our one and only business. It’s also our passion. We live and work in the communities we protect. That makes us different from many security companies. We know the needs of neighborhoods like yours. We’re dedicated to working with community organizations that keep you informed and protected. And we guarantee that our products, workmanship and services always exceed your expectations—all of which gives you the peace of mind you want and deserve.

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 Foods  — (925) 283-0737— Email  — 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 52 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 training 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

Lamorinda Handyman – Tory Burch    Top of Page

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.

Milner’s Jewelers  (925) 938-3915  — Top of Page
Countrywood Shopping Center
2058-C Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Milner’s Jewelers was started by Brad and Netta Milner in 1992. The store has been purchased and reopened as of January 2018, by Stephen Ware, master goldsmith.

Milner’s provides custom design, repair, pearl re-stringing, watch repair, and engraving.  Between Milner’s Jewelers and Ware Designs, (see below) Stephen has two apprentice goldsmiths.

Stephen Ware
Master Goldsmith/Owner

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.


New Deli Bistro (925) 376-3839. Top of Page
434 Center Street Moraga CA 94556

New Delhi Bistro returns under Roos Pal’s ownership, offering authentic, homestyle Indian food, plus organic vegan burgers. Open every day 11 am-8:30 pm

Persons Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -Barbara L. Persons MD, FACS
(925) 283-4012  Email Top of Page
911 Moraga Road, Suite 201 Lafayette, CA 94549
1120 2nd St  Swe.A, Brentwood CA 94513

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.

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,  Coldwell Banker Realty  — EmailTop of Page
(925) 253-4600 — cell (925) 808-8390
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.


SPINE & SPORTCARE ASSOCIATES, Phone: (925) 513-8883   Top of Page
Dale Giessman, D.C., B.S Sports Medicine- Owner  Cell: (925) 550-6290

Brentwood                                 Lafayette
(925) 513-8883                           (925) 513-8883
1120 2nd St Ste A                      3248 Mt Diablo Ct Ste 101B
Brentwood, CA 94513               Lafayette CA 94549

Dale Giessman provides Acupuncture, Massage and Chiropractic Care for Back pain, Neck pain, Headaches, Auto Injury, Sports injury.

Tech Help Consulting – Steve Hall   (925) 286-7510  Email   Top of Page
3460 Monroe Ave., Lafayette, CA 94549

Knowledge, Experience, Patience, Clarity, and Integrity

Providing Technology Solutions and Peace of Mind to Lamorinda and Beyond, Since 1996.

  • Homes and Small Businesses
  •  Microsoft/PC and Apple/Mac
  •  iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android
  •  SyncDocs, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Photos across Devices
  •  Back up and Protect your Investment and Data from Viruses, Spyware, Adware
  •  Set Up and Extend Wireless Networks
  •  Internet Access and Troubleshooting
  • Set Up and Troubleshoot

    The Service Outlet — 925-283-3133 — EmailTop of Page
    3360 Mount Diablo Boulevard. Lafayette
    Second Location:
    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.

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

    This family-owned business 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,  2017.   Their breads, pastries, and many comfort food items – a lineup residents have expressed a deep hankering for over recent months. Located at 337 Rheem Blvd., adjacent to Chef Chao and they are within after-workout walking distance of the  24 hour gym.

    “(It’s) not only a great concept, but also a wonderful local family dedicated to serving quality  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.”  Read Yelp Reviews

    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).  ViaVienté gets proven, documented, blind-study results:

    • increased energy and better sleep •  reduced blood pressure
    • reduced joint stiffness and pain  •  reduced blood sugar
    • reduced blood platelet stickiness •  reduced heart rate

    Researched since 1991 and marketed since 2003 with over 40 million bottles sold. One ounce of Via is equivalent to five servings of fruits and vegetables. Just try it! You will feel better.

    AAUW/OML Member

    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. 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.”  They also provide expert repair.

    Owner, Stephen Ware has a BFA in Jewelry Design and Silver Smithing. He has been working in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1978 and opened Ware Designs jewelry store in Lafayette, CA in 1996.  With more than forty years of experience goldsmithing, Stephen is helping train the next generation of goldsmiths. Between Ware Designs and Milner’s Jewelers (see above), Stephen has two apprentice goldsmiths.

    ZENOPS — (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