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

Hollie’s HomeGrown
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

Persons Plastic Surgery — Barbara L. Persons, MD, FAC

National Association for the Advancement of Female People (NAAFP)

Casa Orinda – Orinda
Golden Palace Chinese and Japanese Restaurant

Town Bakery & Cafe – Rheem- Breakfast and Lunch

AAAAA Rent-a-Space
Bay Alarm Company
Creative Alterations
E’s Auto Service and Repair– Ebne Mugadidi Owner
Lamorinda Handyman Todd Bunch owner
Tech Help & Consulting – Steve Hall
The Service Outlet -Marc Harvey

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) 872-0336
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

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. Open 8am-8pm. See our reviews on Yelp.

E’s Auto Service & Repair
Ebne Mugadidi Owner 1500 Canyon St Moraga CA Phone 925 794-6000 – Top of Page

Ebne Mujadidi has been an ASE certified auto tech in Lamorinda for more than 20 years. His shop is inside the Moraga Service Center where you already buy gas at great prices and get your smog tests done (at a fair price with no need for a coupon).  When you need an oil change, a tire repaired, brakes serviced, or regular auto maintenance, call or visit friendly Ebne at E’s Auto Service & Repair. Tell him you saw his ad in our AAUW Directory.

Golden Palace  Chinese and Japanese – Top of Page
581 Moraga Rd Moraga 94556. (925) 631-0284  www. GoldenPalaceMoraga.com
Tues-Friday 11 AM – 9:15 PM. Saturday 11:00 AM-9 PM Sunday Noon to 9:15 PM

Golden Palace is committed to giving you the best cuisine experience. Our dishes are made with quality ingredients to ensure you keep coming back for more. Enjoy the convenience!  Easy online ordering, local delivery available, Sushi Bar, Sports TV

Hollies HomeGrownTop of Page
998 Moraga Rd Lafayette  (next to Sideboard)  (925) 385 0732
Sunday-Thursday 10AM-6PM  Friday and Saturday 10AM-7PM

Hollie’s HomeGrown is an artisanal retail space featuring all your favorite Hollie’s Homegrown products, fine wine tasting, teas and gifts. Hollie’s HomeGrown began as a small organic farm in Moraga, CA, specializing in growing culinary and medicinal herbs that we blend to make herbal teas,  Hollie expanded into a beautiful retail space in Lafayette, CA, where she showcases her wide range of products using her own and other local farms herbs transforming them into delicious and good-for-you products.

The store also highlights other locally made and grown products that compliment Hollie’s items like one-of-a-kind textiles, artwork/photography by Lamorinda artists, local jewelry designers, ceramics, candles, hand crafted cutting boards to name a few… Making gift giving thoughtful and fabulous! Classes and Events are offered each month.

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 STEM Conference program.

Lamorinda Handyman –  Todd Bunch  Email Top of Page
4025 Mano Way Lafayette CA  (415) 846-2066

We all have a list—those things that local handyman Todd Bunch calls the “Honey Doesn’t Do” list. You will be glad to have this guy on your “to do” list. He has the tools, the ladder, and personable can-do spirit to fix whatever is on your list. No job too small. He grew up in Lamorinda and learned it all as an apprentice with his dad who was a plumber. Several OML members have been happy with his services. Don’t be misled by his 415 area code. He’s local. You can reach him by text. Tell him you saw his ad in our AAUW Members Directory.

Orinda’s Meadow View Winery. Top of Page
Make Award Winning Wines

Skilled Orinda winemaker Bill English has been making wine for 22 years. He began making wine commercially as Meadow View Winery in 2014, winning many awards and receiving high point ratings for his wines. Meadow View focuses on making wine from Lamorinda grown grapes.
Bill and partners Doug Spear and Isabelle Ord, Bollinger Canyon grape growers, are founding members of the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, established in 2005. LWGA members worked to achieve the 2016  certification of Lamorinda as a recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA).
Check out the Meadow View label and wine list in their OML directory ad. Look for the wines in local stores and restaurants. Try the Super T, a red Tuscan blend from grapes grown in Mary Leigh Miller’s Moraga vineyard. Choose the Super T or Chardonnay with dinner at Casa Orinda or Tutu’s.
Email bill@meadowviewwinery.net.  Get added to his occasional mailings to receive invitations to future tastings. Be sure to mention you are with AAUW.  By joining the list you can get a discount when buying direct from the winery.

Find Meadow View wines at Bevmo (Orinda & Lafayette), Diablo Foods, Jackson’s and Moraga Wine & Spirits. Enjoy and share Lamorinda wines as gifts. Local friends will love discovering Meadow View Winery.

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.


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  Suite 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.

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.


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

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.

Tech Help and Consulting – Steve Hall
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Knowledge, Experience, Patience, Clarity Integrity
Home and Small Business, Microsoft PC Apple Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch and Android. Backup and Protect Data, Set Up and Extend Networks, Internet Access and Troubleshooting.  Set up and troubleshoot Printers, Scanners, Copiers

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

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.


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.