President’s Message – September 2019

‘Try To Remember the Days of September’     As we come back from summer vacations, we have been abruptly shaken by the news of...

The Reel Less Traveled – August 2019

Dragons to Dangerfield, Sublime to Ridiculous     This is a big month for the Lamorinda community for one very simple reason: The California Independent...

Everyday Orinda – August 2019

New School Calendar: Gift or Grift     On Aug. 14, when we wistfully remark, “Summer went by so fast,” we won’t be observing that...

Seasoned Shopper – August 2019

Do You Know Beans?     It’s time to look for “shellies” (or shuckies or shellouts) at the farmers market. These shell beans are the...

Fitness Tip – August 2019

Never Be Hungry     In order to become fit we have to eat proactively so that we are never hungry. The hungrier we are...

President’s Message – August 2019

After Fabulous Fourth, Fun Continues With Car Show Weekend     Wow! This year’s Fourth of July Parade was incredible. There were thousands of people...

Seasoned Shopper – July 2019

Fire up the Grill for Fruits and Vegetables     Best hint for grilling all types of fruit is to use indirect heat (heat produced...

Between the Lines – July 2019

Best Bets for Summer Reading     It’s that time of year again when our reading habits shift gear a little. The newspapers, Sunday supplements...

Everyday Orinda – July 2019

Game of Strokes Summer. Is. Coming.     I’m late to the game. Game of Thrones, that is. I’ve somehow become a binge-watcher, a...

Fitness Tip – July 2019

Evolution and Fitness     The process of becoming fit is conceptually simple and applies to everybody. It spans the spectrum of people, from the...

The Reel Less Traveled – July 2019

Stars Come Out in the Sky and on the Screen This Month     I had initially thought that there might not be a column...

Car Time – July 2019

    Summer is here, and if we plan on taking the trusty family hauler on a road trip, we need to make sure...

President’s Message – July 2019

Independence: It’s More Than Parades and Fireworks     July is the month of parades and fireworks to mark our independence. On July Fourth, Orinda...

Lucy and Desi, Bob and Dorothy Take to Local Screens This...

Lucy and Desi, Bob and Dorothy Take to Local Screens This Month     June finds us, once again, with all three of our favorite...

Fitness Tip of the Month – June 2019

    As we age we lose muscle mass which causes our metabolism to slow down. The way to become fit as we age...

Seasoned Shopper – June 2019

(Contributed Photo) Grown primarily in California, olallieberries bring a balance of sweet and tart flavors to pies, cobblers and other baked goods.     The Orinda...

President’s Message – June 2019

Orinda’s Array of Food Shines at Restaurant Tour     On May 7, my family and I joined more than 150 people for the annual...

Everyday Orinda – June 2019

Lookout Kardashians, it’s Graduation Party Season in Orind     Once upon a time in Orinda, most likely while paring a mountain of strawberries for...

Everyday Orinda – May 2019

    There once was an old expression, “Too bad kids don’t come with instructions,” an affectionately-disguised warning conjuring the same unease as, “Your...

Fitness Tip – May 2019

    The fitness process is ongoing and transformational physically and spiritually. In the beginning it has less to do with what exercise you...

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