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EDITORIAL – LET MY PEOPLE GO!

EDITORIAL – LET MY PEOPLE GO!

Think of New York City, Tokyo, and Calcutta. These cites are crowded — much too crowded. And what do these cites have in common with Orinda, California?  Simply this:  Orinda is becoming overpopulated. The nearby chart shows Orinda’s population statistics from 1960 to the present time. ______________________________________ ORINDA’S POPULATION (1960 – 2014) ______________________________________ Year                   Population _______________________________________ 1960                     4,712 1970                     6,790 1980                    16,825 1990                    16,642 2000                    17,599 2010                    17,643 2014 (est.)             18,390 ______________________________________ Source:  United States Census. From 1960 to the…

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WHICH WAY, ORINDA?

WHICH WAY, ORINDA?

The bulldozer or charming hills:  Which one will be Orinda’s future symbol? Currently, Orinda’s symbol is the city’s hills.  The symbol can be seen on Orinda’s website, stationery, and plaques affixed to city hall. From many vantage points, Orinda is one of the best places anywhere to live. The public schools are good, there is a semi-rural, village-like environment, and peace and quiet.  Orinda is just minutes away from San Francisco and has a great climate. Orinda has been rated…

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COLONEL SANDERS: POSSIBLY ALIVE AND WELL IN A POSH ORINDA RESTAURANT

COLONEL SANDERS: POSSIBLY ALIVE AND WELL IN A POSH ORINDA RESTAURANT

By Richard Eber If fried chicken offered on the menu of fine dining establishments were a living thing, it would likely be placed on the Endangered Species List. It is virtually impossible to find this golden brown delight in restaurants not called Popeye’s or Church’s — or are named after a long-departed character sporting a white goatee. One significant exception is Casa Orinda, an Orinda restaurant that has been making this dish since this culinary icon opened its doors back in…

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SPECIAL-INTEREST MONEY DOMINATED ORINDA’S JUNE ROAD-REPAIR BALLOT MEASURE

SPECIAL-INTEREST MONEY DOMINATED ORINDA’S JUNE ROAD-REPAIR BALLOT MEASURE

By Richard Colman Massive spending — more than $35,000 — by special interests and highly influential Orinda residents dominated a $25 million June 7 ballot measure to fix the city’s roads. The road-repair measure, known as Measure L, passed by obtaining a 68.38 percent “yes” vote out of 9,552 ballots cast.  To win, a 66.67 percent “yes” vote was needed. According to documents obtained from the Orinda City Clerk’s office, supporters of Measure L contributed $22,455 between January 1 and…

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PROPER DIET MAY REDUCE RISK OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

PROPER DIET MAY REDUCE RISK OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

By Dr. Laura Pawlak What weighs a mere four pounds and has a workload that demands 20 percent of all the oxygen inhaled?  Answer:  the human brain. As technology opens the door to the unique metabolic functions of the brain, scientists are investigating the nutrients required to keep mentally sharp over the decades. With dementia rising at an alarming rate — along with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments — let’s eat with purpose, using sound, nutrition-related science applicable…

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