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Category: Volume 1 – Number 2

EDITORIAL: BRUCE LONDON FOR CITY COUNCIL

EDITORIAL: BRUCE LONDON FOR CITY COUNCIL

“You have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing.  Depart, I say, and let us have done with you.  In the name of God go.” Those words were uttered by the English dictator Oliver Cromwell when he addressed the English Rump Parliament in April 1643. Cromwell might as well have been speaking about the majority of the Orinda City Council. With the notable exception of council member Eve Phillips, the city council, over the last…

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BRUCE LONDON, MD, CANDIDATE FOR THE ORINDA CITY COUNCIL

BRUCE LONDON, MD, CANDIDATE FOR THE ORINDA CITY COUNCIL

SEEKS MORE OPENNESS IN GOVERNMENT AND WANTS TO PRESERVE ORINDA’S SEMI-RURAL ENVIRONMENT Bruce London, MD, now running for a seat on the Orinda City Council, wants more openness in city government. Dr. London, a 32-year resident of Orinda and a retired physician, says that Orinda is threatened by a “loss of local control.”  The State of California, he says, exerts too much control over local communities. During a late August interview in a private Orinda home, Dr. London said that Orinda is…

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FINDING FELICITY IN FOOD AND WORK

FINDING FELICITY IN FOOD AND WORK

“Life Is Good.” These three words have blossomed into a worldwide slogan.  Why?  You feel good just reading the words. These days life elicits more worries than “happies.” Good times are short-lived and may be prone to addiction:  compulsive shopping with credit cards; eating comfort foods loaded with calories; drinking too much alcohol; or searching for drug dealers to soothe emotional or physical pain.  Sustainable happiness begins with the simple things:  the food you eat and the work you do….

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Restaurant Review: Yanni’s Gyros & Burgers

Restaurant Review: Yanni’s Gyros & Burgers

By Richard Eber Every September, my family looks forward to attending the Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival sponsored by the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church  in Concord. We gorge ourselves on gyros, roasted lamb, dolmas, spanakopita,  tzatziki sauce, kalamata olives,  baklava, and all the other great stuff we get at this three-day event. Unfortunately, when the festival at St. Demetrious concludes, my family and I have not, until recently,  found a local eatery that satisfies our cravings for…

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