By Richard Colman Piece by piece, the Orinda City Council has been approving the selling off of valuable land in the city. Powerful vested interests, using large sums of money, are destroying the semi-rural, village-like environment of Orinda’s cherished surroundings. New development is contributing to school overcrowding. Miramonte High School in Orinda is experiencing excessive enrollment. The current school year has forced Miramonte teachers to share classrooms. The Mirador, the school’s newspaper, reported on September 30, 2016, that ” ….