Via Google Maps
According to NBC News, a woman was shot twice and husband pistol-whipped during a an armed robbery on Claremont Ave. in Orinda by masked intruders “and were seen running away with a wallet and a purse.” The woman is in stable condition.
Middle Eastern Food Festival:
St. John Orinda
501 Moraga Way, Orinda
Saturday, September 24th – Sunday, September 25th, 2016
11:00am – 8:00pm (12pm Sunday)
Join in the fun! Ahlan wa sahlan (Welcome)
Raffle Grand Prize – 2014 Honda Civic
Great music from Samer, Nader Zaki & Maestro Radwan
Delicious Food – Your favorite Middle Eastern Foods
Shawerma, Falafel, Kebab, Grape leaves
Hummus, Spinach pies, and more
Zalabyeh, kanafeh, baklava, and more delicious sweets
Beer, wine, soda, water, and Arabic coffee
Bounce house and more activities for kids
Cultural Center & Vendor Shopping Bazaar
21 Orinda Way, Orinda
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that a new cafe called Genuine Goodness, featuring baked goods, salads, soups and smoothies opened this week in Orinda where Village Pizza is located across from the Orinda library. The owners of the cafe previously used a commercial kitchen in Lafayette making food and smoothies for local Lamorinda schools. They will still make food and smoothies for schools but now have a space of their own to showcase their dishes. The gingerbread cake with lemon icing and apricot bars (see photos after the jump) were delicious! Check out their smoothies here. Their menu changes daily so check out their latest offerings on their Facebook page here.
From their website:
Genuine Goodness provides delicious, fresh and handcrafted Smoothies, Soups, Salads and Goodies made from all-natural, high-quality products. We seek organic, local and seasonal ingredients and provide gluten-free options when possible.
More photos of the inside after the jump…
232 Brookwood Rd, Orinda
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Entourage Salon and Spa is relocating from their Orinda Theatre Square location right across the street next to Loard’s Ice Cream where Jamie Westdal Photography used to be. Check out their services here.
Free Movie Showing Stand by Me:
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
7:00 PM | Free
Photo by Flickr user danmoyle
Thanks to local broker Brendan Moran with the Moran Group at Keller Williams Realty for the monthly real estate updates for Beyond the Creek.
Click the links below for a complete list of home and condo sales in Lamorinda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) for last month, June, 2016:
Lamorinda June sales (Acrobat Reader .pdf)
Lamorinda June sales (Excel)