Archive for September, 2011

Hollywood Star of “Moneyball” Visits Orinda Theatre Square

September 28, 2011

Orinda, CA (September 27th, 2011) – The newly released, film, “Moneyball”, is currently one of the top box-office hits worldwide, and it is currently screening at one of Lamorinda Theatres’ cinemas—The Orinda Theatre.

This  Saturday only, Oct 1st, 2011, Orinda Theatre welcomes one of Lamorinda’s rising Hollywood Stars— Stephen Bishop, who will be in attendance at the 6:30 PM screening of “Moneyball”. Stephen hails from the town of Moraga, CA, and went to Campolindo High School.

Mr. Bishop, who plays Oakland A’s outfielder, David Justice, in the movie, will be available to greet and meet well-wishers at the Orinda Theatre. He will also make a special appearance to introduce the movie, and to share insights and inside stories on the making of the movie, after its screening.

Mr. Bishop’s other most notable film and television credits include Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, and The Rundown.

This screening is a special limited engagement in the Bay Area, and it is recommended that tickets are purchased before October 1st, 2011, in anticipation of being sold-out. Ticket admissions are $10 for the general public, and $8 for seniors, students and children, and they are now available for purchase at the Orinda Theatre’s Box Office or at the theatre’s website ( For inquiries, call 925.254.9065 or e-mail .

Advance Tickets to Oakland East Bay Symphony ~ Save 20%!

September 27, 2011

Get tickets to individual concerts now and save 20%!

You’re invited to get seats to the 2011-2012 season now – 4 days before tickets go on sale to the general public – and at a 20% discount! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, October 1. Act now for best seats.

We’ve got a great season ahead, including music of the Americas featuring works by Gershwin, Ellington, Bernstein & Ginastera; the monumental Carmina Burana; concertos by Brahms & Dvorak; and an evening with jazz artists Paula West, Daniel Bernard Roumain & Taylor Eigsti. And our Holiday Concert, Let Us Break Bread Together, features a special guest appearance by legendary folk singer Joan Baez this year.

To order tickets, click here.

Choose the concert(s) you want. Click on the Buy Tickets button and enter the Offer Code OEBSPRESALE in the box provided for your 20% discount.

Limit 4 tickets per concert. Discount offer applies to new sales only; discount may not be applied to previously purchased tickets.
Oakland East Bay Symphony
A Division of East Bay Performing Arts
2201 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland CA 94612
tel 510-444-0801 fax 510-444-0863

Inviting 2BR / 2BA Home in the Laurel District ~ Now Priced at $299,000!

September 22, 2011

4211 Redding Street, Oakland, CA

MLS# 40540745
Price: $299,000
Type: Single Family Home
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sq. Ft. 1,201
Age: 7 years
Lot Size: 0.07 acres
Leave your hammer behind! Just seven years young, this inviting home has a high 89 walk score so you can enjoy Laurel amenities and commuter access. An oversized master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, privacy and great light. Wonderful flow from kitchen/dining into landscaped back yard. Quiet.
For more information, click here.

Or contact:
Jeanne Trombly
Broker Associate / EcoBroker Certified®


Caldecott Properties #18 on SF Business Times’ Top Residential Real Estate Companies in the East Bay!

September 6, 2011

When Caldecott Properties first opened in 2005, one of the goals was to be one of the most successful residential brokerages in the East Bay. For the 2nd year in a row, we have cracked San Francisco Business Times’ list for Largest Residential Real Estate Firms in the East Bay, even jumping up a few spots to #18!

Thank you to all our of our loyal clients and friends for helping make us a success ~ here’s to climbing even higher in 2012!


Cool Hunting’s Oakland: A Word-of-Mouth Guide

September 6, 2011
*About Cool Hunting from their website, “Cool Hunting is synonymous with seeking inspiration. Our global team of editors and contributors sift through innovations in design, technology, art and culture to create our award-winning publication, consisting of daily updates and weekly mini-documentaries. Founded in 2003 as a designer’s personal reference, we now have an international audience of like-minded creative people.”

Orinda Sings JAZZ for Victims of Hurricane Irene at Orinda Theatre Square

September 2, 2011

Orinda, CA (Sep 2nd, 2011)
– The very first Orinda Jazz Festival will reverberate at the elegant Orinda Theatre in Orinda, CA on Sunday, September 18th, 2011 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. This one-day event is also a benefit for victims of Hurricane Irene as well as a fundraiser for local arts, and it features an impressive array of acclaimed international, regional, and local musicians and artists.

Scheduled to appear will be two-time Grammy Award recipient, Mads Tolling, an internationally renowned violinist and soloist for Grammy Award winning Turtle Island Quartet; flutists Vivana Guzman, described by the New York Times as an imaginative artist, and Moraga resident Carol Alban; keyboardist Frank Martin, who has performed with Andrea Bocelli  and Al Jarreau; guitarist George Cole,  a winner of the California Music Award for Best New Major Label Artist; and vocalists Holly Penfield, a San Francisco and Orinda native who has wowed and performed for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in London, Carnegie Hall performer Alvenson Moore, and Mary Jenson, a famous singer with a mellifluous voice.  In addition, the festival will feature a host of other celebrated local performers and musicians, including the winners of Orinda Idol contest, which will be held on Sept 11th, 2011.

The majority of the proceeds from this for-all-age event will be donated to the Hurricane Irene disaster relief program with a small portion going to the Orinda Arts Council, an established organization that supports visual and performing arts in the community, and to Orinda Theatre’s upgrade of its sound and digital system.

Ticket admissions, which include light refreshments, are $20 for the general public, and $15 for students. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, and they are available for purchase at the Orinda Theatre’s Box Office, or at the theatre’s website ( For more details, e-mail or call 925.254.9065.

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