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IN THE APRIL ISSUE OF
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Chasing the Light
How Orinda-based architectural photographer Russell Abraham makes the world's most beautiful homes look even better.
 
Tech Boom
As high-tech companies pop up from the port of Oakland to the tip of the Tri-Valley, the East Bay's economic future is white hot. Meet the game changers, innovators, and visionaries right here in our backyard.
 
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Lots of events to look forward to this week from roaming a living roof in San Francisco to a plant sale and a wine tasting fundraiser. Enjoy your week!


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FREE MOVIE NIGHT WITH JERRY MATHERS
Film and TV icon comes to Orinda on April 10
Alfred Hitchcock's under seen masterpiece THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY is our next free movie at the Orinda Theatre. This time, we will have one of the film's stars on hand to introduce the film. Jerry Mathers, best known for Leave It To Beaver, will be our special guest. Click here for a Q&A about the movie!
ROAM THE LIVING ROOF
California Academy of Sciences
Stop and smell the wildflowers when you visit the living roof at the California Academy of Sciences, a 2.5-acre expanse of native California plants. An engineering marvel, the seven hills of the living roof echo the hilly topography of San Francisco. Part of the museum's green building strategy the roof creates new habitat for native birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Click here to learn more and buy tickets. 
WHAT'S YOUR HEART SCORE?
American Heart Association
Click here and take the American Heart Association's My Life Check assessment. In just minutes you'll have your score and a free, personalized Simple Seven Action Plan to move you closer to your health goals for a longer, better life. Take the first step to better health.
THE RUTH BANCROFT GARDEN'S SPRING PLANT SALE
Saturday, April 11
 

Find drought tolerant plants for your garden such as succulents, cacti, California natives and Mediterranean climate plants. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will share tips for gardens with less irrigation. Open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with docent-led tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy free admission all day. Click here for more information.

6TH ANNUAL WINE TASTING & FUNDRAISER
April 13
 
Please join us and special musical guest The Playthings at Livermore's Purple Orchid Resort & Spa for an afternoon of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. Click here for more information or call (925) 413-7788.
FRANK FAMILY VINEYARD
Winemaker Dinner comes to Danville
April 22, 2014
  
Bridges Restaurant & Bar is excited to be teaming up with the Frank Family Vineyard to host a spring winemaker dinner. Executive Chef Kevin Gin, along with Wine Director David Gibson, kicks off the evening with a wine and cheese reception. A four course meal follows with each course thoughtfully paired with wine from the Frank Family Vineyard. To round out the evening, a decadent dessert is paired with a delicious wine to complete this evening to remember. Click here or call (925) 820-7200 for tickets and more information.
ORINDA ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Orinda Academy is offering an Open House for prospective families on Wednesday, April 23 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be tours and an informational meeting. Come meet the faculty, administration, students and parents and see our wonderful semi rural environment. Find out why Orinda Academy is one of the finest independent schools in the Bay Area and how we uniquely provide a college prep program which includes students with learning style differences and a diverse population. Orinda Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory school for grades 8 - 12.
THE 3RD ANNUAL SPRING OF THE VINE WINE EVENT
Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  
Spring of The Vine is a unique New Release Wine Event with cuisine, live music, and an artist showcase set in distinctive surroundings at Wine & Roses in Lodi, California. This intimate affair will feature select Lodi wineries highlighting their light reds, whites, and rosÚs. Hotel packages are available. Click here for tickets, here to email or call 
(209) 371-6160 for more information.
OMCA NEXT: REFLECT, REFRACT, REVEAL
Biennial gala - Saturday, May 10, 2014
  
Mix, mingle, and dance. Celebrate the Oakland Museum of California's new vision to inspire California's future and foster the next generation of the state's stewards, citizens, innovators, and creators. This special evening benefits the Museum's renowned school tours and education programs. Photo by Jakub Mosur.
WHAT'S IN STORE
Our weekly retail report
  
Attend fashion and trunk shows, find out about new store openings, start that spring cleaning now with natural products, and get details on the Walnut Creek parking situation.
WEEKLY DISH: SIDEBOARD OPENS
Danville cafe reopens in new location
  
Sideboard is back; LA-style street eats in Walnut Creek; Off the Grid food truck market comes to Pleasant Hill; upscale booze in Berkeley and Oakland; and more in this week's Dish!
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