Where's La Morinda?--Oh, Thanks Google Maps
By Jeff Pereyda, Real Estate Agent-Broker Associate, GRI, SRES
View Larger MapA colleage at my office is uprooting the family and has decided to move to La Morinda. When he told me, I sort of had that blank stare for a moment. Albeit brief, my stare was a dead giveaway that I had no idea where this "La Morinda" was. He politely explained that La Morinda is a colloquialism for a tricity area comprised of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. Hence, La-Mor-Inda. I'm sure that the contributor of the Wiki entry for "lamorinda"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamorinda would be happy to glean any more useful tidbits for lamorinda. I, for one, still do not know how to spell it. Do I treat it as a derivative from the Latin as I did above in the feminine using "La" followed by "Morinda?" Or, do i just do what they did and let just roll with no spaces as in lamorinda?...