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Orinda murder suspect pleads not guilty

James Collin, 62, of Orinda, pleaded not guilty today to the murder charges against him in the killing of his  girlfriend, Evangeline Cumbe Devera, on June 26 in their Orinda home. The prosecutor also added a count of torture to the charges against Collin, which he also pleaded not guilty to. If Collin is convicted of the charges against him, he could face the death penalty.

An interesting turn in the case came today when the prosecutor entered into evidence the Nov. 1, 1986 police report of the accidental killing of Tim Mark Collin by his brother James Collin in the same home that James Collin allegedly killed Devera in. Police at the time ruled it as an accidental shooting, citing an unplanned gun discharge, but those close to the Collins are speaking out now that they don’t believe the 1986 shooting was an accident.

Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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International Film Showcase returns to Orinda

The International Film Showcase returns to the Orinda Theatre Aug. 24-30.

The film “Die Herbstzeitlosen” (Late Bloomers) from Switzerland is the showcased film this time around. The film follows four older women as they turn a local corner shop into a lingerie store and the community’s reaction to the new store.

Screenings of the film will be shown at 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. every day during the film’s run. There will also be additional screenings at 8:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Lamorinda Film & Entertainment Foundation’s website at

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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