<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/communityhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.pngNBC Bay Areahttp://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 24 Jul 2016 17:56:23 -0700Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:56:23 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Find a Pet to Call Your Own At Napa County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center ]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:14:18 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/13710470_1155959981110262_8536744464798102158_o.jpg

Napa County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center knows you need a companion for these warm summer nights, someone to call your own. On Saturday, July 23 the shelter will be offering reduced adoption fees for those who are interested in adopting. From 11:45am-4:45pm you can see all the adorable pets that are looking for someone to love!

Location: 942 Hartle Ct, Napa, CA 94559
Hours: 11:45am-4:45pm
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016

<![CDATA[San Jose Animal Center Offers Free Pet Adoptions ]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:53:22 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*157/34234234rterterretrDog+and+Cat.jpg

City of San Jose Animal Center invites you to help #CleartheShelters from 10am-7pm. Only a few days away from the nationwide adoption fair taking place at a shelter near you! Here at the Animal Care Center there are many wonderful pets to adopt ready to go to a loving home. If you are thinking about adding a new pet to your family, please consider one of our animals. They have friendly and knowledgeable staff available to help you choose a pet to best fit in with your needs and lifestyle. Free Adoptions when you find your perfect match!

Location: 2750 Monterey Rd., San Jose, CA 95111

Hours: 10am-7pm

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016

<![CDATA[Give A Pet A Home With County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter ]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:14:20 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/13724883_1233163180051188_7435004118236919551_o.jpg

Free pet adoptions for those who visit County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter Care and Control in San Martin on July 23, 2016! From 10am-4pm come check out the shelter and take home a new friend! Finding long term care for these animals requires your time, love, and attention. You get to give a pet another chance to live in a caring home, waived adoption fees on this day would mean the world to this animal. Come on by and help #CleartheShelters! 

Location: 12370 Myrphy Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046

Date/Time: July 23, 2016 from 10am-4pm

<![CDATA[SVACA Clear the Shelters Adoption Fair ]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:51:21 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*157/rterterretrDog+and+Cat.jpg

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) this Saturday, July 23, 2016. You can take advantage of free adoption fee when you share your life to save an animal’s life! Make a difference this year when you adopt during this nationwide event. So many animals get abandoned and end up in shelters, but with the help of NBC and Telemundo Television Stations, lost or abandoned companions can find a new friend to love!

SVACA provides animals with quality care in cities like Santa Clara, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and Mountain View. It is proud to be one of the Bay Area’s “Best City/County Shelters” according to Bay Woof Magazine. 

Fees: Waived on Saturday, July 23rd 


3370 Thomas Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054

2775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Hours: 10-4pm

<![CDATA[Bay Area Cats Available At Saving Grace Rescue ]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:25:56 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*158/13394150_1088329401223687_3200421327922505775_n.jpg

Saving Grace Rescue joins the 2nd Annual Clear the Shelters 2016! This facility is a non-profit rescue focused on kittens under 8 weeks old and felines with special needs. These kittens are ready to be adopted thanks to the care of Amber Holly. Her dedication to these cats gives them another chance to find a family to love and a place to call home. There will be reduced adoption fees on July 23rd!


Location: 917 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Time: 10am-6pm

<![CDATA[Oakland Animal Services Offers Free Adoption at Clear the Shelters 2016]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:02:50 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/oakland+animal+services.jpg

Celebrate the positive impact Oakland Animal Services creates in the community by supporting their efforts to find new homes for animals at NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter’s adoption event. The shelter offers “open admissions,” to all of Oakland’s homeless animals, regardless of age, breed, or health. They provide services that ensure the quality of life for all animals. Protecting animals while ensuring public safety contributes to the shelter’s ability to find homes that are good fits to its variety of animals. Companion animals, farm animals, exotic animals and wildlife will be available for adoption for free. Stop by Oakland Animal Services to find your forever friend this weekend at the Clear the Shelter’s event!

To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 12-6pm

 Location: 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA 94601


Contact info:

Kelly Miott


<![CDATA[Help Hayward Animal Shelter Clear the Shelters]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:52:24 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*133/hayward+animal+shelter2.jpg

Join Hayward Animal Shelter at NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter’s animal adoption event Saturday, June 23rd from 1-5pm. Animals are available at a reduced rate. Sixty-eight dogs, cats and rabbits are looking for a new home. Promoting the health of animals by finding them a safe environment to live in is most important. Come by Hayward Animal Shelter this Saturday to find your forever friend.

To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 1-5pm

Location: 16 Barnes Court, Hayward, CA 94544


Contact info:

Alyse Lui


<![CDATA[Join East Bay SPCA at the Clear the Shelters Event]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:27:50 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/East+Bay+SPCA.jpg

Support East Bay SPCA’s commitment to the welfare of animals at the Clear the Shelter’s event. One hundred-twenty seven dogs and cats will be available for adoption at a reduced fee rate. This organization aims to educate people to treat animals as companions to eliminate animal cruelty and neglect in communities. To support this mission and find you future pet attend NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter’s event Saturday, June 23rd from 10-6pm.  

To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 10am-6pm

Location: 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA 94621


Contact info:

Jessica Perrin


<![CDATA[Berkeley Animal Care is Ready to Clear the Shelters ]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:40:50 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/berely+animal+care.png

Join Berkeley Animal Care on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-4pm for NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter’s event. Animals will be available for adoption free of cost. Come out to this event to find your future pet: dog, cat, rabbit, bird or rodent!

For more information visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: 1Bolivar Dr. Berkeley, CA, 94710 


Contact info:

April Stevenson


<![CDATA[Bay Area Alliance for Animals Aims to Clear the Shelters ]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:52:18 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Bay+Area+Animal+Alliance.jpg

After years of taking care of homeless cats and dogs Alexandra Kay and Adriana Lude started Bay Area Alliance for Animals in 2012.  Join their effort to achieve a “No kill,” Bay Area by finding homes for cats and dogs. To help create a healthy environment for local animals and the community to share, visit Bay Area Alliance at NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter’s event on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-4pm. The community will have the opportunity of adopting animals at a reduced fee rate.

For more information visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: 2700 Ninth St, Berkeley, CA 94710


Contact info:

Adriana Lude


<![CDATA[Support Sonoma Humane Society of Healdsburg's Effort to Clear the Shelters]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:50:08 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/Sonoma+Humane+Society+Healdsburg.jpg

Come celebrate NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter’s event with the Sonoma Humane Society of Healdsburg on Saturday, July 23rd from 12-5pm. The organization’s goal is to provide a safe haven for all animals to call home. Their priority is to place animals in healthy environments that they can flourish in. Local families will have the opportunity to adopt a pet at a reduced fee rate. Last year 31 pets found new homes.

For more information visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 12-5pm

Location: 555 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA, 95448


Contact info:

Wendy Welling


<![CDATA[Sonoma County Animal Services Joins Clear the Shelters 2016]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:59:03 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sonoma+county+animal+services.jpg

Join Sonoma County Animal Services during NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelter’s adoption event Saturday, July 23rd from 12-5pm. To be a part of creating a balance between domestic animals and the community that cares for them. By helping provide safe homes for animals in need.  Local families are welcomed to adopt animals for reduced fees. Last year 21 pets found new loving homes.

To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 12-5pm

Location: Sonoma County Animal Shelter 1247 Century Ct. Santa Rosa, CA 94053


Contact info:


Debbie Christian

Brian Whipple


<![CDATA[Town Cats of Morgan Hill Joins Clear the Shelters 2016]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:25:52 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/town+cats+morgan+hill+2.jpg

Adopt a pet at Town Cats of Morgan Hill Saturday, July 23rd from 10 am-4pm for the Clear the Shelter’s event.  Last year 36 felines found new homes. Pets are adopted at reduced rates. Thanks to the support of the community, through labor and love Town cats hopes to find new homes for 128 cats at this year’s NBC Bay Area Clear the Shelter’s event.

To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: 6755 Camino Arroyo Bldg 5, Gilroy, CA 95020


Contact info:

John Lipp


<![CDATA[Humane Society North Bay Joins Clear the Shelters 2016]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:41:59 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Humane+Society+North+Bay.jpg

Celebrate the Clear the Shelters event with Humane Society of North Bay on Saturday, July 23rd from 11am-5pm.  They are looking for homes for 31 cats and dogs. Stop by their location at NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelters event to find your new furry friend. All adoptions are reduced, $10 one day only!

To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit.

Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: 1121 Sonoma Blvd. Vallejo, CA 94590

Contact info:
Lisa Nicole Szucs


<![CDATA[Palo Alto Animal Services Joins Clear the Shelters 2016]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:08:57 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/13697189_10154161900696508_6132229421826650771_n.jpg

Join Palo Alto Animal Services on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am to 4pm at the Clear the Shelters event. Last year the shelter was able to find new homes for dozens of pets. This event offers local families the opportunity to adopt a pet at a reduced rate. They are excited to partner with NBC Bay Area again for this year’s Clear the Shelter’s event. To find forever homes for their 22 dogs, cats, rodents and cockatiels.

To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit.


Date: Saturday, July 23 

Time: 11am-5:30pm 

Location: 3281 E. Bayshore Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303


Contact info:

Cody Macartney


<![CDATA[Antioch Animal Services Ready to Clear the Shelters]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:29:39 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*134/13533163_267147376976760_8470763456628884043_n.jpg

Antioch Animal Services is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and awareness on July 23, 2016, for one day only it will waive its adoption fees for #CleartheShelters! All adoptable animals have been spayed/neutered and even vaccinated! Join the staff at Antioch Animal Services in a day of fun for the whole family!

Handling Antioch wildlife to sheltering lost animals, keeping homeless animals off the streets and safe is a main priority. The Antioch Animal Shelter also provides adoption, volunteer, and education programs. These programs guide human companionship and give animals the attention they truly deserve.

300 L St. Antioch, CA 94509


<![CDATA[ARF Free Adoptions in Contra Costa County]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:13:19 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/13725087_10154367363159851_1754692036811943190_o.jpg

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) saves dogs and cats that have run out of time at public shelters, giving them another chance at life until a new home can be found. Clear the Shelters is this Saturday at ARF, located at 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek, from noon - 6 pm. 

ARF was founded by Tony La Russa, manager of the Oakland Athletics back in 1990s. One day a frantic cat dashed onto the field and found itself leaping by any means to escape the players and umpires trying to capture it. Tony lured the cat into the A’s dugout where the cat spent the rest of the game. It was this moment that Tony and his wife Elaine discovered their passion for life-long animal advocacy. 

The experience awakened Elaine and Tony to the realization of the desperate circumstances in besieged public animal shelters and the plight of homeless dogs and cats, and inspired them to take action. Less than a year later, they co-founded ARF with the goal of rescuing dogs and cats before they ran out of time at high-kill shelters. 

Location: 2890 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 
Time: 12-6pm
To get to know the adoptable animals before the big day, click here!

<![CDATA[Suspects Arrested After Toys R Us Carjacking in Hayward]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:28:53 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018155310_1200x675_727776323850.jpgThree men were taken into custody, via ambulance, after Hayward police said they carjacked a woman in the Toys R Us parking lot early Tuesday, and crashed their getaway car trying to evade police. Kris Sanchez reports.]]><![CDATA[Adoption Season At SF Animal Care & Control]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:50:31 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/13723879_10153932977913757_1682998112838254303_o.jpg

San Francisco Animal Care & Control is participating in the 2nd Annual Clear the Shelters event on July 23-24th from 12-5:30pm introducing waived adoption fees! SFACC strive to help interested adopters choose the right pet for you, animals that come from SFACC get a lifetime of unconditional love. With the help of SFACC thousands of animals find new homes each year. Not only do they provide adoption services but act as first responder for natural disasters and citizen emergencies. The organization shelters homeless, neglected, even abused animals and aims to reunite animals and quality caretakers. 

Learn more, click here

Hours: 12-5:30pm

Location: 1200 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN: Saturday/Sunday, July 23 & 24. Adoptions from 12:00 noon to 5:30 pm.

<![CDATA[Saving Dogs Can Save Lives With Family Dog Rescue]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:50:41 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/13603626_10154249164dsds229242_8150405564267169618_o.jpg

This weekend is the only time where you can stop by Family Dog Rescue to get adoption fees waived when you find the pet you’ve always been waiting for. On Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10am-4pm, in a nationwide campaign to #CleartheShelters don’t forget to help rescue dogs find a home of their very own! 

Family Dog Rescue was founded in 2010 by Angela Padilla, a corporate lawyer who has been active in the dog rescue world for many years. In 2008, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors appointed Angela to serve as a Commissioner on the Commission on Animal Welfare & Control. She started Family Dog Rescue for two reasons — she wanted it to be easier for families to adopt a dog, and she wanted to pay back a debt to the rescue dogs who helped save her life.

Angela was only 36 years old when she was diagnosed with a very aggressive, high-risk case of breast cancer in 2002, shortly after adopting her infant daughter Bella. During her cancer treatment, Angela started working with rescue dogs, spending every afternoon socializing dogs at San Francisco's public shelter and eventually becoming a foster for hundreds of homeless dogs. Angela always says, "Saving dogs helped save my life. The profound love that rescue dogs give to the people who save them helped me win my battle with breast cancer."


255 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 


Angela Padilla

<![CDATA[SVPP to Clear the Shelters With Reduced Fees ]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:19:58 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/30164734_500x333.jpg

Silicon Valley Pet Project is a volunteer based organization committed to saving at risk animals from San Jose’s largest shelter. By teaming up with NBC and Telemundo Stations, you can get involved or maybe even meet the perfect pet to bring home on July 23, 2016! For reduced adoption fees from 12-7pm, don’t forget to stop by!

Silicon Valley Pet Project is structured into dedicated teams focused on rescue operations, foster parent support, marketing and communications, volunteer management, development, community outreach and more. By embracing teamwork, professionalism and flexibility of the organization, all contributes to the ultimate goal of helping more animals in our community. 

SVPP strives to make the experience of volunteering, fostering, adopting and/or donating to our organization rewarding, educational, supportive and community-focused. An animal welfare organization that is first and foremost based on the people, SVPP could not do what we do without every person who volunteers, fosters, adopts or donates. The animals that need our help deserve the best of the best, and in Silicon Valley, we have that!


702 E. Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95112


<![CDATA[Muttville Senior Dogs Looking For Caring Home]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:58:01 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sdfddfdsfdfdsf.jpg

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue mission is to change the way the world perceives older dogs to help create and better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice. Join them on Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 10am-4pm at Muttville Headquarters to see the available adoptable dogs that are looking for a loving home! These senior dogs in good health with wonderful personalities are often euthanized because they aren’t able to keep up on jogs with their guardian or take more time to get up the stairs than when they were just little puppies. Muttville focuses on helping senior and special needs dogs find suitable homes that will provide them with quality care. So much joy can come from these special dogs! Don’t forget to stop by and help #CleartheShelters!


Sunday, Jul 24
10:00AM - 4:00PM


Muttville Headquarters
255 Alabama St. (corner of 16th)
San Francisco

<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters with Contra Costa County ]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:35:43 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/1FFF3669264_101535fdfsdf27506885216_1316965290193919451_o.jpg

The nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption event will be held on July 23rd with about 400 animal shelters across the country to help keep animals off the street. Contra Costa Animal Services has partnered up with NBC and Telemundo Station to help pets find their perfect match. All cats and dog adoption fees will be waived including license, vaccinations, and microchip fees! 

Contra Costa County Animal Services is committed to protecting the health and well-being of all animals in their community by providing quality care for every animal regardless of their medical condition. Its efforts have helped reduce the number of homeless animals has not gone unnoticed! By sheltering abandoned and lost animals, providing educational services to enrich the lives of humans and their animal companions, and matching animals with caring homes is a top priority. 


To view a list of animals available for adoption, please visit

Animal Shelter Locations:

910 San Pablo Ave.
Pinole, CA 94564 

4800 Imhoff Place
Martinez, CA 94553

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm

<![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society "Name Your Fee" Carnival Foster Fair]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:36:24 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/shelter_dodfsfdsfsdfg.jpg

Clear the Shelters happening over at Peninsula Humane Society on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. Located at the Center for Compassion in Burlingame, the PHS & SPCA are among 30+ breed-specific adoption groups participating in this year’s NBC Bay Area Clear the Shelters event. With 45 dogs and puppies searching for their forever home you can have the chance to “name your fee” when adopting any of their bunnies, guinea pigs, cats or kitties, and even birds! Enjoy the carnival-style fun after you attend the foster fair from 2-5pm!

Date/Time: Saturday, July 23 10am-6pm
Location: Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Rd, Burlingame

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Peninsula Humane Society]]>
<![CDATA[SF SPCA Waived Pet Adoption July 23-24th! ]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:18:05 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/293*120/hero-local-independent-v3_0.jpg

Free pet adoptions coming soon on July 23-24 in efforts to #CleartheShelters! We want to find a place of love for all our animal rescues and with the help of San Francisco SPCA we have found an organization devoted to animal welfare while striving to find every animal the perfect home.

As the fourth oldest humane society in the U.S. and the founders of the No-Kill movement, the SF SPCA has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. As a result of their efforts and those of community partners, San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the United States. No adoptable dog or cat in San Francisco goes without a home, even if they have medical or other issues. 

SF SPCA prides themselves in prevention, rescuing, treatment, post adoption support, and their robust youth programs for future animal advocates. 

Don’t forget to stop by July 23 to help #CleartheShelters for waived pet adoptions!

Mission Campus:
201 Alabama Street
SF, CA 94103

Pacific Heights Campus
2343 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

Photo Credit: Courtesy of SF SPCA ]]>
<![CDATA[The Real Reality of the San Francisco Housing Crisis ]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:03:36 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*125/flyer-jpegEnglish.jpg

Housing in San Francisco now forcing families to be displaced. Through photographs and narratives, eight Mission-based Latina mothers tell a housing story that has yet to be in public view. Mission Economic Development Association (MEDA) Community Planning Manager Dairo Romero, a co-lead of the project, worked with the women to help them write their photo narratives and frame their housing-advocacy message. “An American Dream?” Community Assessment for Safe & Affordable Housing (CASAH), a project organized by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and MEDA announce the inaugural exhibit on July 13. 

Portraits of courage and resiliency will deepen viewers’ understanding of how the extreme lack of adequate housing and the resulting overcrowding affects the well-being of poor and marginalized families. In particular, the impact on women’s pregnancies, child development and educational achievement. 

Low income families with children, generally -- and Mission-based families, in particular -- have been deeply affected by San Francisco’s housing crisis. The San Francisco Unified School District reported that 40 percent of their homeless and marginally housed students stay in temporary shelters, residential motels or outdoors. The remaining 60 percent are doubled up. SFDPH Maternal Child and Adolescent Health staff report meeting people who feel housing insecurities on a daily or weekly basis.

“This exhibit has allowed community researchers to provide a human context for the cold statistics used to describe San Francisco’s housing crisis. It has the potential to ground public dialogue about housing insecurity and its solutions more fully within the reality of peoples’ lived experiences.”



“An American Dream?” Photo Voice exhibition
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Program at 7:00 p.m.

Mission Neighborhood Centers 
362 Capp Street, San Francisco

<![CDATA[Humane Society Silicon Valley to Participate in Clear the Shelters 2016]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:55:43 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/resHSSV071116.jpg

Humane Society Silicon Valley makes its return to NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48's Clear the Shelters on Saturday, July 23, 2016!

HSSV will be holding adoptions out of four locations during Clear the Shelters:

  • Humane Society Silicon Valley - 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas
  • West San Jose Petco - 500 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose
  • Sunnyvale Petco - 160 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
  • Neighborhood Adoption Center - 2440 East Charleston Rd, Mountain View
Established in 1929, HSSV has adopted more than 500,000 animals into permanent loving homes.
HSSV offers quality adoptions, affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping services, pet care services and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond.
When: NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48's Clear the Shelters Saturday, July 23, 2016
Learn more about Humane Society Silicon Valley here.

<![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society to Join Clear the Shelters 2016]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:20:34 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/PHS071116.jpg

Peninsula Humane Society makes its return to NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48's Clear the Shelters on Saturday, July 23, 2016!

PHS is offering a "name your own fee" for adopters at its carnival-style Adoption Fair with games, food, prizes and fun for the whole family! Adopters will decide how much they would like to contribute for their dream pet.

Adopters are also able to purchase start-up supplies at the Peninsula Humane Society retail store. All sales benefit shelter animals.

See animals available for adoption at the Foster Fair from 2-4pm. These are animals available that are currently in foster care and are not currently located at the Lantos Center for Adoption.

The Lantos Center has dogs, cats, as well as small companion animals such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and rats.

Also be sure to check out the snakes, lizards, turtles and exotic birds, along with some farm animals up for adoption every day.

When: NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48's Clear the Shelters Saturday, July 23, 2016

Where: Lantos Center for Compassion: 1450 Rollins Rd, Burlingame

Learn more about Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA here.

<![CDATA[San Francisco SPCA to Offer Free Adoptions during NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:55:40 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/312*120/SFSPCA071116.jpg

The San Francisco SPCA will be back again at this year's Clear the Shelters taking place Saturday, July 23, 2016!

All weekend long, the SF SPCA will be offering FREE adoptions as well as family fun activities including a Rescue Animal Farm, bake sale, costume contest, carnival games, photo-booth and more!

Last year was the SF SPCA's most successful adoption weekend ever, finding homes for 111 animals.

Join the SF SPCA July 23-24 for NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48's Clear the Shelters at its two locations:

  • Mission Campus - 201 Alabama St, SF
  • Pacific Heights Campus - 2343 Fillmore St, SF
When: SF SPCA will hold free adoptions July 23-24, 2016 (Other fees may apply. Qualified adopters only)
Learn more about the San Francisco SPCA here.

<![CDATA[Berkeley Humane 4th Annual Bark (& Meow) Around the Block]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:54:49 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/11429971_10153415233229630_9104792600312552342_n.jpg

Be a part of the magic at this year’s Berkeley Humane’s  4th Annual Bark (& Meow) Around the Block adopt-a-thon and street fair! Meet your next furry friend when you give them a place to call home. This family-friendly street fair is a unique event in partnership with NBC Bay Area’s Clear the Shelters nationwide campaign to connect Bay Area adopters with their perfect match. 

“This is a special event because it brings together the community and so many adoptableanimals, making it easy for adopters to find a furry companion,” said Jeffrey Zerwekh,Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director.

In addition to the adopt-a-thon, Bark (& Meow) Around the Block features delicious food,beer and wine, live music, games and activities for all ages, vendors with fun pet and otherproducts, and raffle prizes worth $10,000 in value. All proceeds from the event benefit Berkeley Humane to support their life-saving mission and programs for homeless animals

Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-savingprograms for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animalbond. Because the well-being of animals reflects the well-being of our community, weengage minds, hearts and hands to provide care for dogs and cats in the East Bay.

What: Bark (& Meow) Around the Block
When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10 am — 4 pm
Where: Ninth & Carleton Streets, BerkeleyCost: Free to attend / waived or reduced adoption fees

<![CDATA[Petaluma's Clear the Shelters ]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:44:37 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/DSCF8386.JPG

Participate in the largest pet adoption event in Sonoma County by the Petaluma Animal Services Foundation. Rooster Run Golf and Event center will be catering, while comedian, actor and singer, Stephen Sorrentino will be hosting the event. Treat yourself to some Subzero Ice Cream or get your face painted by Clementine the Amazing, while your pets get their nails trimmed by Greatful Dog Mobile Grooming.

The Tiny Pitbull is offering adoptions from their rescue dogs for $10 on site. PASF and PETCO in Petaluma will be having adoptions for all cats, dogs and small animals for $0 fee to loving and responsible homes. A real-time pet "adoption tracker" will be posted on ClearTheShelters.com, which will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets. 

When: Saturday, July 23

Time: 10am-4pm 

Where: Petaluma Animal Services Foundation

<![CDATA[Save the Date: Oral Lee Brown Foundation 28th Annual Scholarship Banquet & Auction]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:36:17 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/OLBhdfjhdkf920x920.jpg

The Oral Lee Brown Foundation’s 28th Annual Scholarship Fundraising is on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 6:30pm. Please join us for a banquet and auction at Oakland Airport Hilton with special keynote speaker Darrin Dewitt Henson. The banquet is a formal dinner that honors community leaders, welcoming scholarship sponsors and community members to donate to the foundation. All proceeds from fundraising for this event can help transform students’ lives by offering them college scholarships to motivate them to achieve higher education. This annual scholarship fundraising banquet can be life altering for recipients to fund their college dreams.  

Ticket Information: Price: $125
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Oakland Airport Hilton1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621

To learn more about this event, click here

<![CDATA[JDRF Summer Classic]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:38:24 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Summer+Classic+PSA1.jpg

The 11th Anniversary of this festive event is presented by All Systems Broadband and hosted by JDRF. Starting with an amazing day of golf amongst the vines followed by an evening under the stars with cocktails and silent auction, a truly gourmet dinning experience, culminating with blow out music and dancing to a live band.

JDRF Summer Classic, previously known as Drive for the Cure, was founded in 2006. Since inception, this event has brought together committed volunteers and supportive member of the community, raising over $4 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. All proceeds from Summer Classic benefits JDRF.

When: Friday, August 19

Time: 9: 30 am-11:30 pm

Where: Wente Vineyards in Livermore

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Moonlight in the Vines 2016]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:26:43 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*181/Moonlight+Logo+jpeg.jpeg

Join in an evening of fun and surprises under the stars at McGrail Vineyards and Winery in Livermore. There will be live music and dancing, fabulous food, award winning wines, bocce ball, silent auction, raffles and much more! All proceeds will benefit Sunflower Hill and help further their mission to develop a community for individuals with special needs that provides for life-long residency options and quality activities/ programming- akin to 'senior living.'

When: Saturday, July 30

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Where: McGrail Vineyards & Winery 

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Bark & Meow Around the Block + Clear the Shelters Street Fair and Adopt-a-Thon]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:16:27 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/cts070616.jpg

Join NBC Bay Area & Berkeley Humane at Bark (& Meow) Around the Block + Clear the Shelters street fair and adopt-a-thon-event. Last year attracted more than 1,200 attendees and found homes for 135 shelter animals. NBC Bay Area will be hosting approximately 20 local rescues and have hundreds of animals available for adoption. The event will feature great music, plenty of food and drinks, family-friendly games and activities, as well as other exciting products and raffle items. Please refer to the list below of rescue groups that will be participating with Berkeley Humane.

NBC Bay Area & Telemundo 48 along with more than 45 Bay Area animal welfare organizations will host the second annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive on Saturday, July 23. On this day, participating animal organizations in the Bay Area will offer no-cost or reduced fee adoptions.

When: Saturday, July 23

Where: Corner of 9th and Carleton Streets in Berkeley, CA

Time: 10am-4pm 

For more info, click here. 

<![CDATA[Bochy Family & Amici's Team Up for 4th Annual Pizza Party to Benefit the San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:53:13 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/_DSC1942.jpg

Once again, three-time World Series-winning Manager Bruce Bochy and his wife Kim will team up with Amici's East Coast Pizzeria to raise money to help Bay Area families in need.

On Wednesday, July 27th from 3-10 p.m. Amici's will donate an incredible 100% of sales from both San Francisco restaurant locations to the Homeless Prenatal Program, a city-based family resource center that serves low-income and homeless families, with a focus on child and maternal health.

Bruce and Kim will make special appearances at both Amici's locations on July 27th and will be available for autographs and photos.

The KNBR 680 Morning Show with Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey will broadcast LIVE from the King Street location from 6-10am on that day and will host interviews with Bruce Bochy and HPP's Founder and Executive Director, Martha Ryan. This Amici's location will also offer free pizza and coffee for fans wishing to watch the KNBR show, and to purchase Sweepstakes tickets for chances to win autographed Giants player memorabilia, wine country experiences from Kendall-Jackson & Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and much more.

New this year, fans can bid online to win a one-of-a-kind auction item: 'The Bruce Bochy Experience'. This package will include dinner for four at Amici's, Bruce Bochy's four personal seats for the Giants vs. Cardinals game on August 16th (7:15 pm), a meet and greet with three-time World Series winning Manager on the field before the game, watch batting practice on the field (if BP takes place that day), and a one-of-a-kind collectable item signed by Bruce Bochy. The auction begins Monday, July 18th and ends on July 27th at 10 a.m. Winnner to be announced on the KNBR 680 Morning Show with Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey the following day. Auction bids for The Bruce Bochy Experience will be hosted at eBay.com

This event is made possible by the generosity of Bruce and Kim Bochy and Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.

When: July 27th, 3-10pm; Auction, July 18 - July 27, ends at 10am

Where: Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, San Francisco locations


  • 2200 Lombard St.
  • 216 King St.
  • Auction for The Bruce Bochy Experience hosted at eBay.com
For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Gymnastics City USA Fan Fest at Arena Green]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:02:46 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*151/GymnasticsCityUSA_logo.jpg

The Gymnastics City USA Fan Fest at Arena Green builds excitement for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for Women's Gymnastics focusing on the pre-event fan experience that brings together gymnastics fans, families and locals alike to engage in interactive activities, live performances and music creating a spectacular show and party-like atmosphere.

Join NBC Bay Area at our live watch party following the fan fest on competition days (Friday 7/8 and Sunday 7/10).

The Gymnastics City USA Fan Fest at Arena Green will be a lively and interactive celebration of gymnastics, the Olympic Spirit and the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

In addition to exciting sponsor and partner activations and giveaways, Gymnastics City USA will include free family-friendly programming such as DJ/live music, autographs, carnival games, food trucks and more!

A "Fan Stage" will include programs such as Brazilian dancers, a Gymnastics fashion show, celebrity interview and contests.

Doors open at 3 p.m. on Friday July 8, Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10.

Gymnastics City USA Fan Fest Hours:


  • 7/8 - 3 to 6pm
  • 7/9 - 3 to 6pm
  • 7/10 - 3 to 5:30pm
NBC Bay Area Watch Party at Arena Green
  • 7/8 - 6 to 8pm
  • 7/10 - 5:30 to 8pm

<![CDATA[San Jose Obon Festival]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:54:15 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/drumjapan.jpg

Japantown celebrates the San Jose Obon festival, a time when generations of families and friends come together and enjoy a rich cultural experience in one of the three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

Partake in traditional dancing and indulge in Japanese culinary favorites like sushi, beef and chicken teriyaki, gyoza, udon, tempura, and festival favorites such as corn on the cob and strawberry shortcake.

The San Jose Obon Festival is Japantown's largest festival with two days of game booths, food booths, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, the Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko and over 1,200 dancers in full costume each evening. 

When: Saturday, July 9-10

Where: Japantown in San Jose

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[5th Annual Island Reggae Festival ]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:22:39 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Kingdom+of+Tonga+Laumei.jpg

The 5th Annual Island Reggae Festival include activities on three stages with live music on the Main stage, the Oasis stage will host a DJ sound clash and the third stage will feature Polynesian Dance Showcase. The event also features carnival rides for children, the USO Car Club Showcase, a youth Rugby tournament and a Tattoo Showcase.

Artists on the lineup for Island Reggae Festival consistently include some of the Pacific Islands' greatest talents and those that have been embraced by the culture. Be sure to watch performances from Common Kings, Tarrus Riley, Collie Buddz, Fiji, Anuhea, Sammy J, Mango Kingz and many more!

This is a family-friendly event, which will also feature over thirty merchandise and food vendors with Polynesian food as well as some of the best in festival food favorites. 

When: Saturday, July 9

Time: 10am-11pm

Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

For tickets and more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[YWCA Silicon Valley: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:58:04 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/YWCAWalk062116.jpg

Join YWCA Silicon Valley at its 14th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Wednesday, June 22nd from 5-7 p.m. at Santana Row, San Jose.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes allows the people of Silicon Valley to act in solidarity with survivors everywhere.

The funds raised at Walk a Mile in Her shoes contribute to the critical support for hundreds of survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault in the county each year.

Men are encouraged to register as an individual or build a team of friends, family or colleagues and join this proactive movement.

Once participants have completed their walk in support of sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, an after-party celebration at Thea Mediterranean restaurant in Santana Row will have exclusive offers to Walk a Mile participants, a great way to cap this team-building and networking opportunity in support of a great cause.

When: June 22, 2016 - 5-7pm

Where: Santana Row, San Jose

To register and for more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Santa Clara County Sheriff Search & Rescue Academy 2016]]>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:37:18 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/SAR062016.jpg

Did you know that the all-volunteer members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue team are on call and available to help in the community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in rain, snow or heat of the night?

The Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue team is seeking for qualified volunteers and invites the community to its 2016 annual Academy beginning August 18th.

The SCCSSAR team offers an academy once per year, starting in August and ending in October. The purpose of the academy is to instruct prospective team members in the skills and techniques necessary to work as a basic team member.

The academy covers search tactics, rope rescue, navigation and other topics.

The academy will be held weekly on a weekday evening from 6:30-9:30pm and on several weekend days. A precise calendar will be provided to all prospective attendees.


When: August 18, 2016

How: For more information on prerequisites, expectations, how to apply, as well as how you can help with donations, click here.

<![CDATA[Celebrate the 4th of July at the Alameda County Fair!]]>Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:08:16 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/262*120/ACFCoverArt061716.jpg

Celebrate the "Spirit of Summer" at Alameda County Fair this 4th of July!

Don't miss the Fireworks Spectacular featuring the Oakland Symphony, extreme live action sports shows, Oaktree Horse Racing and the Red, White & Blues Festival.

The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular promises to live up to its name with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland Symphony. The show will also have a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video before the fireworks!

When: 4th of July, Monday - 9:30pm

Where: Budweiser Grandstand (at the Horse Racing Track)

Alameda County Fairgrounds - 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton (Off Bernal Ave.)

For information on admission, parking and other Fair attractions, click here.

Photo Credit: Alameda County Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Underwater Photographer Helps Cancer Survivors Heal]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:20:01 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/1underwaterhealer061616.jpg

Erena Shimoda always had a passion for being underwater. She began shooting underwater photographs in 2005 after receiving her Divemaster certificate in Venezuela and has taken underwater photos all over the world including Thailand, Bonaire, Corsica, Cozumel, Cancun and Hawaii.

Today, she specializes in underwater portrait photography and uses her unique skill for a very special cause.

Shimoda provides free underwater portrait sessions for cancer patients, survivors and anyone who has endured a traumatic life experience. It is called "Underwater Healer About Face."

Maya Sycip, 23, participated in Shimoda's "Underwater Healer About Face" project. 2016 will mark three years since Sycip has officially been in remission from brain cancer. She wanted to get her pictures taken because she has never taken photos underwater before and still had some healing to do of her own.

"Being underwater, you're so at peace," said Sycip during an interview on NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa. "Being underwater and doing this photoshoot ... I got to be in that state of nirvana."

Shimoda was inspired to start her program after volunteering with the American Cancer Society's "Look Good Feel Better" program for cancer patients and survivors to rediscover their beauty.

"When I work with my clients, they also gain their confidence by doing something new, which is underwater portrait photography," said Shimoda. "I thought I could combine these two to help cancer survivors."

How you can support Erena Shimoda's Program:

Erena says her free underwater portraits for cancer patients and survivors would not be possible without the generous support from donors, sponsors and clients.

For more information on how you could support Erena's program through donations or scheduling an underwater photoshoot, click here.

About Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa:

Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa is a weekly half hour show covering Asian newsmakers, events, community accolades and youth perspectives. It is the only show in the Bay Area dedicated to Asian community affairs. The show airs Sundays at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area, channel 11 or cable channel 3 and at 6 p.m. on NBC's COZI TV, channel 186. Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa is a great way to find out what is going on around the Bay Area and how they affect the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Photo Credit: Erena Shimoda]]>
<![CDATA[EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:13:13 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Scott+McGrew.jpg

On June, 24, EY will announce its Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Award in the Northern Region. The represented companies nearly doubled their workforces during the past two years- from 5,991 to 11,631 employees. Combined revenues grew 160 percent from $1,895,126,673 to almost $5 billion during the same period. 

Our very own NBC Bay Area, Anchor and reporter Scott McGrew will be speaking at the event. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards program which recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities. Business leaders have beem selected by a panel of independent judges and Award winners will be announced at a special gala.

When: Friday, June 24

Where: The Fairmont San Jose Hotel 

Time: 5:30 Reception l 6:30pm Dinner & Awards

For more information, please click here. 

<![CDATA[Fremont Festival of the Arts ]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:50:09 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/fremont-festival-of-the-arts-fremont-ca.jpg

The Fremont Festival of the Arts hosts a wide variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family; over 700 top-quality artisan booths delight the most discerning shoppers, music lovers enjoy continuous music featured on three stages, children are thrilled with the many games and activities found in Kid City and Gourmet Marketplace offers gourmet specialties for the discerning cook. The best news of all, admission to the Festival is free!

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 6-7

Where: Downtown Fremont

Time: 10am-6pm  

For more information, please click here. 

<![CDATA[Fremont 4th of July Parade]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:04:30 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/IMG_1007.jpg

The Fremont 4th of July Parade celebrates our country's Independence Day. Enjoy decorative floats, live music, delicious foods, booming fireworks and much more. Show off your American spirit and celebrate this holiday with your community and loved ones.

When: Monday July 4

Time: 10am 

Where: Paseo Padre Parade Route, Fremont

For more information, please click here

<![CDATA[APPENDIX, an art exhibition at the Pacific Heritage Museum]]>Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:46:56 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/APPENDIX.jpg

Appendix is an art exhibition by Erina C Alejo and Diana Li, fellows of Asian American Artists Association's Emerging Curators Program. Showcasing work from ten emerging Asian American women and queer artists, the artists exhibition activates personal and intimate narratives of mental and historical trauma, while bravely reclaiming and empowering intergenerational memories as part of the world we live in today.
Within the human body and the body of a book, the appendix is considered extraneous. This is not unlike thepersonal and historical trauma buried in cultural memories. In lucid moments of stress or pain, this organ and itsunread cultural histories push their way into significance, carrying weight on an overlooked past, present and future.Revisit these moments at Appendix with the visceral and interactive poetry of Shelley Kuang, connect to the past withthe fleshdeeppaintings of Mariela Montero and see what it means to heal with PRESENT, a video installation by CeliTamayoLee.
Revisit these moments at Appendix with the visceral and interactive poetry of Shelley Kuang, connect to the past with the flesh deep paintings of Mariela Montero and see what it means to heal with PRESENT, a video installation by Celi Tamayo Lee. 

Appendix is an art exhibition by Erina C Alejo and Diana Li, fellows of Asian American Artists Association's Emerging Curators Program. Showcasing work from ten emerging Asian American women and queer artists, the artists exhibition activates personal and intimate narratives of mental and historical trauma, while bravely reclaiming and empowering intergenerational memories as part of the world we live in today.

When: Saturday, May 28- Saturday, July 9

Where: Pacific Heritage Museum, SF

Gallery Hours: Thursdays- Saturdays from 10am-4pm

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Dog Day Afternoon & Cook-Out]]>Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:23:51 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/dogday.gif

The second annual Dog Day Afternoon and Cook-Out presents an outdoor-cook-out along with drinks and take-home treats. Additionally:


  • Puparrazzi Photo Booth: Commemorate the occasion with a photo of you and your pet.
  • Small Companions Corner: Meet some of the shelter's smaller companies
  • Pet Play: Fun and games for Fido.
  • Pet Boutique: Pet-related items from the local artisans.
  • Temporary Tattoo Artist: Temporary tattoos for both kids and adults.
  • Live Music: Enjoy the sounds of talented singer/ songwriter John Vicino
  • Raffle Prizes and more!


Marin Humane Society is in partnership with this event and a portion of the proceeds will go towards helping out more animals in your community. Marin Humane Society offers refuge, rehabilitation and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year. 

Where: Cavallo Point Lodge

When: Sunday, June 26 from 12PM to 4PM

For more information about this event, please click here.

<![CDATA[13th Annual SCORES Charity Tournament Kick Off]]>Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:47:21 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/SCORES+Cup+2016.png

The 13th Annual SCORES Cup is a corporate charity soccer tournament that raises money for youth soccer, poetry, and community service-learning programs for over 1,300 students at 50 underserved public schools in San Francisco, Oakland, Redwood City, San Rafael, and San Jose. America SCORES is a San Francisco based non-profit which, in 2016, celebrates 15 years delivering innovative youth development programs. SCORES programs provide life-changing positive experiences for kids in low-income communities.

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Who: Bay Area companies whose employees come together to raise funds for a great cause.
Where: Crocker Amazon Soccer Complex, San Francisco

<![CDATA[Alameda County Fair's "Spirit of Summer" ]]>Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:34:37 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/223*120/Alameda-Counerety-Fair.jpg

Come and celebrate the “Spirit of Summer” at Alameda County Fair with 4th of July Fireworks, the Big O Tires Concert Series and Action Sports Arena shows, June 15 through July 4.

Be sure to check out this year’s action sports shows featuring Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby and Extreme Rodeo. A different show will be featured each weekend in addition to Extreme Freestyle Motocross shows daily.

The Big O Tires Concert Series proudly presents Kool & The Gang, Thursday, June 30, along with other great shows nightly: Tony! Toni! Tone!, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Joe Nichols, Tower of Power, Great White, Smash Mouth, LeAnn Rimes, The Guess Who, Crystal Gayle and more.

All attractions are FREE with admission. Fair is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, Tuesday through Sunday each week, plus Monday the 4th of July. 

For more information, visit the Fair’s website