<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 17 Aug 2017 14:46:36 -0700Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:46:36 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[JAMsj 30th Anniversary Celebration]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:25:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/319*120/0817JamSJ+30th+anniversary.jpg

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose on Sunday, September 24 at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose! The luncheon, with NBC Bay Area's Mike Inouye as master of ceremonies, will feature a performance by San Jose Taiko as well as a silent auction.

Registration must be completed by September 8. It is $125 per guest, along with any tax deductible donation you wish to make to the Japanese American Museum of San Jose.

For more info and to RSVP, click here.

Where: Hayes Mansion - 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose

When: Sunday, September 24 - 12PM

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters on August 19]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/0815+Clear+the+Shelters+Logo.png

On Saturday, August 19, this campaign will include the participation of more than 50 animal shelters across the Bay Area that will offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet. 
“Last year’s participation of our local shelters was tremendous with nearly 4,000 pet adoptions. We look forward to continuing success in this year’s campaign“, said Rich Cerussi, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. “With so many abandoned animals sitting in shelters, we’re hoping families come and rescue them.”

On Saturday, August 19, the annual Clear the Shelters event will include the participation of more than 50 animal shelters across the Bay Area offering low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet!

"Last year’s participation of our local shelters was tremendous with nearly 4,000 pet adoptions. We look forward to continuing success in this year’s campaign", said Rich Cerussi, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. "With so many abandoned animals sitting in shelters, we’re hoping families come and rescue them."

In the Bay Area, nearly 5,000 pets have found new homes during the events. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

A few organizations, such as Humane Society Silicon Valley and San Francisco SPCA, are including festival-like activities on Saturday, as well. Be sure to check out NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters page for all of the info and up-to-date coverage on the Bay Area's efforts in adoption!

For a map of all of the participating shelters, click here.

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<![CDATA[Palo Alto Festival of the Arts]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:43:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*223/PaloAltoFest.PNG

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts is celebrating their 36th Annual fine art event on University
Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto. This festival highlights the work of more than 300 talented
artisans, from paintings to photography, ceramics and jewelry to unique sculptures, and much more.
Artists featured at this year’s event come from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay
Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art pieces and artisan crafts presented in an awe-inspiring
display of creativity and talent. This multifaceted arts celebration also features artists-in-action,
musical entertainment on two stages, and a Kids’ Art Studio. In addition, witness the amazing street
artists use vivid chalk pastels to create impressive works of art on the pavement. Then stroll through
the festival enjoying a tempting assortment of gourmet foods and beverages.
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The event is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of
Commerce.Public transit and free parking make visiting the free-admission festival easy and
convenient.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 26 & 27, 2017
Where: University Avenue between High & Webster, Downtown Palo Alto
For more info, here

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts is celebrating their 36th Annual fine art event on University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto. This festival highlights the work of more than 300 talented artisans, from paintings to photography, ceramics, and jewelry to unique sculptures, and much more .Artists featured at this year’s event come from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art pieces and artisan crafts presented in an awe-inspiring display of creativity and talent. This multifaceted arts celebration also features artists-in-action, musical entertainment on two stages, and a Kids’ Art Studio. In addition, witness the amazing street artists use vivid chalk pastels to create impressive works of art on the pavement. Then stroll through the festival enjoying a tempting assortment of gourmet foods and beverages.

The event is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. Public transit and free parking make visiting the free-admission festival easy and convenient.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 26 & 27, 2017

Where: University Avenue between High & Webster, Downtown Palo Alto


For more info, here

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<![CDATA[Bark (& Meow) Around the Block]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:35:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/0808+BATB.jpg

Looking for your next best friend? Well, there's no better time than during Berkeley Humane's Bark (& Meow) Around the Block adopt-a-thon and street fair!

The event will take place on Saturday, August 19 and will feature 200+ adoptable pets from over 30 rescue organizations across the Bay Area! Great food, beer, and wine will be available, along with live entertainment, games and vendors.

Additionally, all of the participating rescue organizations will be reducing or waiving adoption fees, and ALL of Berkeley Huamane's adoption fees will be waived during the event!

Well-behaved pets are more than welcome at the event, so long as they are harnessed and leashed.

Where: Berkeley Humane - 9th St & Carleton St, Berkeley

When: Satuday, August 19 - 10AM-4PM

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Giant Race]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:34:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/0803+SF+Giant+Race.jpg

The race is on! San Francisco will play host to the 8th annual Giant Race on Sunday, August 27, which will include a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon run along beautiful the San Francisco waterfront. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Project Open Hand.

The race will conclude on the field at AT&T Park, and all finishers will receive a shirt, medal, and Madison Bumgarner bobblehead. Additionally, there will be a kids race event and family relay inside AT&T Park on Saturday, August 26.

The 10K and half-marathon will begin at 7AM, while the 5K will begin at 10:30AM.

For more info and to sign up, click here.

Where: AT&T Park - 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

When:  Kids Race: Saturday, August 26 - Time TBD

5K/10K/Half-Marathon: Sunday, August 27 - 7AM & 10:30AM

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<![CDATA[ Fantasy Furball Fundraiser to Raise Money for Local Animals]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:07:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/225*120/FantasyFurball_PR3.jpg


The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) decided to have a little fundraising fun and invites everyone to participate in their Fantasy Furball fundraiser which starts today and will run until August 8th.  Eight animal themed teams will battle in a head to head showdown until only one is left standing to win it all.
“Our Fantasy Furball fundraiser is inspired by the popular Fantasy Football game,” said PHS/SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.  “The players for each team are a nod to well-known football players each representing a different Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA program.”
Eight teams (programs) will battle for donations to win it all and be crowned Super Furbowl Champions.  The winning team will receive all the donations for their program. The players and teams include:
Colin Kaeperwoof! representing the Spay/Neuter team
Dan Mutt-Arino representing the Foster Care team
Frank “Cheeks” Gore representing the Adoptions team 
Jerry Mice representing the Kitten Nursery team
Joe Meowntana representing the Hope Medical team
Peynut Manning representing the Wildlife Care Center team
Steve Young-Buns representing the Humane Education team
Tom Grr-ady representing the Animal Cruelty Investigations team
The Fantasy Furball fundraiser begins online July 31st and ends August 8th.  Team scores are counted through donations to each team and the winning team will receive all the donations to their respective program.
“Not only is this a fun way to raise money for local animals, it’s also a way to help highlight some of the programs we provide the community that many may not be aware of,” according to Tarbox.  “Most people associate us with adoptions, but hopefully they’ll learn we also have more programs like a successful spaying and neutering program and conduct hundreds of investigations into animal cruelty each year, all made possible by generous donations.”
For more information about Fantasy Furball and to make a donation, please visit https://peninsulahumanesociety.org/fantasyfurball


The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA invites everyone to participate in their Fantasy Furball fundraiser which starts today and will run until August 8th.Eight animal themed teams will battle in a head to head showdown until only one is left standing to win it all.

“Our Fantasy Furball fundraiser is inspired by the popular Fantasy Football game,” said PHS/SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.  “The players for each team are a nod to well-known football players each representing a different Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA program.”

Eight teams (programs) will battle for donations to win it all and be crowned Super Furbowl Champions.  The winning team will receive all the donations for their program. The players and teams include:

Colin Kaeperwoof! representing the Spay/Neuter team

Dan Mutt-Arino representing the Foster Care team

Frank “Cheeks” Gore representing the Adoptions team 

Jerry Mice representing the Kitten Nursery team

Joe Meowntana representing the Hope Medical team

Peynut Manning representing the Wildlife Care Center team

Steve Young-Buns representing the Humane Education team

Tom Grr-ady representing the Animal Cruelty Investigations team

The Fantasy Furball fundraiser begins online July 31st and ends August 8th. Team scores are counted through donations to each team and the winning team will receive all the donations to their respective program.

“Not only is this a fun way to raise money for local animals, it’s also a way to help highlight some of the programs we provide the community that many may not be aware of,” according to Tarbox."

Most people associate us with adoptions, but hopefully they’ll learn we also have more programs like a successful spaying and neutering program and conduct hundreds of investigations into animal cruelty each year, all made possible by generous donations.”

For more information about Fantasy Furball and to make a donation, please visit.

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<![CDATA[2017 JDRF Summer Classic]]> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:01:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/Golf+carts+thru+vines1.jpg

The East Bay will be swinging into action this year at the 12th Annual JDRF Summer Golf Classic in Livermore! The event begins with a great day of golf at the Wente Vineyards, followed by an evening under the stars with cocktails and a silent auction, a gourmet dinning experience, live auction, and  blow out music & dancing to a live band!

Non-profit JDRF is committed to funding Type 1 Diabetes research, and, since its inception in 2006, has raised over $4.5 million for the cause.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: Wente Vineyards - 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore

When: Friday, September 15

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<![CDATA[Golden Heritage 10th Anniversary Luau]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:51:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/238*120/0727+Golden+Heritage.PNG

Golden Heritage, the only Chinese church-owned assisted living community in America, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary with a luau event! The celebration will take place on August 24 and include a Luau dance performance and barbecue lunch!

There is no charge for the event. However, the is only open to families of residents, staff, and volunteers, and RSVP is required.

Since 2007, Golden Heritage in San Jose has been owned by Cornerstone Church in San Francisco serving the Chinese elderly community, but has since gained a sizeable Japanese demographic.

For more info on Golden Heritage, click here.

Where: Golden Heritage - 1275 North First Street, San Jose

When: Thursday, August 24 - 11AM-1PM

1275 North First Street, San Jose CA 951121275 North First Street, San Jose

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<![CDATA[37th Annual Comedy Day]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:12:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Brian_Copeland.jpg

The 37th Annual Comedy Day is coming back to San Francisco! Founded in 1981 by local Bay Area comedians, the show has attracted more than 500,000 spectators to come see nearly 1,000 comedians over the years. This year, 40 performers are set to bring on the laughs at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park.

Food and beverages will also be available at the event, as several delicious options will be setting up shop around the show.

As always, the show is free to the public, and the recommended minimum age for attendees is 13 and up.

For more information and a full list of performers, click here.

Where: Sharon Meadow at Golden Gate Park - 320 Bowling Green Dr, San Francisco

When: Sunday, September 17 - 12PM-5PM

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<![CDATA[4th Annual Desi Comedy Festival]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:45:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/0725+Desi+Comedy+CROPPED.jpg

Bay Area-based, Indian-born comedians Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni are presenting The 4th Annual Desi Comedy Fest! This 11-day South Asian stand up comedy extravaganza is touring comedy clubs and theaters in 9 cities throughout Northern California: San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Clara, Union City, Alameda, Livermore, Santa Cruz, and Mountain View.

The festival, the largest of its kind in the US, will run August 10-20 and feature 40 South Asian comedians from all over the US, India and South Africa with diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.

As festival co-producer Abhay Nadkarni explains that "2017 has been a great year for South Asian comics. Aziz Ansari hosted Saturday Night Live, Hasan Minhaj hosted The White House Correspondents Dinner, Kumail Nanjiani is back with a new season of Silicon Valley, and Aditi Mittal got her own Netflix special, just to name a few."

Co-producer Samson Koletkar feels that, given the current political state, it's important to host a place for South Asian voices to be heard, and "breaking stereotypes with humor is an effective way to do so.”

For more information, a full list of performers, and to purchase tickets, click here.

Here is the full list of dates, times, and venues for the festival:


  • Fri, August 11 @ 8pm: Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda
  • Sat, August 12 @ 8pm: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
  • Sun, August 13 @ 7pm: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley
  • Mon, August 14 @ 8pm: Docs Lab, 124 Columbus Ave, San Francisco  
  • Tues, August 15 @ 8pm: Throckmorton Theater, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
  • Wed, August 16 @ 8pm:  Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View
  • Thurs, August 17 @ 8pm: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz  
  • Fri, August 18 @ 8pm: James Logan Center, 1800 H St, Union City  
  • Sat, August 19 @ 8pm: Bankhead Theater, 2400 1st St, Livermore  
  • Sun, August 20 @ 7pm: Marines’ Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St, San Francisco



San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Clara, Union City, Alameda, Livermore, Santa Cruz, and Mountain View.




San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Clara, Union City, Alameda, Livermore, Santa Cruz, and Mountain View.San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Clara, Union City, Alameda, Livermore, Santa Cruz, and Mountain View.


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<![CDATA[Golden Moment With Kristi Yamaguchi]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:03:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/235*120/Golden+Moment+Headline.PNG

Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation will be putting on an incredible skating performance on Septermber 3rd at SAP Center in San Jose. Skaters will include Kristi herself, along with Karen Chen, Polina Edmunds, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Yuka Sato, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Mirai Nagasu, Vincent Zhao, Jeremy Abbott, and Ryan Bradley!

"There is a lot of rich figure skating history here in the Bay Area," Bay Area skating icon and Golden Moment co-host Brian Boitonano said. "This is a particularly exciting time for skating as we celebrate the return of the US Nationals to San Jose at the end of the year and Kristi’s commemorative anniversary of her gold medal.”

Kristi's Always Dream Foundation focuses its efforts on promoting early childhood literacy. The foundation's "Always Reading" program works through local Title 1 schools to nurture an interest in reading by giving children in Northern California, Arizona and Hawaii easy access to print and digital books and e-tablets. Locally, The "Always Reading" early childhood literacy program currently serves 13 schools in the Bay Area, impacting 1,100 kindergarten students and their families. Seven of those schools reside in the Southbay area.

Students who completed the "Always Reading" program during the school year can recieve free tickets to Golden Moment.

For more information and tickets to the event, click here.

Where: SAP Center - 525 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose

When: September 3 - 3:30PM

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<![CDATA[10th Anniversary Fiesta With a Purpose]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:16:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/tv-ad.jpg

Shop With a Cop of Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization committed to providing motivation, assistance, and relief to disenfranchised children in need, is hosting its 10th annual Fiesta With a Purpose! The dinner will take place at the San Jose Scottish Rite Temple just off the Almaden Expressway on August 26.

In addition to dinner and drinks, there will also be live music performed by Latin Heat and DJ Julian Q, a live & silent auction, and a raffle!

To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

Where: San Jose Scottish Rite Temple - 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose

When: August 26 - 5:30PM-11:00PM

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<![CDATA[44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:43:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Nihonmachi.jpg

Be sure to plan a trip out to San Francisco's Japantown on Saturday & Sunday August 5 & 6 for the 44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair!

2 anchor stages presenting cultural performances on the Clear Channel Outdoor Stage as well
as diverse musical genres on the Webster Street Stage, the Nihonmachi Street Fair
entertainment has always been one of the highlights of the Fair.

Performers will be presenting cultural shows on the Clear Channel Outdoor Stage as well as diverse musical performances on the Webster Street Stage. Additionally, an eclectic food scene will be offering a variety of tasty options, non-profit booths will be set up to present information on their vital programs & services, and kid-friendly fun will be available all weekend long!

Other activities and festivities include a co-ed basketball tournament, classic car show, community art show on August 5, and a dog show & parade on August 6!

For more information and details about the event, click here:

Where: Japantown, San Francisco - On Post Street between Laguna Street and Fillmore Street

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6 - 11AM-6PM


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<![CDATA[Giants Enterprises Launches Newly Redesigned California Spirit]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:24:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/221*120/California+Spirit.PNG

Giants Enterprises, the entrepreneurial division of the San Francisco Giants organization, launched the newly reimagined California Spirit today. The vessel is a 100-foot, 130-passenger yacht and is ready to navigate the San Francisco Bay once again. Docked within steps of AT&T Park at Pier 40, it features a sophisticated, modern aesthetic, including three spacious viewing decks, two redesigned bars, elegant furniture and state-of-the-art A/V enhancements!

“The California Spirit sets the standard for luxury entertainment on the Bay and we are excited to offer our clients a truly one-of-a-kind experience on the water,” said Stephen Revetria, Senior Vice President of Giants Enterprises. 

Charter routes are customizable upon request and offer intimate, up-close views of some of the Bay Area’s most precious landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Bay Bridge, and, of course, McCovey Cove. 

For more information on the California Spirit and Giants Enterprises, click here.

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<![CDATA[Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:55:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/Fremont+Festival.jpg

Join NBC Bay Area at the Fremont Festival of the Arts on August 5 and 6 in Downtown Fremont.

Games & Prizes

  • Ball tosses - $1 donation benefits Fremont 4th of July Parade
  • Prizes - SF Giants hats, shirts and balls
  • Prizes - SF 49ers shirts and balls

Summer of Love Ball Toss

  • Prize - Summer of Love tie-dye shirt
  • Customizable “Summer of Love” dog tags for $1

Meet & Greet

  • NBC Bay Area Responds Chris Chmura will be available to meet/greet and answer consumer questions.
  • Today in the Bay’s traffic anchor Mike Inouye will join in on the fun and festivities.

Clear the Shelters

  • Featuring pets available for adoption at Tri City Animal Shelter.
  • Customizable pet tags, $1 donation benefits the Tri-City Animal Shelter.

Subaru Loves Pets Photo Booth

  • Take pictures with cats from Tri-City Animal Shelter.

For more information on the Fremont Festival of the Arts, click here.

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6

Where: The Fremont Festival of the Arts - Downtown Fremont (The NBC Bay Area booth will be located north of Paseo Padre Pkwy on Walnut Ave)

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<![CDATA[#SubaruLovesPets at the Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:02:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/Subaru+Loves+Pets.jpg

Be sure to stop by the NBC Bay Area pavilion at the Fremont Festival of the Arts on August 5 and 6. In partnership with Subaru, you can get your own Subaru Loves Pets dog tags customized for just a $1 donation to the Tri-City Animal Shelter!

Additionally, take a photo with the adoptable pets on site and share on social media! #SubaruLovesPets

Learn all about adopting a pet, as volunteers will be at the booth answering any questions you have have about pet adoption!

For more info on #SubaruLovesPets, click here.

For more Fremont Festival of the Arts info, click here.

Where: The Fremont Festival of the Arts - Downtown Fremont (The NBC Bay Area booth will be located north of Paseo Padre Pkwy on Walnut Ave)

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6


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<![CDATA[Achieve: Supporting Our Schools]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:50:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Rob071217.jpg


Within the Bay Area, we often hear some very troubling stories from the communities we serve. It should come as no surprise, as one in four Bay Area families are living in poverty. With the school year quickly approaching, we know many families are panicking about how to afford to send their child to school this year. The hidden costs of transportation, extracurriculars and supplies quickly adds up.
But we also know that there are incredible organizations out there working to change this narrative. Local nonprofit United Way Bay Area is committed to providing financial education, access to basic resources and youth development programs. Family Giving Tree, a fellow nonprofit, is spearheading efforts to ensure that Bay Area youth have access to the school supplies they need in order to perform to their highest abilities. The less time they are worried about making ends meet, the more time they can focus on their education.
That's why we are proud to partner with United Way Bay Area and Family Giving Tree on our joint initiative Achieve: Supporting Our Schools. Through this exciting project, we are gathering donations of school supplies, as well as hosting a daylong opportunity to fill backpacks with necessary school supplies before we send them to Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way Sparkpoint Centers and local schools. We have hand written notes of encouragement to place inside these backpacks, as an extra way of showing support to the youth around us.
Please join us for one, or both! Come for an hour, or stay the whole day - even the smallest of time or the tiniest of donation will help us to create and amplify more uplifting stories of our community.
WHEN: July 29, 2017, 7am-1pm
WHERE: 394 W Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale
To donate backpacks in advance, click here.

Within the Bay Area, we often hear some very troubling stories from the communities we serve. It should come as no surprise, as one in four Bay Area families are living in poverty. With the school year quickly approaching, we know many families are panicking about how to afford to send their child to school this year. The hidden costs of transportation, extracurriculars and supplies quickly adds up.

But we also know that there are incredible organizations out there working to change this narrative. Local nonprofit United Way Bay Area is committed to providing financial education, access to basic resources and youth development programs. Family Giving Tree, a fellow nonprofit, is spearheading efforts to ensure that Bay Area youth have access to the school supplies they need in order to perform to their highest abilities. The less time they are worried about making ends meet, the more time they can focus on their education.

That's why we are proud to partner with United Way Bay Area and Family Giving Tree on our joint initiative Achieve: Supporting Our Schools. Through this exciting project, we are gathering donations of school supplies, as well as hosting a daylong opportunity to fill backpacks with necessary school supplies before we send them to Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way Sparkpoint Centers and local schools. We have hand written notes of encouragement to place inside these backpacks, as an extra way of showing support to the youth around us.

Please join us for one, or both! Come for an hour, or stay the whole day - even the smallest of time or the tiniest of donation will help us to create and amplify more uplifting stories of our community.

WHEN: July 29, 2017, 7am-1pm

WHERE: 394 W Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale

If you'd like to donate completed backpacks or school supplies, you can drop them off at any of the following locations before the August 4 deadline:

  • A Slice of New York - 598 N. Henry Ave, San Jose
  • Almaden Valley Athletic Center - 5400 Camden Avenue, San Jose
  • Audentes Therapeutics - 600 California Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco
  • Bank of the West - Los Altos - Main Street, 176 Main Street, Los Altos
  • Breakthrough Physical Therapy - 263 N. Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale
  • Capelli Couture Salon - 1044 Lincoln ave, San Jose
  • CenturyLink - 2101 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara
  • Chick-fil-A at First Street - 53 Headquarters Drive, San Jose
  • Citizen's Equity First Credit Union - Lincoln Ave - 670 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
  • City of Milpitas - 457 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley - 111 Holger Way, San Jose
  • Eatsa  - 200 Kansas St, Suite 215, San Francisco
  • Elite Taekwondo Academy - 53 Wright Brothers Ave, Ste. B, Livermore
  • Exercise Progression - 1766 Clear Lake Ave, Milpitas
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport Hotel - 1471 N. 4th Street, San Jose
  • Heritage Bank of Commerce  - 150 Almaden Blvd, San Jose
  • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara - 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
  • Jive Software - 300 Orchard City, Campbell
  • Kaiser Permanente - Campbell - 220 East Hacienda Ave, Campbell
  • Kaiser Permanente - Milpitas - 589 Los Coches Street, Milpitas
  • Kaiser Permanente - Mountain View - 555 Castro St, Mountain View
  • KEYPOINT Credit Union - 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
  • Levis - Po Box 2129, Gilroy
  • Lexus of Stevens Creek - 3333 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
  • Los Gatos Ace Hardware - 15300 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos
  • Los Olivos Women's Medical Group - 15151 National Ave, Los Gatos
  • Lowe's 2790 - 775 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose
  • Lyon Living  - 6250 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton
  • Meriwest Credit Union - 5615 Chesbro Avenue, San Jose
  • Microsoft - Corte Madera Retail Store - 1640 Redwood Highway, Space D001, Corte Madera
  • Microsoft - Palo Alto Retail Store - 186A Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 
  • Microsoft - San Francisco Retail Store - 845 Market Street, Space 257, San Francisco
  • Microsoft - Santa Clara Retail Store - 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, suite 113, Santa Clara
  • Montalvo Arts Center - PO Box 158, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga
  • Moulding Direct - 2480 Washington Ave, San Leandro
  • National Association of Women in Construction - NAWIC c/o Cupertino Electric, Inc - 1132 North Seventh St, San Jose
  • Northwest YMCA - 20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino
  • One Bad Apple Record Store & Kolibrix Tech - 2576 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley
  • Pivot Interiors - 3355 Scott Blvd Ste 110, Santa Clara
  • Rosewalk Apartments - 3601 Copperfield Dr, San Jose
  • Ruthe Roberts Wine Collective - 14510 Big Basin Way #10, Saratoga
  • Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union - 1641 N First St Suite 245, San Jose
  • Stanford Health Care - Information Technology Services - 1830 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
  • Star One Credit Union - Sunnyvale - 1306 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
  • Technology Credit Union - 2010 North First Street, Suite 200, San Jose
  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco Pediatric ICU - 1975 Fourth St, San Francisco
  • Yoga @ Cindy's, Inc. - 500 Lawrence Expressway, Suites H & I, Sunnyvale

To donate backpacks in advance, click here.



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<![CDATA[San Jose Obon Festival 2017]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:22:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/obonbazaar+-+Copy.jpg

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.

There are numerous Obon Festivals happening throughout the Bay Area. San Jose Japantown’s event is a two-day festival with food booths, family entertainment, three taiko performances, and the Chidori Band to accompany the 1,200 Obon Odori performers in traditional dress while they dance in the streets.

When: Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 2017

Time: 11am - 8pm

Where: Japantown, 640 North 5th St. San Jose, California 95112

 

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco City Hall to Illuminate for World Hepatitis Day]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:14:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/234*120/Giants+Photo+1+-+Copy+-+Copy.jpg

San Francisco Hep B Free, in partnership with End Hep C SF and the Hepatitis C Task Force, will illuminate San Francisco City Hall on the night of World Hepatitis Day, July 28th. This will be the second time these organizations have banded together in an effort to raise awareness for viral hepatitis around this special day, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).


San Francisco City Hall will light up in jade for hepatitis B, as well as red and yellow for hepatitis C.

There will be a free reception prior to the lighting ceremony.


Reception: 7 - 8pm at Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio - 39 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

City Hall Illumination: 8pm at San Francisco City Hall - 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA 94102

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<![CDATA[Flower Power at the Asian Art Museum]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:20:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/AAM_Front+facade+3.jpg

Come see the Asian Art Museum's Flower Power, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Discover the symbolism of the flowers and their role in the budding Buddhists of the 1960s.

During the Summer of Love, flowers became powerful symbols of peace, a concept plucked from Buddhist art. More than merely decorative, floral imagery has helped convey ideas from the refined to the revolutionary for thousands of years.

The exhibit will be open beginning June 23 and will run through October 1.

For more information, including admission pricing and museum hours, click here.

Where: The Asian Art Museum - 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

When: June 23-October 1

50th Anniversary 
of the Summer of Love
 
and discover the symbolism of the flowers 
to the budding Buddhists of 1960s at 

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<![CDATA[2017 Watermark Leadership Conference]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:41:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/195*120/Facebook+Leadership+Conference-5+CROPPED1.png

Recognizing today's leaders can be found at all stages of their careers, Watermark is combining engaging and inspirational speakers with diverse, interactive panels and sessions at its annual Watermark Leadership Conference.

Watermark is the largest women's membership organization in the Bay Area and focuses on increasing the number of women in leadership roles within their company by empowering members to reach their full potential.

Learn more about leadership, and yourself, at this very special conference featuring authors and former corporate executives Daina Middleton and Cammie Dunaway, UberMedia CEO Gladys Kong and more!

For a full list of speakers, pricing, and more, click here.

Where: Intuit - 2600 Marine Way, Building 20, Mountain View, CA

When: Friday, July 14 - 9:30AM-3:30PM

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<![CDATA[Out of the Shelter: A Special Animal Got Their Second Chance]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:54:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Frisco+SVACA.jpg

Frisco was found wandering on his own in Santa Clara near a busy intersection and was quite neglected. He was very underweight and suffering from a pretty severe skin condition that resulted in some hair loss. Even with the issues he faced, he was a most friendly and happy canine, and even happier when we started feeding him and caring for his skin issues! Frisco started gaining some weight and getting healthy. His sweet temperament never wavered while he was here, and though a lot of folks found him to be a big softie, it is ever-challenging to find pit bull-friendly housing. The staff and volunteers loved how gentle and social Frisco was; he would constantly roll over for belly rubs and start snoring because he was so content. Just as we were getting discouraged that this wonderful pooch would never find a place to call home, a family stopped by looking for a canine companion and they made an instant connection and were over the moon in love with him. Frisco is now enjoying life as the Prince of a real-life castle in the mountains. Now named Mac, he continues to win hearts and be the best he can be!

Story Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority 


Frisco was found wandering on his own in Santa Clara near a busy intersection and was quite neglected. He was very underweight and suffering from a pretty severe skin condition that resulted in some hair loss. Even with the issues he faced, he was a most friendly and happy canine, and even happier when we started feeding him and caring for his skin issues! Frisco started gaining some weight and getting healthy. His sweet temperament never wavered while he was here, and though a lot of folks found him to be a big softie, it is ever-challenging to find pit bull-friendly housing. The staff and volunteers loved how gentle and social Frisco was; he would constantly roll over for belly rubs and start snoring because he was so content. Just as we were getting discouraged that this wonderful pooch would never find a place to call home, a family stopped by looking for a canine companion and they made an instant connection and were over the moon in love with him. Frisco is now enjoying life as the Prince of a real-life castle in the mountains. Now named Mac, he continues to win hearts and be the best he can be!
 Frisco was found wandering on his own in Santa Clara near a busy intersection and was quite neglected. He was very underweight and suffering from a pretty severe skin condition that resulted in some hair loss. Even with the issues he faced, he was a most friendly and happy canine, and even happier when we started feeding him and caring for his skin issues! Frisco started gaining some weight and getting healthy. His sweet temperament never wavered while he was here, and though a lot of folks found him to be a big softie, it is ever-challenging to find pit bull-friendly housing. The staff and volunteers loved how gentle and social Frisco was; he would constantly roll over for belly rubs and start snoring because he was so content. Just as we were getting discouraged that this wonderful pooch would never find a place to call home, a family stopped by looking for a canine companion and they made an instant connection and were over the moon in love with him. Frisco is now enjoying life as the Prince of a real-life castle in the mountains. Now named Mac, he continues to win hearts and be the best he can b429916593429916593e

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<![CDATA[24th Annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:42:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Pistahan062017.jpg

Celebrate Filipino heriatage at the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 12th and 13th. There will be seven pavilions for exploration, discovery and learning plus four food contests for family fun, games and prizes. Including the art, innovation, dance, “Ramar Foods” Culinary Pavilion, “Kaiser Permanente” Health Pavilion, Sports Pavilion, and Heritage Pavilion. 

Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 80,000 people each day. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!

Event Details:

THE PARADE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 AT 11AM FROM THE SF CIVIC CENTER, ALONG MARKET TOWARDS 4TH STREET.

THE FESTIVAL FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 FROM 11AM TO 5PM AT SF YERBA BUENA GARDENS. FREE ADMISSION.

When: August 12th & 13

Where: San Francisco 

More info here.


Headline:Celebrate Pistahan Parade & Festival in SanFrancisco

When:August12th, 13th & 14th

Where:SanFrancisco

More info here. http://www.pistahan.net/

Celebrate Filipinoheriatage at the Pistahan Parade & Festival inSan Francisco on August 12th and 13th. There will be seven pavilions forexploration, discovery and learning plus four food contests for family fun,fame and prizes. Including the art, innovation, dance, “Ramar Foods” Culinary Pavilion,“Kaiser Permanente” Health Pavilion, Sports Pavilion, and Heritage Pavilion.

 

Experiencethe best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade andFestival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S.,the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition isexpected to draw over 80,000 people each day. Admission is free and fun for theentire family!

 

EventDetails:

THE PARADE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 AT 11AM FROM THE SFCIVIC CENTER, ALONG MARKET TOWARDS 4TH STREET.

THE FESTIVAL FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 FROM11AM TO 5PM AT SF YERBA BUENA GARDENS. FREE ADMISSION.



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<![CDATA[6th Annual San Jose Island Reggae Festival ]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:53:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tenelle_and_Vaea_on_Asian_Pacific_America.jpg

Enjoy live music and entertainment at the 6th Annual Island Reggae Festival presented by Rudebwoy Entertainment held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road in San Jose, CA. The event includes activities on three stages with live music from around the world, and an Island Dance Showcase. The event also features carnival rides for children, the USO Car Club Showcase, a Youth Rugby 7’s tournament, an Island Tattoo Showcase and a free Diabetes Awareness clinic. The gates open at 11am and the event concludes at 11pm.

Pacific Islanders maintain a strong cultural connection through music. Some of the well-loved artists in the genre today will perform at the event including UB40, Fiji, Three Plus, Tenelle, Maoli, Eli-Mac, Sammielz ext.

Artists on the lineup feature some of the Pacific Islands’ greatest talents. In 2017 the lineup includes the United Kingdom’s UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey whose song “Red Red Wine” has been a worldwide pop hit over the past 3 decades.  UB40 will perform the closing set at Island Reggae Festival 2017.   Returning to the Island Reggae Fest 2017 stage is the legendary Fiji whose stage name reflects his cultural background and whose golden voice has made him a pioneer of the Pacific Island sound as its most well-known artist who has paved the way for the careers of many others whom he has personally mentored throughout the years.

Female vocalist of Samoan heritage, Tenelle returns to the festival in 2017 with sweet vocals influenced by R&B and reggae reflecting this Carson, California born singer’s background. Her latest album FOR THE LOVERS released March 10th of this year has maintained a top position on the iTunes Reggae chart and includes duets with Fiji and Chazrox.

Making their return to the mainland for the first time in several years is Hawaii’s Three Plus, the Island Reggae Fest 2017 family is in for a special treat with their appearance on this year’s lineup.

Carnival rides and games are available for ages 13 and under. Also, the event will feature over thirty merchandise and food vendors with Polynesian food and festival food favorites.

Returning in 2017 is the Youth Rugby 7’s Tournament open to ages 8 to 14.  

The USO Car Club Showcase led by CEO Kita Leao will spotlight the Samoan culture, lifestyle and interests of Polynesians in the United States.

The Island Dance Showcase will present dance groups and styles from various islands in the South Pacific including Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and New Zealand. The Tattoo Showcase will feature some of the most popular Polynesian Tattoo artists who will be tattooing live at the festival and giving tutorials on traditional Polynesian tattoo patterns and what their symbols and origins derive from.

Also, the festival will include a Diabetes Awareness initiative in partnership with Foothill Community Health Clinic. Community health is an important aspect of the event Danny Perez explains,

“This festival is a platform we created to celebrate our Pacific Islander culture through music and dance.  We are also bringing awareness as to the diabetes epidemic our people face."

Tickets

General Admission: $50
(ticket price increase to $60 on 4/1, $70 on 6/1, $80 on 7/1, $90 on 7/8)
VIP:  Sold Out
Day of show ticket price, $90
Kids 5 and under free

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
               344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111

When: July 8th from 11am-11pm

More info visit.

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<![CDATA[Enmanji Temple Teriyaki BBQ & Bazaar]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:09:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/Enmanji+temple.png

The Teriyaki BBQ and Bazaar will feature an aray of Japanese food, activities, art, and demonstrations. Marinating and barbequing chicken is a well-known for brining families together and contributing to fundraising in the Japanese community.
Cultural activities such as a flower arranging demonstration and sale, handcrafts, martial arts, and Internment Camp and oral history displays will take place. Proceeds from the Teriyaki Bazaar will support the local Enmanji Buddhist Temple and community activities.
 
The Obon Odori festival event will feature traditional folk dancing outdoors on the Temple grounds with participants dressed in summer kimonos and happi coats with other Japanese accessories in hand. The audience is welcomed to join in on the dance steps.

Join in on the good food and fun at the 63rd annual Enmanji Temple Teriyaki BBQ & Bazaar on July 9! The Teriyaki BBQ and Bazaar will feature an aray of Japanese food, activities, art, and demonstrations. Cultural activities such bonsai and flower arrangements will be demostrated and sold, along with special exhibits including an Internment Camp and oral history presentation. 

On the outdoor stage, seven different performances are scheduled for the day that range from traditional Japanese folk music to a native flute and guitar jazz/rock fusion performance.

Proceeds from the Teriyaki Bazaar will support the local Enmanji Buddhist Temple and community activities.

For more information and a full list of performers, click here.

When: Sunday, July 9 - 10AM-5PM

Where: 1200 Gravenstein Hwy South (at Elphick), Sebastapol, CA

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<![CDATA[Alameda County Fair Red White & Brew Fest]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:11:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/redwhiteblue.jpg

Enjoy entertainment this summer at the Alameda County Fair Red, White & Brew Fest on Saturday, June 24th from 2-5pm. There’s an exclusive vantage point, live, from Infield at the Race Track. There will be unlimited samples and music provided by a DJ. General Admission Tickets are $45, and a Designated Driver Ticket is $20. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Where: Alameda County Fair, Infield at Race Track

When: Saturday, June 24th from 2-5pm

More info here.

Participating Breweries

Deschutes Brewery
Alameda Island
8 Bridges Brewing
Highwater Brewing Company
Shadow Puppet Brewing
Dust Bowl Brewing
Epidemic Brewing Company
Berryessa Brewing Company
Working Man Brewing Company
Altamont Beer Works
Goose Island Beer Company
10 Barrel Brewing
Elysian Brewing
Sam Adams Boston Beer
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Kona Brewing
Stone Brewing
Ninkasi Brewing
Trumer Brauerei
Black Diamond Brewing Company
Lost Coast Brewery
Mike Hess Brewing
Mendocino Brewing Company
Hanger 24 Craft Brewery
Golden Road Brewing
Breckenridge Brewing

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<![CDATA[United Way Bay Area Supporting Our Schools]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:47:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022833531_1200x675_971358787675.jpg

United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve,” event kicked off on June 12th with a cocktail party featuring a keynote speaker at LinkedIn’s San Francisco headquarters held in an effort to inspire Bay Area companies and residents to give back to their community through volunteerism and support of innovative programs to end the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area.
United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve” takes a beloved United Way tradition and combines it with partnership opportunities to create a fun, festive, and impactful summer of community support.
Partnering with NBC and Family Giving Tree, we will create the region’s largest effort to provide backpacks and school supplies for low-income students—benefiting youth through the Boys and Girls Club and UWBA’s SparkPoint centers throughout the Bay Area.
On Saturday, July 29th, backpacks will be collected and assembled in a series of special events, culminating in the Achieve Event--a family and community celebration at Family Giving Tree at 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale that will highlight the many volunteer accomplishments to date.
This is an unprecedented regional effort to care for and support our friends and neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. There are many ways to participate—sponsor Believe to Achieve, individual tickets, join the backpack drive, or simply contact us about volunteer opportunities in your area.
 
“In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.” –Nikos Kazantzakis
 
When: Saturday, July 29th
 
Where: Family Giving Tree, 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale
 
More info here.

United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve,” event kicked off on June 12th with a cocktail party featuring a keynote speaker at LinkedIn’s San Francisco headquarters held in an effort to inspire Bay Area companies and residents to give back to their community through volunteerism and support of innovative programs to end the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area.

United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve” takes a beloved United Way tradition and combines it with partnership opportunities to create a fun, festive, and impactful summer of community support.

Partnering with NBC and Family Giving Tree, we will create the region’s largest effort to provide backpacks and school supplies for low-income students—benefiting youth through the Boys and Girls Club and UWBA’s SparkPoint centers throughout the Bay Area.

On Saturday, July 29th, backpacks will be collected and assembled in a series of special events, culminating in the Achieve Event--a family and community celebration at Family Giving Tree at 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale that will highlight the many volunteer accomplishments to date.

This is an unprecedented regional effort to care for and support our friends and neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. There are many ways to participate—sponsor Believe to Achieve, individual tickets, join the backpack drive, or simply contact us about volunteer opportunities in your area.

“In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.” –Nikos Kazantzakis

When: Saturday, July 29th

Where: Family Giving Tree, 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Fremont 4th of July Parade 2017 ]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:18:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022805919_1200x675_969625155857.jpg

Celebrate Independence Day, at the Downtown Fremont 4th of July parade. Enjoy watching the star spangled excitement of whimsical floats, fantastic giant balloons, and marching bands. This patriotic parade will start at 10 am sharp and is expected to take just under two hours to pass spectators along a one-mile route from the library to Fremont’s developing downtown district.

Parade Route: Starting at the Library, the parade will head west and turn right onto Paseo Padre continuing where it will end just past Capitol.

Special thanks to Fremont Chevrolet, Silicon Sage Builders and NBC Bay Area for sponsoring this year’s event.

When: July 4th

Where: State St. and Capitol Ave., Downtown Fremont, CA

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Redwood City Music in the Park 2017 ]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:40:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/RC+Music+in+the+PARK.png

Attend Redwood City Music in the Park Wednesdays from 6-8 pm June 14-August 16, 2017 for summer fun! Enjoy the excitement of the outdoor concert series with the community at the beautiful Stafford Park.

There will be a concession tent selling hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, and drinks, graciously operated and donated by the Optimist Club of Redwood City. All proceeds benefit the Save the Music program in Redwood City Schools.

The event is presented by Port of Redwood City. Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente thrive, Golden Gate Sotheby’s Reality, and County Consumer Plumbing Service & Repair Group for sponsoring the event.

When: Wednesdays, June 14-August 16, 2017

Time: 6-8 pm

Where: Stafford Park- corner of King St. & Hopkins Ave map.

More info here.

2017 Concerts

June 14 • Party Band
Jokers and Thieves

June 21 • Original Blues Rock & Soul
Hibbity Dibbity

June 28 • Zydeco
Motordude Zydeco

July 5 • Bluegrass
Blue Summit

July 12 • Dance Band
Janel and the Heist

July 19 • Blues
Kyle Jester

July 26 • Latin
Tortilla Soup

August 2 • Jump / Swing
Lost Dog Found

August 9 • Funk/Soul
Sinister Dexter

August 16 • Motown and Classic Soul Favorites
Top Shelf

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<![CDATA[28th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:17:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/san+jose+jazz+fest.jpg

Enjoy a variety of music at the 28th Annual San Jose Summer Jazz Fest August 11-13 at Plaza de César Chavez Park, in Downtown San Jose. The event will feature Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, R&B, Salsa, New Orleans, Jazz Beyond and more! Experience the excitement of 3 days, 10 stages, and over 100 performances from talented musicians.

Ticket Information:

  • 3-Day Pass Adult VIP ($285 early bird; $325 advance; $345 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Adult PRIORITY ACCESS ($140 early bird; $160 advance; $170 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Adult ALL STAGES ($70 early bird; $90 advance; $100 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Adult GENERAL ADMISSION (GA) ($45 early bird; $60 advance; $70 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Child ($15)
  • Single Tickets ($15 – $140 advance, April 24–July 31; $20 – $150 beginning August 1)

When: August 11-13

Where: Plaza de César Chavez Park, Downtown San Jose, CA

More info here.

2017 Lineup

AARON LINGTON SEXTET PLAYS B-SIDE 45S

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Silicon Valley Stage

AC MYLES

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon

Blues/Big Easy Stage

ALLAN HARRIS QUARTET

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm

Jade Leaf Stage

ANGELIQUE KIDJO’S TRIBUTE TO SALSA WITH PEDRITO MARTINEZ

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

ANTON SCHWARTZ SEXTET      

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm

Silicon Valley Stage

BAY AREA SALSA ALL-STARS FEATURING JIMMY BOSCH

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm

Salsa Stage

BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:30pm       

Blues/Big Easy Stage

BRIAN ANDRES AND THE AFRO CUBAN JAZZ CARTEL   

Sat, Aug 12,

4:30pm

Salsa Stage

CABANIJAZZ PROJECT

Sat, Aug 12

12:30pm

Salsa Stage

CALIFORNIA AND MONTREAL GUITAR TRIOS

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

CALIFORNIA AND MONTREAL GUITAR TRIOS                               

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

CARLITOS MEDRANO BAND

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm

Salsa Stage

CARMEN LUNDY

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

CHRIS BOTTI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

CLAUDIA VILLELA QUINTET

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

CONJUNTO KARABALI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm

Salsa Stage

CYRILLE AIMÉE

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

DANNY GREEN TRIO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

DAYME AROCENA

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

DMITRI MATHENY JAZZ NOIR

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon

Cafe Stritch Stage

DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

EDDIE HENDERSON QUARTET

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm

Jade Leaf Stage

EMILIO SOLLA TANGO-JAZZ QUARTET

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

Fri, Aug 11 @ 9:30pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

GINETTA’S VENDETTA

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10pm

Jade Leaf Stage

GREGORY PAGE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Jade Leaf Stage

HIP BONE BIG BAND

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

JACKIE GAGE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm

Jade Leaf Stage

JAZZ BY FIVE WITH JAVON JACKSON, GEORGE CABLES, RANDY BRECKER, EDDIE GOMEZ & JIMMY COBB

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

JAZZ BY FIVE WITH JAVON JACKSON, GEORGE CABLES, RANDY BRECKER, EDDIE GOMEZ & JIMMY COBB

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

JC SMITH BAND

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage

JOOMANJI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5:15pm

SJZ Boom Box Stage

JOOMANJI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:15pm

SJZ Boom Box Stage

JUAN POLLO RAFFO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon

Jade Leaf Lounge

KALIL WILSON WITH LOVE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm

Silicon Valley Stage

KAVITA SHAH

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

LILY HERNANDEZ ORQUESTA FEATURING CALIXTO OVIEDO

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:30pm

Salsa Stage

MACEO PARKER

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

MANNY MARTINEZ Y LA REBELDIA

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm

Salsa Stage

NAUGHTY PROFESSOR

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage

ORGONE

Fri, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

OSCAR HERNÁNDEZ AND ALMA LIBRE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8:30pm

Salsa Stage

PEDRITO MARTINEZ

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

PETER CINCOTTI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

RAY OBIEDO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7pm

Silicon Valley Stage

SAN FRANCISCO STRING TRIO WITH MIMI FOX, MADS TOLLING AND JEFF DENSON

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm

Silicon Valley Stage

SASHA MASAKOWSKI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm

Jade Leaf Stage

SASHA MASAKOWSKI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:45pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage

SOMOS EL SON

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:30pm

Salsa Stage

SONS OF THE SOUL REVIVERS

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon

Blues/Big Easy Stage

TAIMANE

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon

Jade Leaf Stage

THE SESHEN

Fri, Aug 11 @ 11pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

THE WHISPERS

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

TIA BRAZDA

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm

Jade Leaf Stage

TOMMY IGOE GROOVE CONSPIRACY

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

ZYDECO FLAMES

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage









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<![CDATA[Out of the Shelter: A Special Animal Got Their Second Chance]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:32:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*207/Ben+and+Miracle+before+and+after+%28003%29.jpg

A Good Samaritan, who was sitting outside on a warm spring day, saw a tiny orange kitten quite literally fall from the sky! The terrified newborn, probably only a day or two old, fell from the grasp of a bird of prey flying overhead. Aptly named Miracle, she was admitted to the shelter and treated for some punctures and bruising. Sent to a foster home for daily care, bottle feeding and lots of TLC, our little Miracle blossomed into a beautiful kitten, full of personality and spunk sprinkled with fun and mischief!

Story Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority 

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<![CDATA[Music on the Square 2017]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:31:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/253*120/ShowImage.gif

One of the most popular summer events in the south bay is back for another summer! Be sure to check out Music on the Square every Friday night this summer through September 1. Right outside the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City at the Courthouse Square, great restaurants and bars all around pair well with the wonderful performances.

If you loved the rock n' roll of the early 50s, then join Mitch Woods and His Rockin 88s on June 23. The group blends the stylings of Louis Jordan and Roy Milton with a healthy dose of New Orleans, blues-style rythm.

But, maybe country music suites you better! If so, then be sure to catch Whiskey Dawn on August 18! Their debut album "Dear Nashville" is making headway, breaking the mold for 'California Country.'

If pop and soul are more for you, then you can't miss Pride and Joy on September 1. Their electrifying take on the genres make dancing seem natural and necessary to anyone spectating!

With many more performances all summer long, don't miss what could be a show of a lifetime!

Fore more information and the full list of performers and dates, click here.

Where: Courthouse Square - 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

When: Every Friday through September 1 - 6:00PM-8:00PM

2017 Concerts
6-8 p.m. except otherwise noted
Kidchella June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 2, 2017 Pop Rocks 
Dance Band
June 9, 2017 Caravanserai 
Santana Tribute
June 16, 2017 Entourage the Band 
Party Band TOP 40
June 23, 2017  Mitch Woods and His Rockin 88's
Jumpin' Boogie
June 30, 2017 Neon Velvet 
Modern Rock Dance Party
July 7 Paperback Writer 
Beatles Tribute
July 14, 2017 Long Train Runnin' 
Doobie Brothers Tribute
July 21, 2017 Lara Price 
Blues
July 28, 2017 Rafa 
Reggae
August 4, 2017 Mustache Harbor 
Yacht Rock
August 11, 2017 Steel 'n' Chicago 
Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute
August 18, 2017 Whiskey Dawn 
Country
August 25, 2017 Foreverland 
Michael Jackson Tribute
September 1, 2017 Pride and Joy 
Pop/Soul
Sounds of the Shores
Sundays June 11, July 9 and August 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m. 
Marlin Park (corner of Neptune & Cringle)
Redwood City, CA
June 11, 2017 The Rip-Tides
Beach Boys Party Band
Meatlocker BBQ food truck
July 9, 2017 Cocktail Monkeys
Rock/Pop/R & B
Food truck on hand
August 13, 2017 The Shanks 
Classic Rock, Waffle Amore food truck
Music in the Park
Wednesdays June 14 through August 16, 2017
6-8 p.m.
Stafford Park
King St. & Hopkins Ave.
Redwood City, CA 
Classical Music Series
Redwood Symphony June 24, 2017, 7-8 p.m.
Opera San Jose July 9, 2017, 6 p.m.
Bay Shore Lyric Opera September 10, 2017, 5-7 p.m.

2017 Concerts

6-8 p.m. except otherwise notedKidchella

June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

June 2, 2017 Pop Rocks Dance Band

June 9, 2017 Caravanserai Santana Tribute

June 16, 2017 Entourage the Band Party Band TOP 40

June 23, 2017  Mitch Woods and His Rockin 88'sJumpin' Boogie

June 30, 2017 Neon Velvet Modern Rock Dance Party

July 7 Paperback Writer Beatles Tribute

July 14, 2017 Long Train Runnin' Doobie Brothers Tribute

July 21, 2017 Lara Price Blues

July 28, 2017 Rafa Reggae

August 4, 2017 Mustache Harbor Yacht Rock

August 11, 2017 Steel 'n' Chicago Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute

August 18, 2017 Whiskey Dawn CountryAugust 25, 2017 Foreverland Michael Jackson Tribute

September 1, 2017 Pride and Joy Pop/Soul

Sounds of the Shores

Sundays June 11, July 9 and August 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m. 

Marlin Park (corner of Neptune & Cringle)

Redwood City, CA

June 11, 2017 The Rip-Tides

Beach Boys Party Band

Meatlocker BBQ food truck

July 9, 2017 Cocktail Monkeys

Rock/Pop/R & B

Food truck on hand

August 13, 2017 The Shanks 

Classic Rock, Waffle Amore food truck

Music in the Park

Wednesdays June 14 through August 16, 2017

6-8 p.m.

Stafford Park

King St. & Hopkins Ave.

Redwood City, CA 

Classical Music Series

Redwood Symphony June 24, 2017, 7-8 p.m.

Opera San Jose July 9, 2017, 6 p.m.

Bay Shore Lyric Opera September 10, 2017, 5-7 p.m.


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<![CDATA[Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley's 4th of July Parade 2017]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:33:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022778437_1200x675_967651907960.jpg

Join the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley for the annual 4th of July parade in downtown Danville on Tuesday, July 4th at 9am. NBC Bay Area Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura, will emcee this year’s event.

Since, 1975 the parade has attracted 40,000-50,000 people to downtown Danville each year. Enjoy the community, festivities, and celebrate America’s birth. Special thanks to the Town of Danville and local businesses, individuals and community groups such as the Aktion Club and Boy Scouts of America for sponsoring the event. All proceeds raised through sponsorship and participant registration fees are redistributed to local nonprofits through grants issued by the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation.

Parking in or near the downtown area will be very limited and alternative travel arrangements such as walking or biking are strongly recommended.

When: Tuesday, July 4th at 9am

Where: Downtown Danville

More info here.

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<![CDATA[International Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to End Violence Against Women ]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:17:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022754221_1200x675_966593603934.jpg

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Silicon Valley is on a mission to empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. To support this movement join the brave men of Silicon Valley in the “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes,” International Walk to end violence against women on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Santana Row in San Jose. Together, in heels, we’ll raise funds and awareness to empower survivors of violence through life-changing services offered by the YWCA of Silicon Valley.

Details:

  • 5 PM- Check In & Heel Selection
  • 6 PM- Opening Ceremony & Walk Starts
  • YWCA provides heels and empowers men to choose their own.
  • Styles available for all ages, abilities and fashion senses.

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Where: Santana Row Park Valencia, 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose

More info here.


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<![CDATA[Animals Rescue Foundation Free Adoptions Extended ]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:07:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*129/ARP+Free+adoptionss.png

To save even more lives this summer, Tony La Russa’s Animals Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek is thrilled to extend free adoptions for ALL dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens through June 18! The organization has also added an additional adoption day to their weekly schedule, offering adoptions on Tuesdays from noon – 6 pm throughout the month of June.  All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready to go home with you. Come to ARF at 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek to find your summer love.

ADOPTION HOURS 
Tuesday: Noon – 6 pm (through June 30)
Wednesday – Thursday: Noon – 6 pm
Friday: Noon – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 6 pm

ARF’s core mission is the rescue of dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters, giving them a chance at life until a new home can be found. ARF couples this focus with innovative programs strengthening the human-animal bond for children, seniors, veterans, and people in disadvantaged circumstances. Through ARF, people experience the unconditional love and acceptance of dogs and cats to fulfill a mission of “People Rescuing Animals…Animals Rescuing People…”®

When: extended through June 18th

Where: 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Free Animal Camp ]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:59:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/Animal+Camp+4.jpg

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is offering a free Animal Camp to children ages 9-12 who live in East Palo Alto and surrounding areas starting July 3rd through July 7th.  Camp will not take place on July 4th.

“For years we’ve held our Animal Camps at our shelter, but realized many children may not be able to make it to our shelter every day, so we have taken the camp on the road to the East Palo Alto area,” said PHS/SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.

Animal Camp is an opportunity for youth to learn more about animal welfare, interact with animals and have fun making pet toys and other crafts.  The camp will be held at Willow Oaks School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Enrollment is free and open to youth ages 9-12 years old.

“Our camps are designed to not only be educational, but fun too,” according to Martin Tarbox.  “We want to be able to provide attention to each camper, so we limit our camp to only twenty children.”

Animal Camp runs from 9:00 am 2:30 pm. Each camper will need to bring lunch, but snacks and drinks will be provided.

Where: Willow Oaks School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park

When: July 3-7, excluding July 4th, from 9 am-2:30 pm.

Contact:

Kylynn Pelkey

650-340-7022 x369. 

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<![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Host Discussion About Link Between Human Violence and Animal Abuse ]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:24:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/PHS-SPCA_TheLinkPepTalk.jpg

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) in conjunction with the Latham Foundation will host a free discussion about the link between human violence and animal abuse. To create safer communities through species spanning partnerhsips.  The main speaker will be Phil Arkow, Coordinator and Co-Founder of the National Link Coalition.

This event is free of charge, although donations of any amount are encouraged. Additional speakers include: Dr. Lynn Loar of the Pryor Foundation, Mariluisa Diaz from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse and Dr. Marivic Dizon, Coordinator of PHS/SPCA’s Pet Assisted Therapy Program.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm

WHERE: PHS/SPCA’s Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA

More info here.


Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Hosting Discussion About Link Between Human Violence and Animal Abuse 
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) in conjunction with the Latham Foundation will host a free discussion about the link between human violence and animal abuse. To create safer communities through species spanning partnerhsips.  The main speaker will be Phil Arkow, Coordinator and Co-Founder of the National Link Coalition.
This event is free of charge, although donations of any amount are encouraged.  Additional speakers include: Dr. Lynn Loar of the Pryor Foundation, Mariluisa Diaz from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse and Dr. Marivic Dizon, Coordinator of PHS/SPCA’s Pet Assisted Therapy Program.
WHEN:  Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm
WHERE: PHS/SPCA’s Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA
More info here. www.peninsulahumanesociety.org/eventPeninsula Humane Society & S

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<![CDATA[Rotary Club of San Jose Fireworks Return to Downtown Skies on July 4th]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:53:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Rotary+Club+San+Jose+Fireworks+.jpg

The Rotary Club of San Jose, is pleased to bring back public fireworks to downtown San Jose for the Independence Day holiday. The community celebration returns to the skies on July 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm. above Discovery Meadow near the Children’s Discovery Museum and Center for the Performing Arts.

The Rotary Club of San Jose encourages families to take public transit to the event. The fireworks soundtrack will be broadcast by Rotary Club Fireworks sponsor 94-5 Bay FM from 9:30-9:55 pm. More details here. 

“The Rotary Club of San Jose is excited to offer free fireworks to our community again,” said club president Cindy Faulkner. “The Rotary Club of San Jose is committed to making positive changes locally and around the world. We are actively involved in making San Jose a better place to live. An example of our community work is the Rotary Play Garden. Since its opening in May 2015, this park has attracted over 250,000 visitors and meet the needs of special needs children in our community.”

In addition to world-class fireworks, the Rotary Club will offer a VIP, family friendly buffet dinner. The dinner will be served in front of the Center for Performing Arts, giving attendees a front row seat to a spectacular fireworks display. Tickets are $65 adults and $35 children under 12. To purchase tickets click here.

The Rotary Club of San Jose would like to thank the following community sponsors for their support of the July 4th Fireworks; The City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs, Fairmont Hotels, County of Santa Clara, Knight Foundation, Adobe, Kaiser Permanente, The Core Companies and San Pedro Market, Arcadia Development Corporation, Silicon Valley Capital Club, Republic Services, PG&E, San Jose Water Company, Comcast, and the Foley Mortgage Group.

When: July 4th, 9:30pm

Where: Downtown San Jose

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Out of the Shelter: A Special Animal Got Their Second Chance]]> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:43:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Niner+SVACA.png

Niner’s Story
Niner was originally adopted from a shelter in Eldorado County in mid-March. In order to transport him, he was tied up to the back of a pickup truck which set out for Santa Clara. A witness saw him hanging over the side of the truck while being dragged down the road (he had managed to chew through the rope). Poor Niner sustained multiple body scrapes and lacerations, torn foot pads and lost some toenails. Throughout the entire ordeal he remained an absolute sweetheart, never once getting testy while being medicated or having wounds debrided.
The owner, unable to afford the medical bills, surrendered Niner to the shelter. It took many weeks for Niner to start feeling himself again, and slowly emerged a happy dog with a wonderful personality! Staff and volunteers got to see just how fun and playful Niner really was under all those injuries so we knew it wouldn’t be long before someone fell in love with him. And sure enough, our sweet boy did find a loving forever home with an awesome family! Niner’s new Dad reports that things are going “swimmingly well,” Niner was enrolled in training class and has done follow-up with his new vet. We won’t soon forget this amazing pup! 

Niner was originally adopted from a shelter in Eldorado County in mid-March. In order to transport him, he was tied up to the back of a pickup truck which set out for Santa Clara. A witness saw him hanging over the side of the truck while being dragged down the road (he had managed to chew through the rope). Poor Niner sustained multiple body scrapes and lacerations, torn foot pads and lost some toenails. Throughout the entire ordeal he remained an absolute sweetheart, never once getting testy while being medicated or having wounds debrided.

The owner, unable to afford the medical bills, surrendered Niner to the shelter. It took many weeks for Niner to start feeling himself again, and slowly emerged a happy dog with a wonderful personality! Staff and volunteers got to see just how fun and playful Niner really was under all those injuries so we knew it wouldn’t be long before someone fell in love with him. And sure enough, our sweet boy did find a loving forever home with an awesome family! Niner’s new Dad reports that things are going “swimmingly well,” Niner was enrolled in training class and has done follow-up with his new vet. We won’t soon forget this amazing pup! 

Story Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority 



Photo Credit: Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority ]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose's 17th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:52:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/0606+San+Jose+Career+Fair.jpg

The 17th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! This event is free and open to the public. Multicultural/Bilingual, people with disabilities, women, LGBT, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 22 from 11AM-3PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose.

Dozens of major employers, including NBC Bay Area, Enterprise, and University of California Santa Cruz be looking for positions to be filled with hundreds available ranging from entry to professional level.

Be sure to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of your résumé!

For more information on the fair, click here.

When: Thursday, June 22 - 11AM-3PM

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose - 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose

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<![CDATA[36th Annual San Jose Juneteenth Park Festival]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*148/Juneteenth.png

Celebrate freedom at the 36th Annual San Jose Juneteenth in the Park Festival! There are several kick off events highlighting community excellence, education and cultural heritage that will be held at AACSA, 304 N. 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. 

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6:30-9pm Community Leaders & Members, Corporate Leaders and Employee Resource Groups will be honored for their impact in Silicon Valley. These individuals are committed to fight for freedom for all in our diverse society.

On Friday, June 16, 2017, is the Education Before the Celebration debut of Dr. Khalid White & BLKMPWR, LLC (Black Empower) documentary, Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph, in the South Bay. The film showcases several African American dads in the Bay Area recounting their experiences in fatherhood.

The park opens for the Juneteenth in the Park Festival event at 12 noon on Day 1 Saturday, June 17, 2017 with the Grand Opening at 2pm. On Day 2 the Church in the Park Festival will start at 11am, followed by Gospel hour. The festival will start at 2pm. There will be music, art, networking and recognizing the contributions individuals and groups have made in our community.

When: June 17, 12 noon & June 18, 2pm 

Where: Downtown San Jose

More info here.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Pride Celebration ]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:11:06 -0700

Join more than 240 parade contingents and thousands of spectators for the 47th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade and March. With more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation.

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.

“I encourage everyone to wake up every morning committed to marching, writing/ calling legislatures, signing petitions and attending town hall meetings in support of immigrants, all LGBT people but especially LGBT elders and youth, people of color, Muslims, women and protection of the earth. Do this and we will transform ourselves and the country by a more deeply lived and held belief in multiculturalism.” -Dr. Marcy Adelman, Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal, 2017

Event details:

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Celebration at Civic Center Plaza

12-6pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017

47th Annual SF Pride Parade

10:30 am

Market Street, from Beale to 8th [MAP] http://www.sfpride.org/parade/

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Celebration at Civic Center Plaza

11am-6pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Rotunda Party at City Hall

Official SF Pride VIP Party
2-5pm


More info here.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Pleasanton July First Wednesdays ]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:50:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1st+Wed+Street+Party.jpg

Attend the July 1st Wednesday Street Festival on July 5, 2017 in Downtown Pleasanton from 6-9pm. We invite you to join us as we salute to public safety at this  special 1st Wednesday event. Come celebrate with us as we enjoy the community and rediscover 1st Wednesdays!

To participate as a vendor, please complete and submit the application from the Information & Forms section of our website.  

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Hacienda Business Park and our event sponsors: The Alameda County Fair, Club Sport of Pleasanton and the Inklings Cofee and tea.

When: July 5

Where: Downtown Pleasanton

More info here

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<![CDATA[Frameline41 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival ]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:55:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Frameline41_San_Francisco_Intl._LGBTQ_Film_Fest..jpg

Support the Frameline41 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival by attending screenings on June 15-25. Frameline41 uses innovative programs to connect LGBTQ media arts with Bay Area audiences and online viewers across the globe. Screening over 100 films for more than 30 countries every year.

This year’s festival showcases films from a variety of categories including: God’s Own Country (showcase), Alaska is a Drag (US feature), A Date for Mad Mary (World Cinema), I Dream in Another Language (Center piece: World Cinema), and Woman on Fire (Documentary).

Awards are given in the following categories: The Frameline41 AT&T Audience Awards (Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film and Best Short Film), Frameline's Juried Awards (First Feature and Best Documentary), and The Frameline Award to honor those who have "Made a major contribution to LGBTQ representation in film, television or the media arts,” The Frameline Award has been given at each festival since 1986.  

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased online 24-hours a day or at the Frameline41 Box Office, presented by Showtime® 470 Castro Street (across from the Castro Theatre).

Festival hours are June 15-24 from, 1-7pm.

Available Services:

  • Walk-up Ticket Sales
  • Membership Services 
  • Festival T-Shirt Redemption (present member card - no voucher required) 
  • Festival Merchandise 
  • General Festival Information

Special thanks to the premier sponsors of this year’s film festival: AT&T, HBO, Showtime, Wells Fargo, GILEAD, Google, Mucho and Hilton!

Where: San Francisco 145 Ninth Street, #300 San Francisco, CA 94103 

When: June 15-25

More info here

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Global Running Day 24-Hour Sale!]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:41:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/325*120/Rockr060517oll.jpg

Celebrate the Global Running Day 24-Hour Sale! On June 7 only, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series is offering the best prices of the year. Act fast, the sale starts at 12am PT and the best prices are in limited supply! Make sure to secure your spot for #RnRSJ quick.

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Walnut Creek First Wednesdays ]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022637738_1200x675_960390211767.jpg

In the mood for live entertainment, food, art, shopping and more! Come to Walnut Creek First Wednesdays to experience the festivities June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, from 5:30-8:30pm.

The upcoming event is the Bikes, Bites, & Blues Fest on Wednesday, June 7th from 5:30-8:30 pm live entertainment will be performed by Beaufunk with Michael Jeffries. Enjoy a family fun night including: three different varieties of food trucks, provided by Food Truck Mafia and Beer and Wine provided by: ØL Beer Cafe & Bottle Shop and Buon Vino.

Transportation and parking are available:

  • Bike Walnut Creek is sponsoring a free “bike valet.”
  • Free parking on Wednesday nights after 5pm!
  • Bart and FREE Downtown Trolley.

Special thanks to Capital One for hosting the event and Walnut Creek Magazine and Republic Services for sponsoring the event. All ages are welcome! If you are interested in having a booth or volunteering please contact: Christy@Walnutcreekdowntown.com.

When: June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, from 5:30-8:30pm

Where: 1666 N. Main St. Ground Floor Walnut Creek, CA 94596

For more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Healthy Parks Healthy People Bay Area ]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:26:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022636520_1200x675_960321603627.jpg

Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) is an international initiative, brought to the United States by the East Bay Regional Park District in 2010.This program recognizes that individual and community health is reliant upon a thriving parks system that is valued highly by the community that it serves. The hope of this program is to build connections between human health, environmental health, and ecological health within the mission and purpose of public parks.  

Collaboration is a huge part of this initiative, the partnership between park and health agencies is important to provide services to the community to maintain their health. It encourages physical activity, mental growth and provides a network of social support.

These goals are accomplished through two initiatives: First Saturday programs and Park Prescription Programs. First Saturday Programs introduce physical activities that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Park Prescriptions are park programs designed by park and medical professionals. Park Prescription Day 2017 was a success, having 14 celebrations that reached over 3,000 people throughout the Bay Area.

The program believes that nature promotes health the scenery helps participants connect mind, body and spirit. To start the journey come out to the Kokoro Healing and Empowering Program tomorrow from 5:30-6:30pm. Then, Zumba at George Rocky Graham Park on Wednesday, June 7th, from 5:30-6:30pm.

For more information click here

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<![CDATA[Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:18:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/0601+Tofu+Festival.JPG

Major changes are in store for the 7th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival! The event will take place in the Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco's Japantown.

The festival will feature live entertainment, including hip-hop artist G Yamazawa, singer-songwriter Aiden James, funk band Trace Repeat, and more!

Soy- and tofu-related vendors will also be on site providng free samples and and information. Additionally, the audience can engage in a Tofu eating contest, learn during an educational componant highlighting the various uses of soy, and enjoy a and soy and tofu dessert competition.

Admission will be $10 if purchased in advance and $15 at the door. The first 500 in attendance will also receive a free tote bag!

To purchase tickets, volunteer, or find more information, click here.

Where: The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral - 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

When: Saturday, June 17 - 11AM-5PM

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<![CDATA[San Jose Library Annual Summer Reading Challenge 2017 ]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 15:01:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022576601_1200x675_957230147572.jpg

The San Jose Public Library challenges you to join the annual summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Reading by Design.” Play games, earn prizes, explore library services, and attend events held at libraries across the city. The summer reading challenge is fun and beneficial for children to stay on top of skills they learn during the school year to prevent the “Summer Slide.” Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading for 20 minutes a day during the summer and staying active and engaged in educational programs help students retain their skills and return to school ready to learn. 

There are booklists available for children of all ages:

  • Booklists for Children: Babies, Age 0-1, Toddlers, Age 1-2, Preschool, Age 3-5, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade and 6th Grade.
  • Booklists for Teens: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. 

Contact your local library for outreach events. Also, display posters to get the community involved. Registration starts June 1st, sign up online or at your local library.

For more information click here

When: June 1-July 31, 2017

Where: Local libraries 


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<![CDATA[The Summer of Love Youth Poster Contest]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:30:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/164*120/0530+CROPPED+Poster+Contest1.jpg

Let your voice be heard! Marin County youth between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to participate in the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Youth Poster Contest.

Artists have already began sent in their work, and the results have spectacular! Here are a few examples of the works submitted so far:



Presented by Pacific Sun, this contest allows the participants to design an artistic poster that communicates hope, optimism, concerns, and social vision about the world we live in. Great prizes will be awarded to the winners and their school or organization in both 12-14 and 15-18 age categories.

"A poster is an excellent opportunity for students to integrate art, words and images," Marin County Office of Education's Eileen M. Smith said. City of Novato mayor adds that the contest and artwork is "a wonderful and empowering message for our youth."      

The last day for submission is August 16.

For more information, contest rules, and prizes, click here.

Where: Submissions will be accepted at RileyStreet Art Supply - 1138 4th Street, San Rafael

When: The last day for submissions will be Wednesday, August 16 at 5PM.



Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bruce Burtch]]>