<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:39:26 -0800 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:39:26 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CHSA Museum Celebrates the Year of the Monkey]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:38:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/AA+Exterior-altered-cmyk.jpg

Ring in the Year of the Monkey at the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum on February 20, 2016 for their annual Lunar New Year festivities!  The museum will be opening up with a traditional dragon dance performance by Corey Chan and Kei Lun Martial Arts group. Learn more about the special traditions and delicious banquet dishes that give great significance during this time of year. The meaning behind each food holds near and dear to those celebrating the start of a new year. 

You can learn more about these traditional recipes by tuning into Asian Pacific America, where Chef Cory will be giving Robert Handa the inside scoop of these yummy delicacies.

Where: Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
When: February 20, 2016 from 11am-4pm
Learn more click here

<![CDATA[Berkeley Humane #SkipTheRoses]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:02:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/pug.png

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of love.  #SkipTheRoses and give the ultimate gift of all, a new furry friend! This life-saving donation can change the lives of these animals forever. Providing quality home and care to these adorable animals is just the start. These companions are searching for lovely owners just like yourself who are willing to hug and hold them. 

All month long we will be showcasing the different animals that are looking for your support.Join Berkeley Humane as they continue to make a difference in these animals lives. You can too!



Learn how by clicking here 


<![CDATA[Let's Educate and Empower Women in Business ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:10:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/wsdssomen.JPG

Immaculate Conception Academy, a Cristo Rey school in Dominican tradition is hosting a Celebration for Women in Business Luncheon on February 25, 2016. Save the date as the 6th Annual Luncheon hopes to educate, experience, and empower those in attendance at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street in San Francisco from 11am-1:30pm. You can make a difference in these young women’s lives when you become a sponsor.

Cristo Rey is an extraordinary program that enables students to receive college-prep education that helps each student to reach their fullest potential while learning about Dominican tradition. The Immaculate Conception Academy is supported by a wonderful network of alumnae, friends, family, and lovely sponsors who contribute to helping them achieve their mission to provide quality education to each and every student. 

When: February 25, 2016
Time: 11am-1:30pm
Where: 465 California Street, San Francisco
Click to learn more.

<![CDATA[KOIT Andrew and Charly's Pet Bowl]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:26:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/Puitty+Bowl+601.jpg

Move over Super Bowl Sunday because 96.5 KOIT has teamed with the Marin Humane Society to bring you the first ever Andrew and Charly In the Morning “Pet Bowl”. Come see the adorable puppies, cats and kitties that are just dreaming for the perfect home to watch the big game at. The Marin Humane Society has partnered with Koitpets to help you find your new furry family member.  

Click here to see live webcam feed

<![CDATA[Santa Rosa JC Wine Classic]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:10:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Wine_Glasses012916.jpg

Connect with owners and winemakers from 30 Sonoma County wineries pouring over 50 unique wines!

This event is held to raise funds for scholarships for Culinary, Wine and Hospitality students at Santa Rosa Junior College. The tradition started in 2015 and raised over $20 thousand in student scholarships. This year hopes to raise over $30,000 to benefit needy students.

Included with your admission is an etched Riedel wine glass, appetizers, coffee and music.

Don't wait to purchase tickets, last year's event sold out early! Admission is limited to 400 max.

When: Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2-5pm

Where: Santa Rosa Junior College

For tickets and more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:45:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/CDMFour012916.jpg

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose! Lunar New Year is a time for special foods, gifts, rituals and family gatherings.

Kick off the new year by enjoying this immensely important holiday in the lives of many people around the world and in our own communities. Try your hand at traditional crafts like brush painting and paper folding, and enjoy traditional and contemporary music and dance performances.

When: February 13-14, 2016

Where: Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose - 180 Woz Way, San Jose

For more pictures and information, click here.

Photo Credit: Jason Lew]]>
<![CDATA["Give Kids a Smile" Children's Health Fair]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:07:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/1558smile.jpg

More than $100 in free dental services will be provided to each child, including free exams and cleanings, fluoride treatment and orthodontic evaluations. There will also be educational games with fun prizes and entertainment, such as the Little Explorers Petting Zoo. Screenings will take place at the Dugoni School of Dentistry's Pediatric Clinic on the San Francisco campus.

Where: University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 

When: Saturday February 27

Time: 10am- 2pm

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Reads ]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:56:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/121books.jpg

Silicon Valley Reads will offer more than 150 free public events throughout Santa Clara County in February and Mach, including films, panel discussions, workshops, book groups and activities for children and families. 

The authors of this year's two featured books are interviewed by Marcus News columnist Sal Pizarro about the theme "Chance of Rain: the impact of climate change on our lives.The goal for these readings are to encourage people to read, think, talk and gain new perspectives about an important topics that affects everyone. 

For the complete schedule of events, please click here.

<![CDATA[Start Training for the Heart]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:42:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/195*120/starttraining.png

Start training is a fitness and fundraising program of the American Heart Association that supports vital research, education and advocacy programs that fight heart disease and stroke. Train to walk or run a 10k or half marathon; coaches are provided to help you every step of the way!

There will be 8 training sites throughout the Bay Area, within the Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Silicon Valley counties. The Nitro Trail Race is a run/ walk series located at the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Training begins February 20, 2016. Participants will train to complete the Nitro Trail Race in Pinole on May 28, 2016. Time and date do vary depending on location. 

For more infomation on how to sign up, please click here. 

<![CDATA[Open Your Heart for Hearts ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:51:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/0170-hearts-150212.jpg

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s official Heroes & Hearts luncheon and Hearts After Dark event is held at AT&T Park on February 18, 2016. Doors open for the luncheon at 11 am and the Hearts after Dark kicks off at 8 pm.  From February 1 – 17, 2016, come see the 19 new Heart Sculptures displayed in store windows at Neiman Marcus and Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco.

Hearts will be auctioned to raise funds to support vital programs at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The Hearts in San Francisco has been a tourist attraction within the ever-popular Downtown Union Square and represents a unique artistic collection that shows the historic landscape of the City and it’s diversity.

The 2016  ‘heartworks’ artists are Shannon Amidon, Marconi Calindas, Ilse Cardoni, Mela Delgado, Lianne Dias, Vanessa Espinoza, Tracy Fetter, Dmitry Grudsky, Queena Hernandez, Glynnis Kaye, Laura Lineback, Laura Noel, Celina Paul, Laura Paull, Carrie Anne Plank, Monika Steiner, Jill Stevenson-Ritter, Darnel Tasker and JW of Flora and Steel.

When: February 18, 2016
Location: AT&T Field
Time: Heroes & Hearts: 11:00-1:30pm
          Hearts After Dark: Doors Open 8pm.
Ticket Sales: Heroes & Hearts: $300 individual ticket
Learn more, click here

<![CDATA[SVEC Education Awards Application Period Open]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:46:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/SVECLogo300dpiBdfsdflue.jpg

Silicon Valley Engineering Council urges students who are taking strides in the field of engineering and technology to apply for the SVEC Education Awards. The SVEC Education Awards honors graduating high school students and undergraduate college students for the dedication, focus, and commitment in engineering. This one time award is worth $1000 where high school candidates and undergraduate applicants will be judged separately.  SVEC aims to celebrate accomplishments of engineers and technical leaders in the Bay Area.

Deadline: February 11, 2016
Click here to apply

<![CDATA[Super Community Concert: Huey Lewis & The News]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:34:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Countdown-to-Kickoff-2.6.16.png

Everyone in the community is invited to an exciting, all-day free festival at Santa Clara University to count down the final hours leading up to Super Bowl 50. Enjoy live performances by Huey Lewis and the News! Plus, the interactive "fan experience zone," pep rally, celebrity flag football, and much more. 

All tickets for the Super Community Celebration have been reserved. Please check back later for additional tickets and day of sale availability. Reserved tickets that are not presented by 7:00 pm for the Concert will be forfeited, returned to inventory and reissued to patrons in the stand by line. 

When: Saturday February 6 from 8:30 am-8:00 pm

Where: Santa Clara University 

For more information please click here.

<![CDATA[A Shopper's Treat at the White Elephant Sale ]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:56:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/128three.JPG

More bang for your buck for serious shoppers starting Sunday, January 31, 2016, eager shoppers can anticipate the return of the White Elephant Rummage Sale. Organized by Oakland Museum Women’s Board, the White Elephant Sale takes place in a 96,000,000 square foot warehouse.  A destination for both collectors and bargain hunters, all proceeds from purchases will support OMCA educational programs, museum collections, exhibits and more. 

This preview sale is Northern California’s biggest rummage sale. Put on your comfiest shoes and get ahead start on the shopping. 

When: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Time: 10am – 4 pm
Cost: $15 (advance admission)
         $20 (at the door on sale day)

For more info, click here


<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa to Moderate BBMP Meeting]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:03:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Handa012616.jpg

Robert Handa, NBC Bay Area news reporter and host of Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa, will moderate the Bench / Bar / Media / Police Committee dinner meeting at Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose on Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.

'Denying Civil Rights: Reexamining Korematsu and its Relevance Today' will be the topic of discussion at the meeting.

Among the meeting's panel are the Honorable Roberta S. Hayashi, judge of the Superior Court, Bradley W. Joondeph, associate dean for academic affairs at Santa Clara University School of Law and Honorable Drew Takaichi, judge of the Superior Court.

Where you can catch Robert Handa:

You can catch Robert Handa on the air every weekday on NBC Bay Area's 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts, as well as on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa on Sundays at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area and 6 p.m. on COZI TV.

<![CDATA[Sports Day for Kids]]> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:04:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/wipeout0123.jpg

Sports Day for Kids is a free event hosted by Wipeout Cancer for kids living with cancer and their families to participate in team sports that they may not be able to with their existing treatment and care regimes.

Wipeout Cancer's inaugural event co-hosted with Cancer CAREpoint will be on February 27, 2016 with the SJSU Football Team at Spartan Stadium. Each participant will engage in a meet and greet, pair with a football player and rotate through different skills stations and activities with a chance to re-cap the fun at the end with snacks.

The program is open to kids 8-17-years-old living with cancer and their immediate families.

When: February 27, 2016

Where: SJSU Spartan Stadium

For registration, click here.

<![CDATA[Valley of the Heart]]> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:05:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/ValleyHeart0123.jpg

"Valley of the Heart," a love story rooted in historical events set in the fertile Santa Clara Valley, opens February 10 at San Jose State Company in Downtown San Jose.

The fight to maintain dignity, identity, family and love are all at the heart of this story. Famed playwright, director and producer Luis Valdez illustrates the ironic divide between America's ideals and its actions.

Opening in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor, the Yamaguchis and the Montanos are two immigrant families struggling to provide a future for their American-born children after the Great Depression. The families' oldest children, Ben and Teruko, fall in love and the emotional stakes are further heightened when the Japanese attach Hawaii on December 7, 1941, throwing both families into uncertainty.

When: February 10 - March 5, 2016

Where: San Jose Stage Company, Downtown San Jose

For tickets, click here.

Photo Credit: San Jose Stage Company]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:27:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Crowd+winw.jpg

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition celebrates its 16- year anniversary at the largest competition of American wines in the world. Attendees will enjoy sampling fine wines from across the country at the highly anticipated public tasting at the Fort Mason Center.

The public tasting features KGO Radio show hosts, writers from the San Francisco Chronicle and notable wine industry leaders including Jessica Altieri, CEO of WineChannel TV, and Wilfred Wong, Chief Storyteller at Wine.com. 

When: Saturday, February 13 from 1:30pm-5pm

Where: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

For tickets and more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Santa Clara Gridiron Glory Exhibit Ready for Super Bowl 50]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:57:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Champions+1+WWII.JPG

Santa Clara, home of Super Bowl 50 will feature the Triton Museum of Art’s ’Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit’ free to all visitors. The collection will open January 18, 2016 showcases over 200 football mementos; award-winning photography, rare one of a kind documents, and interactive exhibits that will challenge both the mind and body. 

This exhibit includes everything from photos, NFL artifacts, and film presentations that will surely get any football fanatic ecstatic for the countdown to kickoff Super Bowl 50. An immersive fan experience awaits you at the Triton Museum. 
When: January 18, 2016 - April, 2016
Tuesday – Saturday: 11AM to 5PM
Every 3rd Thursday: 11AM to 8PM
Sunday, 12PM to 4PM
Learn more, click here

<![CDATA[The Visual Performing Arts Festival by Cameron House]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:40:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/IMG_6602.JPG

Cameron House is an organization that empowers generations of Chinese American individuals and their families to fully participate in and contribute positively toward a healthy society. This organization puts their Christian faith in action by giving helping people learn, heal, and thrive. Join them in their upcoming events to meet with members of Cameron House.

Visual Performing Arts Festival

When: January 29 from 7:00pm-10:00pm

Where: Culbertson Hall

For more information about the oganization, please click here

<![CDATA[Winter Skate Fun Extended at Walnut Creek Ice]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:45:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*134/Season+Extended.jpg

The ice skating season just got longer because the award-winning Walnut Creek on Ice has extended their session until January 24, 2016! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the skating rink for one more week rain or shine.  The perfect venue for private ice skating lessons, birthday parties, fundraisers, and group events with special discounted rates for groups, school field trips, veterans, and scout troops of 20 or more. Find convenient parking with a passenger drop-off and pick-up zone by Civic Drive in front of the ice rink and convenient parking nearby.

Located in the heart of Walnut Creek at Civic Park, the rink’s extended hours of operation are:
Monday, January 18, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 19, 3 - 8 p.m. Families of four can skate for $30, from 5 - 8 p.m. ($14 savings); includes admission and skates!
Wednesday and Thursday, January 20-21, 3 - 8 p.m.    
Friday, January 22, 3 - 11 p.m.
Saturday, January 23, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, January 24, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

<![CDATA[Legends for Charity Honor John Madden]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:06:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/maddfden.jpg

Super Bowl weekend is almost here, head over to the annual Legends for Charity dinner presented by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which will be taking place at NFL Headquarters Hotel, The Hilton San Francisco Union Square. On February 4, 2016 the Pat Summerall Award will honor a particular individual who has made a significant contribution in the sports field. This award was established to remember the legendary broadcaster for his achievements to the NFL in over five decades. This year, the Legends of Charity will honor John Madden, the 11th recipient of this award and Pat Summerall’s longtime friend. 

This event includes a cocktail hour, formal dinner, and live silent auction. As we celebrate the achievements of these NFL broadcasters know that your support to help fund research for St. Jude Children Hospital helps them perform miracles every day. 

When: February 4, 2016

Where: Hilton SF, Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Time: 5-8:30pm

Learn more, click here.


<![CDATA[Be The Change at South Bay Coalition Fair ]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:09:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Advocacy.jpg

South Bay Mentoring Coalition strives to make a difference within the community and build one on one connections with teenagers or young adults. They will be hosting a free mentoring fair on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the County Government Center in San Jose. Mentoring offers children and young adults the chance to embrace positivity and rewarding opportunities in their future. Be the change in someone else’s life by simply reaching out and bringing someone who can be inspired by good intentions and turn them into good actions.  It only takes one person to bring positive impact into another’s life. Be someone who matters to someone who matters. 

Click here to RSVP

Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Location: County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose

Date: January 23, 2016

To learn more, click here.

<![CDATA[Progressive San Francisco Boat Show 2016]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:39:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Boatshow.png

Come one come all to the second annual Progressive San Francisco Boat show, the only complete boat show experience in northern California with an entire NMMA  team of exhibitors. Come relax and enjoy  what the show has to offer  on January 15-18th at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year’s show specializes in boats that are suitable for everyone. Whether you’ve had your eye on your dream yacht or those looking for a nice addition like a family cruiser dive into a world of paddle sports and make that dream become a reality! The show samples a variety of boating styles and dozens of booths introducing only the latest nautical gear, gadgets, and accessories. 

If you’re looking for a bite to eat, stop by “The Yacht” as it ferries guests between docks and Pier 48. Gourmet food trucks will be close by dishing out an array of unique cuisines for all. Parking is available at 3rd Street & Terry Francois Blvd. Free cable car shuttle is located between Pier 48 and McCovey Cove.

Dates: January 15–18, 2016

Show Hours 

Friday      12 PM – 8 PM

Saturday  10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday    10 AM – 6 PM

Monday    10 AM – 6 PM (Martin Luther King Day)


In-water: McCovey Cove

Indoors: Pier 48, 297 Terry A Francois Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94158


Parking is available at Pier 48: 3rd Street & Terry Francois Blvd.

Free shuttle service between Pier 48 and McCovey Cove. 

<![CDATA[Lupus Foundation presents 38th Anniversary Gala and Purple Ribbon Awards ]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:47:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/137399lfnc+logo.jpg

A celebrated event in the lupus community is back for its 38th Anniversary Gala! The Lupus Foundation of Northern California has been a part of this community to pursue quality care and patient services to those in need. On Saturyday, January 23, 2016 this anniversary gala and Purple Ribbon Awards honor outstanding contributions and services to the lupus community to be held at the Mariott Downtown San Jose. Get the chance to see Emmy winning journalist Lloyd LaCuesta emcee this year’s event.  

The honorees are as followed:

Daniel J. Wallace, MD

Outstanding Commitment to Treatment and Research

NBC Bay Area

Outstanding Media Ally

Roseanna Lavia

Outstanding Community Service

Event Info:

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

6pm Cocktails and Silent Auction

7pm Dinner

Where: Mariott San Jose

301 South Market Street

San Jose, CA 95113

<![CDATA[Union Square Ice Rink Open Through Jan. 18, 2016]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:53:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Union+Ice+121815.jpg

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West is the Bay Area’s can’t miss holiday experience!

Open through January 18th in San Francisco's most magical holiday location!

Plan your visit to the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square today. Visit unionsquareicerink.com for more information on session times, special events and to buy your tickets.

<![CDATA[28th Annual Manufacturers RV Show]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:22:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*180/rv-show-logo.jpg

The 28th Annual Manufacturers RV Show is the largest indoor RV Show west of the Mississippi. The best RV Dealers from all across the west willl display their latest models, accessories, and services and put you in touch with all the places and people to make your RV Lifestyle the best it can be. See all of what the RV industry has to offer under one roof at show prices! 

Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton

When: January 9-18, 2016

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Drone Operators Reminded to Stay Away From SFO]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:53:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-file1.jpg San Francisco International Airport has a new warning for anyone who is getting a drone for the holidays. Chuck Coppola reports.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area/file]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Animal Services is Hosting "Home is Where the HeArt it!"]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:20:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/Deena.png

Oakland Animal Services (OAS) and the Arson Agency, an Oakland- based advertising agency are holing their second "Home is Where the HeArt is" campaign. Adopters of some of the shelter's longest term resident pets will go home with a loving new family member and a beautiful portrait of their pet, crafted by a local artist.

Hundreds of dogs, cats, and rabbits are in need of homes this holiday season and all pet adoptions are only $25 the entire month of December. All adopters will also leave with a special fight for their pet donated by Pet Food Express. 

Where: 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601

When: All December

For more information, please click here

<![CDATA[TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley"]]> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 16:34:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/santa-run-start.jpg

Runners are encouraged to wear their red Santa suit or favorite holiday character outfit for the TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley," while they chase the Grinch (played by Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone) through downtown San Jose. A fun new "ugly sweater" race shirt will also be available for those who register. 

This year's race will feature a Kids Fun Run for ages 2 to 7 so the little ones can get into the holiday spirit. This year, the Santa Run will collect children's new or gently used books for Reading partners. Get into the holiday season with your community and sign up today!

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez (201 S Market St. San Jose)

When: Sunday December 13 from 3:00pm- 5:30pm

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Holiday Skate Rink at Central Park]]> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 12:43:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/12342610_722638721202424_3786045151705170338_n.jpg

Bring the whole family down to the Holiday Ice Rink at Santa Clara Central Park. Santa Clara Ice is a new outdoor ice skating rink located at 969 Kiely Boulevard. The community holiday tree, a giant redwood overlooks the rink next to the community recreation center.  Glide all day at Central Park open seven days a week including Christmas and New Year’s. Admission is for two hours of skating and hours vary by day.

For more information, click here

Ticket Info: Adult: $15  Children: $10

<![CDATA[NBCUniversal's 21st Century Grant Winners]]> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:29:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/235*120/21st-Century-0-HiRes.jpg

Congratulations to the outstanding winners of the NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions 2015 Grant! Official winners come from a pool of diverse and creative approaches to address community challenges through civic engagement, environmental action, empowering education, and media technology.  NBC Bay Area winners are:

Kiva Microfunds creates a network to alleviate poverty by letting individuals lend as little as $25 to help others create an opportunity around the world. Connecting people to their lender, sharing their story, and getting their money back in the pockets of those who helped support them. There are hundreds of success stories and businesses growing because of this organization. Click here to lend today. 

Maitri is a nonprofit organization committed to helping families from South Asia facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, and human trafficking. Celebrating 25 years of community service and helping women help themselves. 

Tumml supports developing innovative entrepreneurs while simultaneously improving urban problems impacting millions of people.  Through a four-month program Tumml invites early businesses from all around the country to receive their expertise and tools to help scale their impact and enhance the quality of life in cities everywhere. 

Click here to see a list of all winners. 


<![CDATA[CHP Helicopter Forced to Abandon Stolen Car Search to Avoid Mid-Air Collision with Drone]]> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:45:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000014631314_1200x675_581404227793.jpg A California Highway Patrol helicopter was forced to abandon a stolen vehicle search Saturday night after narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision with a drone. Christie Smith reports.]]> <![CDATA[30th Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:53:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APA+Japanese+Bell.jpg

Ring in the New Year at the 30th Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony at the Asian Art Museum!

Take a swing at a 2,100-pound, 16th century Japanese temple bell. Led by Rev. Gengo Akiba, with opening remarks about the Japanese New Year by community leader Yoshie Akiba, this inspiring ceremony will include a purification ritual and chanting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra.

First come, first served. Pick up tickets to ring the bell the admissions desk. Members can enjoy earlier admission to this event!

When: December 31 - 9:30am for members, 11:30am-2:30pm for general admission

Where: Asian Art Museum Samsung Hall, San Francisco

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[A Place of Her Own Art Exhibition]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:40:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Marlene+Iyemura.jpg

Women visual artists respond to the question, "If you had a place of your own, what would it be?" in an exhibition rooted in healing and transformation.

'A Place of Her Own' features more than 30 artwork and large-scale installations that excavate the vibrant dreams and hopes of women.

Exhibited artworks - marked by a saturation of color, imaginative use of materials and visual storytelling - highlight the personal, yet universal, journey to seek out and claim a place without external rules or expectations. Accompanying events and interactive installations invite the audience to join the journey.

An artist-led tour will take place Sunday, December 6 from 1-4pm. The closing reception and community potluck is December 10 from 6:30-8:30pm.

When: Runs through Friday, December 11

Where: 934 Brannan St., San Francisco

For more information, click here.

Photo Credit: Marlene Iyemura]]>
<![CDATA[Kimochi Silver Bells!]]> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:41:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/The+Soap+Nymph_2008_09_26_0039.JPG

Kimochi Inc's Silver Bells is the one stop shopping event for all your holiday gifts! The event will feature Asian and Pacific Islander themed arts & crafts and foods from over 90 vendors.

Celebrate the holidays with Kimochi and longtime favorite and new vendors on Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m - 4 p.m. in San Francisco's Japantown.

Silver Bells is an easy way to give back and support a much needed non-profit community organization. A portion of all purchases will help Kimochi programs and services for seniors.

From jewelry, to bags and apparel, you'll find plenty of unique and budget-friendly items!

Where else can you find FREE admission, FREE raffle tickets earned while shopping and FREE Kimochi shuttle service to/from Japantown?

There will be five raffle drawings throughout the day with fantastic prizes generously donated by participating vendors. Come see for yourself why so many people love shopping at Silver Bells!

When: Saturday, December 12 from 10am-4pm

Where: The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral - 1111 Gough St., SF Japantown

Admission: FREE

For more information, click here.

2015 Kimochi Silver Bells Vendors

Kimochi Arts & Crafts 

Homie Wear Patricia Jeong 
Kimochi Ceramics    Irene's Original Pigs Fly 
6 Degrees of Hapa  Island Cloud   Pomegranate Designs
Alaina Shiu Designs  Island Designs Pualani Beauty 
All Heart by Carol  Jade Chocolates Purple Fire Gems 
Aloha Bliss Cards and Things Jentka Designs   Quilt Styles of Hawaii 
Asian Accents    J.Sugihara "Beautiful RM Creations
Asian Gift Designs Kabahead Kreations  Roxanne Kakiuchi Antiques and Crafts 
Asian Pair   Karinto Krisps  S&C Jewels
Aukake Moon  Kathy Yoshihara Design  Sake Sistahs 
Chickie Babies Crafts Kelley's Kookies  Sente 
Classic Hawaiian Designs  Lanna Designs Studio Engravers 
Collette C. Kondoand Julie Kondo Leland Wong and Friends SUME Jewelry 
Creative Accents  Little Buddha Baby  Sumofish 
Cynthia Sasaki Designs Luana's  The Asiattic / Two Lulus 
Daliano Designs  Luana's Hawaiian Snacks  The Head Panda 
Dardie Ishida  Luv Paws  The Passionate Olive 
Details Company  Mariko III The Soap Nymph 
Donna Tojo  Mendy Marks  TLC Quilting 
Fabrications  Miyoko Graphix  Tomodachi 8
Four Yams  MM Design Waka Ozawa 
Goo Enterprise  Modern M  Watada Studios 
Gosei Designs by Miura Images  Natural Imitations  Wear Me Out! 
Hanko Designs Nikkei Traditions  Wong Creations 
Harvest Land  Nikonina / Be One  WWW Crafts
Happy Shirts Ono Memories  

<![CDATA[Shen Yun Comes to the Bay Area!]]> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:21:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Shen+Yun+112415.jpg

Shen Yun Performing Arts presents the 'Shen Yun Performing Arts 2016 World Tour', coming to San Jose and San Francisco January 1-10, 2016.

A Shen Yun performance features the world's foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West and dazzling animated backdrops - together creating one spectacular performance!

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.


January 1-10, 2016


  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
  • San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

For tickets and more information, click here.

<![CDATA[The 9th Annual 555 CA Street Tree Lighting ]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:19:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tree555.jpg

This year, the 9th Annual 555 California Street Tree Lighting event will be more engaging and dynamic than ever…with top-rated entertainment and fun interactive elements for event-goers. NFL Legend Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen will lead the countdown to lighting San Francisco's largest Christmas tree - with 196 thousand lights! 

Musical performances by Platinum selling artist, Andy Grammer, the Grammy Award winning, Pacific Boychoir, along with the local legendary Dick Bright Orchestra. The plaza of 555 California Street will be transformed into a festive scene open to the community.

Where: Plaza of 555 California Street

When: Tuesday, December 1st beginning at 5pm

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Celebrate the Holidays at Fairmont San Jose]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:39:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/246*120/holidays5862.jpg

Fairmont San Jose is abuzz with holiday cheer and festive offerings, excited to entertain guests and locals alike this season. The luxury hotel will host a number of joyful dining experiences to celebrate the enchantment of the holidays in Silicon Valley.

Inspired decor will transform the lobby into a brilliant holiday scene on November 28. A festive gingerbread holiday village will be on display. Favorite chocolate sculptures of Mr. Grinch and a life size Fairmont Choco Santa, crafted by Fairmont San Jose’s pastry team, will adorn the enchanted lobby. Traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas menus, prepared by Executive Chef Anthony Hsia and his culinary team, will be showcased in Fountain Restaurant and the grand Imperial Ballroom. Listed below are events that will take place at the Fairmont this holiday season:

Thanksgiving, November 26

Fairmont Harvest Brunch, Imperial Ballroom

Family Tradition Buffet, Fountain Restaurant 

Thanksgiving & Holiday Meals at Home 

Christmans Friday, December 25

Fairmont Holiday Brunch, Imperial Ballroom

Mistletoe Lunch Buffet, Fountain Restaurant 

New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31

Pop The Champagne! Club Regent 

Dance the Night Away, Lobby Lounge

New Year's Eve: Friday, January 1, 2016

Bloody Mary Bar, Fountain Restaurant


For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Santa Clara County Parks Fantasy of Lights]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:23:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/LAKERFLC14.jpg

You don’t want to miss this spectacular holiday event. Santa Clara County Parks presents the Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru starting Sunday, December 6 to Thursday, December 31 from 6-10pm. Lighting up holiday spirit this season with  1.5 mile drive-through holiday display entertainment for the whole family. Returning for its 17th year, Fantasy of Lights continue to be the premier holiday show in Northern California. The larger- than- life displays will be sure to get you in that holiday spirit. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend: 

Online at parkhere.org

- Parks Administration Office, 298 Garden Hill Dr, Los Gatos

- Call 408-355-2201

Admission Prices:

$20 – per vehicle (up to 12 people)

$50 – oversized vehicle (capacity 13+)

<![CDATA[Sonoma Fairmont Tree Lighting ]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:22:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/fairmont-sonoma-mission.jpg

Fairmont Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is on Friday December 4, 2015. Guests and neighbors are invited to celebrate the official kick off of the festive season at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn’s holiday ceremony. Surround the whole family around the 100-year historic sycamore tree with thousands of Christmas lights and exclusive “Do It For the Love” ornaments will be sold where proceeds will go to benefit the organization. Santa Claus and his costumed carolers will welcome their guest of honor Ashlee Rosser from El Verano Elementary and provide treats and fun for everyone.

Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 5:00pm

<![CDATA[Macy's Union Square Holds Adoptable Pets Holiday Windows]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:40:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Macy%27s+SPCA+Selection+%282%29.jpg

Press your nose up against Macy's Holiday windows featuring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA this holiday season from November 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016!

Over the past ten years, the Holiday Windows at Macy's Union Square, SF have helped the SF SPCA raise over $500,000 and find homes for over 2,500 animals.

Take home your own bundle of joy this holiday season from the SF SPCA adoption pop-up on Macy's Union Square's main floor!

When: Now through January 3, 2016

Where: Macy's Union Square, SF Main Floor

For more information, click here.

The San Francisco SPCA will be featured on NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa this Sunday at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area, as well as 6 p.m. on COZI TV! Hopkins, featured above, will be available for adoption as well.

<![CDATA[Boldly Me Basketball Bash]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:58:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/BoldlyMe112015.jpg

Boldly Me invites the community for a Basketball Bash! Come join in on a fun evening of pizza, drinks, basketball and music at Mattos Elementary School, Fremont.

Recognized by Samuel Merritt University for innovation, collaboration and contributions, Boldly Me has a mission to provide inspiration, support, education, guidance, connections and counseling for individuals and their support system. The organization focuses on creating activities that encourage our communities to relax and enjoy their lives to the fullest despite the disability, disease or other differences they are facing.

Founded by Alanna Powell, who has lived most of her life with Alopecia Universalis (total baldness), her desire was to help people who felt different to accept and love themselves as they naturally are.

Boldly Me initially offered classes and workshops to adults and children at a variety of locations around the Bay Area including Fremont, Santa Clara and Oakland. Today, Boldly Me conducts special events such as school assemblies on self-esteem, small group intervention sessions and one-on-one mentoring and counseling.

The seniors of Irvington High School will be tabling at the Bash for those interested in learning more about Boldly Me.

When: Tuesday, December 8 from 6-8pm

Where: Mattos Elementary, 37944 Farwell Dr., Fremont

Admission: Free!

For more information on Boldly Me, click here.

Boldly Me will be featured on NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa this Sunday, November 22nd at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area, as well as 6 p.m. on COZI TV!

<![CDATA[Hunger Bag Recipe Challenge by Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:17:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/HMB-111915.JPG

Jacob Bautista shares us a creative dish from the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company incorporating ingredients from an NBC Bay Area & Safeway Holiday Food Drive bag.

Tuna Cakes over Safeway Spaghetti with Vegetables topped with Spicy Peanut Butter Red Curry Sauce


1 pkg Safeway Kitchens Spaghetti

1.5 cups Del Monte Family Size Veggies

½ cup Skippy Peanut Butter

1.5 cups Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

3 cups drained Chicken of the Sea Tuna

¼ cup spicy red curry

1 each raw egg

¼ bunch chopped green onions

½ cup Japanese bread crumbs

½ cup vegetable oil1 tblsp soy sauce

½ tsp fish sauce

½ tsp sesame seed oil

½ tsp fresh chopped garlic

½ cup coconut milk (canned)

¼ cup rice vinegar

Directions for Tuna Macaroni Cakes
  1. Prepare macaroni, as per box instructions, cool to room temperature.
  2. In a mixing bowl add macaroni, tuna, 1 egg, bread crumbs, salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Form small patties, about 2 inches in diameter.
  4. In a medium size skillet, heat to medium low, add ¼ cup of oil, when oil is hot add your tuna patties, cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Set aside, keep warm.
Directions for Asian-Style Spaghetti Vegetable Medley
  1. Cook spaghetti a dente according to box instructions, drain in cool water to room temperature.
  2. In a large deep skillet add remaining oil and garlic, sauté for about 1 minute, then add green onions, pasta, vegetables, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame seed oil and salt and pepper to taste. Saute for approx 4 minutes.
Directions for Spicy Peanut Butter Red Curry Sauce
In a small pot combine coconut milk, peanut butter, rice vinegar and red curry, bring to boil, then lower heat, add salt and pepper to taste simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Place pasta/veggie mix in bowl, top with tuna cakes, followed by red curry sauce. Enjoy!

<![CDATA[Hunger Bag Recipe Challenge by Executive Chef Chad Blunston of the Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:09:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/08_ChefChadBlunston.jpg


Berkeley's Executivens Chef, Chad Bluton of Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa has constructed a few holiday dishes using the contents of the Safeway Hunger Bag items.

Shrimp marinade

  • 2 pc       Shallots, chopped

  • 1 Tbsp   Dark brown Sugar

  • ½ Tsp    Kosher Salt

  • 3 pc       Kaffir Lime Leaves

  • 2 pc       Macadamia Nuts

  • 2           Clove Garlic, Chopped

  • 1-2         Red thai Chilies, stemmed (Use one for mild, two for an extra kick)

  • 1            1” Piece Ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 1 Tbsp   Peanut Oil

  • 1 Tbsp   Coconut Milk

  • 12 pc     U-15 Sustainable Kauai Shrimp, Peeled, deveined, tail removed

  • 1 Tsp     Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1 bunch Organic Scallions

  • 12          Wooden Skewers, soaked in water


  1. Puree the shallots, sugar, salt, lime leaves, nuts, garlic, chilies & ginger in a food processor

  2. Heat a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add peanut oil.

  3. Add the paste and cook for approximately 5 minutes until the oil separates from the paste. Stir in the coconut milk.

  4.   Remove from heat and chill thoroughly.

  5. While the paste is cooling, remove shell, vein and tail from shrimp. Cut into three equal size pieces. Toss is lime juice and refrigerate.

  6. Remove root end of the Scallion and cut ½ inch pieces from firm part of stalk. Reserve small cut piece. Reserve remaining pieces for salad

  7. Once the paste is cool, marinade shrimp for minimum of four hours

  8.  After the shrimp has marinated the required time, thread onto soaked skewers, alternate with green onion piece

  9. Grill over charcoal fire. Spoon remaining marinade on the shrimp while grilling. It should only take a couple of minutes per side

Peanut Sauce

  • 1            Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 2             Cloves Garlic, minced

  • 1             Shallot, Fine Dice

  • ½ Cup    Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter

  • 8oz         Coconut Milk

  • ¼  Cup   Agave Nectar

  • ½ Cup    Fresh Lime Juice

  • ¼ Cup    Soy Sauce

  • 1 Tsp      Fish Sauce

  • ½ Tsp     Red Pepper Flakes

  • 1 Tbsp   Toasted Peanuts, Crushed


  1.  Heat a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add Olive Oil, add fine diced shallot, and sweat for 30 second moving constantly. Add minced garlic and seat for another 30 seconds. Remove from heat allow to cool and add to Food processor.

  2. To the food processor add ½ Cup Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter, Coconut milk, Agave Nectar, Lime Juice, Soy Sauce, Fish sauce & Red Pepper Flakes. Taste, adjust seasoning if necessary.

  3.  Place in a small dipping bowl and top with toasted Peanuts.

Organic Vegetable Salad, Black Garlic Vinaigrette

  • 1 lb         Spaghetti Noodles

  • 1 Tbsp   Kosher Salt

  • 4oz         Organic Red Cabbage, Shredded

  • ½             large Organic Red pepper, seeded and sliced thin

  • ½ bunch Organic Scallions cut on bias

  • 1 large   Organic carrot, Shredded fine   

  • ½ Tsp     Red Pepper Flakes

  • 2 clove black garlic, minced

  • 3 Tbsp  CA Olive Oil

  • ¼ Tsp     Kosher Salt

  • 1 Tbsp   Rice Wine Vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp   Chives, Chopped

  • 1 Tsp      Parsley, Chopped

  • 1              Lime Juiced        


  1. Place a large pot of Water on high heat (1 gallon of Water per lb of Pasta) bring to a Rolling Boil.

  2. Add the kosher Salt.

  3. Add 1 lb of Spaghetti, cook until al dente. Drain water, spread the noodles out to cool. Do not rinse

  4. Combine noodles, cabbage, red pepper, scallions, carrot & red pepper flakes in a large bowl.

  5. In a separate bowl, combine black garlic, olive oil, salt, vinegar. Mix Well

  6. Toss noodles and vegetables with half the vinaigrette and half of the chopped herbs. Let rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  7. Just before serving, toss with remaining vinaigrette and herbs and juice of 1 lime. Adjust seasoning if require.

Roasted Free Range Chicken, Sonoma Organic Mushrooms Pasta

Double Smoked Bacon & Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Noodle Cream

  • 6oz         Grapeseed oil

  • TT           Kosher Salt

  • TT           Black pepper, fresh ground

  • 6oz         Organic brussels sprouts, trimmed and scored

  • 8oz         Organic maitake/hen of the woods mushrooms, quartered

  • 5oz         Double-smoked bacon, ½ “ cubes

  • 4oz         Organic shiitake mushrooms, stem removed, sliced

  • 4oz         Organic enoki mushrooms, root end removed

  • 4oz         Organic king trumpet mushrooms, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 pc        Organic yellow squash, halved lengthwise and sliced

  • 1 tbsp   California olive oil

  • 1lb          Boneless/skinless free range chicken thigh, cut in 1” cubes

  • 1 tsp      Roasted garlic, minced

  • 1 can      10.5oz condensed chicken noodle soup

  • 1 ½ cup Heavy cream

  • 2 med   Sweet potato, peeled and ¼ “ Dice

  • ½ bunch Chives, chopped

  • 1 lb         Spaghetti noodles

  • 1 tbsp    Kosher salt

  •  TT          Parmesan Reggiano, shaved


  1.  Preheat oven to 425F.

  2. Season trimmed and scored Brussels sprouts and place in an oven proof dish.  Roast for 30-40 minutes.

  3. Season quartered maitake mushrooms with 1oz grape seed oil, salt and fresh ground pepper. Place in oven proof dish and roast for 15-18 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool

  4. Over medium-low heat, place a medium size thick bottom pot.  Place diced double-smoked bacon in pot, stir constantly to render.  When complete, remove from heat and drain on a paper towel lined plate.

  5. Over high heat, place 1oz grapeseed oil in a 10” sauté pan.  Cook shiitake mushrooms, reserve any remaining liquid in a separate bowl.  Place cooked mushrooms in large bowl.

  6. Repeat above step for enoki and king trumpet mushrooms.

  7. Over medium-high heat, place 1oz grapeseed oil in sauté pan.  Season sliced yellow squash and sauté until tender.  Remove from heat and let cool.

  8.  Over medium heat, place 1oz grapeseed oil in sauté pan.  Season chicken and sauté until cooked, approximately 10-12 minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand.

  9.  Over medium-high heat, place a medium size thick bottom pot, heat 1oz grapeseed oil and minced roasted garlic, add soup, add cream and lower heat to medium.  Simmer for 5 minutes. Place cream mixture in blender and blend until smooth.  Return to pot and add sweet potato. Simmer on low for 15-18 minutes until sweet potato is tender.  Add any remaining mushroom liquid.

  10. Place a large pot of water on high heat (1 gallon of water per lb of pasta) bring to a rolling boil

  11. Add the kosher salt

  12. Add 1 lb of spaghetti, cook until al dente.  Drain water and allow to cool.  Do not rinse pasta in cold water.

  13. Over medium heat, add Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and chicken in a large pot.  Heat thoroughly, add spaghetti and chives .

  14. Spoon sauce over bottom of serving vessel, add other elements on top, finish with bacon and fresh shaved parmesan. 


<![CDATA[Free Mobile Medicare Clinics from the University of the Pacific]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:35:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/UOPMedicare111715.jpg

Student pharmacists from the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will hold health clinics in eight cities this fall to help people with Medicare save money on their prescription drugs costs, better understand their medications, and receive a variety of health care screenings and services.

Attendees will also be provided with a comprehensive review of all their medications and have all of their medication-related questions answered under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, the student will also offer vaccinations including the flu and pneumococcal vaccines, diabetes screening and blood pressure testing, cholesterol and bone-density, and much more.

When: Saturday, November 21st from 10am-5pm

Where: Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd. Oakland

 Call for an appointment (510) 343-2473

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Hunger Bag Recipe Challenge by Fairmont San Francisco's Executive Chef Andrew Court]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:47:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/desfr.jpg

Fairmont San Francisco's Executive Chef Andrew Court has come up with various recipes to make your holiday meal taste exquisite.Chefs from around the Bay Area are challenged to create a delicious holiday dish using the contents of this year Safeway Hunger Bag items. All chefs are required to use at least three of the following items listed: Safeway Condensed Soup Chicken Noodle, Chicken of the Sea Tuna, Safeway Kitchens Spaghetti, Hunts Pasta Sauce, Del Monte Family Size Veggies, Skippy Peanut Butter and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

Krispy Kraft Mac N’ Cheese Bites

  •  2 boxes Kraft Mac N Cheese Family Size
  • 8 tbl.      Butter
  • ½ c.        Milk
  • 1 Bag    8oz Sharp Kraft Cheddar, shredded
  • 1 tsp      Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp      Chopped Chives
  • ½ tsp     Truffle oil
  • 6 oz       Flour     
  • 3 ea       Eggs
  • 1lb          Panko Bread Crumb


  1. Day Before; Make Kraft Mac N Cheese according to the packet.
  2. When hot, fold in shredded cheddar and teaspoon of Dijon mustard, chives & Truffle oil.
  3. Set aside to cool overnight in flat tray in the fridge.
  4. Day of; cut macaroni into 1 ½” cubes. Roll cubes in flour, eggwash and breadcrumb to cover. Chill in fridge for 2 hours.
  5. Deep fry breaded cubes in hot oil, approximately 325 degrees for 3-4 minutes, or till crisp.
  6. Serve with assorted dipping sauces.

Old-Fashioned Ketchup

  • 2 Can     Hunts Tomato Pasta Sauce
  • 1 ea        Green peppers, chopped
  • 1 ea        Onion, chopped
  • 1 c.         White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 c.         Sugar
  • 2 Tsp      Salt, to taste
  • ¼  tsp    Cloves, Ground
  • ¼  tsp    Cinnamon, Ground
  • ¼  tsp    Allspice, Ground
  • ½ lb        Sun-Dried Tomatoes


  1. Boil tomato sauce, peppers and onions until tender.
  2. Blend Run through sieve or strainer. Add remaining ingredients. Boil until thick and pour into jars.

Spicy Sriracha Peanut Dip

  • Ingredients
  • ½ Cup    Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tsp      Hot water
  • 1 Tsp      Lime juice
  • 1 Tsp      Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp      Sesame oil
  • Sriracha sauce to taste


  1. Put the peanut butter into a bowl and then slowly pour in the hot water, whisking vigorously to combine. Stir in lime juice, soy sauce and the sesame oil, and then add the Sriracha sauce to taste. 

<![CDATA[San Jose's Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:25:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/274*120/Tree-for-Ho-562x246.png

One of San Jose’s biggest holiday events is here, Christmas in the Park is the best way to build memories with friends and family. After a day of feasting come to Downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park with a beautiful Tree Lighting Ceremony, the unofficial kick off to the holiday season begins November 27th. The ceremony begins at 6pm at the Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park. Visit Christmas in the Park and explore to learn a little more about Downtown San Jose. 

When: Friday, Nov 27,2015
Time: 6pm
Learn more, click here

<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2015]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:22:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/S-Turkey-Trot.jpg

The season of giving has arrived. Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”. Before the big meal, the holiday parade and the pies, squeeze in some exercise running alongside thousands of locals! Join this year’s Turkey Trot and make it an annual tradition for you and your family. This new tradition will help the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank, and The Health Trust. 

The Turkey Trot on November 26, 2015 allows the participant to choose from a 5K or 10K walk or run, along with a kids fun run. This event was founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation. Onto it’s 11th year, this event has raised over $5 million to be given to local charities that support families in their most basic needs. 

For more info, click here

<![CDATA[Breakfast with Santa]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:41:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Santauntitled.png

It’s time for some holiday cheer. Breakfast with Santa is set for December 12, 2015 bright and early at 9am at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Come join the fun at this special event with a catered delicious breakfast buffet. Bring the whole family because guests will have the chance to snap photos with Santa, participate in games and activities, and watch holiday themed entertainment. 

Ticket Info:  $20 Child (2-12)
                   $30 Teen/Adult Ticket
For more info, click here

<![CDATA[America's Got Bollywood]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:35:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/MonaKhan-111215.JPG

The Mona Khan Company, North America's premiere Bollywood company, presents America's Got Bollywood!

Be mesmerized by an incredible display of talent, the best Bollywood music, unparalleled choreography, extravagant costuming and production.

The company has an impressive background, with performances with some of Bollywood's biggest stars, NBA shows, the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festivals and more! The Mona Khan Company also made it to the Top 48 on America's Got Talent in season five.

America's Got Bollywood is a not-to-be-missed event!

Show Dates & Times:

Saturday, Nov. 21st - 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22nd - 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.


Performing Arts Center at Chabot College, Hayward


For more information on tickets, click here.