<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSat, 20 Jan 2018 15:16:49 -0800Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:16:49 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Leave Your Heart in San Francisco]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:48:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/0089HeroesHearts170216.jpg

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation started the Heroes and Hearts Luncheon in 2006 to honor local heroes, continue the Hearts in San Francisco project, and wholeheartedly bring the community together. 

Join the celebration and support Zukerberg San Francisco General Hospital in a Hearts of San Francisco sculpture unveiling and auction. Proceeds go toward Hearts Grants Program.

For more information, visit here.

Event Details

When: Thursday, February 15 

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



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<![CDATA[2018 Winter Olympics Classroom Program]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:43:08 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/OlyMedal.jpg

With the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea beginning on February 9, NBC Bay Area is looking for local Bay Area schools and youth organizations to participate in a classroom lesson and art program!

Our goal is to get students excited about and engaged with the historic Olympic Games through a creative and interactive medium. Any schools or organizations that choose to participate will receive 2018 NBC PyeongChang medallions and pins to use as they see fit in their curriculum.

For more information on this opportunity, click here

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<![CDATA[sciencepalooza! 2018 Presented by the Synopsys Outreach Foundation]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:27:03 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/palooza+shoe+2.jpg

The Synopsys Outreach Foundation enables and celebrates students and teachers engaged in project-based learning at schools across California, and parts of Oregon and encourages participation in science fairs.

Over 700 fair participants have been working hard to prepare their projects for this exclusive science fair on Saturday, February 3, 2018 located at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Join Scott McGrew at the awards ceremony starting at 11am. 

Founded in July 1999, the Synopsys Outreach Foundation offers materials and equipment to schools, and offers incentives for teachers and students developing science projects.
The Foundation annually enables an estimated 150,000 students and teachers engaged in project-based learning at public schools and private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) status in California, and select schools affiliated with regional offices of Synopsys, Inc. in Hillsboro, Oregon.
 

Founded in July 1999, the Synopsys Outreach Foundation offers materials and equipment to schools, and offers incentives for teachers and students developing science projects.

The Foundation annually enables an estimated 150,000 students and teachers engaged in project-based learning at public schools and private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) status in California, and select schools affiliated with regional offices of Synopsys, Inc. in Hillsboro, Oregon. 

For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

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

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<![CDATA[Growing Up Asian in America Art, Essay, and Video Contest 2018]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:52:24 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/912+BC+Devin+Chung+.jpg

Asian Pacific Fund presents Growing Up Asian in America - Art, Essay, and Video Contest and in honor of Asian Pacific Fund's 20th anniversary and 40th anniversary of Asian Pacific American Hertiage Month, the theme is "My Hopes for the Future." Share your hopes and dreams for the future through art, writing or video. What do you think your community will look like 25 years from now? What type of change, impact and future do you see for your family, community and the world as an Asian or Pacific Islander?

Prizes:

20 Best in Class winners will win a $500 award & 20 Honorable Mention winners will also be selected.
All 40 winners will be recognized at an award ceremony in May, have their entries showcased on the
Asian Pacific Fund website and have a chance to be featured on NBC Bay Area.

  • 20 Best in Class winners will win a $500 award & 20 Honorable Mention winners will also be selected.
  • All 40 winners will be recognized at an award ceremony in May, have their entries showcased on theAsian Pacific Fund website and have a chance to be featured on NBC Bay Area.

Deadline is Friday, March 2nd. 

For full contest guidelines and entry form, click here



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<![CDATA[Bay Area's 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:11:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/265*120/14317326_1183258668397324_8369925333841893644_n.png

Bay Area's 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is back on Friday, January 26 from 11 am to 3 pm. This event is the largest diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! It is FREE and open to the public. LGBTQIA, veterans, women, people with disabilities, multicultural/bilingual, and mature candidates are encouraged to attend. 

Dozens of leading companies and employers, including NBC Bay Area, Telemundo48, AT&T, Sysco and many more are searching for potential leaders with hundred of positions ranging from entry to professinal level.

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

For more information, please click here

When: Friday, January 26 - 11AM-3PM

Where: Alameda County Training & Education Center 125 – 12th Street, Suite 400 Oakland, CA 94607

 

Alameda County Training & Education Center
125 – 12th Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94607Alameda County Training & Education Center 125 – 12th Street, Suite 400 Oakland, CA 94607

 

Alameda County Training & Education Center125 – 12th Street, Suite 400Oakland, CA 94607Alameda County Training & Education Center 125 – 12th Street, Suite 400 Oakland, CA 94607

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Reads 2018]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:46:57 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/255*120/SVR_MH_2018jpg.jpg

Silicon Valley Reads is an annual program to engage the community in reading, thinking, and discussing contemporary themes and controversial topics. Silicon Valley Reads started in 2003 and ignited conversations of immigration, censorship, and social consciousness through books like The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Join the conversation on this year's themes: My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward by Mark Lukach and Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. The FREE events kick off on Thursday, February 1st and runs until March 22nd. 

For more information and list of events, please click here.



Kick-Off Event Details:

When: Thursday, February 1st - 7:30 pm l Doors open at 6:45pm

Where: Visual & Performing Arts Center, De Anza College - 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 No tickets or reservation required. First come, first seated. Free Parking in Lots A and Lots B beginning at 5 p.m.

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury



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<![CDATA[Family Giving Tree Delivers Joy]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:24:14 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20161221_101624.jpg

Family Giving Tree serves more than 110,000 Bay Area children and individuals every year and in 2016 alone they have fulfilled more than 76,000 holiday wishes, 85% of those being children’s wishes.

For 2017, Family Giving Tree's 27th annual Holiday Wish Drive achieved its goal of 80,000 gifts and went above and beyond in reaching over 6,000 gifts for North Bay residents! The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County was able to uplift the spirits of 30,000 individuals this year with the help of FGT. 

Special thanks and appreciation to generous donors and sponsors, including over 7,000 hardworking volunteers, individuals, families, organizations and corporations who dedicated their time and effort for deserving families in our communities. 

#BayAreaProud


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<![CDATA[Omochitsuki! A Mochi Pounding Celebration]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:55:59 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2I1A0380_preview.jpeg

San Francisco Asian Art Museum invites you to celebrate Japanese New Year for a special event on Saturday, January 20th!

Join Kagami Kai for an interactive presentation of mochitsuki, a New Year tradition of pounding sweet rice to make rice cake or mochi.  Kagami Kai has been preserving the traditions of mochitsuki in San Francisco for 20 years and encourages families to participate in the exciting mochi making ceremony. Mochi is culturally significant in Japanese New Year in hopes of bringing good fortune.

Also, learn to fold paper cranes and take an omikuji, a paper fortune, from the fortune tree to take home for luck and prosperity in the new year.

The event is FREE with museum admission. 

Please note, the annual Mochi Pounding ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, the same day as the Women’s March. The museum will be open on Jan. 20 and will host the program as planned from 11 AM-2 PM, with the Mochi Pounding ceremony itself from 12-1 PM. The Women’s March speeches begin at 12 PM across the street from the museum in Civic Center Plaza. The march begins at 2 PM.   
Although the Civic Center will be impacted by street closures and crowds, SFMTA and BART are increasing service to the Civic Center, so public transportation remains the best option for getting to the museum. Check the city’s website for detailed maps, routes and other information. 

Please note, the Women's March is scheduled the same day as this event. The museum will be open on Jan. 20 and will host the program as planned. The Women’s March speeches begin at 12 PM across the street from the museum in Civic Center Plaza. The march begins at 2 PM.   

The Civic Center will be impacted by street closures and crowds. Public transportation is highly recommended for getting to the museum. Be sure to check the city’s website for detailed maps, routes and other information. 

For museum admission, directions and more, please click here

When: Saturday, January 20th 

Where: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102

Paper Crane Folding + Omikuji

11 AM–2 PM

North Court


Mochi Pounding Celebration

12–2 PM 

Samsung Hall

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<![CDATA[The 30th Annual Manufacturers' RV Show Returns Jan. 6!]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:30:34 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/rv010218.jpg

The Manufacturers' RV Show is the largest, indoor RV show on the West Coast!

See over 600 new and used RVs on display- from the biggest Motor Homes, to the smallest Travel Trailers and everything in between.

Get a great deal with over a dozen RV dealers competing for your business.

The 30th Annual Manufacturers' RV Show will be held indoors at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, January 6-15, 2018.

WHERE: Alameda County Fairgrounds - 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton

WHEN: January 6-15, 2018

  • Weekdays 11am-7pm
  • Saturday 10am-7pm
  • Sunday and MLK Jr. Day 10am-6pm

For more information, call 925-931-1890 OR visit rvshow.net.

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<![CDATA[Cinequest Film & VR Festival Returns Feb. 27]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:48:22 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/323*120/cinequestbanner010218.jpg

Set in the home of the world's most influential media technology companies, CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology - empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

Cinequest has led the world in its showcase and implementation of the innovations that have revolutionized film making, exhibition and distribution.

Although over 100,000 attend CQFF, the three-block proximity of its state-of-the-art venues along with Cinequest's renowned hospitality, makes the festival experience as warm and personal as it is electrifying.

WHEN: February 27 - March 11, 2018

WHERE: Venues across San Jose and Redwood City

Visit Cinequest for more information.

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<![CDATA[Marcus Washington to Emcee MLK Jr Luncheon]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:52:14 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/286*120/0102+MLKjr.PNG

NBC Bay Area Today in the Bay anchor Marcus Washington will be the Emcee for the 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon in San Jose! Dr. Emmett D. Carson, founding CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will be the event's keynote speaker.

Under Dr. Carson's leadership, SVCF grew to over $8.2 billion in assets, making it the largest community foundation in the nation, and sees its money and efforts make a difference locally, nationally, and around the world.

Awards for local community leaders will also be awarded.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this special event, click here.

When: January 15 - 12PM-2PM

Where: Holiday Inn San Jose: 1350 N 1st Street, San Jose

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<![CDATA[South Bay Natives Compete in 2018 US Figure Skating Championships]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:07:57 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/245*120/0102+Figure+Skating.jpg

The nation's best figure skaters will be facing off in San Jose all week during the 2018 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships!

Opening ceremonies will be conducted Wednesday evening and several programs from numerous skaters will occur each day through Sunday.

Among this pool of the nation's most talented skaters are Fremont native Karen Chen and Santa Clara native Polina Edmunds. The two will be competing against each other this year, as Chen battles to defend her 2017 Championship title, while Edmunds hopes her 2014 Olympic and 2015 Championship experience will bring her the gold this year.

For the daily program schedule, click here.

For the NBC and NBC Sports television coverage schedule, click here.

Where: SAP Center - 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

When: January 3-7 (Daily schedules vary)

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<![CDATA[Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:54:17 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/FGTHWD2017.JPG

No one should feel forgotten during the holidays, so in spirit of the season of giving back Family Giving Tree is having its annual Holiday Wish Drive and working together with its partners to collect holiday wishes. 
There are many ways to help out before the new year. Family Giving Tree accepts donations and volunteers or take lead and organize your very own drive as a part of the FGT Drive.
If you would like to support the Holiday Wish Drive, click here for more information. 

No one should feel forgotten during the holidays, so in spirit of the season of giving back Family Giving Tree is having its annual Holiday Wish Drive and working together with its partners to collect holiday wishes. Family Giving Tree serves more than 110,000 Bay Area children and individuals every year and in 2016 alone they have fulfilled more than 76,000 holiday wishes, 85% of those being children’s wishes.

There are many ways to help out before the new year. Family Giving Tree accepts donations, volunteers and sponsors or take lead and organize your very own drive as a part of the FGT Drive.

If you would like to support the Holiday Wish Drive, click here for more information. 

You can also find more information about supporting or sign up to be a recipient on the website

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<![CDATA[Sunday Night Football Bus Visits Walnut Creek On Ice and Raiderville]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:41:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/SNF17_EXTERIOR_BUS_PHOTO.jpg


NBC Sports Sunday Night Football Bus is on its way to Walnut Creek on Ice from 11am - 12:30pm on Saturday, December 16! Fans can go inside for FREE and see exclusive NFL memorabilia, take pictures with the Vince Lombardi trophy and tweet #SNF from monitors displaying game highlights!
The bus travels over 40,000 miles and tours each and every Sunday night football game this season. Come by and visit the bus while it is in town!


NBC Sports Sunday Night Football Bus is on its way to Walnut Creek on Ice from 11am - 12:30pm on Saturday, December 16! The bus travels over 40,000 miles and tours each and every Sunday night football game this season.

The bus will also be in Raiderville for the Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders game on Sunday, December 17 from 1 -4:30pm.

Fans can go inside for FREE and see exclusive NFL memorabilia, take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, tweet #SundayNightFootball #SNF from touch screen monitors, watch game highlights and hype videos of your favorite team and much more!

There are many opportunities to interact and share in this NFL experience. Come by and visit the bus while it is in town!

Walnut Creek on Ice

When: Saturday, December 16, 11am - 12:30pm

Where:  1365 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, California


Raiderville

When: Sunday, December 17, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Where:  Oakland Alameda County Coliseum - Parking Lot B, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 


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<![CDATA[Aladdin Night at Walnut Creek on Ice]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:03:00 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/223*120/1212+Aladdin.PNG

Inspired by the hit Broadway musical Disney's Aladdin playing at the SHN Opheum Theatre through January 7, Walnut Creek on Ice will be hosting Disney's Aladdin Night on December 15!

Skate outside to the tune of all of your favorite music from the play's soundtrack, get your picture taken with the genie lamp from the show, and enter for a chance to win tickets and merchandise!

For more info on Walnut Creek on Ice, click here.

Where: Walnut Creek on Ice - 1365 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek

When: Friday, December 15 - 4PM-9PM

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<![CDATA[Meet American Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu at the Downtown San Jose Ice Rink]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:25:44 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/resize2Nagasu121117.jpg

Join 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Olympian Mirai Nagasu at the Downtown San Jose Ice Rink this Monday, December 11 from 7-8:30pm.

Nagasu will be on ice to skate, take photos, and sign autographs.

Mirai Nagasu is a three-time Four Continents medalist, the 2007 JGP Final champion, a two-time World Junior medalist, and a six-time U.S. national medalist. Catch her in the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships to be held December 29, 2017 - January 7, 2018 in San Jose!

WHEN: Monday, December 11, 7-8:30pm

WHERE: Downtown Ice, 120 S Market St, San Jose

Learn more about Toyota Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice.



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<![CDATA[The Nutcracker Returns to San Francisco for the Season!]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:42:29 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Credit+Erik+Tomasson+2.jpg

The Nutcracker resturns to San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House this December 13-30, 2017!

This holiday season, experience the show as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical. And it's only at SF Ballet!

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition.

WHEN: December 13-30, 2017

WHERE: San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

For a complete schedule and tickets, click here.



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<![CDATA[Two Piano Journey Concert to Benefit Wu Yee Children's Services]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:10:13 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1207+Piano.jpg

Two Piano Journey is the critically acclaimed mother and son piano duo, Michelle and Christopher Kuo. Michelle Kuo, a child prodigy who played sold out concert halls in Taiwan, gave up her promising career and dream to tour the world to raise her two sons.

She continued to hone her talent as a teacher, helping many of her students get accepted into conservatories. When her son, Christopher, learned about the opportunities she left behind as a young pianist, he convinced her to perform with him as a two piano team.

They have performed together more than 20 times in 2017, and plan to at least double the number for performances in 2018.  They share a dream “to become the best piano ensemble team in the world.”

The duo is booked out into 2019, but you have a chance to catch one of their legendary performances right here in the Bay Area! On January 20, they will be performing in San Francisco benefiting Wu Yee CHildren's Services, a non-profit providing family assistance to those in need in the Bay Area.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center: The Green Room - 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

When: Saturday, January 20 - 7PM-9:30PM


San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
The Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts CenterThe Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

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<![CDATA[Band Together Bay Area Returns ]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:37:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/bandtogether2.jpg

Band Together Bay Area returns for a second time continuing the support for the North Bay fire relief efforts. The benefit concert will take place Decemeber 14 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and special performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real. 
Band Together Bay Area concert that took place at AT&T Park on November 9, raised over $17 million for North Bay fire relief efforts. The fires devestated and displaced thousands of residents of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties resulting in the largest and costliest firestorm disaster in California history. 100% of concert ticket sales will go to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund benefitting North Bay community foundations, service providers and government partners working with low-income communities hit hardest by the fires.
Tickets for Band Together 2 are on sale at bandtogetherbayarea.org, APEConcerts.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $99.50 (General Admission) plus applicable charges. Ticketmaster will donate all processing fees to the relief effort. 

Band Together Bay Area returns for a second time continuing the support for the North Bay fire relief efforts. The benefit concert will take place Decemeber 14 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and special performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real. 

Band Together Bay Area concert that took place at AT&T Park on November 9, raised over $17 million for North Bay fire relief efforts. The fires devestated and displaced thousands of residents of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties resulting in the largest and costliest firestorm disaster in California history. 100% of concert ticket sales will go to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund benefitting North Bay community foundations, service providers and government partners working with low-income communities hit hardest by the fires.

Tickets for Band Together 2 are on sale at bandtogetherbayarea.org, APEConcerts.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $99.50 (General Admission) plus applicable charges. Ticketmaster will donate all processing fees to the relief effort. 

When: Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 PM

Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102

For more information, please click here

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<![CDATA[2nd Annual Hop 'N Vine]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:02:35 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1128+Vineyard.jpg

If you're a fan of fine wines and local brews, this event is a can't miss for you! The 2nd annual Hop 'N Vine Festial & Market is returning to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on Saturday March 10!

This fun event will feature tastings from some of the amazing wineries and craft breweries located right here in Santa Clara County, as well as lite bites, a history exhibit, and great lectures in the rich history of growing grapes & hops and making fine wine & beer right here in Santa Clara County!

For more info on this event featuring over a dozen local wineries and breweries and to purchase tickets, click here.

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

When: Saturday, March 10 - 2PM-7PM

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<![CDATA[Giving Tuesday]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:56:38 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1128+Giving+Tuesday.png

Everyone knows all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This holiday season, there is a new day to celebrate: Giving Tuesday! With it, you can help redefine the giving spirit!

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) encourages you to donate this Tuesday, November 28, to help support those suffering with a mental health condition. Additionally, AACI will be accepting new and unwrapped toy donations to provide a happy holiday for families in their domestic violence shelter.

To learn more about their programs and to donate, click here.

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<![CDATA[Drop by the Union Square Ice Rink for Giving Tuesday!]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:32:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/givingtuesalaska112717.jpg

In honor of Giving Tuesday and this season's holiday spirit, Alaska Airlines is partnering with the Union Square Ice Rink and Sharks Foundation to support local nonprofit, Loved Twice.

Stop by the Rink on Tuesday, November 28 throughout the day to drop off new or gently used baby clothes that will go directly to disadvantaged families in the Bay Area.

Alaska Airlines will donate $1 for every item of clothing donated, for a total contribution of $2,000.

Donate to be entered into a raffle! Prizes include:

  • Two roundtrip tickets anywhere on Alaska Airlines' or Virgin America's network
  • A one-night stay in a Union Square hotel
  • A dinner at a top-rated resaurant in San Francisco
  • Autographed Joel Ward puck
  • Autographed Joonas Donskoi puck
  • Autographed Joe Pavelski canvas print
  • Four tickets to a mutually agreed upon 2017-18 Sharks home game
NBC Bay Area is a proud sponsor of the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, presented by Alaska Airlines.

WHEN: Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017; Rink hours are from 10am - 11:30pm

WHERE: Union Square, San Francisco

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<![CDATA[Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting Presented by PG&E]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:40:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/pb297215380.jpg


Kicking off Christmas in the Park with the annual tree lighting produced by PG&E and hosted by NBC Bay Area's Mike Inouye! 
Plan your trip to a San Jose tradition and treat yourself to memorable attractions, rides, and delicious holiday sweets!
When: Friday, November 24 - January 7, 2018
Time: Opening ceremony start at 6pm and open from 9am - Midnight Daily.
Where: Plaza De Cesar Chavez, San Jose
For more information, please click here.


Kicking off this year's Christmas in the Park with the annual tree lighting produced by PG&E and hosted by NBC Bay Area's Mike Inouye! 

Enjoy performances by Luna Blaise, actress from TV's Fresh Off the Boat and rising musician as she headlines the evening. Followed by performances from Dancyn Studio, MaryEllen and Steve performing some of your Christmas favorites. American figure skaters, Polina Edmunds and Rudy Galindo will make a special appearance to light the tree as we countdown!

Plan your trip to a San Jose tradition and treat yourself to memorable attractions, rides, and delicious holiday sweets!

When: Friday, November 24 

Time: Opening ceremony start at 6pm 

Where: Plaza De Cesar Chavez, San Jose

Christmas in the Park open until January 7, 2018 from 9am - Midnight Daily.

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Christmas in the Park 2017]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:00:17 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tech+Display.jpg

Christmas in the Park presented by Southwest Airlines returns to San Jose on Friday, November 24! Kicking off the season with the annual tree lighting produced by PG&E, hosted by NBC Bay Area's Mike Inouye! Luna Blaise, actress from TV's Fresh Off the Boat and rising musician headlines the evening and American figure skaters, Polina Edmunds and Rudy Galindo will make a special appearance. 
This year's Christmas in the Park will feature exciting new exhibits and events, including the new Bears Pond Ice Rink, The Tree of Light, Southwest Landing and an interactive Santa hourse display showcasing Mr. and Mrs. Claus practicing an environment-friendly lifestyle. 
There is always something to do at Christmas in the Park!Enjoy special events like Holiday Movie Night every Saturday with FREE milk and cookies! Sign up to perform or enjoy a production on the Bank of the West stage every night. Bring your furry friends to visit with Santa on Dog Day in the Park presented Unleashed by Petco on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am until 2pm. The popular Breakfast with Santa at Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, December 9 is sold out, but Toys for Tots "Stuff the Bus" is open for all to drop-off donations from 9am-5pm. On Sunday December 17 the annual TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley is an event for the entire family! The New Year's Eve celebration in the park gives a farewell to local band, SAGE for 40 years of amazing cover performances.
Make sure to not miss out on Downtown Ice, located across the street from Christmas in the Park, at Circle of the Palms. This year is extra special as the rink will also be an attraction for thousands of fans coming to downtown San Jose for the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships, where selections for the U.S. Olympic team will be made.
Plan your trip to a San Jose tradition and treat yourself to memorable attractions, rides, and delicious holiday sweets!
When: Friday, November 24 - January 7, 2018
Time: Opening ceremony start at 6pm and open from 9am - Midnight Daily.
For more information, please click here.

Christmas in the Park presented by Southwest Airlines returns to San Jose on Friday, November 24! Kicking off the season with the annual tree lighting produced by PG&E, hosted by NBC Bay Area's Mike Inouye! Luna Blaise, actress from TV's Fresh Off the Boat and rising musician headlines the evening and American figure skaters, Polina Edmunds and Rudy Galindo will make a special appearance. 

This year's Christmas in the Park will feature exciting new exhibits and events, including Winter Wonderland produced by Giant Creative, the new Bears Pond Ice Rink, The Tree of Light, Southwest Landing and an interactive Santa house display showcasing Mr. and Mrs. Claus practicing an environment-friendly lifestyle. 

There is always something to do at Christmas in the Park! Enjoy special events like Holiday Movie Night every Saturday with FREE milk and cookies! Sign up to perform or enjoy a production on the Bank of the West stage every night. Bring your furry friends to visit with Santa on Dog Day in the Park presented Unleashed by Petco on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am until 2pm. The popular Breakfast with Santa at Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, December 9 is sold out, but Toys for Tots "Stuff the Bus" is open for all to drop-off donations from 9am-5pm. On Sunday December 17 the annual TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley is an event for the entire family! The New Year's Eve celebration in the park gives a farewell to local band, SAGE for 40 years of amazing cover performances.

Make sure to not miss out on Downtown Ice, located across the street from Christmas in the Park, at Circle of the Palms. This year is extra special as the rink will also be an attraction for thousands of fans coming to downtown San Jose for the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships, where selections for the U.S. Olympic team will be made.

Plan your trip to a San Jose tradition and treat yourself to memorable attractions, rides, and delicious holiday sweets!

When: Friday, November 24 - January 7, 2018

Time: Opening ceremony start at 6pm and open from 9am - Midnight Daily.

Where: Plaza De Cesar Chavez, San Jose

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[The Ito Sisters Encore Screening]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:43:36 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/0921ItoSisters.png

After a wildly successful screening on November 5, The Ito Sisters will air once again at the East Bay Media Center in Berkeley on December 3. The film captures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children.

At the center of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian) and Hideko (Hedy), who were born on a farm in the Sacramento River Delta and whose lives were directly impacted by some of the most significant events of 20th-century America, from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 to the Great Depression to World War II.

Featuring interviews with the three sisters, conducted in their 80s and 90s, the film is also brought to life through family and archival photographs and documents, commentary and analysis from renowned scholars, and artistic illustrations.

For more informaion and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: East Bay Media Center - 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley

When: Sunday, December 3 - 2PM

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<![CDATA[San Francisco's Longest Running Comedy Show Celebrates 25 Years]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:06:34 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/340*120/koshercomedy.jpg

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy returns to the stage this Christmas season. Expect the comic styles of Cathy Ladman, Gary Gulman, and Wendy Liebman, and Kung Pao Kosher's very own, Lisa Geduldig will be hosting the entire evening. 
 
This unique event will be seating in "family-style" tables of 10 only. The Dinner Show includes a 7-course fixed menu without pork and vegetarian dim sum will be served at the Cocktail Show as hor d'oeuvres. The comedy is kosher, but the food is not.
Proceeds benefit Jewish Family & Children’s Services Sonoma County Fire Relief and Jewish Community Center Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.
Expect delicious food and even more delicious comedy this Christmas!
For more information and tickets, please click here. https://www.koshercomedy.com/
When: Saturday-Monday, December 23-25
5 PM Dinner Show 
Dinner Shows are $72 and include a 7-course sit-down Chinese banquet 
8:30 PM Cocktail Show 
Cocktail Shows are $52 and include Vegetarian dim sum.
Where: New Asia Restaurant, 722 Pacific Ave, San Francisco's Chinatown

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy returns to the stage this Christmas season. Expect the comic styles of Cathy Ladman, Gary Gulman, and Wendy Liebman, and Kung Pao Kosher's very own, Lisa Geduldig will be hosting the entire evening.  

This unique event will be seating in "family-style" tables of 10 only. The Dinner Show includes a 7-course fixed menu without pork and vegetarian dim sum will be served at the Cocktail Show as hor d'oeuvres. The comedy is kosher, but the food is not.

Proceeds benefit Jewish Family & Children’s Services Sonoma County Fire Relief and Jewish Community Center Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.

Expect delicious food and even more delicious comedy this Christmas!

For more information and tickets, please click here

When: Saturday-Monday, December 23-25

Where: New Asia Restaurant, 722 Pacific Ave, San Francisco's Chinatown

5 PM Dinner Show 

  • Dinner Shows are $72 and include a 7-course sit-down Chinese banquet style

8:30 PM Cocktail Show 

  • Cocktail Shows are $52 and include Vegetarian dim sum

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<![CDATA[CAAM: Memories to Light]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:00 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/memoriestolight111617.jpg

Memories to Light is a project by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to collect and digitize home movies and to share them - and the stories they tell - to a broad public.

Through Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies, the power of collective memory and media will bring to life the experiences of Asian American communities from across the country and spanning six decades (1920s through the 1980s) of the 20th Century.

CAAM hopes that this truly unique arts experience will collectively and aesthetically construct shared social, cultural, and political representations of Asian America directly from the community itself.

At the heart of this project is how collective memory can be amassed and sustained through interactive participation.

Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies demonstrates the importance of collective storytelling and will provide a greater understanding of the Asian American experience.

Learn how you can get involved and view a collection of home movies: Click here.



Photo Credit: Courtesy: Center for Asian American Media]]>
<![CDATA[University of San Francisco celebrates Leo T. McCarthy Center 15th Anniversary]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:59:40 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/5599504887_d7d556bc52_o.jpg

The Leo T. McCarthy Center at University of San Francisco is celebrating their 15th anniversary on November 9th, 2017. At the event, the Leo T. McCarthy Award is presented to Art Agnos for his public service and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is the guest speaker for the event. Both of them were mentored by Leo T. McCarthy. You can find his full interview here. 

The Leo T. McCarthy Center at University of San Francisco is celebrating their 15th anniversary on November 9th, 2017. At the event, the Leo T. McCarthy Award is presented to Art Agnos for his public service and, founding Center member Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is the guest speaker for the event. Both of them were mentored by Leo T. McCarthy.

This year's theme will be “The Race for the Second Most Important Office in America” featuring candidates for Governor of California, sharing their vision for the state. 

You can read Art Agnos' full interview in the University of San Francisco student newspaper, FogHorn here

When: Thursday, November 9th

Where: Julia Morgan Ballroom - Merchants Exchange Club

465 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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<![CDATA[Panel Discussion: "Immigration and Civil Rights - What Can Be Done to Achieve Positive Change?"]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:36:48 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/panel111617.jpg

Event Details:

Moderator: Connie Young Yu, author and historian

Speakers:

  • Jeanette Arakawa, "The Little Exile" author, her childhood internment experience
  • King Lit Ching and Rowena Chow, Pacific Islander civil rights historians and leaders
  • Richard Konda, Asian Law Alliance
WHEN: December 5, 2017, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Bus Barn Theater - 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos



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<![CDATA[Walnut Creek on Ice]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:40:09 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/wcoi+111617.jpg

Walnut Creek on Ice makes its return to the East Bay November 10, 2017 - January 15, 2018!

Events include:

Family Skate Nights

A night of family fun at a discounted rate. $35 for a family of 4 includes admission and skate rental.


  • 5-8pm on the following Tuesdays: 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/17, 1/2, 1/9
Frosty & Friends
Walnut Creek on Ice invites you to skate with Frosty and his friends from the Peter Pan Foundation! A variety of fantasy characters including princesses and furry friends will be at the ice rink to take pictures, skate and visit with throughout the morning.
  • Saturday, January 6, 11am-1pm
One Warm Coat Drive
Walnut Creek on Ice is working with One Warm Coat to collect clean, gently used warm coats, and dollars to support the coat drive program, beginning November 24. Kick-off the season with local Girl Scout troops as they collect coats in front of the ice rink on N. Civic Drive on Friday, November 24 from 8am-12pm.
The process is simple: you drop off your extra coat(s) and Walnut Creek on Ice takes care of the rest. All donated coats will be given to a local agency for distribution to local children and adults in need. Collection barrels will be located at the rink entrance throughout the season.
Walnut Creek On Ice also offers birthday parties and an ice skating academy! Learn more here.




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<![CDATA[Hold These Truths, the Story of Gordon Hirabayashi]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:43:32 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/239*120/6456158B-742B-4DFA-98B2-52198976B211.jpeg

The San Francisco Japanese American Citizens League (SF JACL) presents Hold These Truths, a strong and timely message about civil rights, the Constitution, and one man's battle against civil liberty violations. Written by playwright, Jeanne Sakata, the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, and his heroic challenge to injustice endures as a constant reminder of the desperate need for courage at times of national crisis.  
Fort Mason Arts and Culture, Cowell Theater
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 2:00 pm Matinee
$20 Seniors / $25 General 
 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm Evening Performance, Panel Discussion with Dale Minami, Don Tamaki & Greg Watanabe, and Reception to follow.
$100 VIP Reserved seating
$45 JACL Member
$50 General 
Tickets available: https://fortmason.org/event/sfjacl-hold-these-truths/

The San Francisco Japanese American Citizens League (SF JACL) presents Hold These Truths, a strong and timely message about civil rights, the Constitution, and one man's battle against civil liberty violations. Written by playwright, Jeanne Sakata, the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, and his heroic challenge to injustice endures as a constant reminder of the desperate need for courage at times of national crisis.  

The story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi is performed by Bay Area actor Greg Watanabe, known from his performances with the Asian American Theater Company and fresh from his Broadway debut in George Takei’s Allegiance.

Proceeds from the performance will benefit the SF JACL’s Arts and Advocacy activism programs and anti-bullying education.

Where: Fort Mason Arts and Culture, Cowell Theater

When:

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 2:00 pm

  • Matinee $20 Seniors / $25 General  

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm

  • Evening Performance, Panel Discussion with Dale Minami, Don Tamaki & Greg Watanabe, and Reception to follow.
  • $100 VIP Reserved seating
  • $45 JACL Member
  • $50 General 

Tickets available: https://fortmason.org/event/sfjacl-hold-these-truths/


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<![CDATA[National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and Pure Imagination Project]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:43:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Team+getting+ready+SJ+Walk+2015.jpg

Every 66 seconds someone can develop Alzheimer's disease. This November, take the time to learn more about the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. The Alzheimer's Association Pure Imagination Project is a new, creative campaign to inspire people to take action to end Alzheimer's.

This campaign features the iconic “Pure Imagination” scene from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring legendary actor Gene Wilder, who passed away from complications from Alzheimer’s last year. As the characters in the familiar movie scene explore Wonka’s magical, candy-filled world, the candy disappears piece by piece, symbolizing the impact of Alzheimer’s on individuals and families.

Click here to view the reimagined video.

To get more information and ways to join efforts to fulfill a world without Alzheimer’s, visit here

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<![CDATA[Iconic Downtown Ice Returns to San Jose]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:36:27 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/dtsj+ice+111517.jpg

Toyota / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, presented by Swenson and Linda L. Lester, makes its return to San Jose's Circle of Palms November 17, 2017 - January 15, 2018.

Downtown Ice will host thosuands of families from all over the Bay Area for a traditional and unforgettable skating experience.

This year is extra special as the rink will also be an attraction for thousands of fans coming to downtown San Jose for the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships, where selections for the U.S. Olympic team will be made.

The iconic circular rink is designed so that skaters can easily and safely navigate around the circle of 32 palm treams, each adorned by LED lights, creating a magical experience!

Today in the Bay's Mike Inouye will emcee opening night.

WHEN: Open daily Nov. 17, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018 (Hours vary day-by-day, click here for details).

ADMISSION:

  • Children 10 and under, Seniors, and Military: $15
  • 11-years-old and up: $17
  • Bring your own skates: $10
  • Season pass: $75
Accepts cash, paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

The rink is "skate all you want" (no in-and-out privileges), first-come, first-serve.


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<![CDATA[On The Table Silicon Valley]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:43:16 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/OTTcapture.jpeg


On November 15, more than 700 hosts will hold small gatherings where people will share their concerns about the Bay Area’s housing challenges – all while sharing a meal or bite to eat. The one-day event is called On the Table. Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the event’s sponsor, estimates that more than 5,500 people in the region will participate in discussions about the serious housing challenges affecting all Bay Area residents. 
7-8:30 a.m.
SVCF Headquarters - 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.  
9:30-11 a.m. 
1167 Mission St., 4th Fl., San Francisco. 
11:30-1:30 p.m.
647 S King Rd, San Jose.
12 p.m.
General Pershing State Preschool - 631 Hanover St, Daly City. 
12-1:30 p.m.
113 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. 
5 p.m.
1300 S El Camino Real #100.
Gilroy Compassion Center - 370 Tomkins Court, Gilroy.
5-7p.m.
SVCF Headquarters - 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.  
5:30-7p.m.
Milpitas High School - 1285 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas.
6 p.m.
825 Monte Diablo Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
6-7 p.m.
St. James AME Zion Church, 825 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo. 
Somos Mayfair, 370-B S. King Rd., San Jose.
6-8 p.m.
Impact Hub - 1885 Mission Street 
San Francisco.
670 East Meadow Drive. Palo Alto.
1010 University Av, San Jose.
6:30-8:30p.m.
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
6:30-9:30p.m.
304 N. 6th Street, San Jose.
7-9p.m.
794 Calero Ave, San Jose.

On November 15, more than 700 hosts will hold small gatherings where people will share their concerns about the Bay Area’s housing challenges – all while sharing a meal or bite to eat. The one-day event is called On the Table. Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the event’s sponsor, estimates that more than 5,500 people in the region will participate in discussions about the serious housing challenges affecting all Bay Area residents. 

Join the conversation on Wednesday, November 15th!

All events listed are open to the public.

7-8:30 a.m.

SVCF Headquarters - 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. 

9:30-11 a.m. 

1167 Mission St., 4th Fl., San Francisco. 

11:30-1:30 p.m.

647 S King Rd, San Jose.

12 p.m.

General Pershing State Preschool - 631 Hanover St, Daly City. 

12-1:30 p.m.

113 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.

5 p.m.

1300 S El Camino Real #100.

Gilroy Compassion Center - 370 Tomkins Court, Gilroy.

5-7 p.m.

SVCF Headquarters - 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

5:30-7 p.m.

Milpitas High School - 1285 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas.

6 p.m.

825 Monte Diablo Ave, San Mateo.

6-7 p.m.

St. James AME Zion Church, 825 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo. 

Somos Mayfair, 370-B S. King Rd., San Jose.

6-8 p.m.

Impact Hub - 1885 Mission Street San Francisco.

670 East Meadow Drive. Palo Alto.

1010 University Av, San Jose.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

6:30-9:30 p.m.

304 N. 6th Street, San Jose.

7-9 p.m.

794 Calero Ave, San Jose.

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<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area and Safeway's Feed the Need Holiday Food Drive]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:46:19 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DO8GU1BUQAAkto5.jpg

NBC Bay Area and Safeway are joining forces for the annual Feed the Need food drive on Saturday, November 18, kicking off a month-long effort to fight hunger in the Bay Area. This year's food drive will take place at 167 Safeway stores throughout the Bay Area to benefit local food banks through December 26.
It is easy to help families in need this holiday season, visit one of the 167 participating Safeway stores and look for the bag display, grab a flyer from the tear pads and take it to the register for just $10. Your donations to your local food bank will include sustainable food items like: pasta and sauce, canned vegetables, soup, and important proteins like peanut butter, beans and canned chicken breast.
Last year, the food drive collected more than 360,000 bags across the Bay Area, nearly tripling the amount from the previous year and amounting to more than 2,880,000 pounds of food for those in need.
NBC Bay Area news reporters will volunteer at their neighborhood Safeway stores on Saturday, November 18, please see the list below.  
NBC Bay Area volunteer locations: 
Laura Garcia and Marcus Washington - 840 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill at 7 to 9:30 a.m. 
Robert Handa and Ian Cull - 235 Tennant St, Morgan Hill at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Janelle Wang and Chris Chmura - 160 First St, Los Altos at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Terry McSweeney, Sam Brock, and Mark Matthews - 110 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley at 2 to 4 p.m.  
Scott McGrew, Kari Hall, and Vianey Arana - 3970 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Mike Inouye and  Bob Redell - 4495 First St, Livermore at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Damian Trujillo - 2980 East Capitol Expressway, San Jose at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Kris Sanchez and Garvin Thomas -  1530 Hamilton Ave, San Jose at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Rob Mayeda - 3496 Camino Tassajara, Danville at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  
Jodi Hernandez and Cheryl Hurd - 5051 Business Center Dr, Fairfield at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
A special thanks to our volunteers:
Junior League of San Jose
Girl Scouts of the Bay Area
Kiwanis Clubs
Alameda County 4-H
Second Harvest Food Banks
Contra Costa and Solano Food Banks

NBC Bay Area and Safeway are joining forces for the annual Feed the Need food drive on Saturday, November 18, kicking off a month-long effort to fight hunger in the Bay Area. This year's food drive will take place at 167 Safeway stores throughout the Bay Area to benefit local food banks through December 26.

It is easy to help families in need this holiday season, visit one of the 167 participating Safeway stores and look for the bag display, grab a flyer from the tear pads and take it to the register for just $10. Your donations to your local food bank will include sustainable food items like: pasta and sauce, canned vegetables, soup, and important proteins like peanut butter, beans and canned chicken breast.


Last year, the food drive collected more than 360,000 bags across the Bay Area, nearly tripling the amount from the previous year and amounting to more than 2,880,000 pounds of food for those in need.NBC Bay Area news reporters will volunteer at their neighborhood Safeway stores on Saturday, November 18, please see the list below.  

NBC Bay Area volunteer locations:

  • Laura Garcia and Marcus Washington - 840 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill at 7 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Robert Handa and Ian Cull - 235 Tennant St, Morgan Hill at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Janelle Wang and Chris Chmura - 160 First St, Los Altos at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Terry McSweeney - 1 Camino Alto, Mill Valley at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Sam Brock, and Mark Matthews - 110 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley at 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Scott McGrew, Kari Hall, and Vianey Arana - 3970 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Mike Inouye and  Bob Redell - 4495 First St, Livermore at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Damian Trujillo - 2980 East Capitol Expressway, San Jose at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Kris Sanchez and Garvin Thomas -  1530 Hamilton Ave, San Jose at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Rob Mayeda - 3496 Camino Tassajara, Danville at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jodi Hernandez and Cheryl Hurd - 5051 Business Center Dr, Fairfield at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A special thanks to our volunteers:

  • Junior League of San Jose
  • Girl Scouts of the Bay Area
  • Kiwanis Clubs
  • Alameda County 4-H
  • Second Harvest Food Banks
  • Contra Costa and Solano Food Banks



Photo Credit: Terry McSweeney/NBC Bay Area
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<![CDATA[Inaugural Cinematografo International Film Festival]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:40:18 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/325*120/Cinematografo110817.jpg

Looking for good documentaries? Those attending the inaugural Cinematografo International Film Festival will be in for a treat!

The Festival is a film exhibition series designed to elevate and showcase emerging Filipino and Filipino-American talent in producing films and television content to the world stage.

Cinematografo, guided by their mission to bring the homegrown potential to the global scene, aims to foster, nurture, and inspire filmmakers from the Filipino diaspora giving them full support in any way possible.

Highlights:

U.S. Premiere Opening Film: "Larawan" (the Portrait)

November 9, 6pm

Adapted from the musical play of the same title, Ang Larawan (The Portrait) is based on National Artist Nick Joaquin’s three-act play, “A Portrait of a Filipino as an Artist.” Set in pre-World War II Intramuros (Old Manila), it tells the story of sisters Candida and Paula Marasigan, daughters of high profile painter, Don Marasigan. The sisters undergo financial hardship and are torn whether they should sell their father’s last great painting, ‘The Artist and His Muse’.

Adapted from the musical play of the same title, Ang Larawan (The Portrait) is based on National Artist Nick Joaquin’s three-act play, “A Portrait of a Filipino as an Artist.” Set in pre-World War II Intramuros (Old Manila), it tells the story of sisters Candida and Paula Marasigan, daughters of high profile painter, Don Marasigan. The sisters undergo financial hardship and are torn whether they should sell their father’s last great painting, ‘The Artist and His Muse’.

Tribute to Film Maker, Ramona Diaz: "Motherland"

November 11, 7:30pm

For her fifth feature length documentary, director Ramona Diaz reinforces her niche in the industry as a driving force in documentary cinema. The film takes us into an almost claustrophobic yet intimate experience inside one of the world’s busiest maternity wards, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila. Presenting the story in its purest verite form, the film opens with the hospital staff doing their perfunctory roles and then moves fluidly into a sobering look into humanity and motherhood. Followed by a conversation with filmmaker Ramona Diaz, as part of a tribute to her career.

Digitally Remastered classic release of "Sana Maulit Muli" (Hopefully Once More)

November 11, 8pm

Co-starring Tony award-winning performer Lea Salonga and matinee idol Aga Muhlach, the film is regarded as a classic by most Filipinos in the romantic film genre. It tells of the journey of a young couple who opted to live apart in search of a better life. Under the direction of Olivia Lamasan, the festival is proud to bring the film back to the big screen, digitally remastered after twenty years. Shot in the San Francisco Bay Area.

International Premiere Closing Film: "Ghost Bride"

November 12, 6pm

To save her family from being homeless and her father dying from a heart condition,Mayen (Kim Chiu) desperately agrees to the offer of a Chinese matchmaker for a huge amount of money. In exchange, Mayen must submit herself as a Ghost Bride to a wealthy but dead Chinese man.

This deal, however, happens to be a deadly curse when the dead groom’s ghostbecomes jealous and possessive of Mayen. It begins to take a toll on her and the people close to her heart.

WHEN: November 9-12, 2017

WHERE: AMC Dine-In Kabuki 8, 1881 Post St, San Francisco

For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[DIFFA SF Gala ]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:44:41 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Dydyk_DIFFA-216.jpg

DIFFA, or Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, is holding a gala on Thursday, November 16 at the W in San Francisco! The gala brings San Francisco's top design and art talent together, tied in with food, drinks and entertainment to benefit UCSF’s HIV Clinic at Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
NBC Bay Area's Sam Brock is hosting the event with the three Luetkemeyer sisters: Julie Bowen, an Emmy-winning actress who appears in TV’s Modern Family, Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer, an AIDS physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital; and Molly Luetkemeyer, a top interior designer in LA. The sisters will emcee the live auction for fund raising that evening. 
Enjoy a night of artistic experiences and make a contribution today.
To purchase tickets and for more information, please click here.
When: Thursday, November 16 at 6PM – 9PM
Where: W San Francisco, 181 Third Street
Attire: Business fabulous / festive / creative 

DIFFA, or Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, is holding a gala on Thursday, November 16 at the W in San Francisco! The gala brings San Francisco's top design and art talent together, tied in with food, drinks and entertainment to benefit UCSF’s HIV Clinic at Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

NBC Bay Area's Sam Brock is hosting the event with the three Luetkemeyer sisters: Julie Bowen, an Emmy-winning actress who appears in TV’s Modern Family, Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer, an AIDS physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital; and Molly Luetkemeyer, a top interior designer in LA. The sisters will emcee the live auction for fund raising that evening. 

Enjoy a night of artistic experiences and make a contribution today. To purchase tickets and for more information, please click here.

When: Thursday, November 16 at 6PM – 9PM

Where: W San Francisco, 181 Third Street

Attire: Business fabulous / festive / creative 

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<![CDATA[555 California Street Tree Lighting Ceremony Benefits Families in NorCal Fire Zones]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:54:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/555CA2017.jpg


555 California Street Tree Lighting Celebration is back for its 11th year and partnering with Culinary Kickoff and All Stars Helping Kids for an exciting new event! 555 California Street All Star Holiday Culinary Kickoff will be on Wednesday, November 29!
Featuring tastings from top Bay Area chefs and local vintners, musical entertainment, also in the season of giving, 100% of proceeds benefit families affected by NorCal fires. 
Get your tickets today and feel good about giving back to families of the NorCal wildfires while enjoying tasty food and drink, beautiful ambiance and a festive celebration!
For more info, please click here. 


555 California Street Tree Lighting Celebration is back for its 11th year and partnering with Culinary Kickoff and All Stars Helping Kids for an exciting new event! 555 California Street All Star Holiday Culinary Kickoff was celebrated on Wednesday, November 29!

The event featured tastings from top Bay Area chefs, local vintners, musical entertainment, also in the season of giving, 100% of proceeds benefit families affected by NorCal fires. 

The evening was filled with cheer as they raised $172,000 for the cause. NBC Bay Area anchor, Raj Mathai covered the countdown with NFL Hall of Famers Joe Montana and founder of All Stars Helping Kids, Ronnie Lott. It was a night to remember with a beautiful ambiance and kicks off the Christmas season!

For more info, please click here

When: Wednesday, November 29 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Where:  555 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

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<![CDATA[Acclaimed San Francisco Restaurant Releases Cookbook]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:26:18 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/DylanJeni_StateBird_10001.jpg


One of San Francisco's renowned restaurants, State Bird Provisions have recently released its delicious recipes in a cookbook for your very own! Join State Bird Provisions' chefs, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on Sunday, October 29.
Enjoy demonstrations, tastings and cookbook signing at the workshop. Cookbooks will be available for purchase in the museum store!
Plan a visit to the Asian Art Museum and don't miss out on this unique and personal tasting of State Bird Provisions' favorite recipes!
For more info about the event or State Bird Provisions, please click here. 


One of San Francisco's renowned restaurants, State Bird Provisions have recently released its delicious recipes in a cookbook for your very own! Join State Bird Provisions' chefs, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on Sunday, October 29.

Enjoy demonstrations, tastings and cookbook signing at the workshop. Cookbooks will be available for purchase in the museum store!

Plan a visit to the Asian Art Museum and don't miss out on this unique and personal tasting of State Bird Provisions' favorite recipes!

For more info about the event or State Bird Provisions, please click here

When: Sunday, October 29 at 1-2 PM

Where: Samsung Hall in Asian Art Musuem, 200 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102

Ticket price: $10+

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<![CDATA[Heroes Run 2017 ]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:12:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/22467717_1913602121988982_9073571911480408295_o.jpg


Get your bat signal ready because we need a hero! The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and the VMC Foundation formed the Heroes Run to find the fun in fundraise; for much needed funds to benefit children's health services to low-income communities in Silicon Valley. 
Dress to impress your favorite hero or superhero and have the opprtunity to take pictures with other heroes! The event is super packed with activities like 5K Run and Walk, a kids fun run, an obstacle course, costume contest, including a fair filled with food, music and much more!
Remember not all heroes wear capes! Donate or Register today!
For more information, please click here. 
When: Friday, November 4
Where: Cupertino Civic Center, on Rodrigues Avenue and Torre Avenue, Pacifica Drive, and Regnart Creek, Cupertino, CA.


Get your bat signal ready because we need a hero! The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and the VMC Foundation formed the Heroes Run to find the fun in fundraiser; for much needed funds to benefit children's health services to low-income communities in Silicon Valley. 

Dress to impress your favorite hero or superhero and have the opprtunity to take pictures with other heroes! The event is super packed with activities like a 5K run and walk, a kids fun run, an obstacle course, costume contest, including a fair filled with food, music and much more!

Remember, not all heroes wear capes! Donate or Register today!

For more information, please click here

When: Saturday, November 4

Where: Cupertino Civic Center, on Rodrigues Avenue and Torre Avenue, Pacifica Drive, and Regnart Creek, Cupertino, CA.

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<![CDATA[Dogs, Cats, & Cannabis]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:02:50 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1024+Pups+and+Cannabis.JPG


An industry leader in animal welfare and trusted source for pet information in
the Bay Area, Berkeley Humane is hosting Dogs, Cats, + Cannabis on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6pm at the
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina.
This new forum is for pet owners/guardians to participate in the
discussion on the potential dangers and benefits associated with
administering cannabis to their animals suffering from health issues,
something California veterinarians remain prohibited from discussing with
their clients.
Speaker Dr. Gary Richter, MS, DVM, is an award-winning veterinarian at
Holistic Veterinary Care and the Montclair Veterinary Hospital and is also
an expert in both medical and holistic treatment methods.
Dr. Richter attests, “Cannabis products for pets are legal and readily available throughout California. Veterinarians
must be allowed to do what we are trained to do – provide recommendations for the safe and effective treatment
of pets.”
“Pet owners and guardians are searching for solutions for their pets, but reliable information on cannabis
treatment is hard to find,” said Jeffrey Zerwekh, Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director. “This event will help start
the conversation in our community and help us get the answers we need for our animals.”
Owner of Holistic Hound “Berkeley is a leader in so many things,” said Heidi Hill, Owner of Holistic Hound in
Berkeley, “It is smart and timely to hold a public conversation about using all of the resources available to us to
help pets that may be suffering.”


An industry leader in animal welfare and a trusted source for pet information will be in the Bay Area on Thursday, November 2 for Dogs, Cats, + Cannabis Hosted by Berkeley Humane Society.

This new forum is for pet owners to participate in the discussion on the potential dangers and benefits associated with administering cannabis to their animals suffering from health issues, which is something California veterinarians remain prohibited from discussing with their clients.

Speaker Dr. Gary Richter, MS, DVM, is an award-winning veterinarian at Holistic Veterinary Care and the Montclair Veterinary Hospital, and is also an expert in both medical and holistic treatment methods.

Dr. Richter attests, "Cannabis products for pets are legal and readily available throughout California. Veterinarians must be allowed to do what we are trained to do – provide recommendations for the safe and effective treatmentof pets."

"Pet owners and guardians are searching for solutions for their pets, but reliable information on cannabis treatment is hard to find," said Jeffrey Zerwekh, Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director. "This event will help startthe conversation in our community and help us get the answers we need for our animals."

"Berkeley is a leader in so many things." said Heidi Hill, Owner of Holistic Hound in Berkeley. "It is smart and timely to hold a public conversation about using all of the resources available to us to help pets that may be suffering."

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina - 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley

When: Thursday, November 2 - 6PM

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<![CDATA[Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley Annual Gala]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:04:48 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/BGCA+National+Youth+of+the+Year.+.JPG


bBoys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley presents the second annual gala on Friday, November 10!
The event commemorates this year's accomplishments and hard work. Community leaders, family, friends and staff come together to celebrate the passionate young individuals fostering diversity and leadership. The Gala recognizes the effort of one individual in particular, the young leader of the new generation, The Youth of the Year.

Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley presents the second annual gala on Friday, November 10!

The event commemorates this year's achievements and hard work. Community leaders, family, friends and staff come together to celebrate the passionate young individuals fostering diversity and leadership. The Gala recognizes the effort of one individual in particular, the young leader of the new generation, The Youth of the Year. The Gala includes a dinner, live auction, special guests and a performance by the Club youth. 

Register for Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley's Gala today!

For more information, please click here

When: Friday, November 10 at 5:30PM

Where: San Jose Marriott, 301 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Attire: Cocktail Chic


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<![CDATA[Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Presented by Alaska Airlines]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:32:20 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/1959550_813318932060422_2187719760564063370_n.jpg

The merriest time of the year is approaching and San Francisco's Union Square is the most magical place to celebrate the holidays! Alaska Airlines presents, Safeway Holiday Ice Rink opening on Wednesday, November 1 continuing the fun until January 15, 2018!
In the heart of Union Square, San Francisco's favorite outdoor ice rink is skating its way back in time for the holiday season! Bundle up and get your friends and family ready for festive fun and special events.
Plan your visit to the Holiday Rink in Union Square today. 
For more info, please click here. 
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Monday, January 15, 2018 
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 11:30PM Daily
Where: 333 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102

The merriest time of the year is approaching and San Francisco's Union Square is the most magical place to celebrate the holidays! Alaska Airlines presents, Safeway Holiday Ice Rink opening on Wednesday, November 1 continuing the fun until January 15, 2018!

In the heart of Union Square, San Francisco's favorite outdoor ice rink is skating its way back in time for the holiday season! Bundle up and get your friends and family ready for festive fun and special events.

Plan your visit to the Holiday Rink in Union Square today! 

For more info, please click here

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Monday, January 15, 2018 

Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 11:30PM Daily

Where: 333 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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<![CDATA[31st Annual JSNC Award of Honor Gala]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:31:45 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1019+Gala.jpg

For more than 100 years, the Japan Society of Northern California has fostered collaboration and understanding between the United States and Japan by providing Northern Californians with a range of language, cultural and business programming and opportunities for fellowship. The programming has varied through the years but the mission to foster understanding and collaboration between Japan and the United States remains unchanged.
On Saturday, November 18, 2017 the Japan Society will hold its 31st Annual Award of Honor Gala at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. The gala is our signature event of the year attended by a wide range of Americans and Japanese from business, government, the arts, academia and the community who share a strong commitment to close ties between the United States and Japan.

On Saturday, November 18, the Japan Society will hold its 31st Annual Award of Honor Gala at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. The gala is the society's signature event of the year attended by a wide range of Americans and Japanese from business, government, the arts, academia and the community who share a strong commitment to close ties between the United States and Japan.

For more than 100 years, the Japan Society of Northern California has fostered collaboration and understanding between the United States and Japan by providing Northern Californians with a range of language, cultural and business programming and opportunities for fellowship. The programming has varied through the years but the mission to foster understanding and collaboration between Japan and the United States remains unchanged.

For more information on the honorees and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: Hotel Nikko - 222 Mason Street, San Francisco

When: Saturday, November 18 - Reception begins at 6PM

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<![CDATA[The Setup to Feature Abhay Nadkarni and Samson Koletkar]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:00:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/1019+Comedy.JPG

The Setup, one of San Francisco's premiere underground comedy showcasings, will be featuring Desi Comedy co-creators Abhay Nadkarni and Samson Koletkar on November 2! 

Nadkarni grew up in southern India and moved to South Central Los Angeles for graduate school. His act is an eclectic mix of his experience as an immigrant in the US and stories of dealing with his exposure to cultrure shock. He recently finished up a 20-show tour throughout India.

Koletkar, who grew up in a Jewish household in Mumbai, India, generally develops his performances around his politically, socially, and religiously satirical comedy style told from the perspective of a first-generation immigrant.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this hilarious event, click here.

Where: Amados - 998 Valencia St, San Francisco

When: November 2 - 8PM-9:30PM

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<![CDATA[Wu Yee Children's Services Discusses Closing San Francisco's Widening Income Gap]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:58:32 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/237*120/wu.PNG

Wu Yee's Children's Services is bringing the San Francisco community together to discuss the growing economic disparities and help families bridge the afforability gap in a luncheon panel on Thursday, October 26. 
Wu Yee's Children's Services provides families of San Francisco support in child development, family, and provider services - including assistive programs, child care training and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN).
The panel will discuss the future of early care and education, health equity and social policy. Panelists will explain the sources of poverty and why the imbalance persists, and continues to grow in San Francisco. 
About the moderator and speakers:
Anda Kuo, MD - Doctor Kuo is a UCSF pediatrician leading the way in making child health and wellness a reality for all children the Bay Area. To achieve this vision, she established UCSF's Child Health Equity Collective in 2015. In 2014-2015 she was the Founding Director of the UCSF Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program and served as the Associate Director of Curriculum for the UCSF Pathways to Health and Society from 2011 to 2015. From 2012-2015, Dr. Kuo served as a First Five Commissioner for San Francisco. In 2015 Dr. Kuo joined the Board of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic. In 2013 Dr. Kuo received an Academy Chair in Pediatric Education to advance the educational initiatives of the Child Health Equity Collective. Dr. Kuo welcomes collaborations across the health professions and beyond.
Bertram Lubin, MD - Doctor Lubin's career in Academic Pediatrics and children's health advocacy has spanned fifty years. His work has led to basic, clinical, and social advancements, which have improved the lives of countless children and adults focusing on underserved populations. In 1980, Dr. Lubin became the first physician director of medical research at Children’s Hospital Oakland.  Under his leadership, basic, clinical and translational research activities expanded exponentially. In 2009, Dr. Lubin became the President and CEO of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. In 2015, Dr. Lubin founded the Center for Community Health and Engagement to provide leadership, services, and research to address the impact of social determinants, poverty, and health equity of children.  
Assemblymember David Chiu - In 2014, David Chiu was elected to the California State Legislature to represent the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. He was re-elected in 2016. Before joining the State Assembly, David Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years. As Supervisor, David Chiu authored 110 ordinances across a wide range of policy areas, including affordable housing, job creation, public safety, healthcare, the environment, transportation, civil rights, language access, ethics and technology. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an American Memorial Marshall Fellow, and one of the “Best Attorneys under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Join in on the conversation and register for the event today. 
For more info, please click here. 
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The City Club of San Francisco, 11th Floor, Main Dining Room
155 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Wu Yee's Children's Services is bringing the San Francisco community together to discuss the growing economic disparities and help families bridge the afforability gap in a luncheon panel on Thursday, October 26. 

Wu Yee's Children's Services provides families of San Francisco support in child development, family, and provider services - including assistive programs, child care training and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN).
The panel will discuss the future of early care and education, health equity and social policy. Panelists will explain the sources of poverty and why the imbalance persists, and continues to grow in San Francisco.

About the moderator and speakers:

Anda Kuo, MD - Doctor Kuo is a UCSF pediatrician leading the way in making child health and wellness a reality for all children the Bay Area. To achieve this vision, she established UCSF's Child Health Equity Collective in 2015. In 2014-2015 she was the Founding Director of the UCSF Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program and served as the Associate Director of Curriculum for the UCSF Pathways to Health and Society from 2011 to 2015. From 2012-2015, Dr. Kuo served as a First Five Commissioner for San Francisco. In 2015 Dr. Kuo joined the Board of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic. In 2013 Dr. Kuo received an Academy Chair in Pediatric Education to advance the educational initiatives of the Child Health Equity Collective. Dr. Kuo welcomes collaborations across the health professions and beyond.

Bertram Lubin, MD - Doctor Lubin's career in Academic Pediatrics and children's health advocacy has spanned fifty years. His work has led to basic, clinical, and social advancements, which have improved the lives of countless children and adults focusing on underserved populations. In 1980, Dr. Lubin became the first physician director of medical research at Children’s Hospital Oakland.  Under his leadership, basic, clinical and translational research activities expanded exponentially. In 2009, Dr. Lubin became the President and CEO of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. In 2015, Dr. Lubin founded the Center for Community Health and Engagement to provide leadership, services, and research to address the impact of social determinants, poverty, and health equity of children.  

Assemblymember David Chiu - In 2014, David Chiu was elected to the California State Legislature to represent the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. He was re-elected in 2016. Before joining the State Assembly, David Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years. As Supervisor, David Chiu authored 110 ordinances across a wide range of policy areas, including affordable housing, job creation, public safety, healthcare, the environment, transportation, civil rights, language access, ethics and technology. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an American Memorial Marshall Fellow, and one of the “Best Attorneys under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Join in on the conversation and register for the event today. 

For more info, please click here

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: The City Club of San Francisco, 11th Floor, Main Dining Room155 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104

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<![CDATA[United Ways' Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:58:57 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/1019+UW1.jpg

United Way of the Wine Country and United Way Bay Area have formed an unprecedented partnership to assist the residents and community agencies in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino counties through the United Ways’ Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund. This fund will provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay residents affected by the wildfires that have spread throughout the region. 100% of your gift will go directly to relief and recovery efforts. United Way Bay Area will absorb all administrative costs for handling and processing donations.
We are uniting communities throughout the Bay Area to assist their neighbors in need after 31 people have been killed, more than 3,500 homes and structures have been destroyed, and roughly 191,000 acres of land has been burned (an area almost the size of New York City) since the wildfires began Sunday, October 8.
Relief efforts include providing basic needs services to individuals and assisting the non-profit agencies that serve the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Long-term recovery support may include food and rent assistance to help people who have lost employment, case management services, and mental health counseling.
United Ways are trusted organizations with a long track record of raising funds and making grants to support our communities. Our long-standing relationships with non-profit community organizations, business leaders, foundations, and elected officials allow us to provide timely resources where they are most needed in this disaster response and long-term recovery effort.
Learn more, including FAQs: uwba.org/wildfires-relief

United Way of the Wine Country and United Way Bay Area have formed an unprecedented partnership to assist the residents and community agencies in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino counties through the United Ways’ Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund.

This fund will provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay residents affected by the wildfires that have spread throughout the region. United way is bringing communities together throughout the Bay Area to assist their neighbors in need after 31 people have been killed, more than 3,500 homes and structures have been destroyed, and roughly 191,000 acres of land has been burned since the wildfires began Sunday, October 8.

Relief efforts include providing basic needs services to individuals and assisting the non-profit agencies that serve the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Long-term recovery support may include food and rent assistance to help people who have lost employment, case management services, and mental health counseling.

To learn more about United Way's relief efforts or to donate, click here

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<![CDATA[North Bay Fire Updates and Information Before Heading Home]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:54:51 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/101417morningflamessonomaledeimage_420278.JPEG


The recent Northern California Wildfires is recorded as the worst fires in California's history. The fires have caused serious damage, left many families with nothing and thousands of people are displaced. Below is information on recovery and updates on what to expect if returning to the affected areas.Fire Update 
The recent Northern California Wildfires is recorded as the worst fires in California's history. The fires have caused serious damage, left many families with nothing and thousands of people are displaced. Below is information on recovery and updates on what to expect if returning to the affected areas.
Fire Update by  California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Congressman Mike Thompson's Fire Recovery Guide
Safe Cleanup of Fire Ash and Safe Disposal Procedures

The recent Northern California Wildfires is recorded as the worst fires in California's history. The fires have caused serious damage, left many families with nothing and thousands of people are displaced. Below is information on recovery and updates on what to expect before returning to the impacted areas.

Fire Update by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) For updates or receive mobile alerts of evacuations

- Congressman Mike Thompson's Fire Recovery Guide

- What to Expect when Returning to Areas Impacted by Fires

Local Assistance Center (LAC) - The LAC is a one-stop local assistance center that will be able to help residents with a wide range of services when the immediate fire threat has passed. This center will help with services like insurance claims, short-term lodging, clothing, animal services, and clean-up information. The LAC will be open from 9 am to 7 pm daily, with the last entry at 6 pm so people have time to access all services available. 


Road Closures and Restrictions for the Sonoma County - Please try to stay off the roads, it is necessary to be able to leave the streets free to security vehicles. If you need to drive, proceed with caution. If you find a traffic signal with no light, proceed as a four-way stop. 

PG&E Wildfire Response - This has updated information on all the gas relight process including estimated times of restoration and when people can expect to get a visit from gas service representatives. 

For more information, stories, volunteer opportunities, and satellite map of aftermath, please click here.



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<![CDATA[80 Countries, 80 Anthems Screening]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:52:19 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/1017+80+Anthems1.jpg

Around the World in 80 Anthems will be featured at the Golden Gate International Film Festival on October 28! The documentary, directed by Gordon Michael Woolvett, follows a young girl with a passion for music and a dream of global tranquility.

Capri Everitt is a 13 year-old Guinness World Record-holder who sang national anthems around the world on a mission of peace and harmony, making powerful connections with people in each country and bringing different religions, cultures, languages and ages together through the common language of music.

For more info and to purchase tickets for the film festival, click here. Around the World in 80 Anthems will be featured at 10AM on October 28.

Where: AMC Cupertino - 10123 N Wolfe Road, Cupertino

When: Saturday, October 28 - 10AM

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<![CDATA[Documentary Film, THE ITO SISTERS, Premiers in Berkeley Video & Film Festival ]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:29:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/ItoSisters09.png

Unwashed Masses Productions presents a new documentary feature film, THE ITO SISTERS, premiering in 2017 Berkeley Video & Film Festival on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the East Bay Media Center!
Directed and produced by Antonia Grace Glenn and produced and edited by Gregory Pacificar, THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the experiences of Issei (or Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (or first generation born in the US) women, whose voices have largely been excluded from American history. At the center of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian) and Hideko (Hedy), whose lives were directly impacted by some of the most significant events of 20th-century America, from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 to the Great Depression to World War II.
According to Antonia Grace Glenn, “While there have been several important documentary films that explore the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, there are few if any films that focus on the Japanese American experience before the war. Today, not many people know that there were segregated schools in Sacramento County to separate white and Asian children; or the central role that Asian laborers played in establishing California’s agricultural wealth; or that arranged marriages were regularly practiced by Japanese Americans in California.”
This documentary explores and defines raw experiences through the narratives of the Ito Family. 
Come along and discover the true records of American history. 
For more info, please click here. 
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 
where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Unwashed Masses Productions presents a new documentary feature film, THE ITO SISTERS, premiering in 2017 Berkeley Video & Film Festival on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the East Bay Media Center!

Directed and produced by Antonia Grace Glenn and produced and edited by Gregory Pacificar, THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the experiences of Issei (or Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (or first generation born in the US) women, whose voices have largely been excluded from American history. At the center of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian) and Hideko (Hedy), whose lives were directly impacted by some of the most significant events of 20th-century America, from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 to the Great Depression to World War II.

According to Antonia Grace Glenn, “While there have been several important documentary films that explore the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, there are few if any films that focus on the Japanese American experience before the war. Today, not many people know that there were segregated schools in Sacramento County to separate white and Asian children; or the central role that Asian laborers played in establishing California’s agricultural wealth; or that arranged marriages were regularly practiced by Japanese Americans in California.”

This documentary explores and defines raw experiences through the narratives of the Ito Family. Come along and discover the true records of American history. 

For more info, please click here

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704


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