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The Legacy of Rosie the Riveter

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Community, Features, Leadership, Museums, Photography, Scene, Travel

Over 2,100 participants gathered at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond on the 13th of August, to break the Guinness World record for most ‘Rosie the Riveters’ in one place. Women, men and children participated in the event to honor the trailblazers who stepped up to the call of duty during WWII. Original Rosie’s were in attendance including Agnes Moore, Kay Morrison, Marian Wynn, Primetta Giacopini, and Priscilla Elder. Moore, 96, worked in the Richmond Shipyards as a welder for 4 years.

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Sausage Party – Film Review

By on Aug 12, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

The animated feature Sausage Party takes just that idea and gives adults a cartoon film just for them. The movie is raunchy, hilarious and filled with every sexual innuendo (the sausages want to hook up with buns), stereotype (the Sauerkraut bottles are Nazis), and food related joke (the Horseradish jars literally turn into horses) in the book. A film of this magnitude and content could only be co-written of course by one of the few duo’s in Hollywood that could pull this off, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, the stoner minds behind Superbad and Pineapple Express.

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Suicide Squad – Film Review

By on Aug 5, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

Suicide Squad is the movie many have been waiting for and has been on the minds of comic book fans for years. It features some of the most notable and iconic characters of the DC Comics universe and for non comic book readers, it introduces you to the world of a new set of anti-heroes. Ones that inspire both fear and lovability, a rare combination of expression to feel for a group of villains and sociopaths.

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La Cage Aux Folles presented by BAY AREA MUSICALS!

By on Jul 24, 2016 in Arts, Features, Shows, Theatre & Musicals

The newly formed theatre organization, BAY AREA MUSICALS! is closing its inaugural season with multiple Tony Award winning play, La Cage Aux Folles. The show written by Harvey Fierstein (book) and Jerry Herman (music and lyrics) revolves around Georges (Clay David), the owner of Saint-Tropez drag cabaret “La Cage aux Folles”, his lover Albin (Michael RJ Campbell) who is also the clubs headliner as Zaza, and his son Jean-Michel (Jack O’Reilly) who’s recently announced his engagement to Anne Dindon (Bessie Zolno), daughter of hypocrite politician Edouard Dindon (Cameron Weston).

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Netroots Nation arrives in St. Louis, MO

By on Jul 15, 2016 in Community, Features, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

Netroots Nation, the country’s largest gathering of progressive activists kicked off their annual conference yesterday in St. Louis, MO. Last years event took place in Phoenix, Arizona where it’s central theme was on immigration. This year’s theme of racial justice brought the conference to Missouri where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014 by police officer Darren Wilson in the city of Ferguson.

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Whales: Giants of the Deep at San Diego Natural History Museum

By on Jul 6, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film, Museums, Travel

The traveling exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep at theNat: San Diego Natural History Museum until September 5th gives San Diegans and San Diego tourists an up-close view into the environment and history of these stunning creatures. The display has already mesmerized audiences across the U.S. at the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and most recently the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – Film Review

By on Jun 3, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

The guys from Lonely Island, best known for their hilarious SNL digital shorts where they typically team up with famous singers or actors and make faux music videos, were finally handed the keys to make a full-length feature film. Naturally they took their usual style and spin on music and created a mockumentary about a Justin Bieber-esque character. In the film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, we see the rise and fall of the legendary rapper and pop star Conner 4 Real (Andy Samberg).

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CARNAVAL San Francisco

By on May 30, 2016 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Community, Dance, Fashion, Features, Festivals, Photography, Scene

Carnaval San Francisco has been occurring on Memorial Day Weekend for 38 years. It celebrates the diverse Latin American and Caribbean roots that use to make up the Mission District. The diminishing population of Latinos lost to luxury condominiums, “hipster” stores and rising rent prices didn’t limit the representation of what once was. The parade included music, dance, and artistic expression that had attendees dancing, smiling, and taking photos to memorialize their experience. A pride could be felt in the air that told you, a part of us will always be here.

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

By on May 21, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Film

What do college student consider to be old? The answer is pretty simple, anyone who has graduated college and is no longer in school gets lumped into that category and is deemed an official adult. In the comedy sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, once again the battle between college-aged kids and adults ensues and delivers on every humorous level imaginable. In the first film, the loving thirty-something couple Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) were just trying to establish themselves in their new home with their baby, but all hell broke loose when they realized…

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Mama’s Day 2016

By on May 9, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Community, Fundraisers & Charities

On the Friday evening before Mother’s Day, the Mama’s Day 2016 event kicked off its’ 26th year at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, the fundraising fete is the season’s must-attend culinary event of the year. The occasion featured over 55 chefs from some of San Diego’s most premium restaurants, hotels, and catering companies, those such as The Marine Room, Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa, Waypoint Public and more. The extraordinary chefs prepared delicious samples for over 600 attendees.

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The Man Who Knew Infinity – Film Review

By on May 7, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Film

The film, The Man Who Knew Infinity, is a mathematical experience of the cinematic kind. The first to be written (screenplay), directed and produced by Matt Brown, it mingles math with something much more relatable; real life. Giving viewers a glimpse into the struggles and discoveries of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, it’s based on author Robert Kanigel’s 1991 biography of the same title.

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Everybody Wants Some!! – Film Review

By on Apr 29, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Film

In 1993, Richard Linklater wrote and directed the cult classic Dazed and Confused, which remains as one of the most quintessential high school coming-of-age stories ever told on screen. To duplicate that feeling is nearly impossible as cult classics garner their names from being plucked out of obscurity and attaining a quality to them that just hits the nail on the head. Fast forward and now Linklater is a prominent director who is just coming off the heels of his highly successful and critically acclaimed film Boyhood. In his new film Everybody Wants Some!, the story follows freshman Jake (Blake Jenner) and his first weekend at a fictitious college…

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CubaCaribe Festival 2016

By on Apr 27, 2016 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Community, Dance, Festivals, Photography

The 12th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music ends on Saturday April 30th. This year’s festival CUBA ON MY MIND pays tribute to Cuba’s rich artistic and cultural traditions and their influence around the globe. It’s the only festival in the Bay Area devoted to folkloric and contemporary dance and music of the Afro-Caribbean and its Diaspora. It’s founder, Ramón Ramos Alayo is a Cuban-born dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was selected by the Cuban government to study dance in Santiago de Cuba at age eleven. Each year, the festival presents more than 100 artists in 12 performances plus exhibitions, master classes and lectures on the religion, history and politics of the Caribbean.

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Released

By on Apr 25, 2016 in Film

20th Century Fox has released a brand NEW trailer for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and the Four Horsemen. Check out the trailer below.

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Storytelling in Leadership

By on Apr 25, 2016 in Leadership

Storytelling is important in leadership because you can’t just tell your team members to be motivated, be more creative or start being more invested in their job. We use stories to learn, grow, and share our experiences with others. As a leader, you need to be able to use storytelling as a tool to connect people to the organization’s vision. Storytelling is your power to persuade.

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The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth

By on Apr 23, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Theatre & Musicals

The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth presented by Antic in a Drain (as Artist in Residence at Kinetic Arts Center) will make you laugh at times and really uncomfortable the rest. Maitresse Magnificent (Amelia Van Brunt) introduces the audience to Charles the Chimp (Ross Travis). He’s a good little monkey that’s expected to perform on cue for treats. If he’s not on point he’s stunned via a shock collar.

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In Memory of Prince – The World Turns Purple

By on Apr 21, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Music

Icon singer/musician/producer/writer/genius Prince Rogers Nelson was pronounced dead at 10:07 am today, he was only 57 years old . He was found in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The cause of death is still unknown. Many honored him by lighting up in purple in reference to his most iconic album, Purple Rain. President Barack Obama posted a message on Facebook summarizing Prince’s genius.

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OMCA Exhibits Altered State: Marijuana in California

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Features, Museums

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) opened Altered State: Marijuana in California in its Great Hall, the first-ever museum exhibition to focus on the topic. You’re welcomed to the exhibit with popular quotes on the wall by artists, politicians and scientists. The exhibit is not meant to declare a position and juxtaposes polarizing opinions in some of the areas.

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Leadership: Walking the Talk

By on Apr 17, 2016 in Leadership

Modeling behavior is necessary for your own well-being as well as those of your team member’s.

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Leadership Quotes by Lexa from CW’s The 100

By on Apr 16, 2016 in Leadership

Lexa, played by Alycia Debnam-Carney on The CW’s The 100, is the commander of the Grounder clans. She’s a skillful Heda (Commander in Trigedasleng) and fearless warrior. She’s as tough as nails who stops at nothing to protect her peoples. Here are three quotes by Lexa to inspire you to greatness:

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