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Leo Stutzin

Master Harold at Aurora: a Spellbinding Journey Across a Global Canvas on a Small Stage

Leo Stutzin | June 26, 2016 | San Francisco
Hally (Andrew Humann) and Sam (L. Peter Callender) relive a soaring moment with a kite as Willie (Adrian Roberts) observes. Photos by David Allen Athol Fugard's Master Harold ...and the boys involves two black men, one teenaged white boy and 90...
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/24/16

John Zipperer | June 24, 2016 | San Francisco
While you are busy exchanging your British pounds for dollars and euros, take a break and test your news skills with our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: He probably also asked about his pension; dream delayed; it's the Andy Warhol theory of...
Sean Martinfield

Malin Byström is 'Jenůfa' - Now at San Francisco Opera Through 7/1

Sean Martinfield | June 24, 2016 | San Francisco
For San Francisco audiences, Czech composer Leoš Janáček's Jenůfa is (as Gershwin would put it) "a sometime thing" - last appearance being fifteen years ago, during the winter of '01. The production by Francesca Zambello featured Patricia Racette and evergreen tenors Richard Berkeley-Steele as Laca and tenor Jay...
Tanya Wright

What I Learned About Life From My 'Orange Is The New Black' Character, Crystal Burset

Tanya Wright | June 23, 2016 | Entertainment
I have no idea what will happen between Sophia and Crystal in the coming seasons. Playing her has been one of the great highlights of my lucky career as an actor. I've learned more from Crystal than just about any character I've ever played. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
Jerry Cimino

An Open Letter To The Tech Industry

Jerry Cimino | June 22, 2016 | Politics
The Beat Generation represented everything positive that came out of the 1950s. Theirs was a message of optimism: that the kind of world we want to live in can be ours. Donald Trump wants to drag us backward.

Philz Coffee is All About Community

Quora | June 22, 2016 | San Francisco
These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Jacob Jaber, CEO of Philz Coffee, on Quora. Q: What's the future of the coffee industry? A: I don't...
Malaika Bobino

James MVP Again, Warriors Stunned By Loss

Malaika Bobino | June 21, 2016 | Sports
The Cleveland Cavaliers made history of their own. They became the first team in NBA history overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals.
Sean Martinfield

A Profile of Mariusz Kwiecień - Now at SF Opera Through 6/29

Sean Martinfield | June 20, 2016 | San Francisco
For me, David Gockley's greatest asset - even before his thirty-three year tenure (1972-2005) as General Director of Houston Grand Opera - was his experience as an opera student, as a baritone - at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Jeff Bleich

Fathers Can't End Violence In A Day, But There Is No Better Day To Start.

Jeff Bleich | June 20, 2016 | Politics
We can't be good fathers as long as we tolerate the epidemic of sexual assaults against young women and girls.
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/17/16

John Zipperer | June 17, 2016 | San Francisco
Before your poll numbers reach rock bottom, take some time to test your news skills with our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: They're not even in the running; this is definitely the "worse" part of "for better or worse"; she's a uniter;...
Michael Likosky

The California Infrastructure Bank Modernizes

Michael Likosky | June 16, 2016 | Business
The California Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank) recently issued a $400 million plus Green Bond. The proceeds are going to much-needed water projects in the state. Given the dire situation caused by the drought, money is being deployed swiftly.
Sen. Barbara Boxer

On Gun Violence -- Let's Come Together And Stop the Heartbreak

Sen. Barbara Boxer | June 16, 2016 | Politics
As elected officials, we take an oath to protect and defend the American people. Right now, we are failing at our most basic task - keeping our children and our families safe from harm.
Brian Milne

Pine Tree Deaths Plague California's Sierra Nevada

Brian Milne | June 14, 2016 | Green
In visiting with the rangers at Dinkey Creek Campground, located in near Shaver Lake in the heart of the thick Ponderosa pine forest, they said hundreds of trees have already been cut down this month for safety reasons with hundreds more needing to be removed this summer.
Jacob Tobia

Remember The Forces That Marginalize Queers Also Marginalize Muslims

Jacob Tobia | June 13, 2016 | Queer Voices
Today, it is our obligation as a queer community to remember that islamophobia, homophobia, and transphobia work together.
Latino Decisions

Can Kamala Harris Lose The Latino Vote And Still Win The U.S. Senate?

Latino Decisions | June 13, 2016 | Latino Voices
On June 7, 2016 Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez made history. In November, California will see the first ever U.S. Senate general election match-up between two Democrats. Not only two Democrats but two high-profile women of color, ensuring that a minority woman will succeed Barbara Boxer as a U.S. Senator from California in 2017.
William Bradley

Behind Hillary Clinton's Big California Win and the Promise/Peril of the Bernie Sanders Movement

William Bradley | June 11, 2016 | Media
Poor Bernie Sanders. He made his big post-primary return to Washington Thursday, meeting with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Senate Democratic Leader Reid, ending the day with a rally at RFK Stadium. But to look at the media coverage, it's as though all that barely happened, as the Vermont...
Ken White

Hard To Adopt Dogs Find Homes

Ken White | June 13, 2016 | San Francisco
An open admissions shelter, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA accepts all animals from our community. That means many wonderful, healthy, friendly and frankly adorable dogs, cats and other companion animals needing nothing more than vaccination, surgical sterilization, and a loving family. It...
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/10/16

John Zipperer | June 10, 2016 | San Francisco
Be the first female presidential nominee to take our latest Week to Week News Quiz. (Others can take it, too.) Here are some random but real hints: It could mean an all-Methodist ticket; they're looking for payback; he took Graham's suggestion; and at least he wasn't promoting a sponsor. Answers...
Richard Branson

Why Should We Care About the Ocean?

Richard Branson | June 10, 2016 | Green
Like millions of others, I really care about the ocean and can't just sit back and watch it being destroyed. Having had the huge privilege of swimming with magnificent creatures, I am in total awe of our underwater world.
Alan Black

The Will - Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | June 9, 2016 | San Francisco
A bar napkin, a touch soggy. I leave all my regrets, guilt and anger to this napkin Legally binding A signature, the date, lipstick sealed. An inheritance. What shall I do with it? Regrets: I could spend...
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