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Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to Return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst CastleMaria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to Return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

CARMEL, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Best Buddies International,a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11 th AnniversaryBest Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International on September 6. (more...)

California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Joins Leadership Team for 2015 Special Olympics in LACalifornia's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Joins Leadership Team for 2015 Special Olympics in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Leadership Committee of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, Now thru 5/3Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

This celebrated contemporary ballet company is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Alonzo King LINES Ballet Set for Meany Hall TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Alonzo King LINES Ballet Set for Meany Hall Tonight
by Diana Heisroth - May 1, 2014

Alonzo King, the celebrated contemporary ballet company, is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

NBC Bay Area Launches 'The Mix' Hosted By Janet ReillyNBC Bay Area Launches 'The Mix' Hosted By Janet Reilly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ NBC Bay Area today announced that Janet Reilly will be the host of The Mix, a monthly news magazine show premiering this Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. The Mix will deliver an in-depth look at the Bay Area's biggest stories and will feature interviews with a variety of California's leading newsmakers – from actors, athletes, and CEO's to philanthropists, politicians, and tech industry leaders. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Point Foundation's  2014 Gala with Lena Dunham, Andrew Rannells & More!Photo Coverage: Inside the Point Foundation's 2014 Gala with Lena Dunham, Andrew Rannells & More!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 8, 2014

More than 400 guests joined two dozen celebrities and dignitaries at the annual Point Honors gala on April 7, which celebrated the accomplishments of Point Foundation (Point) scholarship recipients. Dr. Neal Baer, the Executive Producer and Showrunner for acclaimed television programs such as 'ER' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'Under The Dome,' received the Point Leadership Award, and Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe Winner and Emmy Nominated Actress and Producer of HBO's 'Girls,' accepted the Point Horizon Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Meany HallPhoto Flash: First Look at Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Meany Hall
by Diana Heisroth - Apr 7, 2014

Alonzo King, the celebrated contemporary ballet company, is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, 5/1-3Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

This celebrated contemporary ballet company is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

Thousands of Californians Are Now Using New Mobile Technology to Advise State LeadersThousands of Californians Are Now Using New Mobile Technology to Advise State Leaders
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

BERKELEY, CA - Since the 'California Report Card' platform launched in early February, over 6,000 people from almost every county in the state have assigned over 20,000 grades to the State of California. This feedback is being closely watched by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who developed the platform with the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative at UC Berkeley. The project is exploring how technology can streamline and structure communication between constituents and elected officials. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with RAISE THE ROOF Fundraiser at Four Seasons San Francisco, 3/15Cal Shakes to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with RAISE THE ROOF Fundraiser at Four Seasons San Francisco, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater today announced details for the company's 19th annual fundraising bash, Raise the Roof, to be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6pm at the Four Seasons San Francisco. The evening, celebrating the company's 40th anniversary and featuring honorary chairperson Annette Bening, who appeared in several Cal Shakes productions in the early years of the company, will support Cal Shakes' work on stage, in classrooms, and with Bay Area communities. (more...)

Mexican Museum Welcomes New Board MembersMexican Museum Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces the addition of six new members to the Museum's Board of Trustees. (more...)

San Francisco Hospital Announces New Heart Designs for 'Hearts in San Francisco' 10th Anniversary TodaySan Francisco Hospital Announces New Heart Designs for 'Hearts in San Francisco' 10th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) announced that it will celebrate the 10thanniversary of the Hearts in San Francisco project at the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark, today, February 13, 2014, with twelve new heart designs for the 2014 series. (more...)

Turning Point for California Online Higher EducationTurning Point for California Online Higher Education
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Facing Classroom Bottlenecks that Limit Access, California College Students Share Experiences, Unmet Needs for Online Learning with Officials and Policy Makers at Conference (more...)

Connie Champagne Brings Her Annual Holiday Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko TonightConnie Champagne Brings Her Annual Holiday Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are excited to welcome home San Francisco's own, legendary, award-winning, extraordinary performer Connie Champagne to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - tonight, December 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

San Francisco Hospital Announces New Heart Designs for 'Hearts in San Francisco' 10th Anniversary, 2/13San Francisco Hospital Announces New Heart Designs for 'Hearts in San Francisco' 10th Anniversary, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) announced today that it will celebrate the 10thanniversary of the Hearts in San Francisco project at the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on Thursday, February 13, 2014, with twelve new heart designs for the 2014 series. In addition to the eight large hearts and four table top hearts, 15 mini hearts with mosaic designs will be sold to raise much-needed funds for life-enhancing programs and initiatives at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The artists selected to create large and table-top hearts for the 2014 luncheon are Shannon Amidon, Christine Arthur, Erica Jasmin Cañas, Patrick Dintino, Charles Gadeken, Brit Howard, June Li, Michael Osborne, Marius Starkey, Emma Webster, and Pop Zhao. The design for the fourth table top heart will be revealed at a later date. The hearts will be auctioned and sold in order to raise money for vital programs at The General. Select large hearts may remain on display in San Francisco's Union Square after the luncheon. Hearts in San Francisco artworks combined with Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark proceeds (2006 - 2013) have raised nearly $10 million for SFGHF. (more...)

Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Gavin Newsom to Discuss Marianne Schnall's, WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE A WOMAN PRESIDENT?, 12/3Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Gavin Newsom to Discuss Marianne Schnall's, WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE A WOMAN PRESIDENT?, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ This Tuesday, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will sit down for a special conversation on gender equity, leadership and the need for partnership between men and women, in honor of author Marianne Schnall's new book What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power. Both Newsoms appear in the book, which features interviews with various thought leaders in an attempt to discover the obstacles that hold women back in America. (more...)

Connie Champagne to Bring Her Annual Holiday Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 12/18Connie Champagne to Bring Her Annual Holiday Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are excited to welcome home San Francisco's own, legendary, award-winning, extraordinary performer Connie Champagne to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Wednesday, December 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Co-Chair 10th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle TodayMaria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Co-Chair 10th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has announced that author, journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 10 th AnniversaryBest Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International today, September 7. (more...)

Box Breaks New Ground: Doubles Free Plan to 10GB and Launches $5 Plan to Bring the Enterprise Cloud to Businesses of All Sizes Box Breaks New Ground: Doubles Free Plan to 10GB and Launches $5 Plan to Bring the Enterprise Cloud to Businesses of All Sizes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Box today announced that it is doubling its Personal offering to include 10GB of free storage and launching an all-new Starter plan tailored to small businesses that offers 100GB for $5/user. Building on Box's success in the enterprise with major customers such as Discovery Communications, Procter & Gamble, and AutoTrader Group, the new plans make it easier than ever for businesses of all sizes to move their content to the cloud. (more...)

Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Co-Chair 10th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, 9/7Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Co-Chair 10th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that author, journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 10 th AnniversaryBest Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International on September 7. (more...)

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