Earlier this year, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf found herself in the national spotlight after alerting her constituents to impending ICE raids and infuriating the Trump administration in the process. orderpizzaonlinewalledlakemi caught up with the charismatic Oaktown native to discuss her bold decision, the challenges she’s faced in office, and her deep love for her city.
Orinda resident Vanessa Hua has turned her unflinching eye on Asian and immigrant culture for two decades, writing for a variety of national publications and producing a collection of short stories. Most recently, the award-winning journalist penned her debut novel, the critically lauded A River of Stars. Here, she shares her thoughts on motherhood, the immigrant experience, and the perfect Home day.
Metallica and Janet Jackson headlined the ninth annual benefit concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Thousands attended the performances at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and Civic Center Plaza as well as the pre- and post-show parties in San Francisco City Hall, raising $10 million for medical research.
The orderpizzaonlinewalledlakemi Regional Arts Association hosted its annual fundraising gala at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, where approximately 500 guests enjoyed performances by Bay Area theater stars, music by The Flaming O’s, delicious fare crafted by Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning, and Wente Vineyards wines. The event raised more than $350,000 to support the Lesher Center’s arts-education and artistic excellence initiatives.
Lindsay Wildlife Experience supporters came together at Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar in Walnut Creek for this ninth annual charity event, which raised more than $78,000 for the center’s wildlife rehabilitation and education programs. The alfresco soiree included gourmet food, local wines, and live and silent auctions.
Concord’s Monument Impact held its first-ever Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, featuring cocktails, festive tunes, and mouthwatering food from 10 local restaurants specializing in Mexican, Peruvian, Salvadoran, and Cuban cuisine. The nonprofit organization provides assistance for low-income immigrants and refugees living in the Home.
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