Paul Ash, the executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank, spent the majority of his working life in nonprofit management. But his passion for food distribution began when he was in college, and after a 20-plus-year career at the Food Bank, his appetite for feeding the hungry is still alive and well.Tell us about your background. Read More
As San Francisco prepares to rally under the banner of “In Pride We Trust” at the 41st annual gay pride parade, organizers of what’s billed as the planet’s largest LGBT celebration are marching to another tune this year.
After a city audit last year revealed a looming cloud of debt left hovering over the event by previous festivities, San Francisco Pride underwent substantial structural changes.
But the show must go on. Read More
As the daily noon bell rings at Ohlone Elementary School in Palo Alto, most children think of one thing — recess.But for 10-year-old Taylor DeGroff, it is another reminder that she is a little different than the rest of her classmates.“I’m really used to it by now,” she said, recalling the daily routine of waiting for the school nurse to check her blood sugar level and administer an insulin shot before playing with her peers. Read More
It’s neither the oldest nor the most historical joint on the block, but rest assured, Credo has a drink — and a quote — for everybody. Nestled in the bustling artery that is The City’s Financial District, Credo lives up to its billing. Read More
Morgan Slain, the CEO of SplashData — a leading provider of productivity applications for smartphones — launched an updated Splash ID app that specializes in protecting all digital records, such personal pictures and crucial bank account numbers.Tell us about some of your apps. The most popular investment application is called Splash ID. It’s like a safe for the digital age. You can put all your most critical information — usually passwords, credit card numbers and account information — in your safe. Read More
John Jannotti, the co-founder of Foodler, a company that expedites and eases the burden of ordering from various takeout spots and restaurants, opened a San Francisco location in October and recently launched a mobile website. Foodler.com lists about 200 city restaurants and hopes to expand that number to 500 by next year. Read More
Cedric Brown, the CEO of the San Francisco-based Mitchell Kapor Foundation — an organization dedicated to improving college enrollment rates among black youth — will host a special graduation ceremony through its College Bound Brotherhood program. Tonight’s event at the Oakland Museum of California theater will feature between 75 and 100 Bay Area school graduates who are college-bound. Read More
Alexa Milkovich, the co-founder of BeMyDD, aka Be My Designated Driver, a service company dedicated to keeping drivers who have had one too many drinks off the road, recently expanded to The City. The company offers two services: a personal driver where the client gets chauffeured around in his or her car, and a pickup service where the client gets picked up after driving to a location. Read More
Diane Havlir, the professor of medicine at UC San Francisco, serves as chief of the AIDS program at San Francisco General Hospital. Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS cases reported to the nation via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
After finally reaching the postseason for the first time in his final season on the Hilltop, USF senior Connor Bernatz can describe the looming NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament matchup against UCLA in just a few choice words.
“We just want another shot at ’em,” he said.
Today, the Dons get their shot.
After seizing the West Coast Conference title Sunday and securing a postseason berth by earning the fourth seed in the UCLA Regional, USF (31-23) will face the vaunted, top-seeded Bruins in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. Fresno State and UC Irvine round out the regional. Read More
Casey O’Hara, an honors science teacher at Carlmont High School in Belmont, was recently honored at a school assembly with a science-teaching award from Amgen, the world’s largest biotech company. O’Hara received a $10,000 grant, half of which belongs to him, the other half to the school.
What was it like standing in front of 1,000 cheering students as you received the $10,000 grant? I’m not particularly comfortable with lots of attention. My students told me I turned several shades of red as I walked out to receive the award. Read More
With every Little Leaguers dream being to land a spot on a professional baseball roster, Kenny Diekroeger two years ago made an unfathomable decision to some, but undoubtedly the right choice to himself.
“I had a really tough decision,” said Diekroeger, recalling the choice of accepting the Tampa Bay Rays’ offer to play professional baseball or attending Stanford, just 2½ miles from where he played his high school ball — Menlo School. Read More
With summer vacation season ready for takeoff, national and Bay Area forecasts show air travel increasing despite more-expensive ticket prices driven by high fuel costs.According to figures from AAA, about 3 million people will travel by air nationwide during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, an 11.5 percent increase from last year. Ticket prices during the holiday weekend are expected to be 14 percent more expensive than last year. Read More
A state agency has approved more than $1 million for the restoration of wetlands off Redwood City’s shore. The state’s Coastal Conservancy on Thursday agreed to allocate up to $1.85 million to the nonprofit Ducks Unlimited Inc. to restore Middle Bair Island’s wetland habitat. The project’s main source of funding will come from a pending Department of Water Resources grant of $1.25 million, while the rest will come from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Brenda Buxton, a project manager for the Coastal Conservancy. Read More
In the ever-evolving environmental battle over Pacifica’s Sharp Park Golf Course, San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos recently requested to draft legislation that would close the sporting facility for the sake of two endangered species. Read More