The chocolate concierge for Bridge Brands Chocolate, an artisanal producer at 12th and Folsom streets, is an expert at pairing chocolate with wine, tea and coffee. Read More
The fundraising and event coordinator for the nonprofit Breast Cancer Network of Strength helped plan the organization’s Walk to Empower on Mother’s Day, a 3-mile walk starting from Justin Herman Plaza. What’s the history of this event? [It] celebrates [the organization’s] 19th year promoting its mission to ensure ... that no one faces breast cancer alone. Read More
The Academy of Sciences head biologist handmade a wetsuit to protect a balding penguin. The wetsuit enabled the animal’s feathers to rejuvenate, and inspired the recently released book “Pierre the Penguin.” Read More
The founder and president of the Pacific Shaving Co., a San Francisco business, is supporting Red Cross blood drives and, for the month of April, will donate a free bottle of shaving oil to anyone who gives blood. Read More
The executive director of First Graduate, a nonprofit that enrolls youth in a 10-year program to finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college, is organizing its fifth annual Cap & Gown fundraising event at San Francisco City Hall on May 7.
Why first-in-family graduates? We work with first-generation college students because parents’ education is the most important factor in academic attainment of the child. Read More
Seth Shostak, the SETI Institute astronomer and author of “Confessions of an Alien Hunter,” will explain his quest for alien communications at an April 30 Explorers Club event at the University Club, 800 Powell St. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit www.diggles.com/ec. Read More
Tanaka is the public affairs officer for Japanese Airlines, one of the chief sponsors of this weekend’s Cherry Blossom Festival. The 43rd event will wrap up at 1 p.m Sunday with the Grand Parade, a march stretching from Civic Center to Japantown. Read More
The Warriors point guard, a leading candidate for NBA Rookie of the Year, is a big fan of video games. Last week, Curry helped debut “Red Steel 2,” a new first-person shooter game from Ubisoft.
How did you find out about ‘Red Steel 2’? I actually played it for the first time the day it came out [Tuesday]. I love the graphics and the objective of the game. It’s a lot of fun to play. Read More
Iluna Basque on Union Street — which the former “Top Chef” contestant owns — is one of 15 U.S. restaurants donating a portion of proceeds from Valentine’s Day dinner to Hearts for Haiti: An American Dining Relief Benefit.
How did you get involved in the Hearts for Haiti? Ron Duprat is from Haiti and was a contestant and friend on “Top Chef.” He called me and asked if I’d like to participate. Read More
The San Francisco native and longtime bishop of City of Refuge United Church of Christ will be recognized today — World AIDS Day — as a Local Unsung Hero for her work as the executive director of the Ark of Refuge. Read More