The mother of three had a career in business and politics before she became a mom. After having her first child, she set up the Golden Gate Mothers Group in 1996, wrote the book “Life After Baby: From Professional Woman to Amateur Parent” while having her second child and now is a career and executive coach.Why did you set up the Golden Gate Mothers Group? Read More
Anne Donnelly, the director of health care policy at Project Inform, will be honored today with the Lonnie Payne-Clark Award by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation at the Leadership Recognition Dinner in the Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St. She has worked in the field of HIV-AIDS for 21 years. Read More
Churchill is the senior vice president of product development at Grower’s Secret, a San Francisco-based company that promotes organic farming and sustainablity. How easy is it to start growing organically? It’s very easy to start, as nature takes care of it for us. Our organic products heal the soil and reverse the effects that synthetic fertilizers have on soil. Read More
Barbara Cicerelli coordinates the patient navigator program for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Department at the Department of Public Health. The American Cancer Society recently launched this free program in the Oncology Department at San Francisco General Hospital.How does the Patient Navigator Program help cancer patients? In general, our mission is to be the single point of contact for the patients. Cancer patients can often have 10 to 15 health care providers and so we are with them through everything. Read More
Erik Larson started San Francisco-based company NextAdvisor in 2006. The company reviews online services in any number of categories from credit monitoring to online backup services to diet programs.Do you rate local companies? Not exclusively as it’s based online at NextAdvisor.com and is available to anyone in the United States.Where do you gather the information from? We sign up for all of the services and have in-house editoral staff that try them out and write reviews based on their experiences. Read More
John Caine, the owner of Hi Dive at Pier 28½, has been nominated for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2011 Man and Woman of the Year campaign. He is hosting a fundraiser at Hi Dive from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $35.
Why did you accept the nomination? What is your goal? The timing was right, as a close family friend just passed away from cancer. My goal is to reach $25,000. My main goal is to help improve the day-to-day quality of life of cancer patients. Donations can be made at gsf.mwoy.llsevent.org/johnc. Read More
Ceri Garfield, a 24-year-old musician from Ireland, is breaking into the San Francisco scene. She started tin whistle lessons at about the age of 5 and started learning the flute at age 17. Read More
Along with fellow Show Dogs co-owner and chef John Clarke, Gayle Pirie is launching Rescue Dog Days, a series of bimonthly events to raise money for six local nonprofits. They will run 6 to 8 p.m. at Show Dogs, 1020 Market St., starting Thursday.
Why are you partnering with six San Francisco nonprofits? It’s a time to reach out to, and partner up with, community groups to help each other. We have the means to do it, and are interested in helping raise the profiles of these charities. Each event will be dedicated to one nonprofit. Read More
SuperMath owner Mina Watanabe hosted the 28th annual SuperMath contest at St. Mary’s Cathedral this month.
Why did you start SuperMath?
I wanted to do something for society and offer something to the country.
What is SuperMath?
It is an abacus-based mental calculation program. Students start with learning how to use the abacus and then transform this to mental calculation skills. The abacus can help you with anything numbers-related such as algebra. Read More
Mike Gallagher, the vice chairman of the California Travel and Tourism Commission and co-CEO of CityPass, was recently awarded the Hall of Fame Lifetime Contribution in Tourism Award. The honor came from the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association International. CityPass provides reduced admissions to attractions in various cities, including San Francisco.How does it feel to be honored with the award? Read More
The world-renowned yoga teacher will be leading the second annual Wanderlust Festival May 21 at The Fillmore. The yoga will be accompanied by the music of Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. Yoga and music tickets are $55, while music-only tickets cost $25. Information can be found at fillmore.wanderlustfestival.com. Read More
The co-owner of Eat24hours.com explains the advantages of using the website for ordering food online for delivery.How easy is it to use the site? Customers firstly create their own account. Then they enter their address, select a restaurant in their area and order online for delivery. Restaurants are getting their order just the way they want it. Read More
The owner and director of Aha Yoga, 1892 Union St., is hosting transformational breath seminars around the state throughout the year. Details can be found at www.breathe2000.com.Why should people have yoga in their lives? Through practicing the process of yoga, you become more self-aware, present and conscious of your behaviors and what’s happening in your life. When you’re practicing, fundamentally you are connecting with your breath. There is nothing more profound than this in the human experience. Read More
Sara Spearin, the owner and founder of Dynamo Donut, an artisanal doughnut shop at 2760 24th St., is delighted to be collaborating with Project Open Hand. Dynamo recently launched its newest doughnut flavor, combining Project Open Hand’s peanut butter with a banana honey glaze.Why are you collaborating with Project Open Hand? They got in contact with us and I’m delighted they chose Dynamo Donut. It is our first collaboration and it is a lot of fun. We are helping them promote what they do. Read More
Sanford Marshall, the owner and founder of both The Wedding Coach and San Man Productions, has been planning events for more than a decade.
Why did you found The Wedding Coach? I recognized that there’s a market for a real wedding planner that has the ability to recognize that men and women are different in many ways. I say that just because your fiance doesn’t care about the color of the napkins doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about the wedding. I want to communicate and facilitate commitment between both parties. Read More