Christina Dang is a team coach at Public Allies San Francisco, which helps build professional and personal leadership skills. Public Allies is partnering with Hunters Point Family and the Recreation and Park Department for Global Youth Service Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1120 Oakdale Ave. Read More
Tracy Stanwick, the owner of Salon Belle de Soir (Beauty of the Evening), makes the customers and personalized hair styling a priority in the small boutique tucked away on a corner at 2208 Filbert St. She describes the salon as a secret handshake with people hearing of it by word of mouth; it’s more personal than overwhelming. Read More
Nathalie d’Adelhart Toorop, the assistant to the Netherlands consul general, is helping to coordinate Dutch Queen’s Day in Union Square on April 30.What can people expect to see and do on Queen’s Day? We are trying to get the feeling of Holland to Union Square. The color orange will be everywhere. There will be many things like family-oriented games, a beer garden, bike rides, a classical concert and live band, a commercial market with Dutch food like cheese and pastries, and a vrijmarkt, which is organized by and for children where they can sell old toys, etc. Read More
Norman Fong, the deputy director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, is helping organize the second annual Noodle Fest. The culinary and cultural celebration will be presented by the North Beach Merchants Association and Chinatown Community Development Center on May 1. Read More
Lee Wolfer is a physician who practices spine and sports medicine in San Francisco at the Chiro-Medical Group, her private practice, and in Daly City at the Spinal Diagnostics and Treatments Center. She recently appeared on the “Dr. Oz Show” as an expert on biopuncture.
What is biopuncture? It is a new European injection-based treatment using botanical remedies as well as glucose to treat pain and inflammation for common problems such as sprains and strains, joint and spinal pain, tendonitis, and shoulder and nerve pain. Read More
Jennifer S. Gorovitz is the chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Federation, which will be celebrating FedFest today at UC San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 100-year celebration is a thank you for supporting the JCF and the community as a whole.What is the day really about? Read More
Balboa High School coach Rocio Ramirez won the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award. She will accept the prize at the annual National Youth Sports Award dinner and auction today at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park.
What do you coach?
I coach cheerleading and soccer, and teach physical education.
Why do you think you won this award?
I’ve asked myself this too. The award is more than just coaching. Read More
Barbara Marquez, the supervisor of Pump It Up San Francisco, invites families with autistic children to come to the inflatable party zone for free from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at its 201 Mendell St. location. People also can jump from 6 to 9 p.m. the same day for a recommended donation of $10. All donations will benefit the Autism Speaks Foundation. Read More
Chris Cosentino is the executive chef of Incanto, a rustic Italian restaurant serving fresh, straight-forward locally sourced food. He is the honorary chef co-chair for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation San Francisco on Thursday at The Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St. Tell me about the types of jobs you have had over the years. Read More
Simla Somturk Wickless, the founder of Delicious Health, is a nutritionist and lifestyle coach to busy entrepreneurs and professionals. She coaches clients on how to feed themselves in all aspects of their lives, from food and relationships to careers and their spiritual beings. Read More
Dyani Makous is the founder and executive director of the Barrio Planta Project — a community development, education and arts school that provides free creative arts education, jobs training and English lessons to kids from the age of 3 to adults. The school is holding a public fundraiser Friday at Sub-Mission Artspace, at Mission and 18th streets from 6 to 10 p.m. Read More
Eve Cuny, the director of environmental health and safety at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, talks about the unWaste Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot at Sacramento Street between Webster and Fillmore streets. People can bring household items that are difficult to dispose of. Read More
Karen V. Clopton is the current and first black president of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco. This year, California women are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their right to vote. Clopton is also the first black chief administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission, and in 2008 was the first black woman to be appointed by the State Bar’s Board of Governors.
How did you come to be president of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco and what are your responsibilities? Read More
Citrix Chief Marketing Officer Wes Wasson discusses how teleworking — or what he calls “the everywhere employee” — is what makes the $2 billion software company so successful.Why is teleworking becoming so popular? People now have a new mind-set that they can work from any location. Being bound to one location can be challenging, antiquated and even ridiculous to many users. A smaller reason is that it takes cars off the roads. Read More
Deena Malkina, the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Beautybloc.com, explains why the deals website for beauty products and services rivals sites such as Groupon.
How does the website work? We are posting one deal per week, with intentions to post one a day later on. People can sign up and receive the deal to their email account or can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Read More