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2011-03-08 09:17:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 10,000 participants will descend upon Bear Creek Resort in Macungie, Pennsylvania, on April 9th and 10th, 2011, to run a ten mile course with 19 military-style obstacles, including fire, ice, and live electric wires. Not your typical mud run or spirit-crushing road race, Tough Mudder is Ironman meets Burning Man. Designed by British Special Forces to test all-around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie, the event is not about...

2011-03-07 00:00:27

Local favorite DJ Remeddy brings his signature style to Slide, one of San Francisco's most exclusive clubs, on March 25th. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 05, 2011 Slide, the notorious San Francisco nightclub located near Union Square, will host local sensation DJ Remeddy the evening of March 25th for Socialista Friday. The native San Franciscan has created original remixes, mash-ups, and party breaks that have become major hits in the club scene worldwide. Remeddy creates a...

2011-02-14 14:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is once again the title sponsor of the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade in this Year of the Hare. To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines is staging one of its most lavish Parade floats, featuring all things Lunar New Year including dozens of intricately carved New Year figurines, countless popping firecrackers, pinwheels, fans, a myriad of lucky...

2010-11-28 00:20:26

Audio Symphony Home Entertainment on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco makes it easy to enjoy the holiday season with interactive smart home designs at affordable prices. Smart home technology brings comfort, safety, and entertainment together to create a great family atmosphere during the holidays or any other time of the year. San Francisco, CA (Vocus) November 27, 2010 Smart homes are not just for the rich anymore. In recent years they have become more accessible for the ordinary...

2010-10-21 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Exploratorium, San Francisco's internationally acclaimed museum of science, art and human perception, the acknowledged prototype for hands-on museums internationally, broke ground at its future home on Piers 15 and 17, on San Francisco's historic waterfront. This is the largest project on the waterfront since the Giants' AT&T park. The Exploratorium, a private, not-for-profit organization, also has an ambitious $300 million fundraising...

2010-10-19 09:34:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent world rankings placing the United States a dismal 21st in science education, America's science museums could become a priceless resource to the nation's youth. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101019/NY84502 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101019/NY84502 ) There are more than 150 science museums in the U.S. but bringing new exhibits to the public are costly. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, a non-profit...

2010-10-14 10:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- North America's premier cinemaquatic© event, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, is casting out a Call for Entries to the eighth annual festival, March 9-13, 2011. Presented by NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute, the Festival will again take place adjacent to the Aquarium's entrance at Theatre 39 on PIER 39. With a reputation as the largest and most diverse festival of its kind, the San...

2010-03-30 03:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Much has been written lately about the possible move of the mega-popular Comic-Con from San Diego to neighboring Anaheim or Los Angeles when the convention's contract with the San Diego Convention Center expires in 2012. But organizers have taken time from reviewing proposals to focus on the Northern California city of San Francisco. "Our work continues," commented David Glanzer, spokesperson for Comic-Con and sister show WonderCon. "While we are...

2010-02-24 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, who will be awarded the National Medal of Arts tomorrow by President Barack Obama. Speaker Pelosi nominated Thomas for the honor. "Michael Tilson Thomas has brought pride to all San Franciscans as President Obama honors him as a recipient of a National Medal of Arts. Thomas has been a remarkable mentor and supporter...

2009-12-09 13:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today that it has awarded $457,000 in grants this year to support education and the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first two grant cycles were designed to address the Foundation's mission to enhance quality of life by promoting equitable access to a baseline of literacy and enabling inspiration through the magic of the arts. The Foundation is pleased to support the important work of these...