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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...

2009-11-24 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will celebrate its 30th year as one of the premier triathlons in the world on Sunday, May 2, 2010. For 30 years, this legendary race has attracted professional and amateur athletes from around the world with its challenging course including the infamous swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, the hilly bike ride and grueling run through San Francisco. The world's leading sports, entertainment and media company IMG...

2009-10-12 07:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rev. Rizi Nasele Timane' and the Gospel Truth Music Ministry (http://www.rizigospel.com) are airing a 30-second commercial identifying the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community's struggle for full equality as a civil rights issue and promoting equality for all. The ad has been running locally in California on CNN, E TV and Bravo TV. The ad is also available on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfre1lV61Es) where it has generated...

2009-10-01 20:57:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- IMG Sports & Entertainment, the world's leading sports, entertainment and media company, today announced Premier Event Management (PEM) as the new race director of the world-famous Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Premier Event Management will be responsible for all race management and implementation for the upcoming Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 30th Anniversary race set to take place on Sunday, May 30, 2010. "The Escape from Alcatraz...

2009-10-01 11:58:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its fourth anniversary in San Francisco, supperclub Restaurant is offering visitors to the city 40% off their dinners. From October 1-31, 2009, guests just need to show their inbound (SFO) boarding pass to receive the discount. Originating in Amsterdam, the San Francisco location is the only supperclub in the United States. Since opening in 2005 on Harrison Street in the SOMA district, the unique restaurant has been drawing rave...

2009-09-29 09:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Entering its seventh year, the 2010 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will be bigger and better than ever as the event expands to encompass five days of ocean-inspired films on February 3-7, 2010. Co-sponsored by Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute, the festival is also moving to a new venue: J'LaChic THEATRE 39 at PIER 39. The PIER 39 venue is adjacent to Aquarium of the Bay, where the VIP opening reception and several breakout sessions...

2009-07-29 14:34:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobius Science Center and Charles J. Simon, founder of pioneering technology companies and nationally recognized software developer, announced today the introduction of the "PassPort to Discovery(TM)" System, an innovative interactive exhibit system designed to customize the visitor experience at science centers, museums, and other exhibit venues. Onscreen talking avatars greet visitors by name and can paraphrase the exhibit content. Charles...

2009-05-17 21:05:00

First-Time Participant Shatters Course Record by Eleven Seconds SAN FRANCISCO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- First-time ING Bay to Breakers 12K participant Sammy Kitwara of Kenya made race history amid more than 62,000 participants, world-class athletes, weekend runners and enthusiasts of all ages. Finishing in 33:31 - beating Ismael Kirui's 1993 time by 11 seconds - Kitwara's performance earned the $25,000 Battle to the Breakers prize, the $7,000 First Place prize, the $5,000 ING Hayes Street...

2009-05-15 17:26:47

Organizers of the annual Bay to Breakers footrace and street party in San Francisco said they are working to keep the event fun despite strict new rules. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, whose district contains a large portion of the race route, said Sunday's event, the 98th Bay to Breakers, will be important to the future of the race, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. This is a pivotal year, Mirkarimi said. We're trying to perform the fine pirouette of addressing any negative...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'