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2011-06-03 10:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) today announced that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will help kick off Launch: Silicon Valley 2011, Silicon Valley's most affordable, high visibility product launch showcase for emerging technology companies, to be held on June 7, 2011. Startup America CEO Scott Case, Garage Technology Ventures Managing Director and author Guy Kawasaki, and Microsoft...

2011-04-06 14:25:00

New Online Tool Helps Individuals and Families Determine EITC Eligibility SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the final days of tax filing season, California families were introduced to a new online calculator that can help them easily determine if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal tax credit that can boost an individual's or family's federal refund by as much as $5,666. The WEb Connector EZ asks four questions and within minutes...

2011-01-11 04:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Gavin Newsom nominated Vince Courtney to serve on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). This appointment was confirmed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on January 4, 2011 by unanimous decision. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110111/DC26796) "As the SFPUC continues its work to seismically rebuild our water and wastewater systems and deliver renewable power to San Francisco, Vince...

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2010-11-14 07:36:31

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is planning to veto a new city law that would put an end to toys being given away as part of a children's meal at restaurants. The law will require that restaurant kids' meals meet certain nutritional standards before they would be allowed to give away toys.  "We must continue pursuing real strategies against childhood obesity, but this legislation takes an intrusive and ineffective approach. Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children...

2010-08-25 16:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced a partnership between San Francisco and Toyota to pilot the company's state-of-the-art Prius plug-in hybrid demonstration program vehicles. The plug-in hybrids, coming to market in 2012, will operate as part of the city fleet in order to demonstrate the viability of plug-in hybrid technology, educate and inform the public, evaluate performance under heavy-use conditions, and better understand the benefits of the...

2010-08-09 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing travel, marks its third year anniversary with festivities that celebrate the airline's continued expansion, unique team and award-winning service. To help mark birthday number three, Mayor Gavin Newsom has once again proclaimed the airline's anniversary date of August 8, 2010, "Virgin America Day" in the City of San Francisco. Later this week, the airline will celebrate with...

2010-04-08 11:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Maitri San Francisco (www.maitrisf.org), the only AIDS-specific residential care facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, has announced its signature gala and auction, BLISS 2010. This year's event will take place on Sunday, May 2nd from 6-10pm at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco's historic Presidio and will be headlined by leading stand-up comedian Sandra Bernhard. The event will also feature a live auction led by celebrity designer Carmen Marc...

2010-02-18 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Samepoint, LLC, the leading search engine for finding and tracking consumer-generated opinions across the social web, today issued a study on the most socially active mayors in the country, naming San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom as the country's number one online connected mayor. Samepoint analyzed fans and followers across Facebook and Twitter to derive its rankings. The study covers the 100 largest US cities, however, the majority are not from the top...

2010-01-27 20:28:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Wrapping up her Expedition of the Americas segment, a part of her current world voyage, Cunard Line's Queen Victoria made her inaugural visit to San Francisco today. Welcoming her to this historic maritime port was the honourable Mayor Gavin Newsom, along with travel agents, media and local dignitaries -- including the British Consul-General of San Francisco, Julian Evans. In addition, by official order of proclamation, Mayor Newsom declared...

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2009-12-03 06:05:00

San Francisco and Amsterdam are competing online to see which city wins the title of being the greenest, reported AFP. On Tuesday, the mayors of both cities started the contest for the most environmentally friendly city along with technology giant Cisco to urge urban centers across the globe to join in the fight against global warming and other environmental issues. "It is cities and regions that need to take leadership," San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom said from Bangalore during a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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