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Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event to Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House March 30

Sims Recycling Solutions is teaming up with Sims Metal Management and the San Jose Sharks to encourage the community and Sharks hockey fans to recycle their electronics and appliances. The more material collected for recycling during the event on March 30, the more Sims will donate to the Ronald McDonald House, a charity chosen by […]

Rocket Farms Flower Truck to Give Away Roses in Streets of San Francisco

Rocket Farms will be travelling the streets of San Francisco, food truck style, spreading the love of Valentine’s Day by giving out as many as 500 roses to people passing on the streets.  On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Rocket Farms’ Flower Truck will visit three areas of San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

iGive.com Will Gather Today to Hold Up World’s Largest Valentine

To celebrate Valentine’s Day beginning at 9 a.m., a group of more than 80 individuals from the online charity model iGive.com will be gathered in San Francisco decked in red to hold up the World’s Largest Valentine. The 20′ x 24′ hand-crafted Valentine will bring people together on a mission to spread love as well […]

Pagan Religious Organizations Sponsor Blood Drive at San Jose’s Doubletree

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer Bay Area religious organizations Coru Cathubodua and Solar Cross Temple have partnered with Blood Centers of the Pacific to host a blood drive Feb. 16-17 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.  The blood drive is being held in conjunction with the 19th annual meeting of PantheaCon, a conference […]

The Body Shop’s NEW PULSE Beauty Boutique to Open

The Body Shop’s NEW PULSE Beauty Boutique at the Bay Street at Emeryville will open Feb. 23. With skincare, make-up, body care and the brand’s iconic values at center stage, The Body Shop’s new shop concept creates a unique and memorable experience that engages, educates and informs. Through complimentary makeovers, customized skincare consultations and experiential […]

Bay Area Musicians “Do It Themselves” in the Internet Age

Bay Area Musicians “Do It Themselves” in the Internet Age

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer “So you want to be a rock’n’roll star?” Well, times have changed since the Byrds’ 1967 hit when your tight pants and electric guitar secured you a record deal. Today, a proliferation of internet resources has turned the record company paradigm on its head for those self-motivated musicians willing […]

San Francisco Beats Baltimore in Wheat Thins Challenge

San Francisco Beats Baltimore in Wheat Thins Challenge

San Francisco has beaten Baltimore in the www.MustHaveWheatThins.com challenge; the Wheat Thins truck has been spotted making its way through the winding streets of the city, gearing up for this Sunday. Wheat Thins will deliver 10,000 boxes, equaling to 10 boxes for the first 1,000 people in San Francisco to follow @WheatThins on Twitter and […]

Two California Seaside Towns Vie for Title of America Happiest Seaside Town 2013

From bustling seaports lining the East Coast to tropical communities dotting the Hawaiian Islands, seaside towns are the ultimate places to relax and unwind. In celebration of the best places to work and play by the sea, “Coastal Living” magazine reveals its second annual list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns, an exclusive roundup of the […]

Top 10 News Topics of 2012 According to The World Almanac

Editor’s Note: “The World Almanac and the Book of Facts 2013” was published before the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This article (as well as the book) discusses the section about gun violence in the U.S. including the Colorado movie theater shooting but does not include Sandy Hook since it had occurred after publication. […]

‘Tis the season at Berkeley’s Claremont with holiday menus, spa treatments and New Year’s Eve Party

‘Tis the season at Berkeley’s Claremont with holiday menus, spa treatments and New Year’s Eve Party

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer Looking for a way to spend Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve in style? Berkeley’s Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is offering a variety of seasonally-themed meals, spa treatments and festivities to ring in the holidays. “Our associates look forward to participating in the holiday festivities each year,” said […]

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