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Mega Concert Series Celebrates the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary

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Summer of Love Redux – Fabulous Live Music!
at the San Mateo County Fair

Mega Concert Series Celebrates the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary:

Tower of Power Returns with Back-to-Back Shows June 14 & 15

Concert Series Kicks Off with War (June 10); Summer of Love-Live! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary (June 11); The Family Stone with the Oakland Symphony (June 12); Paramount’s Original Laser Spectacular, featuring the music of Pink Floyd (June 13).

Fair Wraps Up with The Ohio Players (June 16); SmashMouth (June 17)
and traditional Latin Music focused Día De La Feria (June 18).
hashtag: # SMCF2017

30 May 2017 – San Mateo, CA: What better way to celebrate the Summer of Love, than with a return to the extraordinary soundtrack that gave us all those memories? The San Mateo County Fair ( honors the rich musical legacy of the Bay Area’s Summer of Love with a whopping line up of familiar bands that helped shape – or were influenced by – the Summer of Love scene. For nine days, June 10 – 18, fairgoers can dance and groove to the beats that made history. Headlined by two nights – June 14 – 15 – from the creator of the “East Bay Sound” Tower of Power, this year’s concert series kicks off with the iconic band War (June 10), a special tribute Summer of Love-Live! (June 11), the “psychedelic soul” of The Family Stone with the Oakland Symphony- (June 12); and the amazing Paramount’s Original Laser Spectacular, featuring the music of Pink Floyd (June 13). The Fair’s final weekend culminates with the pioneers of street funk The Ohio Players (June 16); the ultimate summer party band Smash Mouth (June 17) and traditional Latin Music focused Día De La Feria (June 18).

Sponsors for the 2017 Concert Series at the San Mateo County Fair are: Pepsi, Coors Light, Blue Moon, Sprint, Mattress Firm, Furniture Firm, Groupon, Lucky California, Lucky, Lifetime, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, xfinity, First Choice Communications, Great Destinations, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, SamTrans, Goldrush Getaways, Verizon Cellular Sales, Welk Resorts, The SF Examiner and The Daily Journal.

“We’ve got an iconic line-up this year,” summed up Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo County Events Center and Fair, noting that the tradition of the Bay Area as a hotbed of music from 50 years ago lives on today. “Tower of Power continues to be a rich part of the Bay Area’s cultural heritage, gaining new fans every year. We’re so proud to have them back and to be joined by other icons of the era such as War, The Ohio Players and The Family Stone. Combined with the special tributes to many other legends of the era in the fabulous Summer of Love – LIVE! Concert and the Laser Spectacular featuring music of Pink Floyd – it’s going to be an amazing fair!”

“This year’s concert series is so special because it features some of the true greats from the original Summer of Love,” and many from the California music scene that came up soon thereafter,” said Kaitlyn Bailey-Findley, Fair Operations Manager .“We’re so honored to have Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Greg Errico and Jerry Martini with The Family Stone who helped pioneer the “psychedelic soul” sound of the era, Lonnie Jordan, a founding member of War and of course, the innovator Emilio Castillo, founding member of Tower of Power. All of these folks made music history right here in our backyard – and they did it by combining a mix of genres, including jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin, which continues to speak to audiences today.”

A highlight of this year’s concert series which builds upon the theme of great music in our own backyard, is the appearance of Smash Mouth, a San Jose based band that rose to prominence in the 1990’s. The band will help close out the fair’s festivities on June 17, playing many of its well-known hits plus its recently released CD “MAGIC” that promises to offer “a no holds barred party from start to finish.”

In a category by itself, the annual Dia de la Feria on Sunday June 18 turns the San Mateo County Fair into “Little Latin America” with a rousing afternoon of Spanish-language songs and South-of-the-Border cultural influences.

“There was something for everyone in the music of the 1960s and there is something for everyone at the San Mateo County Fair today” according to Bailey-Findley who reminds everyone: “Don’t forget to tweet out using the hashtag: #SMCF2017.”

The San Mateo County Fair — “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” — is The Peninsula’s premier, community event for family fun and entertainment: June 10 – 18, 2017.

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Ten Percent TV Listing May – June 2017

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Ten Percent TV Listing May – June 2017

Ten Percent — LGBT-TV for Northern California

Wednesdays, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursdays – Tuesday, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 10:30pm
On Comcast Hometown Network Channel 104 in Northern California and in High Def on Channel 819

Episode # 347
Wednesday, May 24, 7pm
David Perry of 10 Percent TV speaks with Prince Manvendra of India. Known as “Oprah’s Favorite Royal”, His Highness is the only openly-gay member of a royal family in the world. He is building a first-of-its-kind LGBTA center in India.

Episode # 348
Wednesday, June 7, 7pm
David Perry of 10 Percent TV interviews Dani Sheehan-Meyer, owner of Cliché Noe Gifts + Home in a conversation about the power of “shopping local” and marketing to the gay community. Perry also speaks with filmmaker Dan Goldes and Karen Topakian about the new documentary Arrested (Again), chronicling Topakin’s work with Greenpeace and other political actions including the recent “RESIST” banner over the Trump White House.

Episode # 349
Wednesday, June 14
David Perry of 10 Percent TV interviews Ruth McFarlane of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, discussing economic disparities within the LGBT communities and the ongoing impact of the Trump Administration. Perry sits down with Joe D’Alessandro, President & CEO of San Francisco Travel, talking about this year’s “Summer of Love” 50th Anniversary and the “Trump Effect” on inbound tourism.

Episode # 350
Wednesday, June 21
David Perry of 10 Percent TV discusses the growing significance of the “Gay Dollar” with Dawn Ackerman, President of San Francisco’s historic “Gay Chamber”, the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA). Perry “scores” an interview with Brian Andrés Helmick, CEO/founder of San Francisco’s first professional soccer team, the SF Deltas, joined by one of the team’s stars, goalkeeper Romuald Peiser.

Episode # 351
Wednesday, June 28
David Perry of 10 Percent TV sits down with the legendary Carole Migden: former California State Senator, Assemblywoman and noted political activist, discussing the documentary about Migden and her lesbian colleagues, Political Animals. Perry sits down with historian and Rainbow Honor Walk board member Kathy Amendola, owner of Cruisin’ the Castro Tours, one of San Francisco’s most popular walking tours, delving into the history of the historic LGBT neighborhood.

Weekend of Activities Pays Tribute to San Francisco’s Historic St. Paulus Lutheran Congregation

Weekend of Activities Pays Tribute to San Francisco’s Historic
St. Paulus Lutheran Congregation

150 Years of Service Celebrated with Worship, Music and Community Gathering

19 May 2017 – San Francisco, CA: Like the legendary phoenix, an historic San Francisco congregation is emerging from the flames to chart a continuing and progressive path of service as it looks to the future. Saint Paulus Lutheran Church celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend with music, worship and community.

Tonight / Friday, May 19: 7pm: a concert of music characteristic of Saint Paulus Church will be presented by music director, Dustin Hart the current location for St. Paulus, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco.

Saturday, May 20, 5:30pm: A formal banquet including a reception and dinner will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco. During this event, special acknowledgement will be given to past church and church school personnel of St. Paulus. A short video will pay tribute to the work of St. Paulus. The high point of the evening will be presentations and remarks by representatives of five organizations to whom St. Paulus has made gifts of $30,000 – LSS, the San Francisco Night ministry, Santa Maria y Marta Lutheran Church, Sojourn Chaplaincy at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the SF Interfaith Council. The Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod will provide official church recognition of the St. Paulus Anniversary and receive a gift of $150,000 for denominational expression, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA). There will be displays, handouts and opportunity for conversation following the dinner.

Sunday, May 21, 10am-3pm. The weekend will culminate with a festival worship service beginning at 10am at St. Paulus’ current location, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco. Following the service, St. Paulus will host an open house until 3pm.

About St. Paulus San Francisco:

One hundred and fifty years ago a group of rebellious Lutherans from an adjoining Lutheran church convinced a just fired Lutheran pastor to form a new church in San Francisco. Jacob Buehler did and named it Saint Paulus Lutheran Church. Since then, the church established a Lutheran Day School that has educated thousands of San Franciscan children until 1990. After building a 1000-seat Gothic church building at the corner of Gough and Eddy that narrowly endured the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, St. Paulus was the location of a hospital and shelter for over 10,000 in the aftermath of the disaster.

The landmark edifice was featured in the 1958 Hitchcock movie, Vertigo, and was the site of the extraordinary ordination of the first three gay Lutheran pastors, an event covered around the world with still an ongoing social and religious impact. After a spectacular and tragic arson fire in 1995, St. Paulus’ historic sanctuary burned to the ground. And yet, St. Paulus continued to host, feed, guide, and provide for homeless in San Francisco, spending six years as a storefront church in the Fillmore. Now, the historic congregation enters its fourth year as a storefront church on Polk Street, but is eagerly anticipating the construction of a new Saint Paulus Church facility in 2018 at the corner of Gough and Eddy Streets.

Public Safety Campaign for Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers

Public Safety Campaign for Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers

Race Organizers & City Officials Stress Safety and Sobriety for
106th Running of Historic Race on Sunday, May 21

16 May 2017 – San Francisco, CA: This year’s Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers Race on Sunday, May 21, marks the 106th running of one of the world’s best-loved sporting and celebratory events. More than ever, City officials and Race organizers are serious about keeping the Race free from alcohol abuse and nuisance behavior.

“Bay to Breakers has always been a great time for everyone,” said San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott. “In years past because of binge alcohol consumption, there was a negative impact of our neighborhoods and we don’t want to see that repeated. That said, we hope that everyone will come and have a great time again, absent any alcohol.”

To emphasize the point, a special campaign website is active at www.baytobreakersSFcom with public transit information, rules and regulations and links stressing this year’s campaign. The public safety message is also being magnified via a campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

“Last year’s running of Bay to Breakers was a success,” said Chief Scott. “We urge registrants and spectators to come out this year, and to remember the first rule: to have a great time, and remember to preserve our race, the neighborhoods, and our beautiful City. We look forward to seeing everyone on race day having a fun and safe time.”

Golden Gate Global CEO Ginny Fang Named to IIUSA Board of Directors

Golden Gate Global

Golden Gate Global CEO Ginny Fang Named to IIUSA Board of Directors

10 May 2017 — San Francisco: Golden Gate Global today announced that its founding CEO, Ginny Fang, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Invest in the USA (IIUSA). Since 2005, IIUSA has been the national membership-based not-for-profit EB-5 industry trade association. The election took place at IIUSA’s annual Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.
“I am honored by the trust put in me by my colleagues at IIUSA,” said Fang. “The EB-5 program is an important tool for both increasing foreign direct investment and creating American jobs in communities across the United States. I look forward to working with IIUSA and all of our regional center partners to expand, improve, and more successfully promote the benefits of the EB-5 program.”
Fang completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, and earned a master’s in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where she continues to serve as a Board Member for the Alumni Association. She previously was the founding Executive Director of the ChinaSF economic development agency and has been named to the San Francisco Business Times’ “40 Under 40” list of rising business stars.
“Through founding, operating, and leading Golden Gate Global to industry-leading success, Ginny has demonstrated practical and effective leadership and is deeply vested in the successful future of EB-5,” said Willie L. Brown, Jr., former Mayor San Francisco and Golden Gate Global principal. “IIUSA membership made a great choice in selecting Ginny, who will be a tireless advocate for their interests.”
“I have always been impressed with the impact that IIUSA has had with lawmakers, members, and other industry stakeholders,” said Fang. “I am excited to work with everyone at the organization to move the EB-5 industry forward into its next chapter.”


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