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Richmond Welcomes Fall With Fun Festivities


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Richmond Welcomes Fall With Fun Festivities

– Music, Art, History and Fleet Week Invite Visitors This October –

30 September 2016 – Richmond, CA: “Richmond continues to build upon its rich historical and artistic past to set a vibrant new course for the present, said Marsha Tomassi, Board President of the Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Visitors to Richmond will be able to join in festivities celebrating past and present during Fleet Week and throughout October. It’s a great place to welcome fall.”

Check out unique lodging options on and enjoy a Fleet Week weekend along the historic Richmond waterfront filled with art, music, WW II re-enactments and a pancake breakfast aboard the U.S.S. Red Oak Victory plus wine, beer, a pig roast and more! Great happenings in Richmond this October include:

• Saturday October 1 and Saturday October 15, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration. Join Tom and Jane Kelly for their native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park. Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (510) 684-6484 or  

• Saturday October 1, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Richmond Art Center 80th Anniversary Gala! – Making Our Mark. The Making Our Mark 80th Anniversary exhibition celebrating artists who have exhibited, supported and enriched programs at Richmond Art Center including Jim Melchert, Hung Liu, Squeak Carnwath and Lia Cook who had their very first exhibitions here, runs through November 12th. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For more information: (510) 620-6772/

• Wednesday October 5, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Richmond Main Street Farmers Market, open every Wednesday (October 5, 12, 19, 26). Sponsored by the Richmond Main Street Initiative and produced by the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association. Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared lunch, gourmet items, artisan vendors, specialty foods and more. All produce comes from California farms. 13th Street and Nevin Avenue. For more information:

• Saturday October 8, 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Fandango Mariachero. FREE. East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond. For information contact Lolis Garcia at

• Saturday October 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: FLEET WEEK WWII Shipyard Reenactment at The SS Red Oak Victory. Celebrate Fleet Week with a WWII Shipyard reenactment with military vehicles, re-enactors, live music and lots of food, plus exciting views of The SS Jeremiah O’Brien and the USS Potomac as they steam by. Tickets: $25 inclusive of meal and festivities. For ticket reservations: (510) 237-2933.

• Saturday October 8, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Hilltop Mall 4th Annual National Chess Day Speed Chess Tournament. A fundraiser for Chess in Richmond’s Schools Program presented by the West Coast Chess Alliance and Hilltop Mall. 5 Round tournament with cash prizes to the top 3 winners. Hilltop Mall, JC Penney Court, 2200 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond. To register, contact TC Ball at or call (510) 439-6311.

• Saturday October 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Riggers Loft First Annual Harvest Pig Roast. Celebrate Fleet Week and welcome in the fall with good food, live music, premium wines, local hard cider plus a Blue Angles fly over! For tickets: $40- $60/free for children under 5. Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond.

• Saturday October 8 and Saturday October 22, 2:00 PM: Richmond Art Center continues its partnership with the award-winning Del Sol String Quartet bringing chamber music to local youth. “What’s Your Story?” for middle school students includes music by Gabriela Lena Frank, Lembit Beecher, Huang Ruo. “How Did You Make That?” for high school students features Ruth Crawford Seeger, Steve Reich and Anthony Braxton. These performances find parallels in the art exhibited in Making Our Mark, celebrating Richmond Art Center’s 80th Anniversary year. Performances are for all ages followed by a workshop for students to explore the themes and create art with guest instructors. FREE for students/$10 suggested donation for adults. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For more information:

• Saturday October 8, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Reception with music from Night Owl Trio. NIAD Art Center. Exhibits include Karen May // How To Get A Head: John Casey // Saul Alegria // Erik Friedman October 7 – October 28. NIAD Art Center. 551 23rd Street, Richmond. (510) 620-0290.

• Saturday October 8, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Richmond Rides, A Photo Documentary Opening Exhibit. Created by Josue Hernandez, featuring stories of why, how and where people ride in Richmond. 1021 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond. For information:

• Saturday October 8, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Opening Reception, The Arts Political. An exhibition of 7 artists taking this moment on the verge of the 2016 presidential election to reconsider where we are and where we might be headed. Exhibit curated by artists Art Hazelwood and Barbosa Prince runs October 8 – November 5. BridgeMakerARTS, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond. /(510) 233-3348.

• Sunday October 9, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard the SS Red Oak Victory. Start your Sunday by cycling or walking the Shipyard 3 Bay Trail to Pancake Breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and pancakes. Beverages include orange juice and coffee; mimosas are available for an extra fee. Tickets: $9 for adults/ $5 for children aged 8 and younger. 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond. For more information contact the Richmond Museum Association, 237-2933.

• Sunday October 9, 2:00 PM: 100 Years of Service! Join the National Park Service at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park as it celebrates its centennial. Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For information: (510) 232-5050.

• Friday October 14, 7:30 PM: Point Richmond Acoustic 7th Season Opener. An evening of homegrown songs and humor with Bill and Kate Isles, acoustic singer/songwriter duo performing a wide variety of musical styles. Tickets: $16 advance online purchase, $20 at the door. First Methodist Church, 201 Martina Avenue, Pt. Richmond. For more information:

• Saturday October 15, 2:00 PM: Making Our Mark Artists Talk. The Making Our Mark exhibit is pleased to present a roundtable conversation with some of our most engaging and influential artists, thinkers and educators. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For more information:

• Saturday October 15, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 6th Annual Fall Gala. Join us for an unforgettable night celebrating 48 years of East Bay Center history. The annual Gala is a night of captivating performances that in the past has included traditions ranging from aerial dance to classical West African dance drumming. This year’s surprise performance will not disappoint. Located at the historic Winters Building, 339 11th Street, Richmond. For more information contact: Chelsea Riley, Development Associate: 510-323-4817/

• Saturday October 23, 12:00 PM – 5:00PM: Southern Pacific Day at the Golden State Railroad Museum. $5 Adults/$3 seniors and children. 900 A Dornan Drive, Point Richmond. For more information: (510) 234-4884 or

• Tuesday October 25 5:30 PM – Thursday October 27 7:00 PM: Meeting of the Minds 2016. Now in its 10th year, Meeting of the Minds is a global thought leadership network and knowledge sharing platform focused on urban sustainability. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For information:

• Sunday October 28 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Food Emporium at Hilltop Lake. Enjoy live music, food trucks, art and community at the first ever Richmond Food Emporium. Plus Trick or Treating for the kids! Hilltop Lake Park, corner of Lakeside Drive & Research Drive, Richmond. For information:


10th “Home for Halloween” Campaign Reminds Revelers to Keep It Close to Home on October 31

8th Home for Halloween Campaign Reminds Revelers to Keep It Close to Home on October 31

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10th "Home for Halloween" Campaign Reminds Revelers to
Keep It Close to Home on October 31

28 September 2016 – San Francisco, CA: What will you be doing in your hometown and home neighborhood on Monday, October 31 — Halloween 2016? For the tenth year, San Francisco’s Home for Halloween campaign ( is urging people to celebrate the costume-filled holiday close to home in an effort to spur their local business communities and also remind revelers to keep the holiday safe and sane.

“Halloween is a fun family tradition, and I encourage all San Franciscans to be safe when they are out celebrating,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “There are many wonderful and safe events happening in San Francisco neighborhoods and throughout the Bay Area, and we are encouraging people to celebrate Halloween in their local neighborhoods and cities.”

“We want to be clear, there will be NO street closure and NO event in San Francisco’s Castro District. The Castro, while open for business, will not be closed for a street party,” said interim San Francisco Police Chief Toney Chaplin.

The multi-layered Home for Halloween campaign was launched in 2007 to discourage individuals who live outside of San Francisco from coming into the Castro neighborhood on October 31 and overwhelming the mostly residential neighborhood and its smattering of small businesses and bars. In addition, the campaign has proved a catalyst for other San Francisco neighborhoods to sponsor activities outside of the Castro. The Home for Halloween website includes a broad list of activities occurring around the Bay Area on Halloween evening. Comprehensive transportation and public safety information is included.

“Above all, this is a public safety campaign,” says Chaplin, noting that over the years, Halloween has sometimes become an excuse for nuisance and even violent behavior. “For those people who would come into the Castro — or any part of the City — with bad intentions and exhibiting bad behavior, the message is very clear: stay home.”

Chinese Historical Society Museum Reopens Landmark Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibition, Is Largest Ever

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On Saturday, November 5 Chinese Historical Society Museum Reopens Landmark Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibition, Is Largest Ever for Esteemed Institution in San Francisco’s Chinatown

21 September 2016 – San Francisco, CA: It is said that good things come to those that wait, and the reopening of San Francisco’s Chinese Historical Society of America ( is indeed a good thing — a landmark thing, actually. On Saturday, November 5, the oldest museum dedicated to the Chinese American experience re-opens after a summer of renovation with the most extensive and important exhibition in its 50 year history: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

“This exhibit is the proof of our mission,” said Sue Lee, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society noting that the exhibition features reproductions from the New-York Historical Society’s holdings, interactive media, evocative recreations, and CHSA’s own historic Chinatown paintings by Jake Lee. “The curatorial quality, the historical detail, and the hands-on interactive technology of this exhibit are unlike anything we have ever done. Its educational potential really raises the bar for us. It is an unprecedented exploration of the Chinese American experience and diaspora.”

Prior to its now permanent installation at CHSA, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
had impressive runs at the Oregon Historical Society and at the New-York Historical Society, the latter of which facilitated the exhibition’s donation to CHSA. In addition to the exhibition donation from the New-York Historical Society, funding and installation for the exhibit has been made possible through the generous contributions of the following Chinese Historical Society supporters: The R.J.Louie Foundation, Seligman Family Foundation, and the Committee of 100.

“Quite simply,” said Lee, “this exhibit is the most comprehensive museum expression about the experience of Chinese in America to date. We are actively seeking additional financial support and program partnerships in order to make this exhibition a national destination for experiencing this impressive interpretation of our community’s history in the greater American historical narrative.”

About Chinese Historical Society of America
The Chinese Historical Society of America is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. CHSA pursues this mission through exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the CHSA Museum and Learning Center, a landmark Julia Morgan-designed building (formerly the Chinatown YWCA) located at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Ten Percent. TV Listing. September – October 2016

Ten Percent

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Ten Percent. TV Listing. September – October 2016

TV Listing
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 # 326
Wednesday, September 21, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursday — Tuesday September 22 – 27, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, September 24 – 25, 10:30pm
David Perry interviews Kirk Frederick author of the book Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce.

Episode # 327
Wednesday, September 28, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursday – Tuesday, September 29 – October 4, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 1 – 2, 10:30pm
David Perry speaks with Zoe Elton, director of programming for the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival. Mr Perry also interviews The Honorable Mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee.

Episode # 328
Wednesday, October 5, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursday – Tuesday, October 6 – 11, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 8 – 9, 10:30pm
David Perry welcomes John Manuel-Andriote, author of the award winning book Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America and his first children’s book Wilhelmina Goes Wandering.

Episode # 329
Wednesday, October 12, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursday – Tuesday, October 13 – 18, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 15 – 16, 10:30pm
David Perry welcomes John Cunningham, Executive Director of National AIDS Memorial Grove celebrating its 25th anniversary. David Perry also chats with Brenda Laribee Principal of BL Fund Development Consulting

Episode # 330
Wednesday, October 19, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursday – Tuesday, October 20 – 25, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 22 – 23, 10:30pm
David Perry speaks with Matt O’Grady, Principal of O’Grady Consulting. Mr Perry also chats with Juicy Liu, the reigning Miss GAPA of 2016

Episode # 331
Wednesday, October 26, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursday – Tuesday, October 27 – November 1, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 29 – 30, 10:30pm
David Perry interviews Ned Atkins, Marketing Producer of Upload VR. David Perry also speaks with Y’Anad Burrell, founder and creative director of Fashion On The Square.

Ten Percent is also available 24/7 through the “On Demand” Feature through your Comcast Cable Network. Choose “Get Local” and “Comcast Hometown” to access Ten Percent. Past shows may also be viewed online at

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About Ten Percent:

Comcast Hometown Network (CHN), Comcast’s regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, continues its commitment to quality original programming with Ten Percent, a weekly interview series that focuses on lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LGBT) issues. The half-hour show, created and hosted by long-time San Francisco media professional David Perry, airs on Channel 104 and is available to all Comcast digital cable customers throughout Northern and Central California. Each episode will then be available online at as well as on Comcast’s popular ON DEMAND platform, which is free to Comcast digital customers.  To view Ten Percent ON DEMAND, Comcast Digital Cable customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital Cable lineup or press the ON DEMAND button on their remote control, then click on the “Get Local” section, then click on “Comcast Hometown.”

“I jokingly call the show ‘Charlie Rose for the LGBT world,” said David Perry, Producer/Host of Ten Percent. “We may be only ten percent of the general population, in round numbers, but our issues are one hundred percent front-and-center in today’s world. Whether it’s the fight for marriage equality or debates about gay clergy or the right to serve openly in uniform, our issues are reflective of the world at large.”

“David has a well-known and unique voice that bridges many communities,” said Jason Holmes, Executive Producer at Comcast Hometown Network. “David’s talents and the launch of Ten Percent further enhance Comcast’s commitment to our communities and Comcast Hometown Network’s compelling, community-based regional programming,”

Law of the Jungle Applied To Donald Trump in Viral Video Satire:

Casino Don

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Law of the Jungle Applied To Donald Trump in Viral Video Satire:

“Casino Don: Make the Jungle Great Again.”


Educator, Author, and Filmmaker John D. Murphy Thinks the Election of the Casino Titan is a Deadly Gamble with the Future of America.

16 September 2016 – San Francisco, CA: With less than seven weeks until election day, John D. Murphy believes he captured the essence of the Trump candidacy for president by dubbing him “Casino Don.” “Donald Trump has gambled with other people’s money his entire career, and his behavior as the Republican presidential candidate portends that, if elected, he will gamble with the lives of all Americans.”

Murphy penned and produced his homage “to our high quality presidential campaign,” starring a proboscis monkey he christened “Casino Don.” Framed in nine short political advertisements: “I’m Casino Don and I approve of this message,” Casino Don bloviates on the pressing issues of the day. Among those are the following:

Immigration: “I will deport all Meer Cats and put an end to their radical voyeurism.”

Guns: “Every gun will have a breathalyzer to make sure you’re legally drunk before you shoot.”

Casino Don University: “Not having a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

Terrorism: “I will drop a million pornographic magazines in Syria and Iraq. ISIS will be so busy strangling the monkey, the war will be over in a week.”

Tongue-in-cheek, Murphy allows: “We share virtually the same DNA as our simian ancestors, and the banana is the favorite fruit of homo sapiens. Murphy, 70 (he and Trump born same year) is a founder of the University of Phoenix, then exacting critic in his book: Mission Forsaken: The University of Phoenix Affair with Wall Street. Murphy is also the filmmaker of the award-winning feature Valley of the Heart’s Delight about a 1933 San Jose, California lynching politically engineered by the then governor of California, James “Sunny Jim,” Rolph.

Humor aside, Murphy asserts this election must taken seriously. “Whether or not Hillary Clinton would be our first choice for president, a vote for the second choice is the foundation for the profound disintegration of America’s role as the economic and political leader of the free world.”

Casino Don: