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Top row: Children from the Performing Stars march in the parade. Bottom photo: (adults, from left) Deputy David Lundie, Marin County Sheriff's Department, Gabe Garcia, Bjorn Anderson, and Captain Todd Overshiner, Marin County Fire Department.

Performing Stars Wins “Best Community Spirit” in Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade

The Mill Valley Memorial Day “I Love a Parade” on Monday, May 25 was a success where over 35 young people from Performing Stars participated, including pomp pomp girls on a decorated trailer, baton twirlers, [...]
A chorus of Oakland students, Young Gifted and Black (YGB), performed at this year's African American Honor Roll on May 11, celebrating the academic achievements of African American students in Oakland Unified School District.

Oakland Unified Celebrates 1,000 African American Honor Roll Students

For the fourteenth straight year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is celebrating the academic accomplishments of African American students across the district.   Over the 2014-15 school year more than 1,000 African American students, between [...]
The Vallejo "Pista sa Nayon" celebration on June 7, 2014. Knights from Council 874 and the two other councils in Vallejo participated in the parade. The color corps of Mark G Thompson Assembly led the Knights in the parade.

28th Annual Filipino Independence Day Festival

Vallejo’s annual Filipino Independence Day is June 6.   The event kicks-off with a great parade at 9:30 a.m. at Capitol and Marin, then continues with non-stop entertainment on two stages at the Vallejo Waterfront, [...]
BottleRock festival

BottleRock Festival Returns to Solano County

Solano County will be rocking for three days this weekend when the annual BottleRock festival returns.   BottleRock is a three-day, delicacy-fueled foray into the absolute best music, wine, food and beer the world has [...]
The "Soul Train" Line, circa 1980. Credit: Soul Train Holdings LLC.

Largest “Soul Train Line” in Oakland Set to Break Guinness World Record

Blending soul, dance, and community, Oakland is set to break a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Soul Train Line” on Saturday, June 20 at deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland.

BAPAC Hosts 5th Annual Carroll Community Service Awards

The Black American Political Action Committee (BAPAC) honored five outstanding community members at the Eighth Annual “Judge George D. Carroll Community Service Awards Reception and Fundraiser” Thursday, May 14, at the Richmond Civic Memorial Auditorium.
Attendees at the Richmond City Center groundbreaking event included: Ann Silverberg, EVP, BRIDGE Housing; David Gray, Director of Projects and Programs, Office of Richmond Mayor Tom Butt; Peggy Jen, Board Treasurer, East Bay Housing Organizations; Jim Becker, President & CEO, Richmond Community Foundation (SparkPoint Lead Agency); Eric McDonnell, COO, United Way of the Bay Area; Andrea Bailey, Community Engagement Manager, Chevron; Tim Jones, Executive Director, Richmond Housing Authority; Lisa Gutierrez, Relationship Manager, Vice President, U.S. Bank; Ali Gaylord, BRIDGE Housing. Photo courtesy of BRIDGE Housing.

Richmond Celebrates Rededication of City Center Apartments

BRIDGE Housing and SparkPoint Contra Costa celebrated their new partnership this week with the rededication of Richmond City Center Apartments at 1000 MacDonald Ave.   The event, part of East Bay Housing Organizations’ Affordable Housing [...]