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December 17, 2016

SF Opera’s An Evening on the Stage honoring Franklin P. (“Pitch”) Johnson, Jr.

On Monday December 5th, the San Francisco Opera Guild honored entrepreneur, opera patron and former Chairman of the Board, Franklin P. (Pitch) Johnson at An Evening on the Stage. The black-tie gala dinner was set on the stage of the War Memorial Opera house in San Francisco. Social Scene
December 15, 2016

Don’t Be Afraid To Travel And Use These Tips

New worlds await you, whether near or far, and travel is the way to open the door to unexpected sights, sounds and experiences. Though it can be intimidating on some levels, travel need not be stressful if you take some tips beforehand from those who have tread the paths before you. A few bits of knowledge will go a long way in preparing you for an unforgettable trip. Bring clothing that is suitable for travel. This means items that you can wash and dry in the hotel room, and that won’t wrinkle from being air-dried. Also, remember that you can buy clothing as you go, and it will most likely be more suitable to the climate and culture of the area. Maintain a happy attitude while traveling. Things can get rather tense at airports. Tempers run high. The people who work there often have a hard time of things. Keeping a positive demeanor about you, at least outwardly, will likely improve your experience. A negative attitude will seldom get you anywhere. Be aware of departure taxes. Some countries have departure taxes. You will not be permitted to board your plane until you have paid them. Often a check or credit […]
December 13, 2016

Warriors tip-off luncheon hosted by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant joined the rest of their teammates, coaching staff, and executives at the 2016 Warriors tip-off luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton on Monday, October 10th. It was sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the start of the team’s 2016-17 season. The luncheon held several panel discussions which included the Warriors players and staff. It also gave attendees a chance to meet the players in person. Social Scene
December 13, 2016

Make Traveling More Pleasurable With These Great Ideas

Most people have at least one place they dream of traveling to. Many people have multiple places that are on their dream vacation list. This article can help you narrow down your choices to the most accessible and affordable one. It can also give you helpful hits to make your stay there more pleasant. If you have a choice when booking flights for travel, select an airline that uses primarily 767 jets. These larger jets have more legroom, and offer more direct flights because they can stay in the air longer. Also, the 767s have a two-three-two seat configuration, meaning there is only one middle seat per row instead of the usual two. Try your best to pack all your belongings in as little amount of luggage as possible. You don’t want to bring 5 bags of luggage with you on the plane and overwhelm yourself. Try and fold and tuck stuff into areas where you can make more space without harming any of your belongings. If you want to reduce your travel expenses, get some friends or family to come with you. You can share accommodations and have fun traveling together. Present your idea in an enthusiastic manner ahead […]
December 10, 2016

Travel With Purpose: Excellent Tips For Your Next Getaway

Whether it is for pleasure or business, traveling can be a lot of fun. It can also be more than a little bothersome. Planning for transportation, packing and finding a place to stay can add up and become incredibly stressful. Here are a few helpful tips to ease the burden a bit. After picking your destination, research the area thoroughly. Buy a map and check out the attractions. If you have a basic idea of where you are going and what you are doing, you will find that your trip goes more smoothly. Roll your clothes when packing your bags for a trip. Rolling your clothes up tightly actually saves a great deal of space when packing. Just make sure you begin packing, at least, several days before you need to have all your luggage ready. Rushing leads to very inefficient packing. Do not be afraid to ask your tour guide for their credentials. Many tour guides are often required to carry a permit. Do not be shy about asking to see it. If you are spending your money on their services, it is well within your right to do so. Be flexible when making your travel plans. Unless there […]
December 10, 2016

Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s Holiday Heroes 2016

On Monday, December 5, kids of all ages – including 300 underserved children from the Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s (WWFC) organizations – had the exclusive opportunity to meet local athletes, gain rare access to the San Francisco Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels, and enjoy ballpark fare during this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration. Social Scene
December 8, 2016

Travel With Confidence With The Help Of These Tips

Travel is an important part of the lives of most everyone. In the past, people didn’t have as much opportunity to travel, and some people never even ventured out of their state. Even though fuel prices have made it more difficult for people to vacation in the past couple years, most still make shorter trips. This article can help you to save money and get the most from your travel plans. List what you intend to take with you on a trip. Some time before your trip, write down everything you need to bring with you. This way, you can avoid clutter and panic, even if you have to throw things together on short notice. When traveling in countries with unsafe tap water, remember other ways that you might be exposed. Close your mouth when using the shower and brush your teeth only with treated water. If you make tea or coffee with the water, allow it to boil for several minutes before steeping. Even a small exposure can make you very ill. When booking your hotel stay, pay attention to cancellation policies and fees for date changes. Prepaying for a cheaper rate only benefits you if you can definitely […]
December 7, 2016

Annual John’s Grill Election Luncheon

On Tuesday November 8th, Election Day, John’s Grill hosted their annual Election Luncheon. John Konstin along with Willie Brown, among other politicos enjoyed festive conversation and Meet and Greets with some of the city’s most influential political figures. Social Scene
December 6, 2016

Get The Help You Seek Dealing With Travel

Travel to new places is among the more educational opportunities in life. Travel is very relaxing. Leaving your home for adventure is amazing. Watching it on TV is one thing – experiencing it is another. If you are traveling to Europe with electronic gadgets, remember that the voltage for household outlets is going to be different than in North America. This means that you’ll either need to bring a converter so that you can plug American goods into European power, or find appliances that can handle a range of voltages. Print out directions and confirmation numbers ahead of time when you are traveling. If you have a smart phone, you can save these important pieces of information in a file in your phone for easy access later. You will be much more at ease if you know ahead of time how and where to find your important information when you need it. It is important to keep a photograph of your child on you, in case they wander away. Losing your child sounds absolutely horrifying and you probably do not even want to think about it. However, in case it happens, you should be prepared. Keeping a picture of your […]
December 5, 2016

Make Travel More Comfortable And Enjoyable

Seeing more of the world can bring about new perspectives to nearly anything. Traveling can offer new educational opportunities and adventure. With the variety of places to explore in our world, anyone can find a great destination to enjoy. Your traveling experiences can be enhanced thanks to this advice. Make sure your house does not look vacant while you are away. Coming home to find that you have been robbed would be a nightmare. If you intend to be gone for a considerable length of time, consider redirecting or having a friend pick up your mail for you. For safe traveling, don’t carry all your valuables in one place. No one wants to deal with missing belongings while on a trip, but if you do have to, it’s better to minimize loss. Put your credit cards, cash, jewelry, and whatever else you value in a variety of different locations — some in your bag, some in your pocket, some in your wallet, and such. That way even if something gets stolen or lost, you probably won’t lose everything. Staying calm and collected on board your airplane can help you avoid a major breeding ground for travel stress. Conditions are cramped […]