Category Archives: Nation

The International Voice of Street Children

There are a variety of ways in which people and organizations respond to the needs and challenges of street kids around the world.  Some are positive, others less so, and still others are actually quite negative.  In this article we examine three countries and the attitudes they have taken recently to the plight of street…

Stepping Out with Cerebral Palsy

A recent surgery on six year-old Lily Gordon has let the child take her first steps after living the first few years of her life crippled by  cerebral palsy.  The operation has even allowed her to dance a few steps with the support of a walking frame. Lily’s mother Joanne said: “She is doing so…

SF’s Annual Lunar Year Celebration

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society recently invited city residents to join in the 13th Annual Lunar Year Celebration and Flower Market at the San Francisco County Fair Building. The event, which will take place on January 21st, celebrates the Year of the Dragon with flowers, food and festivities. The event is family-oriented, and admission…

Bay Area Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Yesterday, the Bay Area celebrated the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. When it first opened, the bridge was the longest in the world, and remains one of the busiest until today. In his keynote speech, Angelo J. Rossi, SF’s mayor in 1936, said “Today and forever, we are welded with a span…

ConferencePlus Collaborates with Teen Screen’s Webinar Program

Westell Technologies’ subsidiary ConferencePlus, Inc. recently opened collaboration with the Teen Screen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University in support of the program’s webinar program. “Our webinars have become a key cornerstone of our service to primary care health professionals and other constituencies who share our commitment to adolescent mental health,” said…

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of a company that transformed the digital world, passed away yesterday, mere months after leaving his role as CEO due to health problems. His leadership forged the way for Apple to create novelties such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The company announced his death, mourning the suffering and loss of…

New San Francisco Law Riles Up Nudists

To those familiar with San Francisco, it’s not surprising that public nudity is completely legal, and actually relatively common. A new law has been put forth, triggering a “Nude-In” which was attended by numerous nude men who felt the law was disrespectful. The law, proposed by Scott Wiener, would forbid nudity in restaurants, as well…

San Francisco Firefighters Swim to Support Cancer Prevention

In San Francisco this week, a group of over forty firefighters pushed their limits with a difficult swim in the Bay Area in support of cancer prevention. The group, which included both current and retired firefighters, began their mile-and-a-quarter challenge at Alcatraz, and ended it at Aquatic Park. The swim was a fundraiser for cancer…

San Francisco for the Birds

Advocates claim that hundreds of millions of birds die annually as a result of flying into windows or walls in the U.S., and have been moving to encourage San Francisco to begin a nationwide trend of bird-friendly buildings. Not surprisingly, the city has agreed. A Global Issue This past Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved…

Feeling Competitive, The Bay Area Has Quakes of Its Own

Earlier this week, the east coast experienced a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that originated in Virginia. Panic ensued, and millions of people took to the streets as the tremors reached as far as the Carolinas. Buildings were evacuated, memorials closed early, and news outlets buzzed for hours. Meanwhile, San Franciscans and other Californians took jabs at the…

Category Archives: Nation

The International Voice of Street Children

There are a variety of ways in which people and organizations respond to the needs and challenges of street kids around the world.  Some are positive, others less so, and still others are actually quite negative.  In this article we examine three countries and the attitudes they have taken recently to the plight of street…

Stepping Out with Cerebral Palsy

A recent surgery on six year-old Lily Gordon has let the child take her first steps after living the first few years of her life crippled by  cerebral palsy.  The operation has even allowed her to dance a few steps with the support of a walking frame. Lily’s mother Joanne said: “She is doing so…

SF’s Annual Lunar Year Celebration

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society recently invited city residents to join in the 13th Annual Lunar Year Celebration and Flower Market at the San Francisco County Fair Building. The event, which will take place on January 21st, celebrates the Year of the Dragon with flowers, food and festivities. The event is family-oriented, and admission…

Bay Area Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Yesterday, the Bay Area celebrated the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. When it first opened, the bridge was the longest in the world, and remains one of the busiest until today. In his keynote speech, Angelo J. Rossi, SF’s mayor in 1936, said “Today and forever, we are welded with a span…

ConferencePlus Collaborates with Teen Screen’s Webinar Program

Westell Technologies’ subsidiary ConferencePlus, Inc. recently opened collaboration with the Teen Screen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University in support of the program’s webinar program. “Our webinars have become a key cornerstone of our service to primary care health professionals and other constituencies who share our commitment to adolescent mental health,” said…

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of a company that transformed the digital world, passed away yesterday, mere months after leaving his role as CEO due to health problems. His leadership forged the way for Apple to create novelties such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The company announced his death, mourning the suffering and loss of…

New San Francisco Law Riles Up Nudists

To those familiar with San Francisco, it’s not surprising that public nudity is completely legal, and actually relatively common. A new law has been put forth, triggering a “Nude-In” which was attended by numerous nude men who felt the law was disrespectful. The law, proposed by Scott Wiener, would forbid nudity in restaurants, as well…

San Francisco Firefighters Swim to Support Cancer Prevention

In San Francisco this week, a group of over forty firefighters pushed their limits with a difficult swim in the Bay Area in support of cancer prevention. The group, which included both current and retired firefighters, began their mile-and-a-quarter challenge at Alcatraz, and ended it at Aquatic Park. The swim was a fundraiser for cancer…

San Francisco for the Birds

Advocates claim that hundreds of millions of birds die annually as a result of flying into windows or walls in the U.S., and have been moving to encourage San Francisco to begin a nationwide trend of bird-friendly buildings. Not surprisingly, the city has agreed. A Global Issue This past Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved…

Feeling Competitive, The Bay Area Has Quakes of Its Own

Earlier this week, the east coast experienced a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that originated in Virginia. Panic ensued, and millions of people took to the streets as the tremors reached as far as the Carolinas. Buildings were evacuated, memorials closed early, and news outlets buzzed for hours. Meanwhile, San Franciscans and other Californians took jabs at the…

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