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Saturday, April 5, 2014

State Senator Leland Yee arrested on 7 felony counts (including weapons charges).

I received information about the arrest of Leland Yee in March of 2014, and Jeremy Carroll (photographer) and I were the only journalists at Yee's house when Yee was arrested. Here is our report from that morning:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

NBC Bay Area teams up with Safeway stores throughout the Bay Area to provide for the food bank

NBC Bay Area teams up with Safeway stores throughout the Bay Area to provide for the food banks.

Marshall, Shannon and Larry all helped out in the food drive at the Orinda Safeway. 

My son and dog (Truman) helped out today as well! 

Philippine International Aid Annual Fundraiser

Philippine International Aid Annual Fundraiser 

This is my 10th year emceeing it, I think?

More photos to come - it was a different feeling this year with the disastrous typhoon just one week ago. As always, everyone was generous and raised tens of thousands for the children in the Philippines.

The Annual Haas Gala 2013-2010

The Annual Haas Gala is one of my favorite events of the year. I've had the honor of emceeing it for the past 4 years -- 

 here's a look back.

 November 2013 - with Tom & Yumi Kelley
Honoring Douglas Goldman

November 2012 
Honoring Janet Yellen (who now serves as Fed Chair) 

November 2011
Honoring best selling author Tom Kelley (with Dean Rich Lyons) 
(also honoring Bob Lutz - Chevy Volt)

November 2010
Honoring Warren Hellman 
Dean of Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley Rich Lyons played the guitar with Warren Hellman 
(great performance!)

 Dianne Feinstein may be a Cardinal, but her husband bleeds Blue & Gold
(Great story about the SF Giants World Series parade and the mix-up between the "Diane" name - embarrassing for me!)

World Alliance Forum Emcee

An incredible afternoon at the Presidio in SF for the World Alliance Forum focus on Stem Cell Research. It's not everyday that I get to emcee an event with 2 Nobel Laureates! 

Pictured below (left to right) Ambassador George Hara, me, Nobel Laureate Paul Berg (1980- chemistry/DNA gene-splicing), Steve Matsuura, Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka (2012 - medicine/ stem cell research).

Cal Berkeley Blue & Gold Bash San Francisco

 The First annual Cal Young Alumni Blue and Gold Bash! It happened on Nov 8th in SF - and it was a sell out! I felt like Eva Peron for just a few moments up on that balcony speaking to the crowd of young alum. I was about 25 years older than the crowd, except for my co-speaker John Battelle (also '87).

  Congrats to Justin Sharp '10 & Eric Kathrein '09 for organizing the super fun and successful event.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Furry Friends Rescue fundraiser at the Mountain Home Winery in Saratoga

I always love this event: a beautiful/sophisticated setting filled with dogs in ridiculous costumes. Makes me smile ;). I mc'd the costume contest again this year.

My dog (above) is the German Shepherd (from rescue) looking with concern at the poor dog dressed up in a 60's outfit! That dog did win a prize though :).

The picture above of some of the winners in the "cutest" category: a rottweiler dressed up as Minnie Mouse!

Furry Friends Rescue is run entirely by volunteers. Since 1998, FFR has saved 12,000 animals - what an accomplishment!