Monday, July 7, 2014
If you ever wonder whether the Bay Area has a heart of gold, you don't have to wonder anymore. I'm always amazed at the myriad of people and non-profits doing great work here. Here's a sampling of some of the non-profits I have come to know and love.
Gala fundraiser for the Curry Senior Center in the Tenderloin - 2014
Fundraiser for BuildOn - building better communities here and schools in developing countries.
The American Heart Association of Silicon Valley - raising funds for research.
The Summit Bank Foundation of Oakland - sending kids from Oakland to college.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society - helping those in need in San Mateo County.
I've been teaching at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley for 5 years now, and I still love going to graduation and seeing my students accepting their diplomas. Congratulations to the graduations of 2014! I can't wait to see what you all accomplish in life and in your careers.
On June 8, 2014 I anchored my last weekend newscast at NBC Bay Area after 12 years (and 12 years before that at KTVU). I'm still working with NBC as a special correspondent, but I was grateful to all my friends at NBC for a wonderful sendoff!
Jessica Aguirre threw an incredible party for many of the "ladies of NBC Bay Area" - we toasted each other and loved being together.
Many of the members of the weekend crew came in (or returned if they have moved onto weekdays) to say goodbye. We had fun, and I will miss all of them!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Anchor Women
Four journalists discuss life behind the news desk.
BY PETER CROOKS
“This is fun because we never get to see each other,” said Haener, KTVU-2’s Emmy award–winning anchor, as she reminisced with Aguirre about their days chasing stories in the field for fiercely competitive stations, before they both became weeknight anchors.
Notarangelo, a reporter and weekend anchor for KPIX-5, is the group’s only East Bay native—although Dwyer grew up on the Peninsula before attending Cal—but all four women now live in the suburban neighborhoods around Mount Diablo.
Diablo got the group together to talk about the state of the news business, where news is headed, and how these dynamic East Bay moms balance family life with their high-profile jobs.
Here's a link to the rest of the article:http://www.diablomag.com/May-2014/The-Anchor-Women/
Saturday, April 5, 2014
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 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
This is my 10th year emceeing it, I think?