“Mark it down, repeat.” Those are the confident, if not unabashedly cocky, words of Giants closer Brian Wilson in the opening moments of the preview for “The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants,” which aired in April on Showtime.
At least the Ringling Brothers know their “Greatest Show on Earth” is just a circus. For all the goofy changes Major League Baseball made hoping to put a serious face on their All-Star Game, they may as well have had the starting lineups pile out of a VW Bug in clown costumes.
A stalwart of the Bay Area’s summer arts calendar, WestWave Dance Festival is now in its 20th year — and not many showcases can compete with that longevity.
In an industry dominated by larger-than-life personalities, sometimes with egos to match, even a touch of false modesty is refreshing. But for first-time feature director Michael Rapaport — known for his acting turns in “True Romance” (1993) and TV’s “Boston Public” — humility is no act.
Pippa Middleton has reportedly reunited with her beau after the swirl of post-royal-wedding publicity precipitated their split. The socialite known as “Her Royal Hotness” (despite technically having no title) is back together with Alex Loudon, whom she started seeing in December, Life&Style magazine reported.
Noel Lindsay, the CEO and founder of San Francisco-based Sleep Science Partners, helped create Pure Sleep to combat excessive snoring and the health issues associated with the night nuisance. The mouthpiece product, which can be seen on TV infomercials for around $60, is approved by the federal government.
Friday’s job numbers from the Department of Labortold a grim tale about the first 30 months of the Obama administration.
As President Barack Obama reminds voters constantly, the economy did not originally deteriorate on his watch, and that’s true. Yet the rise in the unemployment rate once again to 9.2 percent should put the final nail in the coffin of Obama’s economic stimulus strategy.
To paraphrase President John Kennedy’s famous words: Don’t ask what foreign countries can do for you; ask what you can do for your own country.
Isn’t it about time that the most successful businessmen begin to think about what’s best for the United States of America, their own country that made their successes possible and their dreams come true? The cream of the business crop should not forget that their luck and fortunes were not made in a vacuum or on a remote island. A well-organized, safe and civilized society, and a populace with purchasing power, are all necessary.
The introductory sections of Assembly Bill 18 lay out, at great length, the complexity of California’s education finance system — if anything so convoluted, opaque and irrational can be called a “system.”