Somewhere on a BART train, a guy is watching Lord of the Rings on a tiny screen that could never capture the panoramic majesty of the film.
In San Francisco, a woman waxes nostalgic about her first BART ride as a Walkman-wearing 14-year-old while a Seattle man types, simply, “You don’t even know how much I miss you :D.”
Achievement Behring — who established the Wheelchair Foundation, which donates free wheelchairs to the needy — recently gave $7.5 million to the Lions Club Campaign to End Preventable Blindness, the largest donation in the organization’s history.
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Achievement The sophomore at San Francisco State University studying to be a teacher was awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Chui earned the scholarship on the basis of academics, extracurricular activities and volunteering.
Some of the world’s greatest tech minds already supply scores of gamers with their button-mashing, sword-wielding, touchdown-throwing fix from offices in southern San Mateo County.
Now, these same cutting-edge Peninsula pros are helping cancer patients survive.
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Achievement The recent graduate of Notre Dame de Namur University qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., on Aug. 18. He tied for second with an even-par 144 at a qualifying tournament at the Peninsula Golf Club in San Mateo.
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Achievement The Joe Goode Performance Group, Goode’s 22-year-old dance company, has been selected by the New England Foundation for the Arts for a MetLife Foundation grant to travel throughout the U.S. to eight locations to perform its acclaimed show, “Wonderboy.”
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There, have I met my federal obligation to be excited about the Olympics yet? I mean, I don’t want anyone calling me anti-American simply because I find most of the entire Olympic experience about as thrilling as a WNBA, ahem, highlight reel.
At Foothill College’s Wild Cat Adventure, visitors will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with five live wild cats.
Presented by Leopards Etc. and the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund, the show may feature species including cheetah, ocelot, caracal, snow leopard, African leopard, lynx and California’s own majestic cougar.
With research showing that most women wear the wrong size bra, and that nearly 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year, the time is right for “Fi(GH)t for the Cure.”