Here in Oakland,CA at Jack London Square to keynote the National Association of Minority Contractors (Northern California Chapters) annual capacity building luncheon. Today I will announce a partnership program aimed at servicing transition age foster youth throughout California giving them a direct pipeline to the Construction industry. I announce with Pete Varma the organization’s North Cal President. This will be a formal partnership and MOU between the Peoples Alliance for Justice & National Association of Minority Contractors (California). More to come! #northerncalifornia#fostercare#sanfrancisco#oakland#partnership
Mendocino County has some amazing trail networks. If you don't have a copy already, may I suggest finding The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast by Bob Lorentzen. My dog-eared copy remained in the glove compartment of my car for many years and most of the trails in the book I had managed to hike.
The Moat Creek trail is still by far my favorite though. I never got tired of views like this.
Registration for our Berkeley Marina wedding fair is up and running! Don’t miss our next wedding fair on October 27 from 12-4 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina. As always, we’ll have plenty of wedding experts ready to help you with your big day! There will also be food and drink samples along with some awesome free giveaways! Win prizes from our vendors, a two night stay in Las Vegas, or even a $10,000 grand prize wedding package!
Also remember to buy tickets ahead to make things easier.
Groups of 4+: $10 each
At the Door: $25
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@olemahouse's Due West Market, an extension of the Due West Tavern, is now open! The reimagined roadside market, @duewestpointreyes, offers freshly prepared on-the-go meals, artisan goods, and a full-service coffee bar with breakfast items. Stop on by!
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Fall colours in a pretty little Northern California creek!
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October 17, 1989: Thirty years ago today at 5:04pm a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook Northern California for less than one minute. The resulting loss of life, catastrophic damage and impact on the area is still felt today.
As we mark the 30th anniversary of this disaster, we remember that preparedness is a group effort, and when it comes to the unpredictable nature of major events like an earthquake, a little preparedness can go a long way.
Get an emergency kit together. Have a plan in place and share it with your family and neighbors. Stay informed with helpful emergency apps. Practice disaster responses such as earthquake drills and home fire evacuation plans. These tasks won’t take up much time or effort, but can make all the difference when disaster strikes.
Visit www.redcross.org/Loma Prieta to learn more about this historic earthquake and to learn more about preparing for future disasters.
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Today marks 30 years ago that the Loma Prieta earthquake hit, a day forever etched in my mind and psyche: the longest 15 seconds of my life.
I was a junior in high school and had just finished a water polo match at Santa Cruz High. I had driven across town to do some record shopping in Capitola Village at Blue Rhythm Records, looking for some coveted reggae vinyl to add to my collection. As I was digging in the bins, flipping through the albums all of a sudden I felt the walls start to thrust violently side to side. I knew immediately what was happening and ran to the door way to brace myself in the door frame as I’d be instructed to do since youth in preparedness for just such an occasion.
As I was bunkered in, a woman ran up to me and pushed me out the door, “Get out! Go” she yelled, imploring me to move to the middle of the four way intersection. As I stood there back-to-back with several other people in the closest area free from structures I watched as the earth cracked below our feet, the train trestle a hundred feet up swayed back and forth like a toy model, and the windows of all the store fronts began exploding in slow motion, shattering and spraying over the parked cars along the main thoroughfare like waves.
I looked up again at the trestle and thought to myself in a surreal moment, ‘well, I’ve had a good life and I’m thankful for all that I’ve had and experienced.” — a rather mature and sanguine thought for a 17 year old in the moment of crisis and utter disaster.
Then the earth finally stopped shaking, or should I say rolling as that’s what it felt like. I looked around the roads were buckled, structures toppled, people yelling, crying, and everything in disarray. It took me forever to get back across town with so many roads closed due to open cracks and downed bridges and there was no way to communicate as many phone lines were down and cell phones didn’t really exist yet in mass numbers. I was able to get home safely and find my friends and family, fortunate that nobody I knew had been injured or died. I later found out that the epicenter was just a few miles from where I stood, located in the redwood forest above by Nisene Marks State Park.
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Morning fog rolling through Ukiah 🍂 Happy Thursday and hello, sweater weather!
A brief look at the Sonoma Coast. We missed the closing time at our favourite California coast cafe( @cafeaquatica in Jenner) by twenty minutes but we did get to see a whole pod of seals taking it easy on the beach(last image).
What makes an eye product an eye product? 🤔
In this saturated market of skincare, it’s tough to navigate what products are nessesary and what are marketing hype. As always, the proper regimen comes down to the unique individual. Today, I’d like to address a very common question that I receive regularly from clients.
“Do I really need an eye cream? Can I just use the same topicals on my eye area as I do all over my face”.
The answer to this question isn’t really black and white. Let’s start by discussing how eye care products are generally formulated differently.
1. The skin around the eyes is thin and generally has less natural sebum to protect it in comparison to the rest of the face. This means that eye care formulations are often crafted to be more rich in oil content or specific oils are chosen to nourish the thin skin of the eyes.
2. Many products on the market have some type of fragrance added to the formula to add to the “experience” of the product and some add EO’s for the medicinal benefits. Regardless, if the fragrance is synthetic or natural, the eye area is very sensitive therefore many eye products leave the fragrance out all together.
3. You wouldn’t want your eye care products to contain high concentrations of things like retinol and AHA’s, would you? often what one might call “active ingredients” are use sparingly in products for the sensitive eye area.
4. Sometimes eye creams have additives to support specific skin conditions in the area. Example; green tea added to assist in relieving “puffy eyes”. Or the product may be packaged in a specific bottle that utilizes a roller to assist in lymphatic drainage to minimize puffiness.
In general, I don’t believe it hurts to utilize a gentle moisturizer on the eye area that you would on the face. If your eyes are sensitive or you’re trying to target a specific condition then you may want to invest in eye care that’s specifically designed for your precious eye area.
Skincare doesn’t have to be as complicated as the market makes it seem. What is your favorite eye product? Any formulators out there want to share what makes their eye care unique?! Join in below!
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🍷 Thirsty Thursdays Pick of The Week: Cave de Ribeauville Pinot Blanc Alsace 🍷
Proof that not all these tall, skinny bottles are sweet, this Pinot Blanc is nervy, fresh, sassy and vibrant! Citrus and minerals dance a lively two-step in this gorgeous little wine. Enjoy with choucroute Alsacienne or light fish dishes!
You have to meet Charlene from @fringeandclay ✨ She's a lover of perfect knots and symmetry, gaining pattern and color inspo from the great outdoors and the knots themselves. Like you and me, life can make her upset and what does she do? Knots it out!
Every design is a unique piece of Charlene and you can expect nothing but originality, quality and perfection 💫
🎪Come see what she's dreamed up at Saturday's Market 4-9pm @humboldtbaysocialclub #MeettheMaker#MacrameArtist#HumboldtThings