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Alan Alda Workshop: Connect to Communicate

“Hi, I’m Alan Alda. I’m a world-famous actor.”

He didn’t really need to introduce himself. Alda has starred in movies and television (perhaps most famously as Capt. Benjamin “Hawkeye” Pierce in M.A.S.H.), and hosted Scientific American Frontiers on PBS for 11 yearsAfter interviewing hundreds of scientists, he wondered, what if we taught improvisation to scientists to help them connect to their audiences?

That’s now the focus of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, headquartered at Stony Brook University in New York. ... Read More

African-American history tour

African-American history tour

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Free born or slaves, slavery was not born in them. Celebrate the contributions of Sacramento’s African-American community as they struggled to gain a foothold in a dynamic and often hostile environment, and meet barbers, doctors, caterers, soldiers, singers, pastors, and others who settled the frontier. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information: (916) 448-0811

Plenty of fire and fury at 60th annual Grammy Awards

Just as the Hollywood award shows this year have been dominated by the Time's Up movement, the 60th annual Grammy Awards became a platform for artists to address sexual harassment and abuse, but also... Read More

Opinion: Chelsea Manning - A Trans Woman's Perspective

By Amber Enderton | January 25, 2018 |
Chelsea Manning has long been a hero to the trans community. Lionized to a fault, critics of her have often been accused of transphobia. It's easy to see why. While the world saw her as a whistleblower who shed light on the government's illicit actions, particularly in regards to the Collateral Murder video, she has been so much more.
For the past 7 years, she has been at the forefront of the fight for trans women to be treated with respect and dignity in US prisons. From the beginning of her incarceration, word got out about her horrifying treatment. She was forced to sleep in the nude and paraded around naked outside her cell like a freak, even as the bases own medical staff stated she was not a danger to herself and such measures were unnecessary.
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Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

On any normal day, Marco Guzman, Jr. is a supervisor for Sutter Medical Foundation’s(SMF) Cardiology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine services, based in care centers located in Fairfield, CA.

But recently, on a day that by any stretch of the imagination was not normal, Marco the supervisor became “Marco the superfriend” and he, along with a few of his West Coast Avengers teammates, helped bring some joy to people dealing with the devastating wild fires in California’s wine country.

Hong Kong businessman and socialite David Tang dies

HONG KONG (AP) — David Tang, a flamboyant and outspoken socialite and entrepreneur who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion brand, has died. He was 63... Read More

Commission on judicial performance stops short of removing San Diego 'birther' judge, issues censure

Judge Gary Kreep will remain on the bench of the San Diego Superior Court. | 
August 17, 2017 |  

In a determination released this morning, the California Commission on Judicial Performance has issued a public censure of San Diego Superior Court Judge Gary G. Kreep. 
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