BAMPFA’s Kore-eda retrospective, comprising seven evening screenings between May 2 and 18, is a soul-soothing invitation to discover both the universality and the complexity in the banality of everyday life.
When Blue Shield of California began planning a summit in Oakland to inspire women at all levels to lead, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was the immediate and ideal choice to be a keynote at the event. Her leadership as the chief executive of the City of Oakland captured the essence of the event: “Women Lead to Excellence (WL2X)” – the name of the Employee Resource Group.
The East Bay hot dog empire traces its roots to a common Armenian-American ancestor, Kasper Castigian. According to his grandson, Paul Rustigian, these days, a Caspers sausage company also makes the hot dogs for Kasper’s.