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Meet Bobby Johnson, Interana Co-founder & CTO

Q: Tell me about what you and your team built at FB; how do you leverage that expertise at Interana?BJ: At Facebook my team-built software to give everyone in the business access to the information they needed to do their job better, whatever that job happened to be. We ended up building a lot of tools, some of which were great, and others not so much. The most important things we learned were what made some tools really valuable, and therefore loved, and ..

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A Conversation with Greg Smirin, CEO Interana

Q: You have an entirely new executive team, what are your strengths and how are you managing this restart to compete in the crowded PaaS industry? GS: Our CTO, Bobby Johnson led infrastructure engineering at Facebook through its first billion users. He transformed that unique experience into Interana’s unique IP stack that enables everyone in a company to fully understand each customer’s usage of their products and services. Interana has been able to suppo..

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Welcome to Silicon Valley Talk!

Hello Everyone,We finally did it … we’ve converted Silicon Valley Local Magazine to Silicon Valley Talk. We’re going to have a lot of interviews and commentary coming your way … I’ll also be sharing my personal experiences on some of the following topics in the near future.Retirement:How much do you really need to retire? I say a couple should have a minimum of $5 Million by age 55 … I’ll share with you how to get there. Are you fortunate enough to work (o..

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A Conversations with Katie Jacobs Stanton, CMO of Color & Former Vice President of Global Media at Twitter

Q: Can you share with us your experience working at the White House and State Department?KJS:  Working in the Obama Administration was the honor of a lifetime. At the White House, I served as the Director of Citizen Participation, trying to make it easier for citizens to engage with the government using digital platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. At the State Department, I worked in the Office of Innovation, helping the government use..

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Rides for Every Age

As they say, welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small, it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. When you enter the lands that comprise Disneyland Park, stories come to life around you, immersing you in tales from some of your favorite Disney films … this is so true!When it comes to a fun getawa..

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A Special Conversation with Senator Dianne Feinstein on Developing Groundbreaking Skills

Q: What advice do you have for young women who want to pursue a career in politics?Senator Feinstein: I really think a woman must do her apprenticeship in this arena. Find out if you have the motivation and the staying power, because it truly is a difficult path. Become active in politics. Become an advocate. Speak out. Earn yourself those credentials. Work as a staffer in Washington or in state or local government. It’s very important that you know whethe..

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Funny & Funnier

Recently my wife and I had the opportunity to see Jason Alexander, better known as George Costanza of the hit TV series Seinfeld … followed by Arsenio Hall the next night. Alexander portrayed the much-loved character George Costanza from the hit show Seinfeld, universally and ironically referred to as "the show about nothing," a series that continues to entertain audiences every day. Alexander has starred on Broadway, in hit films like Pretty Woman and S..

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Meet Ray Martinez, Broker Skyrise Real Estate Group, Silicon Valley

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?RM: I’ve been in the Real Estate Industry for 24 years. I absolutely love what I do, and my clients can see the passion I have for the industry. Q: What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle?RM: I was born in San Francisco, and raised in the South Bay. Being born and raised in the Bay Area has given me a huge advantage along with a vast knowledge of the area. We cover the entire San Fr..

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Meet Craig McGrouther, Realtor, Wihtol Group  Intero Real Estate, Los Altos

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?CM: I got into Real Estate one month after I graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2016. I started working as an assistant for about 6 months until I got my Real Estate Salesperson License early in January of 2017. Q: What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle?CM: I cover the entire peninsula, from San Francisco to San Jose and also parts of Fremont. However, I am from Men..

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Meet Attorney David Cross

Q: When did you decide to be an Attorney and why Estate Planning?DC: I decided to pursue a career in law while I was in college. I’ve always had an interest in solving problems and helping people deal with and solve their own problems, which is basically what an attorney does. A person hires an attorney because they have a complex legal problem that they want to be solved, but don’t have the time or knowledge to solve it themselves. I decided to become an ..

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Mall of America

Hello Everyone, Just recently over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend my wife and I visited friends in Minneapolis Minnesota.  The good news it didn’t snow … the bad news, it was downright cold.  However, it was very warm inside the largest mall in the country, the Mall of America located in Bloomington, Minnesota just 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis. It’s always been on our list to spend the busiest shopping day of the year inside the biggest mall in the..

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Meet Robin Adelman, Director of Early Learning

Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center
Congregation Shir Hadash 20 Cherry Blossom Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95032http://shecc.org/ Q: Do you offer tours of your school for prospective students?RA: We encourage all prospective parents to visit the school. Parents may visit on our scheduled Open House day on a Sunday afternoon in January or they may schedule an appointment to visit at a mutually agreeable time. They are welcome to bring their children with them althou..

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Meet Linda Paz, Director Emerson School

2800 West Bayshore Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303 http://www.headsup.org/emerson-school/Q: Are perspective students allowed to meet with enrolled students or can they observe a class or activities?LP: Once parents or families have toured our school, those interested in applying are invited to have their child(ren) spend three full days in our program. We allow our prospective students and families the opportunity to get a feel for all of our programs, including Sp..

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Wings for All® at Silicon Valley’s Airport - Simulating the Air Travel Experience for Individuals with Autism

San Jose, Calif.  City of San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez (District 3), Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and airport partners welcomed The Arc of the US, The Arc of Alameda County and Parents Helping Parents today to hold a Wings for All® training for some 50 people with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to simulate the airport experience. Wings for All offers people with I/DD the opportunity ..

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San Francisco to Open the City’s First Bike Park

McLaren Bike Park Opens After $1.1 Million Construction SAN FRANCSICO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the opening of the McLaren Bike Park in McLaren Park, the first Bicycle Motocross (BMX) and Mountain Biking Park in San Francisco.  Designed by Alpine Bike Parks, the $1,131,921 project features a beginner bikes skills trail, youth BMX and mountain biking pump park, and multi-use plaza and lawn among other features.  Fund..

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Align Technology Introduces a New Brand Identity for the iTero(R) Scanning System and Tools

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) introduced a new global brand identity for the company's leading iTero® scanning system and innovative tools at the recent bi-annual Invisalign GP Summit customer event. The introduction of a new, vibrant brand identity for the iTero scanner reflects its critical and central role in digital treatment and the practice of the future. The iTero scanning system simplifies the digital workflow and empowers doctors to embra..

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