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San Jose Giants Announce 2017 Diamond Season Schedule

The San Jose Giants have unveiled their 2017 schedule. The 30th season of the San Jose Giants affiliation with the San Francisco Giants will begin on Thursday, April 6 on the road at Inland Empire before opening the home schedule on Thursday, April 13 at Municipal Stadium against the Stockton Ports. The Opening Night Extravaganza will include a postgame fireworks show, 2017 magnet schedule giveaway and much, much more. In light of Minor League Baseball's a..

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A Look Back / Raiders

Jim Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy in 1970 at Stanford and was the #1 overall selection in the 1971 NFL Draft. He joined the Raiders in 1978 and led the Silver and Black to two World Championships of Professional Football with victories in Super Bowls XV and XVIII. Plunkett was named Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XV, a 27-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. He set a then-record with an 80-yard touchdown pass to RB Kenny King. He was also named t..

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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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Ken Korach, Oakland A’s Radio Announcer

A GREAT PASSION FOR THE GAME AND LIFE ITSELF   Ken Korach has been living the life of a dream come true. For the past 19 years he has been and is the radio voice of the Oakland A’s. He was born in Los Angeles in 1952. He is the son of a high school and junior college baseball and basketball coach. He has loved sports since the day he was born and remembers playing catch before he could walk. He grew up minutes from Dodger Stadium, but in his childhood gre..

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Mike Wasserman / Dine Out

One of the many services provided by Santa Clara County government is protecting consumers by conducting restaurant health inspections. The results of the inspections are now easier than ever for the public to access. Simply download the County’s new SCCDineOut mobile app to find out whether or not a local restaurant is in compliance with food safety laws. Launched recently by the County Department of Environmental Health (DEH), the SCCDineOut app is the l..

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A Conversation With Dave Righetti, Pitching Coach Of The Three-Time World Champion San Francisco Giants

They call him “Rags”. Dave Righetti was born and raised locally, in Willow Glen, San Jose. He enjoyed a 16-year major league pitching career and iscurrently in his 16th season as the extraordinary pitching coach of our three-time World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Three World Series Championships in the last five years. It’s very special, as was our conversation.What’s It Like Being Dave Righetti? I’ll be honest with you, it feels good. You get in..

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The first time I met Steve Jobs

By Scott Budman:I remember, as if it was yesterday, the first time I interviewed Steve Jobs, one-on-one, with no other crews in the room. Of course, I also remember when Steve Jobs got fired. I wasn’t reporting back then, but knew of Apple, because it was cool, I was from the Bay Area, and some of my friends had Apple computers. But back to the interview. I wondered if I’d get to experience the “Full Steve.” You know: cocky, impatient, brilliant. The whole..

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A SV Talk With Steve Bono, Former UCLA and SF 49er QB Great and Now Successful Wealth Management Strategist

SVT: Where are you working now and what do you do? SB: I work with Constellation Wealth Advisors, an independent multi-family investment office. SVT: How did you go from QB for UCLA and the 49ers to a successful career of helping others in finance? SB: This is something that I always wanted to do and I used several off-seasons during my career to participate in internships in the financial world. I have been in the business for 12 years now. SVT: What ..

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Tobacco Ordinances

Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, District 4 Tobacco prevention has been one of my top priorities throughout my time on the Board of Supervisors, including authoring majoring new county ordinances in 2010 and 2014. The 2010 ordinance imposed stiff fines on retailers who sold tobacco to minors and required all tobacco-selling businesses within the county’s jurisdiction to obtain a license. The 2014 ordinance banned the sale of almost all flavored to..

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Warning: People will Always be Your Competitive Advantage

By Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr: It doesn’t matter whether you have just developed the best product ever created. It doesn’t matter if your software or technology improvement will promise to change the world. If you don’t have the right people and the right culture, chances are your dreams of success will fall by the wayside as do those of most companies. Stop and consider this -would you enthusiastically rehire all the people in your company?Right People, Right ..

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Plug and Play Insurance Unveils First Startup Batch

23 Startups Have Been Hand-Picked by The Largest Insurance Corporations SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --With the rapid growth of Insurtech, Plug and Play Insurance has selected the top 23 startups to join their Innovation Platform. According to PwC, 74% of insurance companies believe some part of their business is at risk of being disrupted. The 12-week program connects startups to some of world's largest insurance corporations. The offici..

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Oakland Athletics announce leadership transitions

Organization celebrates decades of service, as Lew Wolff and Michael Crowley transition to new roles; John Fisher and Dave Kaval named managing partner and president, respectively The Oakland Athletics today announced that current Managing Partner Lew Wolff will transition to Chairman Emeritus and John Fisher will replace him as Managing Partner. MLB owners approved the leadership transition during today's meeting in Chicago. Additionally, Wolff and Fisher..

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Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone

By Mike Wasserman Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1  Urban vacant lots may soon become lively gardens thanks to Santa Clara County’s proposed Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone.   Our Valley has a significant and vibrant agricultural history that dates back centuries. The region’s soil is rich and the weather ripe for agriculture. Over the past thirty years, the area affectionately known as “The Valley of the Heart’s Delight” has been transformed fr..

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Are Live Conversations Making a Comeback?

By Caroline Moriarity Sacks Director of INFORUM   In the technology capital of the world, San Franciscans know better than most about the latest messaging or communication apps. In a city turning conversations more virtual by the minute, a phenomenon is also developing: its citizens are wanting more interactions offline, with real people. At INFORUM, The Commonwealth Club’s Innovation Lab, we’re constantly seeing the benefits that come from live interact..

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Meet Tyler Mariucci, Assistant Athletic Director At The University of Maryland - Speaking On The Joys Of Academics, Sports And Life Itself

SVT: Where do you work and what do you do? TM: I am working as an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Maryland, College Park. I generate revenue through private and corporate donations for student-athlete scholarships and capital projects (facilities). Currently, we are working to close the gap on an $11 million annual scholarship bill and planning for a multi-million dollar facility campaign that will benefit our 500+ student-athletes. SVT:..

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Tavis Lampman, Chef Concierge At Fairmont San Jose Awarded Les Clefs D’or USA

Fairmont San Jose chef concierge inducted into Les Clefs d’Or USA Concierge Association, first in Silicon Valley history –SAN JOSE, California – February 2, 2017 - Fairmont San Jose is proud to announce Les Clefs d‘Or USA has inducted Tavis Lampman, Chef Concierge at Fairmont San Jose, into the esteemed national association of professional hotel concierges. Mr. Lampman is the first Silicon Valley member in the organization’s thirty eight year history. Les ..

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