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Dr. Tae Yun Kim

Dr. Tae Yun Kim is the CEO of several very successful companies headquartered here in Fremont. She is also one of the highest ranking Martial Artists in the world. She is revered like royalty in her native Korea and greeted like a rock star wherever in the world she travels to. She is often a keynote speaker at large special events before thousands and, over the years, she would often speak with Presidents and Heads of State, Governors, Mayors, Business Ex..

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Anna G. Eshoo, U.S. House of Representatives

PLM: Where did you grow up and go to school?Congresswoman Eshoo: I was born and raised in New Britain and Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and have lived in California most of my life. I have an AA degree from Cañada College, and I am a graduate of the CORO Foundation. I also hold an Honorary Degree from Menlo College.PLM: What prepared you, who inspired you to go into politics? What did you do before being elected to Congress? Congresswoman Eshoo: I was elected..

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A Conversation with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome

SVL: What you know today, what would the Gavin Newsom of today like to say to the young Gavin Newsom?GN: I would tell myself that success is not a place or a destination; it’s a direction. There is no “having made it.” As Winston Churchill said the secret to success is moving from failure to failure with enthusiasm. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Oh, and I would definitely tell myself to use less hair gel.SVL: Who have been your role models and who has ..

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Rev. Cecil Williams

Most of us are very familiar with and love the real-life-story-made-movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. It is one of many examples, coming out of GLIDE Memorial Church that was and is very real, that touches our hearts. It also brings us all together with this extraordinary life purpose, The Pursuit of Service … which, for more than 50 years, has always included Love, Justice, Acceptance and Community. For more than a half century, GLIDE Memorial Church and t..

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Mike Crowley, Living the Life of a Dream

Mike Crowley wears two very different hats. Two different sports, two different teams, two different cities, two different stadiums. We just had a wonderful conversation. He’s totally on top of everything. He’s very excited and optimistic about both programs; he loves every minute of what he does and all that they together are doing … and it shows! On the one hand, Mike is the President of the Oakland A’s Baseball Team, working very closely with the owner..

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Karen Klein

Karen Klein CEO(650) 397.9793www.karenkleinfashion.comSVL: How should I dress to look slimmer?KK: There are many tricks you can use to appear slimmer.  Here are some do's and don'ts that can work for any body type for a thinner look: Too much fabric - You might think covering yourself with large, bulky clothing will make you seem thinner. It feels like you are "hiding" your figure and it’s actually pretty comfortable.  But reality is in fact the opposite. ..

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Larry Baer, President & CEO SF Giants

It’s A Wonderful Life, circa 2013. Imagine San Francisco without our beloved Giants and where everything south of Market would be nothing but old warehouses. Far fetched? Not at all. The Tampa/St. Pete Giants? It may not sound right, but it was so close to happening.As I drove to meet with Larry Baer, the President & CEO of the San Francisco Giants, in what has become beautiful SOMA, it felt like a  dream come true. Had it not been for Larry Baer, who back..

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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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60th anniversary of the Santa Clara County Parks

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. Starting with the purchase of 400 acres near Cupertino, our regional parks system now boasts 29 parks encompassing nearly 50,000 acres. Our County parks are a key contributor to the overall health and sustainability of Santa Clara County by providing breathtaking views, quiet, contemplative trails, and diverse recreation activities. Here in South County, we have an i..

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A Happy Homecoming for Oakland A’s Manager Bob Melvin

His phone rang. “Hello Bob, this is Billy Beane.” That’s how it all started … which leads us to this article and the conversation I would have with Bob Melvin, the Manager of the Oakland A’s. Two and a half years later, the same phone rang again; however, this time it went like this: “Hello Bob, this is Ken Packer.” Billy Beane knew and so did I. As interesting as that conversation was between the two of them, it certainly was between the two of us, as wel..

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Meet Mayor Libby Schaaf

There are cities that have gone through big transformations when it was said it could never be done. Oakland is one of those cities on that cusp and Mayor Libby Schaaf is a great leader and inspiring Mayor who is determined to see that happen. She is dedicated to public service, community work and is devoted to restoring people’s faith and belief in government and how it can work for them while, energizing and engaging a proud community. After the Warriors..

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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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Lew Wolff, The Special Magic That Is

Iarrived early at the Oakland Coliseum to meet with Lew Wolff, the Owner of the Oakland A’s, the San Jose Earthquakes, plus the owner of some of the nicest hotels and the developer of some of the nicest offi ce buildings - anywhere. It was just a few hours before game time.“Come on in”, said the friendly gate attendant. “It’s Tuesday – parking is free on Tuesdays. Have a great time – enjoy the game!” Happily, I proceeded to the Executive Offi ces. Once the..

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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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U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier - Champion Among Champions

I walked into her office and could sense it: The heart of a champion with an invigorating pulse for her community ... these two thoughts so clearly evident … where I recently met with our US Congresswoman, Jackie Speier. Who is Jackie Speier? As if you didn’t already know, she’s our representative in Washington DC - Working extremely hard for us, our community and our common good. Full of energy, extremely knowledgeable and truly committed to public servic..

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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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