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Painting the Town Red

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The American Red Cross Bay Area hosted the Paint the Town Red Gala, an annual "red tie" event benefiting local disaster preparedness and emergency response efforts, at The Westin St. Francis.

Naomi Hits the Catwalk

Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Gemma Ward hit the runway last week in Sephora's FashionWeekLive event held at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion. Fall fashions from Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Nanette Lepore, Peter Som and more were seen floating up and down the catwalk.

Strike a Pose

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

A warm-up to FashionWeekLive took place a couple of nights ago at the Clift Hotel with regular folk mingling with IMG's top models.

Baubles and Bling

Girls and their Swarosvki crystals.


Nina Rossi                                   Elizabeth Thieriout     Monique Sergelin, Jessalyne Dixon

SFCASA: Caring for Our Kids

SFCASA (SF court-appointed special advocates program) held its board of directors luncheon last week at the Bankers Club-Carnelian Room. Dennis Herrera, city attorney of SF, was the featured speaker and honoree.

According to sfcasa.org, "The Board of Directors Luncheon is held annually to raise funds for SFCASA and to increase community awareness of the plight of San Francisco's abused and neglected children in foster care."

MoAd Carnaval Gala

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) put on a first-anniversary gala celebration, Diaspora Carnaval: Celebrating Across Cultures, last Saturday at the Rotunda of City Hall.


Akiba Smith Harris        Annette Harris, Catherine Ennix    Vanessa Carlton, Stephan Jenkins

Snuggly Soiree

Face painters, the SF who's who, kids and ex-Giants baseball players all took part in the Getty's Snuggly Soiree, which raised funds for the UCSF Children's Hospital Teddy Bear Rescue Fund, founded by Dr. Richard Glogau and wife Pam Baj Glogau.

All That Jazz

The SF Jazz Gala, celebrating Thelonious Monk, was held at the Four Seasons Hotel.




Peter Plate, Chris James, Daniel Lurie


Roberta Weiss, Peter Plate

Ass-Kiss Section

And now it's time for my weekly "suck-up" in which you, precious reader, get to see me kiss the butts of people whom I either owe favors to or want favors from:

First of all, a shout-out to Ned Clarke, the storytelling genius who hijacked my blog last week. I promised him that if he helped out with my blogs, I would help get him a job. Ever since my show got canceled, he has been unemployed and destitute. Look into your hearts people; help me find this man a job. Currently, he can be found living underneath the Sixth Street overpass in downtown SF. Just look for the burnt-out dumpster next to the leaky oil drums. Or call him on his cell phone at 415-302-7256. No project too big or too small.
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