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Jennifer Siebel Newsom Confronts Sexist Stereotypes with 'Miss Representation'

When San Francisco native Jennifer Siebel Newsom arrived in Hollywood, pursuing an acting career after her time with the U.S. women’s junior national soccer team was cut short by injury, the fair-haired Stanford alum had little trouble landing recurring roles on the CBS hospital drama Presidio Med, and later NBC’s 24-inspired Life.
 

Gavin Newsom's Ashbury Heights Home on the Market

Last year, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was elected Lieutenant Governor. With a second child and no legal need to stay in San Francisco, the Newsom family moved to Marin County. Which is also an easier commute to Sacramento, but we think the real reason had to do with laundry. Their Ashbury Heights house just came on the market.

Cal Academy's Big Bang: Party After Dark

On May 5, explorers, acrobats, and supporters packed the California Academy of Sciences for the 25th annual Big Bang Gala. DJs Solomon and Claude Von Stroke spun records all night while acrobatic dance troop Project Bandaloop dazzled guests by swinging, bouncing, and deftly maneuvering from the walls to the ceiling.

International Museum of Women Celebrates 100 Years of Change

If there's any organization that tries to value the lives of women around the world, I.M.O.W. does just that. Standing for "International Museum of Women," this social change museum inspires global action by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through online exhibitions, history, arts, and cultural programs that make the community. 

Get Gorgeous & Green Tonight @ Global Green USA's Benefit Gala

Tonight, get everything off to a good start by attending Global Green's 6th annual, star-studded Gorgeous & Green 2010 benefit at the W Hotel. Hosted by Gavin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, as well as Mad Men star Alison Brie, the night promises to be an homage to all things eco-chic and eco-delicious.

33rd Mill Valley Film Festival Draws to a Triumphantly Starry Close

The 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival, 11 days of movies, music and celebrity sightings sponsored by the California Film Institute, wrapped Sunday following more than 87 sold-out screenings and attendance totaling approximately 40,000. 

More on the Tenderloin Makeover

Add one more to the list of so-called Tenderloin revitalization projects that have sprung up over the last month in the city’s most flavorful neighborhood. Art in Storefronts, a pilot program initiated by Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), launches today. In partnership with neighborhood-based economic development organizations and curated by Triple Base, local artists will showcase their work in 11 original window installations and two murals.

Look of the Week: Halloween Costumes On The Fly

Year after year, despite making a mental note to think of a Halloween costume in advance, it always comes down to frantically throwing together an ensemble in the final week before the big day. But that doesn't mean you can't still come up with something brilliant (and stylish!) without having to fight the last-minute costume shop masses. With that, we leave you with 5 ideas that you can (mostly) piece together from your closet:

1. Lady Gaga: Yes, everyone and their sister will probably be Lady Gaga for Halloween, but we were particularly inspired by this look she was rocking on a rainy day in Paris. And hey, it's a great excuse to forget your pants for a night. Top off with a pair of nude heels and you're ready to rock.

Gavin vs. Brown: Sunday's Times Magazine Dives Deep

Mark Leibovich begins this Sunday's Times magazine feature, "Who Can Possibly Govern California?", by summing up our fair state: "Calamity is just part of the equation here, as if God gave California so much glamour and grandeur and great weather that he had to throw in some apocalyptic menace to provide a little balance. Earthquakes, say. Or Sacramento." Or foggy summers.

At Ease with Charlotte Shultz

 

As you already know, Monday was a heady day of power politicos who parachuted into San Francisco.

And the majority of these players (minus First Lady Michelle Obama, though she was, of course, invited) ended that day at an intimate dinner hosted by Protocol Chief Charlotte Mailliard Shultz and her husband, Former Sec. of State George Shultz in their Russian Hill aerie.

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