When Politico released a list of the nation's top 100 political donors for 2014 this week, we noticed that 17 of them are based in the Bay Area. At the top of the list, the biggest political donor for 2014 is a San Francisco-based couple well known for supporting legislation related to climate change.
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.
San Francisco Native Alexandra Pelosi Chronicles the Naturalization Process in the HBO Documentary 'Citizen U.S.A.'
Alexandra Pelosi loves to travel. It was that passion, on full display in the new HBO documentary Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip, that partly inspired the Emmy-winning filmmaker (2002's Journeys with George) to crisscross America, attending naturalization ceremonies and interviewing the country’s newest citizens – among them, a nuclear scientist at the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico and young Iraqi refugees in Nebraska.
Precita Eyes, aside from adorning city buildings with gorgeous, eye-popping murals, is one of the most precious assets we have in preserving the Mission's dynamic cultural heritage, so celebrate their 2010 Muralists Gala Benefit and Art Auction, called ¡Viva Muralismo! this Saturday, September 25 at SOMArts Cultural Center. Schmooze with artists and politicians (Nancy Pelosi! Mark Leno!) while dancing to DJ Special K's beats and sipping on champagne, and bid on original artwork by the night's featured creative minds.