Mother's Day is special, and not just to all mothers. Mother's Day is for sons and daughters, too.
As an only child and a product of a single-mom family, I have a unique place in life that brings me to visit my Mother each month. I'm fortunate to be able to do this.
But some who also can do that, don't. It's to them I say, call your folks. Call your Mom. See your Mom. Because when your Mom passes on, you will regret not having done so.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there!
Now, in San Francisco and Oakland news in brief..
Jennifer Solorio, like my Mom, a breast cancer survivor, will be the honorary bat girl at today's San Francisco Giants baseball game. She was selected from 1,500 applicants, at the website www.HonoraryBatGirl.com
And from emails...
Supervisor Scott Wiener, SF Rec & Park, Recology and Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. kicked off the start of increased waste and recycling services at Dolores Park in San Francisco on Saturday.
SF Rec & Park has been dealing with large numbers of visitors to San Francisco’s Dolores Park, especially on holidays and weekends, which has caused an increased amount of liter to be placed in and around park trash bins.
With the help of Supervisor Wiener, SF Rec & Park, Recology and Mission Neighborhood Centers, an extra park attendant will be added during peak park visitor hours to monitor and empty trash bins that have reach capacity.
The program will add 386 clean up hours at Dolores Park on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through the summer months and ending in September 2011
This one from Oakland's Adams Point Group...
BACK TO THE ROOTS 1ST ANNUAL COMMUNITY GATHERING
Where: BACK TO THE ROOTS
2935 Adeline St.
When: May 12, 2011, 6:00PM
There will be a tour of our new warehouse & operations, a ton of great food from local companies, drinks, music and fun people! And of course, a lot of mushrooms!
RSVP at : http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/ha6dx6qe7hxvze2td
For more information, please visit: http://www.bttrventures.com/.
Grand opening of OAKOLLECTIV Pop Up Store
OAKOLLECTIV will officially opening its doors on Friday May 20th 2011, hours 4pm—6pm
Oakollectiv Pop Up Store is located on 1427 Broadway and will be housed in the old city owned Raiders store “the spot” in downtown Oakland.
OAKOLLECTIV is a collaboration of two experienced designers, Penelope Adibe and Rachel Konte, both transplants from Europe to the US. They have come together to create a Pop Up Designer shop in the heart of downtown Oakland.
The space will feature 3 local brands; AFROBUDDAH by Rachel Konte, NNEKA by Penelope Adibe and Guerilla Clothing by Guerilla Café (designed by Rachel Konte). They plan to bring a diverse mix of merchandise from women’s wear, vintage modern kitchen house ware and menswear to the store. All the entrepreneurs in the space have one thing in common; they are all Oakland residents and run their businesses locally.
Penelope Adibe and Rachel Konte are the curators and daily managers of the OAKOLLECTIV.
More to come! Happy mother's day!