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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 prepar..

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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 extr..

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Tim Draper & His Draper University of Heroes

Based on Sand Hill Road in the Silicon Valley, Tim Draper is a real mover and shaker. His track record is extraordinary. His success comes from a lot of hard work, some good genetics, and some brilliant strategy. He has a great knack of surrounding himself with smart people, and building a great team. Tim said that he had receiv..

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History of The Presidio of San Francisco

The Presidio is a former military outpost located in San Francisco. The land the Presidio stands on was inhabited by Native Americans of the Ohlone-Costanoan tribe for thousands of years. In 1776, Spanish forces built a fort made out of adobe here and named it the Presidio. Between 1776 and 1821, the Spanish military used this o..

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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 tha..

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Daniel Lurie: A Man Who’s Wearing Two Hats & Making a Super Difference for O..

Isat down recently with Daniel Lurie, the CEO of Tipping Point Community. Before our meeting, I read and learned everything I could about him. Such a great story. I knew that there would be so much, and all of it fascinating. Where to begin? … Where to end? … There is no end … thoughts I had and said out loud. To which, Daniel s..

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Famous People from San Francisco

When discussing famous people from San Francisco, probably the first person who comes to mind is Anthony Dominick Benedetto, or Tony Bennett as he is better known, who allegedly ‘left his heart in San Francisco’, in 1962, when he sang that most famous tune. The 86 year-old singer, who has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 50 m..

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Vicki Hennessy, SF’s first elected woman sheriff

On November 3rd, 2015, Vicki Hennessy was elected by a large 61% of the vote and on January 8th, 2016, she was sworn in to become San Francisco’s first-ever elected woman sheriff. Since joining the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department in 1975, Sheriff Hennessy has had a truly distinguished, storied career. In 1983, in what was jus..

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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’..

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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 eve..

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Meet Kristin Connelly, East Bay Leader

BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER & MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCEI recently had the pleasure of talking with Kristin Connelly, the President and CEO of the East Bay Leadership Council. It was a delightful conversation that covered so much about the East Bay. We shared insights about the past and present. Kristin’s view of the future is ce..

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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 afr..

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