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    Dance-Along Nutcracker Takes You to the Caribbean This Holiday Season

    Dance-Along Nutcracker Takes You to the Caribbean This Holiday Season

    By Heidi Beeler “Blockbuster!!!” isn’t the sort of exclamation you would typically apply to a show performed by a symphonic wind ensemble showcasing a roomful of untrained ballerinas. Of all…

    Manifest Your Soulful Mission

    Manifest Your Soulful Mission

    By Gypsy Love Humankind has always rooted for the underdog. We draw strength from David’s gallant victory over Goliath. We hail the heroism of a hobbit, and find fortitude in…

    Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

    Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

    As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, our recent trip to Japan to speak about marriage equality made clear how Harvey’s call to come out…

    Science and Thanksgiving

    Science and Thanksgiving

    Since 1863, Thanksgiving Day has been set aside as a national holiday for expressing and celebrating our collective gratitude for our abundance. It’s perhaps an auspicious time to think about…

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Rafael Mandelman

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Rafael Mandelman

    Bay Times columnist Rafael Mandelman, elected in 2012 to be a member of the Board of Trustees for City College of San Francisco, is an attorney who primarily represents local…

    Think Futuristic Fantasy: “Use The Force”

    Think Futuristic Fantasy: “Use The Force”

    In the epic Star Wars series created by George Lucas, “The Force” is described as a binding, ubiquitous energy field flowing through all living things. When harnessed, its power can…

    Over the Tabletop

    Over the Tabletop

    Each year, my partner Philip and I kick off the Holiday Season by attending DINING BY DESIGN, the annual fundraiser sponsored by DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS diffa.org/. Over…

    The Temescal: An East Bay Urban Village

    The Temescal: An East Bay Urban Village

    There’s a “happening” in the East Bay! Let me be your guide. I recently met a client who decided that the real estate reality of buying a home in San…

    Housing Market Forecast for 2014

    Housing Market Forecast for 2014

    I closed last month’s column with a very brief statement about California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) releasing its annual Housing Market Forecast for 2014. In short, it looks as if…

    Success Stems from Happiness

    Success Stems from Happiness

    Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Robert Holden dedicates his life to studying happiness. Holden maintains that happiness doesn’t result from success. Rather, success stems from happiness. He states, “The reason…