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    About Our Cover

    Four years ago, artist, tenants’ rights advocate, and Commissioner Debra Walker wrote this about her friend Kamala Harris: “She is a smart fighter. She is aiming at the White House…

    ChefsGiving 2020: Cooking for a Cause

    ChefsGiving 2020: Cooking for a Cause

    By Liam P. Mayclem– This year California saw the worst wildfires in our history, taking out hundreds of homes, business, and wineries; and there was devastating loss of life, too. As our beloved Wine…

    Ann Rostow: Look on My Works, ye Mighty, And Despair

    Ann Rostow: Look on My Works, ye Mighty, And Despair

    By Ann Rostow– Look on My Works, ye Mighty, And Despair Join me won’t you, dear Readers, on a trip back into the past. Here we are in our ninth…

    2020 Election Results (so far)

    2020 Election Results (so far)

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– Despite getting an extra four days, and clinging to the hope that Joe Biden would win decisively, at the time of the final “drop dead” deadline…

    Don’t Harm People in the Name of Religion

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– “Don’t Kill Innocent People in the Name of Religion.” So read a wall mural in Kolkata, India, which we happened upon when we were…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Strength Through Ambiguity

    By Michael Gunther– 2020 is certainly on the list of “craziest” years on record for business owners. We are striving to get through the pandemic, an uncertain economic fallout, and…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Dan Bodner of QuickHaven Transitional Shelters

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Dan Bodner of QuickHaven Transitional Shelters

    Since 2001, Dan Bodner has been the founder and CEO of Fido Systems LLC (https://fidosystems.com/), an outsourced IT firm. His daily commute from Oakland to downtown San Francisco passes sidewalk…

    Coming Out in the U.S. After Feeling Like the Only Homosexual in Turkey

    Coming Out in the U.S. After Feeling Like the Only Homosexual in Turkey

    By Okan Sengun, Esq.– I’m a methodical person: I like lists, I like organization, I like starting at Point A and discovering the fastest route to Point B. Ask anyone…

    Why Time in the Market Is Your Best Ally

    Why Time in the Market Is Your Best Ally

    By Brandon Miller, CFP– There was an Anne Fizzard cartoon in The New Yorker the other week that showed a man suspended in a pod while his wife tells a…

    Two Sedans to Personalize

    By Philip Ruth– “Okay, let’s be clear about what you really want here.” That’s a sentence I say to my clients ad infinitum, as we parse out the ad hype…

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