San Jose residents hungry for a taste of Italy can get it without leaving town when the 37th annual Italian Family Festa returns next weekend to History Park San Jose. Sponsored by the Italian-American Heritage Cultural Foundation, the event has been a community staple for decades, drawing thousands of locals eager to take a shot at bocce ball, grape-stomping or dancing the folkloric tarantella. “Our mission statement is to preserve and promote the Italian heritage and culture in the Santa Clara Valley,” foundation vice president Ken Borelli said in a statement. “That is why we are proud to bring so much of the rich and vibrant Italian culture to Santa Clara Valley.”.
But McAuliffe said part of Northam’s legacy should be choosing “the right moral course for Virginia” and resigning, Host Jake Tapper noted that the nickname “Coonman” appeared in Northam’s Virginia Military Institute yearbook and cited other examples before asking McAuliffe whether Northam is a racist, “I have zero indication of that,” he said, On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Rep, A, Donald McEachin, D-Va., speaking as a member ballet flats office of Congressional Black Caucus leadership, said there is nothing Northam can do to persuade McEachin to give the governor more time in office..
Lamorinda Idol, created and sponsored by the Lamorinda Arts Council, offers a multi-month collection of auditions, performance workshops, community performances and the final competition. Food and beverages are available at the concerts, or visitors can pack a picnic. For more information, visit www.lafayettechamber.org or call 925-284-7404. Not too early to plan for Community Service Day. Community nonprofits, schools and other local groups are invited to submit a volunteer project for Community Service Day 2015, to be held Oct. 10. The deadline to submit a project for consideration is June 26.
For more information, go to pacoarts.org or call Karen Nelson Kelly at 925-754-7666, or ballet flats office e-mail her at email@example.com, Rock art is focus, of Weber Gallery exhibit, BRENTWOOD — Weber Gallery presents a show of rock ‘n’ roll art through Dec, 24 at C &R Framing and the Weber Gallery, 700 Harvest Park Drive, Suite L, The exhibit features about 50 pieces, including posters, prints and originals, Featured artists include Stanley Mouse of Occidental, Dennis Loren of Oakland, Peggy Magovern of Blackhawk, Arianna Siegel of Oakland, Bill Weber of Brentwood and Jason Kline of Elk Grove..
Throughout his hourlong talk, Jackson repeated many of his signature life-affirming mantras — “I Am Somebody,” “Our Story Is Our Glory,” “Futures Not Funerals” — which the students enthusiastically echoed. “In Asia, in South America, all around the world, people are in constant quest to affirm that they matter,” said Jackson, adding that progress comes from sweat, not tears. “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. The ground is no place for a champion.”.
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