SAN FRANCISCO: The 16th Annual Susan G. Komen SF Bay Area Affiliate Survivors Lunch honored individuals and groups who focus on breast cancer.
The awards lunch took place over the weekend and saw the contributions of time, talent and resources of Bay Area community members get the recognition that they deserve.
A total of four award recipients were announced at the Annual Survivors Lunch at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.
Presented by the Board President, Anita Brink, this year's awards were chosen from throughout nine Bay Area counties and included a vintner, physical therapist, volunteer and real estate company.
All the recipients actions have focused attention on the challenges of breast cancer survivors and the importance of early detection to save lives:
About the Susan G. Komen San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate
The Susan G. Komen San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate was founded in 1987 by Joanne and Rick Horning to take care of underserved women and their families who need help in their fight against breast cancer.
The organization is volunteer-focused and directed. Its programs include educational outreach, public policy activities and local grants, as well as support for national medical and scientific research.
Susan G. Komen SF Bay Area Affiliate joins more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the world as part of the largest and most progressive network fighting breast cancer. For more information, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or to make a donation www.komensf.org.
OAKLAND: The contents of the old 'Columbo Bakery' will be officially sold off at an auction on December 4.
A total of 145 jobs were lost following the closure of the site in November 2012.
The Oakland auction will make up part of a wider sale of the remaining assets of the Hostess Brand who produce snacks such as Twinkies, Ding Dongs and HoHos.
The company closed all its production plants and distribution centers, nationwide with job losses of 18,500, and many of its factories and brands were sold off to competitors.
"The amount of interest in these auctions is expected to be unprecedented," said Richard Reese, President of Rabin Worldwide, the company who will conduct the coast-to-coast auctions of equipment and machinery.
"The nostalgia for Hostess Brands has attracted a lot of attention to the sales, and we hope it will strengthen bidding," Reese reminisced.
The first of the auctions will take place in Los Angeles on Oct 30. Further auctions will be held in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Oakland, and Philadelphia.
SAN JOSE: Tech giant, Cisco Systems has today completed the acquisition of privately held WHIPTAIL.
WHIPTAIL are a leader in high performance, scalable solid state memory systems. They enable organizations to simplify physical and virtual data center environments and process more data in less time.
WHIPTAIL employees will be integrated into the Computing Systems Product Group led by Paul Perez, vice president and general manager. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately $415 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of WHIPTAIL.
HALLOWEEN: The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has issued a warning to people not to forget their domestic pets this halloween.
The AVMA said that the holiday can be truly frightening and a little hazardous for pets.
"While Halloween is a lot of fun for kids, pets can be alarmed by the new activity and strange costumes. Many dogs feel they are the guardians of their homes, and they can feel threatened if a stranger comes into their area," says Doctor Clark K. Fobian, president of the AVMA.
"If your pet is apprehensive in these situations, you need to be sensitive to that and make preparations before Halloween to keep your dog or cat from becoming confused and fleeing your home or perhaps even biting somebody," Dr Fobian added.
Dr. Fobian said that people should consider putting their pets into a safe place over the halloween period, such as inside a crate with a favorite toy or pet treat, or inside a room with the door closed.
Here are some other tips from the AVMA to help keep your pet happy and healthy this Halloween:
DETROIT: Some European and US car models could be on a par with their Japanese counterparts when it comes to reliability, according to new results published today.
The results were released at a press conference today before the Automotive Press Association in the city of Detroit.
Well known Japanese brands - Lexus, Toyota, and Acura captured the top three spots in the survey. But European car brands, Audi and Volvo and American brand, GMC all climbed the rankings to take places in the top ten.
The survey, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center is believed to be the largest of its kind and findings are based on Consumer Reports (CR) subscribers' experiences with 1.1 million vehicles.
CR then use the survey data to compile reliability histories and create predictions on how well new cars that are currently on sale will hold up.
Audi, which has shown steady improvement in reliability during recent years, moved up four places this year to finish fourth overall and the top European manufacturer in the survey. Three models, the A6 sedan, Q7 SUV and Allroad wagon, scored "much better than average" reliability.
Volvo jumped 13 places to seventh, while American car brand GMC emerged as the top domestic brand, finishing ninth - three places higher than last year.
Moreover, every model from Audi, GMC, and Volvo, for which CR has data, earned an average or better reliability score.
The San Francisco Police Dept are looking for a white male in his thirties following an incident in the Jones Street - Golden Gate Avenue area of the city that resulted in one man sustaining non life-threatening injuries.
It's understood that an explosive device was placed in a trash bin between Jones Street and Golden Gate Avenue.
According to the SFPD, the suspect is believed to be about 5'10 inches in hight and about 160lbs. He was seen walking away from the trash bin that contained the explosive device.
The injured man suffered wounds to his upper body from flying debris following the explosion. The area was sealed of by the SFPD, but they have now reported that the area has been deemed safe and the streets are slowly reopening.
OAKLAND - An Oakland man pleaded guilty yesterday in the federal court to five counts of bank robbery and a further two counts of attempted bank robbery.
Amanuel Moreno, confessed to robbing branches of Bank of the West, Wells Fargo and and the U.S. Bank on five separate occasions, while he also confessed to attempted robberies at two separate branches of Chase Bank.
Moreno, 21, was arrested on January 25 this year and remained in local custody pursuant of a probation violation. He has been in federal custody since July 5.
His sentencing hearing is now scheduled for February 6 in Oakland. Moreno could face up to 20 years behind bars for each count of robbery and attempted robbery following his guilty plea.
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