On my recent group tour for prospective parents of King Middle School in Berkeley, a hot topic on the minds of the parents of soon-to-be sixth graders was cell phones. Do middle schoolers need phones? Will they start obsessing about Instagram likes if they have phones? Zoning out during conversations because they are looking at […]
What if superheroes were people of color? Are they? What if they aged, like mortals? These are some of the questions raised by the art at the Bedford Gallery show My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action, a mixed media show in downtown Walnut Creek whose opening reception I took my family to this weekend.
The 50 Fund—the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee—NFL Foundation, and KaBoom! has granted Habitot funds to to transform a 3,600 sq ft parking lot at Adeline and Alcatraz in Berkeley into a giant sandbox to promote active play for children of all ages. SandZone! will be open […]
San Francisco Super Bowl for kids? Yes please. This year’s Super Bowl takes place in Santa Clara, at Levi’s Stadium, known to the rest of the country as “San Francisco”. Though Santa Clara surely offers amenities of its own, Super Bowl City — a free-to-the-public fan experience — is being erected in San Francisco. Here’s […]
BandWorks School of Rock is a year-round program that offers group music classes to grade school-aged kids in a handful of Bay Area locations, including a grungy rehearsal space in Jack London Square. I could not be happier that we discovered BandWorks as it’s become a cornerstone of our extra-curricular activities and the shows are […]