Posts Tagged ‘Events’

San Francisco Financial Advice Line

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

September 27th and 28th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Call 211

Financial Success is a phone call away!  The City and County of San Francisco has partnered with local financial experts to provide all San Franciscans with a FREE two day Phone-A-Thon!  Call 211 to speak to certified credit and housing counselors as well as certified financial planners.

San Francisco Financial Planning Day

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9:00-4:00pm

UC Hastings College of the Law,

Snodgrass Hall, 198 McAllister St.

San Francisco, CA

Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified certified financial planner professionals. There will also be workshops on a variety of financial topics throughout the day.  Stay as little or as long as you’d like.  It’s all free!  Register for free at: or 1.877.861.7826.

Oakland Indie Awards

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The 5th Annual Oakland Indie Awards were a smashing success! On May 13th, Oaklanders honored local artists and small businesses at the Indie Awards. Check out photos of the event at The Oakland Indie Awards encourages people to recognize the community, economic, environmental, and political impact of supporting Oakland’s locally-owned businesses and artists instead of chain stores. It also provides rare opportunities for recognition for the small businesses and artists that make Oakland such a wonderful, creative place. Finally, it’s a chance for Oaklanders to just celebrate Oakland by enjoying Oakland food, wine, chocolate and music.

Congratulations to the Indie Awards winners:

This event would not have been possible without the support of our committed sponsors including: Mattmar Group, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, Uptown Apartments, Dan Carroll and Stasia Obremskey, Pete Higgins and Leslie Magid, Blue Heron Catering Company, SuperPrint, Exploratorium, Jack London Square, California Waste Solutions, First Solar, YMCA of the East Bay, City of Oakland, Urban Legends Winery, East Bay Community Foundation, Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses Family Foundation, Bay Area Derby Girls, Oakland Outlaws, AnewAmerica, Kipp and Sara Howard, Nancy Neel, and Bruce and Susan Kelley.

Joyce Gordan Gallery 7th Year Anniversary

Friday, September 10th, 2010

joyce-gordanThe Joyce Gordon Gallery commemorates its 7 Year Anniversary and the official launch of its Youth Art Alliance in a dynamic and unique 7 Day Arts Celebration, this September 10-16th.

“7 in September” kicks off with a gala and silent auction hosted by Mr. Geoffrey Pete, and live fashion shoot by RenegadePR. The following days include an Art and Youth Fair to showcase the features of our Alliance, continues to Sankofa Institute’s Jazz Festival that includes Destiny and S.O.N.G. and a Spoken Word evening produced by Hot Water Cornbread. The exciting lineup includes Healing Arts, Film Festival and it closes with a party at Maxwell’s Lounge hosted by Soul Therapy.

Joyce Gordon Gallery
Gala and Art Auction
hosted by Mr. Geoffrey Pete

September 10, 2010

7:00 pm Silent Auction Opens
10:30 pm Silent Auction Close

406 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612


Third Annual Financial Planning Day

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


In these tough economic times, our local communities are facing tremendous financial challenges. Middle to low-income families have been disproportionately devastated by the unprecedented financial crisis facing our state.

To help you and your family better understand and better plan for your financial futures, we are offering our Third Annual Financial Planning Day, which will include free and private financial consultations with certified financial planning professionals. Whether you need guidance with basic financial planning or more specialized advice on retirement planning, investment strategies, estate planning, tax issues, insurance, employee benefits or other special circumstances, highly competent financial planners and experts will be available to assist you.

Participants can receive as many private consultations or attend as many of the free educational workshops as they like.

Planning for your financial future is more important than ever and by bringing together local communities and certified financial planners, we are offering individuals the opportunity to take control of their finances. The valuable services provided at this highly anticipated event are free, confidential, and unlimited! Please come and attend all of the workshops and receive several private consultations on your financial issues.

The Financial Planning Day is sponsored by The Financial Planners Association-East Bay Chapter In Collaboration with Assembly Memember Sandre R. Swanson, Senator Loni Hancock, Assembly Memeber Nancy Skinner, Oaklnad Mayor Ronald V. Dellums and The City of Oakland

Mark your calendars and look out for the flyer with additonal information soon!

A day of free Financial Planning

Saturday, October 2, 2010
10:00am to 4:00pm
Oakland City Hall | 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza | Oakland, CA 94612

For more information, please contact the District Office at (510) 286-1670.

Click Here for More Information

Young Women and Money Conference

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


“Controlling your money, rather than having your money control you” is key to every woman’s quality of life.

The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland’s Young Women and Money Conference will help you gain financial independence and success.

Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Worried that your credit card will be rejected? Wishing you could see your money grow rather than go? Join the YWCA for the Young Women and Money Conference that will give you the tools and confidence to gain financial independence and success! Learn the smarts about your money - good credit, balancing your accounts, managing your debt, starting your own business, investing, and more!


Financial Terms 101
How Budgeting Can Make You Rich
Online Reputation Management
Look Great Without Going Broke
Salary Negotiation/Interview Skills
Developing a Spending Plan
Creating Wealth Through Investments
Power Over Plastic
Your Financial Foundation
Having a Fabulous Relationship with Money


Loretta Abrams
Senior Vice President, Community Investment - HSBC North America
Suzanne Agasi
Founder & Director,
Stephanie Barbour
Leadership & Personal Coach, Barbour Coaching & Consulting
MB Deans
President & CEO, PalazzoTech, Inc.
Nivea Gonzales
Unit Manager, Collections - HSBC North America
Peggy Green
Education Specialist, Money Management International
Aurora Medina
Money Coach, Meriposa Money Circles
Ly Franshaua Pipkins
Personal Finance Coach, Pipkins Financial
Rachel Robasciotti & Maya Philipson
Financial Planners & Investment Advisors, Robasciotti & Associates
Jenny Smith
Business Consultant, Tanger Group
Ann Tardy
Founder & CEO, The LifeMoxie Company

Saturday, November 6, 2010
9:ooam to 4:30pm
Marriott Oakland City Center,
1001 Broadway, Oakland 94607
Price: $75

More information and to register:
510-848-6370 |

More Social Media Workshops in Berkeley

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

berkeley-chamber-logoWant to make social media work for your business?  The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is continuing its series of workshops this summer on social media and what it can do to help generate more interest in your business.  The third of five workshops is entitled “How to Effectively Market Your Business Against Larger Competitors Using Social Media.”  This workshop will focus on how to develop effective messaging and proven social media techniques that will deliver the greatest return for your marketing dollar.  The workshop takes place on Thursday, August 19th, from 8 AM-10 AM.  For more information and to register, check out the Chamber’s website.

Rockridge Out and About 2010

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

rockridge2010The Rockridge District Association is pleased to bring you “Rockridge Out & About” on Sunday, September 26th.  This event will showcase the best of the Rockridge and North Oakland neighborhoods, including local businesses–from boutiques to restaurants to book stores and more–as well as health forums, live music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, children activities, a fashion show, and more!  For more information, visit their website.

Eat Real Festival Back at Jack London Square

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

eat-real-2010Last year’s Eat Real Festival was a huge hit, featuring local food, street food, homemade ice cream, local beer and wine, presentations, music, and more.  If you weren’t able to make it last year, be sure to check it out this year!  The event runs from Friday, August 27th to Sunday, August 29th and features local food from around the Bay.  For details, visit their website.

New this year is Saturday’s Eat Real Bike Tour!  From 12-4:30, peddle along Oakland’s waterfront, meet local culinary artists, and sample their creations.  Tastings will be at Linden Street Brewery, Numi Teas, Vice Chocolates, and Urban Legend Cellars.  To purchase a ticket and find out more information, visit

August 2010 Oakland Unwrapped Favorites

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The OneCalifornia Foundation staff continues to search for fun and unique items listed on Oakland Unwrapped!  Here are some of our favorites for the month of July:

skincare-by-feleciai-creamShea Butter Cream from Skincare by Feleciai

This smooth shea butter cream scented with lemon, orange and notes of sweet basil is a must have.  Skincare by Feleciai is all natural and handcrafted with love in Oakland.

Glass Pendant from Bridgland Studios

Check out this beautiful orange, purple, and pink disk frombridgland-studios-disk Bridgland Studios.  The color selection is unique with a striking result and the design is gorgeous.

Memberships at Chabot Space & Science Center

chabot-logoSearching for something fun to do this weekend? Visit Chabot Space & Science Center, which hosts events and exhibitions for people of all ages. And don’t forget to visit the observatory-in the afternoon, you can view the sun, moon, or Venus from the telescopes, and at night, your view of the sky is spectacular. Families looking for a fun outdoor adventure should check out the new family/group overnight event, Slumber with the Stars.  Memberships are available at the Center and online.

Find these and other cool items on Oakland Unwrapped!