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NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY

NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY: Friday 22nd of June

NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY

Every year employees across the country bring their dogs to work the Friday after Father’s Day. It’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day.

A celebration of the companionship between canine and human, National Take Your Dog to Work Day hopes to inspire others to adoptions from shelters and humane societies.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To find participating employers and to download a toolkit visit Pet Sitters International.  Use #NationalTakeYourDogToWorkDay or #TYDTWD to share on social media.

HISTORY

Take Your Dog to Work Day originated in the United Kingdom in 1996.  Then in 1999, Pet Sitters International founded the first day in the United States.

Apple’s Commitment to privacy

Apple’s Commitment to Privacy

Apple’s Commitment to privacy

In preparation for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that that was mandated on May 25, Apple introduced new privacy icons that show up when Apple first asks to use your data. Beginning in May in the EU (later worldwide) Apple will be introducing four new features.

Get a copy of your data
Request a correction to your data
Deactivate your account
Delete your account

The company also is …

Minimizing data collection
Offering transparent controls
Processing on-device
Maintaining security, encryption

Apple is streamlining everything they already implemented and making it all as easy to understand and use as possible and with just follow a strong belief of its co-founder, the unforgettable Steve Jobs.

At a Wall Street Journal conference in 2010, he discussed the responsibility tech companies have to protect user privacy.

“No, Silicon Valley is not monolithic. We’ve always had a very different view at privacy with some of our colleagues in the Valley. We take privacy extremely serious. Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for. In plain English and repeatedly. That’s what it means. … I believe people are smart and some people wanna share more data than other people do. Ask them. Ask them every time. … Let them know precisely what you gonna do with their data.”

More …

General statements
http://apple.com/privacy
The technology to process data without identifying users
https://images.apple.com/privacy/docs/Differential_Privacy_Overview.pdf
 

On Tuesday, 19th of June the U.S. Patent Office will issue its 10 millionth patent.

Tuesday, 19th of June the U.S. Patent Office will issue its 10 millionth patent.

On Tuesday, 19th of June the U.S. Patent Office will issue its 10 millionth patent.

At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, the USPTO will announce the issuance of the 10 millionth patent. To commemorate the event, USPTO will be unveiling a new design for the cover of granted patents.

In 1790, when the first patent was granted, an issued patent consisted of a document written on a piece of parchment signed by the President, the Secretary of State and the Attorney General. Now patents are signed by the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and come bound with an attractive soft cover that includes the USPTO’s seal. The USPTO seal contains a federal eagle astride a shield clutching an olive branch and arrow, it is imprinted in a gold medallion. There are two red ribbons that drop down from the medallion.

This will mark the second time in over 100 years that the USPTO has changed the cover of a granted patent. Since the first patent was issued there have only been 12 cover design changes. The current cover’s design has been in use for over 30 years. According to

the USPTO’s website “unveil the new cover design at this special South by Southwest (SXSW) event and discussed the significance and history of the document

 

 

 

 

Paul McCartney Turns 76

Paul McCartney Turns 76

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942).

Sir James Paul McCartney, CH MBE
18 June 1942 (age 76)
Liverpool, England
 
Occupation: Singer-songwriter music and film producer businessman
Years active: 1957–present
 
Spouse(s): Linda Eastman, (m. 1969; d. 1998), Heather Mills (m. 2002; div. 2008), Nancy Shevell (m. 2011)
Children: 5, including Heather, Mary, Stella, James
Parent(s): Jim and Mary McCartney
 
Instruments: Vocals bass guitar guitar keyboards
Labels: Apple Capitol Columbia Decca Hear Music Parlophone Polydor Swan Vee-Jay
Associated acts: The Quarrymen The Beatles Wings The Fireman Michael Jackson Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney's voice
 
Website: paulmccartney.com
 
McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. 
A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, 
 
McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music. McCartney is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion.
Stern Grove is a San Francisco summer tradition that is going on its 81st year.

Stern Grove is a San Francisco summer tradition that is going on its 81st year.

Stern Grove is a San Francisco summer tradition that is going on its 81st year. 

Stern Grove is a San Francisco summer tradition that is going on its 81st year. For the past 80 summers, visitors and locals have seen legendary performances in one of the most beautiful spots in the city for free. Yes, you read that right.

The Stern Grove Festival has released their lineup for the upcoming season of Sunday concerts, happening June 17 to Aug. 19, 2018, and it includes traditional picks and newly commission material. Here’s a list of the artists coming to Stern Grove:

June 17: Peabo Bryson and Jeffrey Osborne

June 24: Ziggy Marley and Flavia Coelho

July 1: M. Ward and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

July 8: Mexican Institute of Sound with Special Guests and GINKGOA

July 15: Anoushka Shankar, Land of Gold and Han Han

July 22: San Francisco Symphony

July 29: San Francisco Ballet with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson

August 5: Femi Kuti and The Positive Force and Sol Development

August 12: Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes and The Humidors

August 19: The Revolution and Big Blu Soul Revue

NOTE: All concerts begin at 2 p.m. at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard (in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood) and are admission free; no tickets are required. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis

Tiny House & Simple Living festival- June 15, 16, & 17, 2018

Tiny House & Simple Living festival- Bay Area – June 15, 16, & 17, 2018

Tiny House & Simple Living festival – Bay Area

June 15, 16, & 17, 2018

DESCRIPTION

TinyFest California is a 3-day festival celebrating the tiny living movement !!

Explore a variety of tiny houses, including tiny houses on wheels, van & school bus conversions, shipping container homes, ADUs/ backyard cottages, and more! 

Experience speaker presentations and workshops that inspire and inform.

Enjoy the Simply Living Marketplace, live music and good food! 

Friday Free Sneak Peak from 5pm – 8pm. 

Single Day tickets are $20 at the gate or $15 online prior to the event for either Saturday or Sunday. Go to: http://tinyfestcalifornia.com/tickets/

Weekend Passes are $25 at the gate or $20 online prior to the event for both Saturday and Sunday. Go to: http://tinyfestcalifornia.com/tickets/

Ages 12 and under are FREE! 

Part of TINY Houses Across America, a nationwide celebration of Tiny Living Movement brought to you by TinyFest and United Tiny House Association.

SCHEDULE

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 

344 Tully Road

San Jose, CA

Fri Jun 15 (5pm- 8pm)

Sat Jun 16 (9am-6pm)

Sun Jun 17 (9am-6pm)

MORE INFO: http://tinyfestcalifornia.com

Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Art & Wine Celebration on June 16, 2018

Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Art & Wine Celebration on June 16, 2018

Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Art & Wine Celebration on June 16, 2018

Date: June 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Event Description:

The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Art & Wine Celebration on June 16, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm in the quaint Carmel Valley Village in Carmel Valley, California. The event will highlight California artists presenting original works, wine, musical performances, raffle and creative street food.

This event is open to all artists who specialize in: Ceramics, Woodworking, Sculpture, Glass, Drawing, Photography, Painting, Jewelry, Fiber Arts/Textiles, Clothing and Mixed Media. Wonderful displays of the artists original works will line the streets, enhancing your experience of our one-of-a-kind village. 

Admission to the event is free and complimentary service to Carmel Valley Village and back will be provided by the MST Grapevine Express http://www.mst.org.

San Francisco Comic Con

San Francisco Comic Con

San Francisco Comic Con

We’re Imaginarium and our love for comic books, stories, art, and pop-culture is boundless. We run comic conventions (San Francisco Comic Con, Indiana Comic Con, Tampa Bay Comic Con, Atlanta Comic Con, and Michigan Comic Con) and make cool ads!
 
San Francisco Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Oakland, California, and previously San Francisco, California. San Francisco Comic Con is Oakland’s and San Francisco’s largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the San Francisco Comic Con is a family-friendly convention.
 
Tickets will be available at the door via cash & credit for the June 8-10, San Francisco Comic Con at the Oakland Convention Center. You may also pre-order your tickets now via Eventbrite below.
 
3-Day Admission = $80 (save $40!)
Friday-Only Admission = $30
Saturday-Only Admission = $50
Sunday-Only Admission = $40
 
Kids 12 and under are FREE and do NOT require any sort of credential for entry.
 
Address:
Oakland Convention Center
550 10th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
 
Standing Garden: Happy Gardening and Happy Back

Standing Garden: Happy Gardening and Happy Back

Standing Garden: Happy Gardening and Happy Back

For years our vegetable garden was on the ground. For years California has had a severe drought. This year we removed all of the grass in our backyard and replaced it with pea gravel. Nada, Zero, el zippo watering. 
 
The older we get the further the ground is from us. Especially getting up. We are slowly transitioning to a Standing Garden. 
 
No Bending, No Weeding and in places our Standing Garden is Self-Watering, Too!
  • Elevated garden is easy to plant, tend and harvest
  • Completely movable
  • Allows for growing a garden in any sunny spot!
  • The garden boxes originally came with casters. 
Our Standing Garden allows us to garden in complete comfort — no bending or stooping. Grow salad greens, herbs, even tomatoes and peppers on a deck or patio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In our plastic rot-resistant planter boxes we made drainage holes on the bottom of the boxes. Placed a thin layer of drainage rocks, then gardening soil. Since the elevated garden structure is two tiered and water will flow out of the top garden box down to another planter box below catching the draining water. Double mileage. 
  • The stands were left over from another project. (Free)
  • We already had a few planter boxes. (Free)
  • Assembling everything was effortless.
 
Happy Gardening and Happy Back!
 
Fleetwood Mac: KQED/PBS Upcoming Broadcasts

Fleetwood Mac: KQED/PBS Upcoming Broadcasts

Fleetwood Mac: KQED/PBS Upcoming Broadcasts

One of the most highly anticipated reunions of the decade, this special brings together Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks for their first full-length concert performance in 15 years. The program features material from the group's latest CD "The Dance," as well as new arrangements of classic Mac hits including "Go Your Own Way," "Rhiannon" and "Say That You Love Me."
 
Upcoming KQED/PBS Broadcasts:
Duration: 1:57:57 STEREO TVG
 
KQED Plus (9.2): Thu, Jun 7, 2018
KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 8, 2018
KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 10, 2018
KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 11, 2018
KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 14, 2018
KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 17, 2018
MONARCH BUTTERFLY CHARM AT NATURAL BRIDGES STATE BEACH

MONARCH BUTTERFLY CHARM AT NATURAL BRIDGES STATE BEACH

MONARCH BUTTERFLY CHARM AT NATURAL BRIDGES STATE BEACH

In Santa Cruz celebrates all creatures great and small, especially those of the migrating variety. On one end, we are captivated by the sight of a whale surfacing from the depths of the sea and, on the other, we delight in the enchanting fluttering of the monarch butterfly.
 
You will see the Monarch Butterfly’s 🦋 charm by visit the Natural Bridges State Beach, In Santa Cruz. The monarchs head back to their winter habitat in the eucalyptus grove, the only State Monarch Preserve in California.
 
During the weekends, from mid-October through through mid-January, guided tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with peak monarch observation occurring in late-November and early-December, according to a Docent Naturalist. Because monarch migration is variable, it is recommended to call the park first for a current update. (831) 423-4609
 
The minimum temperature a monarch needs to fly is 55 degrees. Temperatures below 55, mean you are more likely to see monarch clusters hanging like leaves off the eucalyptus trees, which can also be quite mesmerizing. 
 
Natural Bridges State Beach, In Santa Cruz phone number: 
(831) 423-4609