Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco Jan 13th – 15th

Black Comix Arts Festival:

San Francisco Public Library & City View at Metreon
100 Larkin St. / 135 4th St, San Francisco
Saturday, January 13th – Monday, January 15th, 2018

The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. Our expanded three-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.


Attempted Sexual Assault Yesterday Afternoon at Iron Horse Trail in Walnut Creek

From the East Bay Regional Park District:

On Thursday January 11th, 2018, at approximately 6:15 PM, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department received a call from the Walnut Creek Police Department regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred on the Iron Horse Trail just south of Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek. East Bay Regional Park District Police Department responded to the area and immediately began searching for the suspect along with WCPD. A police K9 was utilized but was unsuccessful in locating the assailant.
According to the adult female victim, about 5:30 PM, she was walking from the Broadway Plaza area when a black male adult approached her from behind and assaulted her. Based on the suspect’s actions and comments, it was clear he intended to sexually assault and/or physically harm the victim. The suspect then
suddenly fled the area for an unknown reason, running northbound on S. Broadway. The victim was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and the suspect should be considered possibly armed and dangerous. Continue Reading

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Are you Worried about the Flu?

This may be the worst flu season in the Bay Area in a decade according to this SFGate article and it’s pretty awful elsewhere as well. I’ve been noticing quite a few acquaintances getting sick and thoughts about flu are never far from my mind. Besides getting the flu shot, which apparently isn’t all that effective this season, I’ve been using hand sanitizer and washing my hands more than usual. I still worry though. Are you worried about getting the flu?

From the article:

In the Bay Area, urgent care centers, hospitals and doctors’ offices have seen a deluge of people with flu symptoms, including fever, body aches, fatigue, congestion and cough. Meanwhile, a few hospitals and pharmacies have reported running low on supplies of vaccine and antiviral medications, though the state said there are no shortages of any flu-related drugs.


Spontaneous Sitcom: An Improvised Evening of Your Favorite TV Show at Lesher Center Jan 18th -21st

Spontaneous Sitcom: An Improvised Evening of Your Favorite TV Show:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, January 18th – Sunday, January 21st, 2018



Well, the whole, original cast is getting back together for a special 25-year reunion celebration and you’re invited! So get ready to binge watch your “favorite” old sitcom with Synergy Theater. Audience members suggest their all-time favorite episodes and Synergy Theater creates them on the spot. It’s back-to-back episodes of the funniest, old sitcom you’ve never seen. Remember the pilot? Remember the cliffhanger? Remember that “very special episode”?
Of course not. We’re making it up!



Free Movie – How the West was Won Playing at Orinda Theatre on Jan 11th

Free Movie – How the West was Won:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, January 11th, 2017
6:30 PM | Free

Winner of three Academy Awards, How the West Was Won is a family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion into the United States from the 1830s to the 1880s – including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.