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Green Valentines Day

What’s the best green Valentine’s Day gift? With apologies to all the rose lovers out there, but roses aren’t green. 

That may be surprising. After all, flowers are natural and compostable. But when we examine climate and flowers, the biggest issue is transportation. Valentine’s Day occurs in the middle of winter for most of the U.S., […]

Plunk a Park in a Lot

A neighborhood feels more friendly with a park. You’ll see more dog walkers, kids zooming on scooters, tots playing and parents watching youngsters play. More is better for the community. In our neighborhood there are lots is parks, and many people using them. This is where I bump into my neighbors. I love our […]

CAKE wins Design Award

Everyone in SF is riding bikes, to work, to beat the car traffic and for exercise. In response there are bike lanes where there used to be parking spaces and a large part of our main thoroughfare on Market St. has been closed to traffic.

What does this have to do with CAKE? […]

Teach Kids to Code the Fun Way!

I first found out about Piper Computer Kits at Pepcom, and was enthralled. They now have a new version  – it’s made for kids 8 and up. This kit is even cooler with a speaker that you build, and a 9″ monitor.

Here is the kit and blueprints

Kids can actually build a […]

Diwali Celebration

Festive Colorful Rangoli

We love celebrating Diwali at work. Everyone enjoys helping decorate with colors and lights. We add a photo booth (a cubicle wall covered with bright silk Saris and garlands. Someone makes flavored water with oranges, limes, and cucumbers. We learn how to make Diyas, small clay oil cups, which […]

Oakland Art Walk — first Fridays

Art walks are great fun. Check this one out – there are food trucks, music, dancing, galleries are open, there is wine / beer tasting for a small charge. It is a great time all around. It changes every month…. you can sign up to be a sponsor, to volunteer or to perform!  Meet your […]

National Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and we will celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political contributions of women. The highlight of the month is International Women’s Day on March 8 — an annual tradition that started back in 1911. However, this celebration is not just for women. It is a day that belongs to all […]

Days to Remember for MARCH

March from 1 to 31

Watch for Employee Appreciation Day. It is on the FIRST FRIDAY in March!

Peanut Butter Lover’s Day National Banana Cream Pie Day and Old Stuff Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Peach Blossom Day National Pound Cake Day National Frozen Food Day Happy Birthday to Luther Burbank, American botanist (1849 […]

2019 Lunar New Year celebration – tea tasting

Tea tasting and descriptions of the types of tea we tasted for our 2019 Lunar New Year celebration.

Type of Tea Description There are 4 basic types of tea made from Camellia Senensis leaves. green tea After they are picked, green tea leaves are spread out in the air to let it dry and wither. […]

Lunar New Year Celebrations in the SF Bay Area

This year we celebrated Lunar New Year at our company in several sites, for SF it was a catered lunch ($15), with lantern making, lion dancing, singing and tea tasting. We are also having a photo contest at work with contributions from historical photos, team member family photos and event photos. We have had so […]