Saturday - Jul 20, 2019

Early College Commitment briefing

by Elisabeth Pinio

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The Campaign for College Opportunity announced a briefing on SB 890, Early College Commitment, to discuss the bill dedicated to providng access to college and financial aid for low-income students. Youth and their families are encouraged to start planning for college at a young age.

The event will take place at the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland on Wednesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP to Danielle Lafayette at (510) 645-1362, or

Three Women and a Chateau

The Tiburon Film Society will be presenting Three Women and a Chateau at the Bay Model in Sausalito. The film depicts three women – an heiress, a countess, and a doctor – through each of their stays at chateau, spanning three generations. The drama depicts the romantic, glamorous life of each woman, sprinkled with scandal, despair and disaster.

The feature was part of the Tiburon International Film Festival in March, and will be shown Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Mujeres Music Festival

Mariachi Picante’s 2nd Annual Mujeres Music Festival will take place Friday, May 4 at 8:30 p.m. to celebrate latino women in music. The event will feature Nada Lewis’, Gypsy-Latin accordion harmonies, cumbia dancing by Beatriz Restrepo, and dueling guitarists Manuel Constancio and José Roberto Hernandez.

The event will be held at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. Admission is $18 advance purchase, $20 at the door. For more information, call (510) 849-2568 or visit

Cinco de Mayo Festival in San Francisco

Join the fun and celebrate! Commemorating Mexico’s indepedence since 1862, Historical Mission Dolores Park is hosting a Cinco de Mayo event on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before the festivities, a tour will take place showcasing the park’s historical features. Dancing, music, and activities for children are all part of the fun, in an alcohol-free environment. Admission is free for this event. For more information, visit

Soccer match adds to Cinco de Mayo festivities

A Cinco de Mayo celebration at Kezar Stadium will kick it up a notch with a soccer game! The festivities will take place May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the soccer game will begin at 2 p.m., California Victory Vs. Necaxa.

Mayor Gavin Newsom and members of the Board of Supervisors will commence the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating California Victory’s first home game at Kezar.

The event features fun for the whole family. Admission is free for children under seven, $9 ages 8-18, $12 for adults. Visit to purchase tickets, or call (415) 593-1491.