Connect the Dots helps nonprofits, shelters, and low-income housing properties reduce their environmental impact by retrofitting their buildings. It supplies conservation materials and tools, implements frameworks and support structures for future action, and tracks water and electricity usage to ensure organizations see the immediate results of their environmental efforts. The financial savings incurred can help these organizations allocate funds to fulfill their missions. Since its inception, Connect the Dots has greened 116 facilities with 36 organizations, saving 8.7 million gallons of water, 843 pounds of waste diverted from landfills, and 158,000 kWh of electricity.
Trained by legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, Christy English Wioncek opened the Bay Area Acting Studio to teach a new generation of actors how to—in the words of her mentor—"live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." Her stable of equally Meisner-steeped instructors leads classes including introductory adult courses, intensive courses for working thespians, and children's classes for young'uns looking to break into the industry early or convince babysitters they've been diagnosed with a life-threatening ice-cream deficiency.
As barkeeps shake potent cosmos and martinis, waitresses circulate amid the expanses of leather and polished metal that gleam beneath Bliss Bar's intimate lighting. The San Francisco Bay Guardian described the spot as "a swanky, Manhattan-meets-Noe-Valley lounge." A pueblo fireplace launches merry crackling across crimson booths, and the lounge area facilitates intimate conversations and reassessments of tin-can-telephone networks. In the front window, a DJ spins hip-hop tunes on weekends, and the stage draws clusters of revelers with open-mic comedy, jazz, and workshops on the ins and outs of decorating with red velvet.
A minor-league affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, the San Francisco Bulls made their East Coast Hockey League debut in October 2012. On game days, crowds of as many as 11,000 fans flood the Cow Palace, the Bulls' home ice and the former stomping ground of the Sharks, who played in the arena for their first two seasons in the NHL. As the team looks to establish itself as a formidable ECHL presence, it gains inspiration from the Matadors, the team's fiercely loyal booster club, and secret play calls encoded in the Cow Belles' dance routines.
A Grape in the Fog (AGITF) is a wine bar in Pacifica, California, and celebrates the best of coastal living. With a fun and customer-friendly atmosphere, AGITF, is the perfect place to relax with wine either by the glass, flight or by the bottle. We offer craft-style beers and cider. AGITF offers a sharing menu, too.
At Pacifica Athletic Center, clients can sculpt chiseled physiques on BodyMasters Abductor machines and bench presses or receive guidance from personal trainers or instructors in the 2,000-square-foot martial arts gym. Renowned Muay Thai kickboxer Kenya Prach teaches fighting techniques alongside taekwondo experts Master Mangonon and Kyo Sa Nim in the martial arts gym, which houses a 20-foot elevated ring. The fitness center's Kid Zone keeps children distracted from their plans to annex sections of the neighbors' yard. Free amenities such as chilled mint-scented towels, modern showers, and coffee are available.
The experienced staff at The Peninsula Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance nurture awkward appendages into free-flowing figures with their dance and fitness classes. Learn the sultry style of Latin-based beats during the beginning folklorico course with Norberto Martinez, or join flow yoga with Patti Stafford to elongate a rigid endoskeleton. The beginning ballet class enables novice dancers to pirouette to work and the grocery store, and the synergy Pilates class swiftly strengthens the core for upcoming sit-up competitions against the neighborhood snap bracelet.