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October 15, 2006 | Amy Hubbard
Cambria, Calif. Oct. 21-22: Green thumbs converge on the Central Coast city during the annual Gathering of Gardeners Festival and Symposium. Tree huggers, flower sniffers and others with a fondness for foliage will gather in 5 acres of themed gardens for seminars, a coffee bar and a tea garden, live music, topiary and birdhouse workshops, seminars, free demonstrations, gardening-related vendors and more. Cambria Pines Lodge and Cambria Nursery and Florist, 2905 Burton Drive.
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October 15, 2006 | Amy Hubbard
Cambria, Calif. Oct. 21-22: Green thumbs converge on the Central Coast city during the annual Gathering of Gardeners Festival and Symposium. Tree huggers, flower sniffers and others with a fondness for foliage will gather in 5 acres of themed gardens for seminars, a coffee bar and a tea garden, live music, topiary and birdhouse workshops, seminars, free demonstrations, gardening-related vendors and more. Cambria Pines Lodge and Cambria Nursery and Florist, 2905 Burton Drive.
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October 20, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC and ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Many Bay Area arts organizations have closed their doors or canceled rehearsals and performances this week, struggling to determine everything from the extent of damage to buildings and collections to how badly their vital computerized fund-raising databases have been affected. While some museums suffered costly losses of artworks and significant damage to buildings, first- and second-day reports indicate that institutions whose telephones were working escaped with surprisingly few problems.
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October 20, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC and ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Many Bay Area arts organizations have closed their doors or canceled rehearsals and performances this week, struggling to determine everything from the extent of damage to buildings and collections to how badly their vital computerized fund-raising databases have been affected. While some museums suffered costly losses of artworks and significant damage to buildings, first- and second-day reports indicate that institutions whose telephones were working escaped with surprisingly few problems.
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December 29, 1995
More than 30 film producers and financiers from throughout the United States, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Italy and Canada are scheduled to attend the third International Film Financing Conference in San Francisco, Jan. 12-14. The event will be held at both Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, and KQED-TV, 2601 Mariposa St. In conjunction with IFFCON, a mini-festival of contemporary Swiss and German cinema titled "Berlin and Beyond" will be held Jan.
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March 5, 1989
The article "Dolphins 'Ask' to Be Fed by People at West Australia Beach" (Feb. 19), by Lyn Hancock, on Monkey Mia, reminded me of my wonderful two-day stay in the Shark Bay area of western Australia in November, 1987. The close contact with these friendly bottlenose dolphins is truly a unique experience. Although the article listed only Australian firms going to this area, I would like to inform readers that there is an American firm, Oceanic Society Expeditions, that also includes Monkey Mia among its trips.
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March 27, 1986 | ZAN DUBIN
Susan Hoffman, founder and former executive director of a 50-member, nonprofit arts groups coalition in San Francisco, has taken over as executive director of the California Confederation of the Arts. She assumed the position earlier this month from June Gutfleisch who resigned from the state arts advocacy agency in February after 4 1/2 years in the post.
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March 1, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents "Custom Built: A Twenty-Year Survey of Work by Allan Wexler," a chronicle of Wexler's work as an architect, sculptor and furniture-maker, from March 30-June 24. 151 3rd St. (415) 357-4000. * The West Coast premiere of Richard Nelson's "Goodnight Children Everywhere," winner of the Olivier Award for best new play, continues through March 18 at the American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary St. (415) 749-2ACT.
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October 1, 1998
What's happening the next few weeks: * The 16th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 8, presents concerts, club shows, jazz cruises, dance parties, free educational events and exhibits at venues all over town. Performers include vocalists Al Jarreau and Diana Krall, saxophonist Joshua Redman, right, pop icon Rosemary Clooney, pianists Fred Hersch and Andy Bey, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, the Mingus Big Band, salsa greats Marc Anthony and El Gran Combo, and more. (415) 398-5655.
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July 23, 2006 | Blake Hennon
Mammoth Mountain Aug. 4-5: Mammoth's Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza enters its 11th year with more than 50 American microbreweries and a concert schedule headlined by the Robben Ford Band and Joe Louis Walker & the Bosstalkers. On Aug. 4, Bluesapalooza begins with the Shane Dwight Blues Band playing the free Kick Off the Blues show at the Plaza Stage in the Village at Mammoth. That night, Joe Louis Walker and Alvin Youngblood Hart tear up the Blues BBQ at Sam's Wood Site. Aug.
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January 8, 1995 | MARY FRANCES SMITH
Festivals, Feasts & Fairs INDIO--Fine arts and quality crafts are showcased at the Southwest Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 14-15 at the National Date Festival Fairgrounds. The juried show highlights works by 130 artists, including the featured artist, Amado M. Pena Jr. of Santa Fe. $4, general; free for kids, 12 and under. On California 111 between Arabia and Oasis streets. (619) 347-0676.
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October 22, 1995 | MARY FRANCES SMITH
SANTA BARBARA--Costumes with heavy doses of imagination and creativity are in high supply at the Black & Orange Bash, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The Contemporary Arts Forum's fifth annual Halloween party features a costume parade and costume competition with vacation prizes. In the Contemporary Arts Forum, second floor of the Paseo Nuevo, 653 State St. $22 in advance; $27 at the door. (805) 966-5373.
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