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Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

This Saturday at six in the morning, when the rest of Los Angeles is sleeping, the ground will shudder. Hopefully not by another earthquake, but, instead, by the pitter patter of thousands of feet pounding the Walk of Fame in the Hollywood Half Marathon. Within this herd, Miss Norway 2014, Kim MacKenzie, and fiancé, voice over actor, Spike Spencer, run to support the Spark Program. Spark provides apprenticeships to middle school students in underserved communities, empowering them to succeed in their educational goals and beyond. Kim and Spike will take this mission to the streets of Hollywood, as they pound the pavement for 13.1 miles.

“Last year, I served as a Spark Mentor to two amazing girls with my company, The Body Archer. I couldn’t do it again this year because I’m getting married, but, I wanted to be able to give back in some way,” states Kim MacKenzie. “I couldn’t think of a better way to support her cause, than to run with her,” adds Spike Spencer, “We’re a team!”

The Hollywood Half Marathon will be Spike’s first half marathon. Kim, an avid runner, has run four full marathons, including the LA Marathon three times. Last year, for the launch of her company, The Body Archer, Kim ran the LA Marathon to support Team Spina Bifida. And Spike was there to watch her cross the finish line! This weekend will mark her second half marathon.

“I am so blessed to not only have the ability to run marathons, which is no easy feat, but to use them as a platform to raise awareness,” exclaims Kim, “And, to cross the finish line with the man I love… Well, that’s just the cherry on top!”

About Kim MacKenzie & Spike Spencer

Kim MacKenzie is a Burbank-born screenwriter, producer, actress, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. As president and spokeswoman for The Body Archer Back Stretching Chair, Kim helps millions of Americans relieve back pain with her company’s doctor-recommended back stretching chair. Nominated for three WEGO Health Activist Awards, her writing on healthy living has been featured in Spafinder Wellness 365, Classtivity, Become Natural, Hearts of Gold, and The Care Co. Kim has also permeated the entertainment industry as a screenwriter, actress, and producer. Her film BRO’ starring Danny Trejo was distributed by Lionsgate in December 2012. As Miss Norway 2014, Kim is sponsored by Rock’s Tree and Hillside Service, The Body Archer®, and “Confessions of a Woman” series author, Isabell Wells. Kim’s mission is to combine health and entertainment, inspiring people to live healthy, well-balanced, abundant lives.

Spike Spencer is a voice over actor, international public speaker, author, and creator of “Don’t Kill Your Date (and Other Cooking Tips).” As an award-winning voice over artist, Spike’s extensive list of credits include the Academy Award nominated Ernest and Celestine, Nickelodeon’s Peter Rabbit, Pokemon, popular video games such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Bioshock Infinite, Bravely Default, and anime, including Bleach, BlazBlue, and most famously, as Shinji Ikari in Evangelion. His books “How to Be a Frickin’ Genius Voice Over Actor” and “What Happens at the Con Stays at the Con” have sold thousands of copies worldwide. His third book, The 10 MANSteps to Success in Dating, Business and Life, will debut this summer.







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Oakland, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

April 2014

Every Saturday and Sunday

Join Oakland Zoo for Animal Encounters in the Clorox Wildlife Theatre. Oakland Zoo’s “Animal Encounters” live animal presentation happens each Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 12:15pm. This program runs April through October. Presentations are weather dependent. Times may vary from season to season, please check Oakland Zoo’s Calendar of Events for specific details, http://www.oaklandzoo.org. All shows are included with Zoo Admission. Contact: Felicia Walker, email: felicia(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Oakland Zoo’s Spring Break ZooCamp                                                            

March 31-April 2 or 14-16: Zoofari

April 3-4 or April 17-18: Nature Play

Looking for something fun and educational for the kids to do during Spring Break? Why not check out Oakland Zoo’s Spring Break ZooCamp? It’s all the fun of summer ZooCamp packed into one day workshops! Activities will include Zoo tours, animal close-ups, crafts, puppet play, costumes, and song sessions. Your child will learn about animals, nature, and how they can help protect wild places while having a fun packed day. Grades: K – 5. For registration details, call (510) 632-9525 ext 280 or go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

ZooKids: Bugs & Butterflies

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:30am – 12:00pm

Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo.

Program Description: Did you know that a beautiful butterfly is actually a bug? Or that bugs and insects aren’t always the same thing? There are millions of different types of bugs, and we love them all! Explore the fascinating world of bugs, learn about the many different types, and understand the very important role they play in keeping the plants and animals where they live healthy. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $ 26.00. Parking is $ 7.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org

Earth Day 2014 Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:00am – 3:00p

Celebrate Earth Day with Oakland Zoo with a Party for the Planet. Explore a wide variety of hand-on Earth Stations, visit with local environmental organizations, get your face painted, observe beautiful animals and enjoy a day of education and fun. Marvel at a show by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland. Play with the gigantic earth ball. See live animal presentations. When people and animals learn to live together sustainably, it is a true party for the planet. This Earth Day event is included with regular Zoo admission. Plus, recycle an old cell phone and receive a complimentary train ride. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information, call (510) 632-9525 ext. 122 or go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org

Green Event: Arroyo Viejo Creek Crew Work Day at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, April 19, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Come to the Arroyo Viejo Creek and experience the local habitat, while helping it thrive. Grab gardening gloves and help clean up the creek. The clean-up work will happen in rain or shine, so come prepared! Wear close-toed shoes that can get dirty. Don’t forget water and snacks. Gloves and tools will be provided, but you may choose to bring your own. One adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth volunteers, 13 years of age and younger as well as one for every 8 youth volunteers between 14 – 18 years of age. Participants receive a complimentary pass to the Zoo at Noon. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. The creek is located to the right of the main entrance. Meet at the Arroyo Viejo Creek sign. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Chantal Burnett at (510) 632-9525, ext. 209 or cburnett(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Teddy Bear Tea Party

April 20, May 11 and 24, June 14

Times: 9:30 am – noon

Cost: Children: $ 26; Adults: $ 12

Registration: Pre-registration is required.

It’s tea time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Bring an adult, bring your stuffie, and learn all about one of the Zoo’s special animals. Enjoy a morning of snacks, activities, books, and play while making and delivering an enrichment gift straight to the zoo animal you’ve been learning about. When the fun is done, your child will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org

ZooKids: Bugs & Butterflies

Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:30am – 12:00pm

Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Program Description: Did you know that a beautiful butterfly is actually a bug? Or that bugs and insects aren’t always the same thing? There are millions of different types of bugs, and we love them all! Explore the fascinating world of bugs, learn about the many different types, and understand the very important role they play in keeping the plants and animals where they live healthy. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $ 26.00. Parking is $ 7.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo

Friday, April 26, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Wear jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for “Bee Movie.” Meet some of our nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo’s costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! $ 7 per adult and $ 7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. If your group has 4 or more people, the price is $ 6 per adult and $ 6 per child. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. Pre-registration is required. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525, ext 220.

Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Speaker Series Presents: Saving the Condor

Wednesday, April 30, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

The California condor is a unique species with an inspiring conservation story and difficult current conservation challenges. Join Joe Burnett, Senior Biologist, Ventana Wildlife Society and Dr. Andrea Goodnight of Oakland Zoo as we learn how the joint efforts of U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Ventana Wildlife Society, Pinnacles National Park, Oakland Zoo, and other zoos and environmental organizations in the Western U.S. are saving the 218 California condors now soaring in the wild. Location: Oakland Zoo’s Marian Zimmer Auditorium. Program Fee: $ 12.00 – $ 20.00 sliding scale. Tickets at the door. For more info contact: Amy at 510-632-9525, ext 122 or amy(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

May 2014

Every Saturday and Sunday

Join Oakland Zoo for Animal Encounters in the Clorox Wildlife Theatre

Our “Animal Encounters” live animal presentation happens each Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 12:15pm. This program runs April through October. Presentations are weather dependent. Times may vary from season to season, please check the zoo’s Calendar of Events for specific details. All shows are included with Zoo Admission. Contact: Felicia Walker Email: felicia(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

ZooKids: Cool Cats

Saturday, May 10, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Program Description: Do you have whiskers, claws, and sharp teeth? Cats do! Learn why these are important adaptations for these magnificent animals as we explore the many different types of cats that are found all around the world. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $ 26.00. Parking is $ 7.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext 280 or email us at info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo

May 11 and 24, June 14

Times: 9:30 am – noon

Cost: Children: $ 26; Adults: $ 12

Registration: Pre-registration is required.

It’s tea time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Bring an adult, bring your stuffie, and learn all about one of our Zoo’s special animals. Enjoy a morning of snacks, activities, books and play while making and delivering an enrichment gift straight to the zoo animal you’ve been learning about. When the fun is done, your child will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org

Mother’s Day at Oakland Zoo

Sunday, May 11, 10:00am – 4:00pm

In celebration of Moms on Mother’s Day, Oakland Zoo is offering all Moms a complimentary train ride on the Outback Express Adventure Train where one can see wallaroos and emus up close. Spending a day at the Zoo is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Bring the whole family to see gibbons gallivant, lemurs leap, and elephants explore. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

Green Event: Arroyo Viejo Creek Crew Work Day at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, May 17, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Come to the Arroyo Viejo Creek and experience the local habitat, while helping it thrive. Grab gardening gloves and help clean up the creek. The clean-up will go on rain or shine, so come prepared! Wear close-toed shoes that can get dirty. Don’t forget your water and snacks. Gloves and tools will be provided, but you may bring your own. One adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth volunteers, 13 years of age and younger as well as one for every 8 youth volunteers between 14 – 18 years of age. Participants receive a complimentary pass to the Zoo at Noon. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. The creek is located to the right of the main entrance. Meet at the Arroyo Viejo Creek sign. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Chantal Burnett at (510) 632-9525, ext. 209 or cburnett(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org

Celebrating Elephants Reception, Lecture & Silent Auction

Saturday, May 17: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Oakland Zoo for the 18th Annual Celebrating Elephants evening event to raise awareness and funds for the magnificent African elephant. Dr. Vicki Fishlock, Research Associate, Amboseli Trust for Elephants will be our inspirational guest speaker. Dr. Fishlock will present her experience working with African elephants as part of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Kenya. The evening will include refreshments and wonderful auction items. Location: Oakland Zoo’s Marian Zimmer Auditorium. Program Fee: $ 40, tickets purchased at the door. Please park in the lower parking lot of the Zoo and proceed to the Zimmer Auditorium. For more info contact: Genny Greene at 510-632-9525, ext. 122 or amy@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

ZooKids: Cool Cats

Saturday, May 17, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Program Description: Do you have whiskers, claws, and sharp teeth? Cats do! Learn why these are important adaptations for these magnificent animals as we explore the many different types of cats that are found all around the world. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $ 26.00. Parking is $ 7.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext 280 or email us at info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Summer Weekend Hours Begin at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, May 24, 2014

(Saturdays and Sundays only) 10:00am – 5:30pm

It is summer time and Oakland Zoo will be open later on weekends and holidays, from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend so that you have more time to enjoy the all that the Zoo has to offer. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information, call (510) 632-9525 or go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo

May 24, June 14

Times: 9:30 am – noon

Cost: Children: $ 26; Adults: $ 12

Registration: Pre-registration is required.

Are you looking for a new way to experience Oakland Zoo with your child? Then come to our Teddy Bear Tea party! You, your child, and his or her favorite stuffed animal will enjoy a morning of activities, play, and learning about bears. You will make enrichment gifts for the zoo’s sun bears and watch them enjoy the treats prepared. Your child will also receive a special Teddy Bear treat bag to take home. It’ll be so much fun, you and your kids will hardly be able to bear it! Visit oaklandzoo.org for details. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Celebrating Elephants Day at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, May 24, 2014 10:00am-3:00pm

Come to Oakland Zoo for the annual Celebrating Elephants event! Family friendly activities will include exciting elephant stations such as touching gigantic pachyderm bones, holding an eleven-pound tooth, and stepping into an elephant-sized footprint. Grab binoculars and participate in a mock research camp where observers are invited to watch and record behaviors, and they can learn how to tell our four elephants apart. Plus, experience the once-a-year opportunity to tour the elephant barn and see an elephant up close. This event is included with regular Zoo admission. Elephant Barn Tours are an $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for kids under 16 years old. Tickets available at Flamingo Plaza and at the Elephant Exhibit. See website for schedule. Contact: Genny Greene. Email: genny(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo

Friday, May 30, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Meet nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo’s costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! $ 7 per adult and $ 7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. If your group has 4 or more people, the price is $ 6 per adult and $ 6 per child. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. Pre-registration is required. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525, ext. 220.

June 2014

Every Saturday and Sunday

Join us for Animal Encounters in the Clorox Wildlife Theatre

The zoo’s “Animal Encounters” live animal presentation happens each Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 12:15pm. This program runs April through October. Presentations are weather dependent. Times may vary from season to season, please check our Calendar of Events for specific details. All shows are included with Zoo Admission. Contact: Felicia Walker Email: felicia(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, June 14

Times: 9:30 am – Noon

Cost: Children: $ 26; Adults: $ 12

Registration: Pre-registration is required.

It’s tea time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Bring an adult, bring a stuffed animal, and learn all about one of the Zoo’s special animals. Enjoy a morning of snacks, activities, books and play while making and delivering an enrichment gift straight to the zoo animal you’ve been learning about. When the fun is done, your child will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Father’s Day at Oakland Zoo

Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Looking for something to get Dad for Father’s Day? How about a trip to the Oakland Zoo? To celebrate Father’s Day, fathers get to ride the Outback Express Adventure Train at no charge. Take Dad on a stroll to the lion deck, check out the alligator exhibit, or see the chimpanzees. Father’s Day at Oakland Zoo is a way to surprise Dad with a gift he will never forget. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information, call (510) 632-9525 or go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

5th Annual Oakland Senior Summer Free Day

Monday, June 16, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Oakland residents 65+ receive complimentary admission to the Oakland Zoo. Seniors must be 65+ with valid identification and must be residents of Oakland. Oakland Zoo’s Senior Summer Free Days are in partnership with the Oakland City Council member Larry Reid. Parking is free to Oakland Seniors (65+). Seniors over the age of 80 always receive admission at no charge. All other guests must pay regular admission. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

Oakland Zoo Closed

Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:00am – 5:30pm

Oakland Zoo will be closed during normal business hours as we prepare for our annual fundraiser, Walk in the Wild. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

Walk in the Wild at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, June 21, 2014

4:00pm – 6:00pm Patron Party

5:00pm – 10:00pm Main Event

Enjoy the Zoo like never before. Now in its twenty-second year, Walk in the Wild – An Epicurean Escapade is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events. Experience the close to 100 different restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, and brew houses that will offer samples as you listen to live music and enjoy the Zoo. This adult-only (21+) event supports the Oakland Zoo’s conservation, education, and animal care programs. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, June 28, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Wear jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in the zoo’s Zimmer auditorium for “Ice Age.” Meet nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo’s costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you may bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! $ 7 per adult and $ 7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. If your group has 4 or more people, the price is $ 6 per adult and $ 6 per child. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. Pre-registration is required. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525, ext 220.

July 2014

Every Saturday and Sunday

Animal Encounters in the Clorox Wildlife Theatre

The zoo’s “Animal Encounters” live animal presentation happens each Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 12:15pm. This program runs April through October. Presentations are weather dependent. Times may vary from season to season, please check Oakland Zoo’s Calendar of Events for specific details. All shows are included with Zoo Admission. Contact: Felicia Walker Email: felicia(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Family Sundown Safari

Saturday, July 12 – Sunday, July 13, 2014 5:00pm-10:00am

Program Dates: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9

Program Fee: $ 85.00 per person

Pre-registration required. Grab a tent, sleeping bag, family, and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. This unique program includes dinner, a nighttime guided tour of the Zoo, live animal presentations, interactive and educational activities, storytelling, a Wildlife Theater show, a hot morning breakfast, and more. This program is available to all families in the East Bay and Bay Area. If you love nature, the Zoo, camping, and fun; this is the perfect program for you! Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

11th Annual Healthy Living Festival presented by United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:00am – 2:00pm

This event is made possible by United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County. All participants must register to participate. Visit http://usoac.org/hlf.html for more information. United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County (USOAC) is a grassroots intergenerational organization dedicated to empowering older adults to address the issues that affect their quality of life. As a community based organization, United Seniors has an established track record of fighting for the rights of older adults throughout Alameda County for more than 25 years. They have over 7,000 members, including individuals, chapters, and affiliates throughout the entire county. For more information visit http://usoac.org/hlf.html or call (510) 729-0852.

Creek Crew Work Day at Oakland Zoo

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come to the Arroyo Viejo Creek and experience the local habitat, while helping it thrive. Grab gardening gloves and help clean up the creek. Work will be done in rain or shine, so come prepared! Wear shoes that can get dirty. Shoes must be close-toed. Don’t forget water and snacks. Gloves and tools will be provided, but you may also bring your own. One adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth volunteers, 13 years of age and younger as well as one adult chaperone for every 8 youth volunteers between 14 – 18 years of age. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. The creek is located to the right of the main entrance. Meet at the Arroyo Viejo Creek sign. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Chantal Burnett at (510) 632-9525 ext 122 or cburnett(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Family Sundown Safari

Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, July 20, 2014 5:00pm – 10:00am

Program Dates: July 19, 26 and August 2, 9

Program Fee: $ 85.00 per person

Pre-registration required. Grab a tent, sleeping bag, family, and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo.This unique program includes dinner, a nighttime guided tour of the Zoo, live animal presentations, interactive and educational activities, storytelling, a Wildlife Theater show, a hot morning breakfast, and more. This program is available to all families in the East Bay and Bay Area. If you love nature, the Zoo, camping, and fun; this is the perfect program for you! Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

5th Annual Oakland Senior Summer Day

Monday, July 21, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Oakland residents 65+ receive complimentary admission to Oakland Zoo. Seniors must be 65+ with valid identification and must be residents of Oakland. (Seniors over the age of 80 receive complimentary admission every day.) Oakland Zoo’s Senior Summer Days are in partnership with the Oakland City Council member Larry Reid. Parking is also complimentary to Oakland Seniors (65+). All other guests must pay regular admission. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

Feast for the Beasts

Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm

Primal Pet Foods Presents Feast for the Beasts at Oakland Zoo. Visitors are encouraged to donate fresh produce, such as apples, watermelon, grapes, carrots, lettuce or other delicious fruits and vegetables to help feed the animals. The first 250 guests will receive a golden ticket to spread produce in the elephant exhibit. Once all the food is in place, everyone exits the exhibit to watch the hungry herd chow down on their treats. Don’t miss this one of a kind experience that Oakland Zoo is offering. This event is included with regular Zoo admission. **Note if weather or mud is a factor, guests will not be able to enter the elephant exhibit; other arrangements for the elephant feeding will be made. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

Family Sundown Safari

Saturday, July 26 – Sunday, July 27, 2014 5:00pm – 10:00am

Program Dates: July 19, 26 and August 2, 9

Program Fee: $ 85.00 per person

Grab a tent, sleeping bag, family, and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. This unique program includes dinner, a nighttime guided tour of the Zoo, live animal presentations, interactive and educational activities, storytelling, a Wildlife Theater show, a hot morning breakfast, and more. This program is available to all families in the East Bay and Bay Area. If you love nature, the Zoo, camping, and fun; this is the perfect program for you! Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.







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The global WiMAX equipment market is expected to grow from $ 1.92 billion in 2011 to $ 9.21 billion in 2016, representing a CAGR of 36.83%, while the service market is estimated to grow from $ 4.65 billion in 2011 to $ 33.65 billion in 2016, registering a CAGR of 48.56%, thereby indicating positive growth.

There is an urgent need for raising standards of living of the rural areas worldwide. This need for broadband connectivity has long been prevailing in these untapped regions; but off late, has stirred up even more due to the growing needs of businesses and individuals. Apart from this, government bodies, along with the other organizations, have identified the need to facilitate these regions with basic services such as education and healthcare through e- Learning, e-Governance, and e-Medicine.

WiMAX has gained immense support from vendors such as Alvarion and Samsung, who are seeing enormous opportunity in this market, owing to its operational flexibility. This has, in turn, increased its popularity, thereby driving this market towards lower prices, promising gradual ease in economies of scale. The operators have wide flexibility in terms of operable bandwidth (spectrum), duplexing techniques (FDD and TDD), and portability options.

In terms of unit shipments, the 3.5 GHz band is the most preferred one globally, as it is suitable for fixed broadband. As WiMAX was initially deployed for fixed broadband, most of the deployments and equipment were made in the 3.5 GHz band; as such higher frequency bands are preferred for fixed broadband. With the rising need for enhanced portability and mobility, WiMAX is now revolutionizing its way through the mobile space, hence enforcing regulators worldwide to make lower bands such as 2.3 GHz available for auctions.

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Making Money (borrowed from a friend) came with a limited edition selection of pretend Ankh-Morpork banknotes. This one is my favourite, mostly for the chairman’s ‘signature.’

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"Open Sailing, drifting lifestyle to cope with looming disasters"
By Regine Debatty

opensailing.net

Been slacking a bit with my reports on the work in progress show i saw wow! months ago at the Royal College of Art in London. As you might guess i’ll keep on focusing on the works from the students of the Design Interactions department.

Meet Cesar Harada!

Together with , Hiromi Ozaki, Martin Gautron, Nasser Moustakim, Adrien Lecuru, Valérie Pirson and the help of a whole range of collaborators and experts, Cesar is currently busy developing the Open Sailing project, a floating architecture that evolves like a living organism, a laboratory for techno-social experiments.

The aim of Open Sailing is not to fashion new kinds of entertainment for your holidays but to propose a way to cope with impending natural and man-made disaster, while stimulating people’s ingenuity, fostering hyper-connectivity and sense of solidarity. To make the project all the more relevant, a map has been compiled that visualizes areas of looming crisis: overpopulation, tsunami risk, violent conflict, nuclear fallout, pandemics, global warming, etc. No place on Earth appears to be safe. Except maybe a few large spots above the ocean. And that’s the area where Open_Sailing villagers would drift and live. Each village unit is made of comfortable shelters surrounded by ocean farming modules : reconfigurable, sustainable, pluggable, organic and instinctive. The Open_Sailing_01 is about 50 m in diameter, for 6 persons.

Open_Sailing aims to ask questions about the way we currently inhabit our planet. Can we reach a harmonious dynamic state of interdependence with each other and the earth? Is this the next step for civilization? Will we disassociate our concept of progress with rigid infrastructure and metropolis?
The prototype Open_Sailing_01, currently under construction, will set sail in May 2009, attempting to drift from London to the Netherlands. If the first journey goes well, Open_Sailing_02 will embark on a trip around the Mediterranean with enhanced fleet operating and hardware system, then Open_Sailing_03 will head to the Azores Islands (Portugal). Finally Open_Sailing_04 will set sail from The Azores and drift to Brazil.

OpenSailing.net & 2012hopes.com concept and world map

I was fascinated by the mix of Archigram-esque vision, the gutsy ambition behind the idea, the sheer beauty of the installation at the London show, and that hint of micronation ambition i thought i could smell (but how wrong i was!) around the project. So, as usual, i had to ask a few questions…

Why 2012? Does it have to come so soon? Do you want to spoil the London Olympics euphoria?

Ollie: We’re not particularly in the market for disrupting athletics events!
The project started with research into fear being used as a driving force of mind control. Unfortunately fear is often used as a way of controlling peoples’ actions and justifying things that would otherwise seem irrational. Through this research, Cesar found that a lot of people are predicting bad things for 2012, ranging from the semi-logical to the outright wacky. It’s the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, for example, which some New Age figures have heralded as a sort of spiritual renewal, people talk about the galactic alignment and the apocalypse…

Instead of seeing this doom and gloom as something negative, we have taken the fears and used them as design constraints, designing for the apocalypse. By compiling a list of the fears surrounding 2012, and overlaying these onto a series of maps, we have created a series of safe_zones where you can be assured to be free of pandemics, earthquakes, tsunamis, pole shifts, nuclear disasters, violent conflicts, etc. The recurrent safest places are in the middle of oceans : open_sailing aims to make the ability to live there comfortably a reality.

Cesar: I hope the open_sailing is going to continue long after 2012, and actually by 2012 we may have a series of serious prototypes ready for a real sport challenge, steading an ocean for good for example!

Detail of solar oven

Is it a project you plan to pursue as your final project at RCA? Can we expect to see a more advanced version of it come June?

Cesar: This is just the beginning of the project. The bigger picture is to develop technologies and everyday life solutions for a future International Ocean Station. We have an International Space Station, we need an International Ocean Station, there is so much to discover about the blue planet! At the 25th of June 2009 at the Royal College of Art SHOW in London, we want to show prototypes of the tested shelter, energetic modules, aquaculture facilities etc. We are working on the design of the prototype at the center for the study and practice of survival technics in Lorient France. In April we are building it, in May we will depart from London river Thames and attempt to drift across the north sea escorted by a regular boat for safety. Follow us on the blog. We are still looking for scientists, partners, sponsors, funders : please contact anyone you think could be interested by this project.

I suspect that your project might have given way to feedbacks, questions and reflections during the work in progress show/ How did people react to your project so far?

Abigail: One big difficulty we’ve had so far is creating an explanation of what the project’s about, simply because there are so many different parts to it. There are a lot of people working on this project, a lot of new ideas. Some people seem to have misinterpreted Open_Sailing as being some kind of crazy ‘Apocalypse Boat,’ but it’s not like that at all. This is a very real, very exciting project where we’re developing a lot of innovative technology. Non-sustainable living; overpopulation; global warming… The way we’ve been doing life so far could do with a rethink, don’t you agree?

Sea shell harvesting pods

Cesar: Most people are very excited by the idea to live on the sea, most of them think it is impossible. The people who started to dig and understand a little bit more about our project were fascinated, there are so many different perspectives! The Open_Sailing is a floating laboratory in the first place, we are attempting to address many issues in "labs":
- open_farming : a new way of doing aquaculture and fishing, creating nomadic open ecosystem toward a full nutritive autonomy at sea and more
- swarm_search_engine : an artificial swarm algorythm that runs on geoRSS mashup maps, suggesting safe_zones and structural organization
- energy_animal : an ideal energy module that combines solar, wind and wave power to provide renewable energy in any kind of weather
- life_cable : a connection norm, and API that enable living modules to exchange electricity, water, air, data in one single cable.
instinctive_architecture : which is a new family of ship design that adapts to the most extreme weather conditions by changing shape and texture.

Shelter Buoys

Abigail: Instinctive_architecture behaves a bit like a sunflower. It opens out when there’s lots of light and nutrients, and closes in on itself when weather is bad, stretches to move quickly.

Cesar: There is a lot to do, we address many real problems and people are interested because we are developing all these hardware and software technologies open-source.

Can you describe and explain the vessel prototype you were showing at the RCA work in progress exhibition a few weeks ago?

Cesar: What we showed was a 1/20 model, one open_sailing "family" facility, for 4 to 6 people. From afar, it looks like a "floating bunker" surrounded by a large ocean farm (~50m diameter), lines of algae, inflatable fish nets, plankton basins, floating gardens, underwater sea-shells pods, energy_animals…
Imagine the open_sailing in the ocean, it will be covered with fouling, algae and all sorts of parasites everywhere, shrimps, hundreds of fishes swimming around it, birds in the sky attracted by the fertile drifting structure. Maybe I should describe the instinctive_architecture : when the weather is nice, the open_sailing is spread over maximizing the farming surface, that’s what we showed as a model. When the weather is bad or a danger approaches, all the modules amalgamate and compact to resist. When the open_sailing is moving pulled by a traction point, it becomes long and thin. In many many ways the open_sailing behaves like a living organism, or an adhoc mesh network. The labs I presented before are the first, we will host many more researches on site if it works well.

View of Open Sailing from 1st floor at RCA

I know you’d rather shun the reference to art but have you heard about the floating cities of Tomas Saraceno?

Cesar: I don’t shun the work of Tomas Saraceno at all, I think it is beautiful and visionary. We are sharing a very similar perspective about the transformation of the society with technology.

We are trying to make the open_sailing exist as soon as possible, so we’d rather show shorter term objectives and use a simpler vocabulary to appeal both general public and partners. Please find more details in the pdf on our website.

Have you thought about the status of Open Sailing villages, would they have some sort of sovereign independence similar to one of the micronations?

Abigail: That’s a really interesting question. In short, we’re not interested in establishing any sort of sovereignty. We don’t have a political agenda.

Cesar: We are trying to avoid problems. Sovereignty is a problem, as it implies that you’re being recognised by other states, we are people, we are not a competitive group, our perspective is more practical. Maybe our status is closer to the one of the International Space Station…

Ollie: We’re a floating socio-technological experiment. We’re part of many disciplines (art, architecture, science, etc) but not really bound by any. We’re an international team, and we don’t feel allegiance to any country or political stance – at least within the framework of this project.

Cesar: When you develop a technology, you can’t predict how people will use and modify it. We don’t want to determine how Open_Sailing is used by other people, that’s the openness of it, or a form of respect, an invitation. There must be something more advanced than "nation". Nation is constitution, hierarchy, pride, it is slow, inefficient – we don’t have the time to be a nation!

Hiromi: We have a sort of operating system, the "swarm search engine", it is an object oriented politic computer program, managing in real-time weather, available resources (food, water, energy etc.), people’s desires and fears (threats, attractors), moving the fleet into its optimum geographical positions and proposes a general arrangement of the structure.

Ollie: A country by definition has an intrinsic value – in the form of minerals, farming space, infrastructure, buildings, etc. Open_Sailing doesn’t. Open_Sailing is more like an organism. The whole thing is alive – it moves, it reacts to its environment, it evolves, it grows. The people onboard are its source of energy – if you take the people away, it would be like starving an animal of food. In this way we’re different to a country, we are neutral and don’t want to become involved with unnecessary legal issues… for now.

Thanks a lot for your time Cesar, Ollie, Hiromi and Abigail!

All images Cesar Harada.

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For Spence Wilson, there are two basic building blocks for successful entrepreneurship: passion and perception.

To prove his point, he need look no further than his father, Kemmons Wilson, who founded the Holiday Inn chain and enjoyed a long and successful career.

"My dad was a great example of someone who got up every day and loved what he did and devoted his life to it," Wilson said during a roundtable forum on Tuesday sponsored by the Society of Entrepreneurs. "I encourage entrepreneurs to make sure they love what they do and develop a keen sense of awareness about their business. Otherwise, they might as well forget it."

Wilson, president of Kemmons Wilson Inc., was keynote speaker at the SOE forum held at the Crescent Club. He discussed expanding the family business and brand, which has resulted in investments in more than 400 different businesses.

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For Spence Wilson, there are two basic building blocks for successful entrepreneurship: passion and perception.

To prove his point, he need look no further than his father, Kemmons Wilson, who founded the Holiday Inn chain and enjoyed a long and successful career.

"My dad was a great example of someone who got up every day and loved what he did and devoted his life to it," Wilson said during a roundtable forum on Tuesday sponsored by the Society of Entrepreneurs. "I encourage entrepreneurs to make sure they love what they do and develop a keen sense of awareness about their business. Otherwise, they might as well forget it."

Wilson, president of Kemmons Wilson Inc., was keynote speaker at the SOE forum held at the Crescent Club. He discussed expanding the family business and brand, which has resulted in investments in more than 400 different businesses.

New media coverage of this event was provided by LunaWeb, Memphis leaders in Web design and social media, at www.LunaWeb.com.

Spence Wilson at the Society of Entrepreneurs, Oct. 21, 2009
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For Spence Wilson, there are two basic building blocks for successful entrepreneurship: passion and perception.

To prove his point, he need look no further than his father, Kemmons Wilson, who founded the Holiday Inn chain and enjoyed a long and successful career.

"My dad was a great example of someone who got up every day and loved what he did and devoted his life to it," Wilson said during a roundtable forum on Tuesday sponsored by the Society of Entrepreneurs. "I encourage entrepreneurs to make sure they love what they do and develop a keen sense of awareness about their business. Otherwise, they might as well forget it."

Wilson, president of Kemmons Wilson Inc., was keynote speaker at the SOE forum held at the Crescent Club. He discussed expanding the family business and brand, which has resulted in investments in more than 400 different businesses.

New media coverage of this event was provided by LunaWeb, Memphis leaders in Web design and social media, at www.LunaWeb.com.

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