On Post Street in San Francisco’s Japantown, there’s a building that doesn’t look like its neighbors. It’s modern, and covered in chrome and glass. Inside, Japanese pop music pumps through speakers. The New People building is dedicated to Japanese pop culture -- street fashion like the frilly “Lolita” style, or manga and anime, Japanese comics and animated cartoons. But just up the street lives the older, slower Japantown -- where it’s more about bonsai and taiko than robots and platform boots.
On the July 27th edition of Your Call, we'll mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark government program by discussing its achievements and challenges.
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The 26th annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest takes place Friday - Sunday, August 7 - 9. The event presents over 100 shows on 13 stages of jazz, funk, Latin, blues, R&B, New Orleans and world music. Featured artists include Tower of Power, Brian Culbertson, Eddie Palmieri, John Pizzarelli, Terri Lynn Carrington (with Ledisi), Javon Jackson, The Internet, Etienne Charles, JC Brooks, Glen David Andrews, Storm Large, Kamasi Washington and many others. Information at summerfest.sanjosejazz.org.
211th Day of 2015 154 RemainingAutumn Begins in 55 DaysSunrise:6:12Sunset:8:2014 Hours 8 MinutesMoon Rise:7:42pmMoon Set:5:27amPhase:99%Full Moon July 1 @ 7:22pm and July 31 @ 3:45pmFull Thunder Moon / Full Hay MoonJuly is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the...