From delicately crafted tea bowls to contemporary jazz to the spoken word, Bay Area artists are marking this May’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by dedicating contributions from some of their work and performances to the victims of the recent earthquake in eastern Japan.
Some artists have gotten involved because of a personal connection; others are simply reaching out to help a country in need.
With legal obstacles cleared, San Francisco is well on its way towards implementing its long awaited bike plan. In addition to 34 miles of new bike lanes, the plan calls for new bike parking, a regional bike share program and a variety of educational initiatives. All this and more to help the city gear up to meet its goal of 20 percent of trips by bike by 2020.