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  • Rethinking Africa: The staff of the African Advocacy Network includes Joe Sciarrillo, pictured here with Jean Elias Xavier, Director Aboudou Traore, Charles Jackson and Clementine Ntshaykolo outside their office in the Dolores Street Community Services building. They help a growing number of African immigrants to the Bay Area who may number as many as 50,000.
  • Retiring Pillars: SI’s faculty surprised Fr. Sauer in May with applause and flowers after the announcement of his reassignment.
  • The SI boys’ lacrosse team enjoyed what may have been best year since its founding nearly a quarter century ago. The lacrosse press ranked the team among the top 15 in the nation as SI turned in another undefeated season in league play – its fourth undefeated season since it joined the WCAL in 2010.
  • Richard Driscoll ’06, a performance engineer for Oracle Team USA that will defend the America’s Cup in September, is among the few locals hunkering down in Pier 80 off Marin Street, where they work 65-hour weeks to make sure that Ellison’s boat sails twice as fast as the wind and maneuvers with precision and power as it takes on challengers from around the world.
  • Retiring Pillars: Since the 1970s, Mary McCarty made sure Latin was a living language for students in her classes.
  • Rethinking Africa: Ira Shaughnessy ’00 spent two years in Ghana from 2007 to 2009 working with the Bormase helping with the cultivation of the Moringa tree, whose leaves are rich in vitamins.

Lifestyle

 

Spring/Summer Events Calendar

Taylor Yee '16 
Contributing Editor 

Cherry Blossom Festival: April 12, 13, 19, and 20

Celebrate the 47th annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, one of California's most prominent Asian traditions. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is the second largest Japanese festival in the country outside of Washington, D.C. The festival includes a variety of Japanese traditions and honors the diversity of the Japanese American Community. A food fair will give you a taste of the Japanese culture. Held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore!

 

North Beach Festival: June 14

Celebrating its 60th year, the North Beach Festival is one of America’s original outdoor festivals. The event is home to over 125 arts and crafts booths, twenty gourmet food booths, live entertainment, and Italian street painting. One tradition not to miss out on is the “Blessing of the Animals,” which takes place in front of the Saint Francis of Assisi statue.

 

Fourth of July at Pier 39: July 4

What better way to celebrate America’s Independence than at one of the most iconic places in San Francisco? Musical entertainment and fireworks will begin around 9:30 pm.

 

Bay to Breakers: May 18

Experience the true wonder of a historic race unique to San Francisco. The race begins at the Embarcadero, and concludes at Ocean Beach. Unlike ordinary races, participants are encouraged to dress in costumes for the run.

 

Fillmore Jazz Festival: July 5 

Enjoy Jazz? Come to Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets to celebrate jazz tradition, cuisine, and culture. On Independence Day weekend, in addition to the vibrant sounds of jazzy groups and singers, the festival includes a variety of foods from Asian to Cajun and crafts from painting to pottery.

 

Union Street Festival: June 7 and 8

Celebrate a Marina tradition in its thirty-eighth year. This festival will include six blocks that house their own “world.” They will include Fashion World, Culinary World, Tech World, Local World, Craft World, and Health and Fitness World.


Posted by on Tuesday April, 15, 2014

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