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Celebrating Artistic Resilience: The Sarah K. Delson Arts Fellowship Inaugural Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 — The Drawing Room SF, in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, proudly announces the opening of the inaugural exhibition of the Sarah K. Delson Arts Fellowship Program. This momentous event celebrates the legacy of the late San Francisco artist Sarah Delson, who passed away on May 4, 2023. The fellowship program, inspired by Sarah’s profound passion for art, aims to support artists whose work has been significantly altered due to illness. Honoring Sarah Delson’s Legacy The fellowship is a testament to Sarah’s enduring impact on the art community. It is funded by

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Former Accountant Charged with Embezzlement and Other Felonies

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office has brought charges against a former accountant for multiple felonies related to embezzlement, identity theft, and money laundering. The Charges Angela Fae Brown, a 53-year-old from Olivehurst, CA, has been charged with a six-count felony complaint. The charges stem from her actions between September 2017 and November 2022, where she engaged in a scheme that defrauded over $800,000 from Viking Pavers, a paver company in Richmond where she was employed. The Scheme Brown used her position and accounting skills to create a fake online account, pretending to be the owner of Viking Pavers.

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Abstract Expressionism Reimagined: Brian McPartlon’s Solo Exhibition at the International Art Museum of America

Amidst the bustling city of San Francisco, a revolutionary art event is set to unfold this summer. The International Art Museum of America, a key player on the global arts stage, will soon play host to the intriguing abstract painter Brian McPartlon in an exhibition aptly titled “Return”. Opening on June 15, 2024, and running until July 8, the exhibition is an homage to McPartlon’s deep Bay Area roots and his remarkable journey through the spheres of abstract painting. Early Beginnings and Artistic Inspirations Born and raised in the vibrant Bay Area, McPartlon’s encounter with art began amidst the burgeoning

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Berkeley Man Charged with Rape and Robbery

In a shocking incident that has gripped the community of Contra Costa County, a Berkeley man faces serious charges following a violent assault near a BART station. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office has filed a three-count felony complaint against Larry Dean Ridge, Jr., 40, for forcible rape, assault, and second-degree robbery. The Incident On the evening of April 8th, around 6:30 pm, a pedestrian/bike trail near the North Concord BART station became the scene of a harrowing crime. The victim, whose identity remains protected, was walking along the trail when she encountered Ridge. According to the press release,

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Deadly Burglary and Fatal Collision Shakes City

In a recent development, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office has charged two men with felony offenses following a series of events that included a burglary, a high-speed chase, and a deadly wrong-way collision. The Incident On March 19th, at approximately 4:30 am, a stolen pickup truck driven by 35-year-old Oakland resident Patrick Owens Sheckells was involved in a head-on collision on Interstate 580 in Oakland. The crash resulted in the death of Lee David Weiner and serious injuries to Jerry Brunson, another driver involved in the accident. The Burglary Prior to the collision, Sheckells and 56-year-old Andre Lamar

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Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years − how he went from $30B crypto CEO to prison inmate

D. Brian Blank, Associate Professor of Finance, Mississippi State University Brandy Hadley, Associate Professor of Finance and the David A. Thompson Distinguished Scholar of Applied Investments, Appalachian State University The case of Sam Bankman-Fried, who was sentenced on March 28, 2024, to 25 years in prison, is emblematic of the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, in which vast sums of money can be made or lost in the blink of an eye. In early November 2022, the crypto exchange FTX was valued at more than US$30 billion. By the middle of that month, FTX was in bankruptcy proceedings. And less than a year

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Competitive workplaces don’t work for gender equality

Amalia Rebecca Miller, Georgia S. Bankard Professor of Economics, University of Virginia Carmit Segal, Professor of Managerial Economics, University of Zurich Ultra-competitive workplaces – places where employees battle against each other for rank, bonuses and promotions – are common in many high-status fields, including law and finance. But while having a highly competitive culture is, on its face, gender-neutral, it actually worsens gender inequality. That’s the key finding of our new study with colleague Ragan Petrie, published in the most recent issue of the ILR Review. As economists who study workplace diversity and career-family conflicts for women, we wanted to investigate how competition at work plays

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Why Jersey girls − and guys − still don’t pump their own gas

Robert H. Scott III, Professor & Greenbaum/Ferguson/NJAR Endowed Chair in Real Estate Policy, Monmouth University New Jersey’s quirky reputation is hard earned, but one peculiarity stands out: It’s the only place in America where you can’t pump your own gas. Laws against self-service gasoline used to be common: In the late 1960s, nearly half the states in the U.S. had one. But as fuel dispensers became safer and credit cards made paying at pumps possible, those states began to reconsider. By the early 1990s, nearly four out of five gas stations nationwide were self-serve. For decades, Oregon and New Jersey were the last two

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