Polanski said she was part of a three-person ad hoc committee that reviewed and made sure the two offers were responsible. She added that part of the review was to ensure all applicants — especially the museum group comprised of residents Steve Munzel, a city parks commission member, and Don Peoples, a local business owner — had the means to bid for the 1.6-acre parcel. “They have the money to purchase the site,” Polanksi said, confirming that both bidders also had to deposit $50,000 toward their offers.
She cried as she remembered Pinckney’s funeral and his widow, who was hiding with one of their daughters in a church office as the gunman fired dozens of shots, “For the widow of Sen, Pinckney and his two young daughters, that would be adding insult to injury and I will not be a part of it!” she screamed into a microphone, She said later that didn’t intend to speak, but got frustrated ballet dancer blanket, tiny dancer, minky throw blanket with her party members, Opponents of removing the flag talked about grandparents who passed down family treasures and lamented that the flag had been “hijacked” or “abducted” by racists..
Let’s hope the lights return next year. We need them to keep our spirits bright. SEASON OF HOPE RETURNS: One holiday tradition that is back, however, is the Season of Hope performance series at St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica in downtown San Jose. The series kicks off Wednesday night with young performers from Castillero Middle School and continues through Dec. 23 when Harpers Hall Celtic Harps, directed by Verlene Schermer, closes things out. In between there will be youth choirs, jazz bands, ballet dancers and folklorico.
“Twisted Christmas Live!”: This literary variety show features bizarre Christmas stories, comedy and zombie carolers, 7 p.m, Dec, 9; Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park; $30-$35; www.spreckelsonline.com, “The ballet dancer blanket, tiny dancer, minky throw blanket Biggest Gift”: Tucker the elf tries to save Christmas in Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble’s annual family musical; Dec 13-16; Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek; $14; 925-943-7469, www.fantasyforum.org, “Mittens & Mistletoe”: Local circus outfit Sweet Can Productions presents its ninth annual winter circus cabaret, Sweet Can also performs the Persian poetry-themed “My Friend Hafiz” at the same venue December 20-23, Dec, 26-30; Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco; $18-$25; www.sweetcanproductions.com..
Call for artists in utility box wrap art project. Walnut Creek Downtown is calling for artists to participate in the second annual Utility Box Project. Work from selected artists will be installed on vinyl wraps on 11 utility boxes throughout the city, as one of 50 projects during Community Service Day on Oct. 10. An initial 11 downtown signal boxes were transformed into public art. Winning artists receive a $150 stipend, credit on the utility box artwork, and inclusion in the Bedford Gallery’s ongoing public art walking tours.