First, the A’s ownership group quickly issued a polite thanks-but-no-thanks response to Johnson’s proposal. Second, it is difficult to see how Johnson thinks he could pull off such a deal. Sacramento is in jeopardy of losing the one significant professional franchise it does have — the NBA’s Sacramento Kings — partly because it can’t get a suitable arena built in the downtown region. Talks with the Maloof brothers, the owners of the Kings, to build an arena in downtown Sacramento collapsed in the eleventh hour last spring. Now Johnson, a former NBA player himself, has said it is time to refocus.
Fogo, bald, bespectacled and known among students for his reassuring hugs, had given out more of them that week than any other in his career, He and his staff had done all they could think of – bringing in comfort dogs, calling traumatized students at home when they missed classes, prepping teachers for the inevitable questions and breakdowns, arranging for three counselors to attend the dance, just in case, ballet flats and bunions “I don’t know what I say to my kid,” parents had told Fogo, so he helped set up a meeting for them with a Harvard-trained psychiatrist..
Cars, planes — and tech fun: The Hot San Jose Nights extravaganza that celebrates all things automotive, aviation and scientific is back for the ninth year with hundreds of vintage cars, 40 planes on display and a Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation and Math (STEAM) fair geared to kids. There’s also a noontime flyover and parachute flag jump, military tanks, drones, live bands and food booths. The Festival of Wings barbecue chicken wing cook-off will be back too. families are welcome to bring chairs and coolers and stay for the day. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8; Reid-Hillview Airport, San Jose; free admission, parking; www.hotsanjosenights.com.— Linda Zavoral, Staff.
Seeds Day: Seed exchange and presentations, a cooking demo, dinner and a movie, “Open Sesame, The Story of Seeds,” all in honor of Food Day, Oct, 17, 1:30-9 p.m, Rancho Rinconada Park, 18000 Chelmsford Drive, Cupertino, Dinner $10, movie $5, bit.ly/slow foodseedexchange, Harvest Craft Faire: This annual event, sponsored by the Los Altos United Methodist Women, offers a huge selection of high-quality handcrafted items made by more than 55 artisans and the women of the church, All proceeds support charities and missions, Oct, 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and ballet flats and bunions Oct, 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos, 650-383-9322, Facebook.com/HarvestCraftFaire..
Hope Mohr, who spent several years as a member of Brown’s company before moving back to the Bay Area to found the Hope Mohr Dance Project in 2007, is in the midst of the 2016 Bridge Project, which is built around a month-long residency by Diane Madden, co-artistic director of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Since Sept. 10, Madden has been setting Brown’s signature “Locus Solo” on four dancers, and teaching it to 10 artists across a range of disciplines, including composer and unusual-instruments explorer Cheryl Leonard, performance artist Xandra Ibarra, poet Frances Richard and choreographer Gregory Dawson. They’re creating original works in response to “Locus Solo.” These new works will be presented at the YBCA Forum Oct. 14-15 in the program “Ten Artists Respond to Locus.”.