Berkeley has its own $135 million bond measure aimed at affordable housing. This comes on top of Proposition 1, a statewide $4 billion affordable housing and veteran homeownership bond measure. Two of the Bay Area’s three big-city mayors can rest easy this fall. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and San Francisco Mayor London Breed won in June. That leaves Oakland’s Libby Schaaf, who has drawn nine re-election opponents. Since Schaaf took office in 2015 there has been the deadly 2016 Ghost Ship fire exposing deficiencies in city fire safety inspections. There was a police sex scandal and succession of new chiefs. The Warriors and Raiders teams are leaving, and the Athletics’ ballpark plan is mired in uncertainty. The city’s finances remain a mess.
Stanford Jazz Orchestra with Jimmy Heath, 8 p.m, Nov, 14, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Free-$10, 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-14-stanford-jazz-orchestra-jimmy-heath, Nathan Laube, organ, 8 p.m, Nov, 14, Stanford Memorial Church, Free, 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-14-nathan-laube-organ, Stanford Symphonic Chorus and toi toi toi ballet wrap skirt long style! rehearsal, class, performance. tropical print. molly style. Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, 1:30 p.m, Nov, 18, Stanford Memorial Church, $10-$20, 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-18-stanford-symphonic-chorus-and-peninsula-symphony-orchestra..
Handmade Happy Hour: noon-3 p.m. July 26. Afternoon for adults to learn fabric painting techniques with designer, craft teacher and author Lisa Fulmer. All materials supplied. The program is in partnership with the Concord Art Association. What is Eastbay Works: An Informational Workshop on Your One-Stop Career Center: 1-2 p.m. July 30. Adults can learn about Eastbay Works free workshops to help them with career guidance, including computer skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques and more. There is also an assessment center for vocational interests and other skills.
Higher Fire Gallery: A variety of housewares, jewelry and decorative ceramic pieces created by local artists and available for purchase, Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery, 499 S, Market St., San Jose, 408.295.5765 or www.HigherFireStudios.com, Women’s Singing Group: The Bay Area Showcase Chorus welcomes women who love to sing at any rehearsal, Meets most Thursdays, 7:30 p.m, Visit http://www.singharmony.org for information on rehearsal location, or call 408.973.1555, San Jose Widows and Widowers: Join the group for breakfast and learn more about the association every Wednesday, 9 a.m, Goodies Coffee Shop, Bascom and toi toi toi ballet wrap skirt long style! rehearsal, class, performance. tropical print. molly style. Apricot, Campbell, 408.279.1278..
Spanish Harlem Orchestra. 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Part of Redwood City Salsa Festival. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. $60. https://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=167. 2017 San Mateo County History Maker dinner. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 13. Tad Taube is to be honored. Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame. $200. http://www.historysmc.org/history-makers or 650-299-0104. Bravo! 2017. Hillbarn Theatre’s fundraising gala. 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Dancer/choreographer Jayne Zaban to be honored. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception, silent auction, presentation for Zaban, entertainment, live auction. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. $125. https://goo.gl/stcyYf.