Soledad O'Brien, Cheryl Hines, Robert Kennedy Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash

Goldman’s Heroes

The Goldman Environmental Prize, created 25 years ago by philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman, is the world’s leading award honoring indispensable environmentalists. The winners are selected by an international jury who receive confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide network of environmental organizations and individuals. Prize winners participate in a 10-day tour of San Francisco and…

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SF International Film Festival Award Night Gets Glamorous

San Francisco’s main thoroughfare was transformed into the corner of Hollywood and ‘Vine Ness’ when the San Francisco International Film Festival celebrated its own awards season at the Regency Center. Swoonable actor Jeremy Irons popped over from across the pond, adorable animator John Lasseter zipped over from across the Bay, multidimensional screenwriter Stephen Gaghan hopped…

Jamie Greene

Some Enchanted Evening, On a Hill

“Howdy, partners,” was the greeting every guest received upon entering the San Francisco Zoo, for Zoofest 2014. The roundup of waiters beamed from ear to ear, as they offered the “green enchantment “cocktail. The essence of the evening was to celebrate the beautiful diversity of the animal kingdom; while honoring Stephen and Barbara Hearst and…

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Ken Downing Keeps Ballet Fashion Show Aglow

Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing knows what you are going to wear. A sage seer of sartorial success, the Malibu-blonde Ken started his career right here in San Francisco at the venerated I. Magnin, so he has particular EssEff cred with the schmatte set. Most of whom were in attendance at the Ballet Auxiliary…

Compassion & Choices

Compassion and Choices Tackles the Tough Stuff

“How many of you are going to die?” sweetly inquired the ladylike Merla Zellerbach, chair of the Compassion and Choices luncheon, as she warmly welcomed her guests. That friendly and frank opener set the tone for the annual empowerment luncheon at the Westin St. Francis Hotel designed to raise funds and awareness for patients’ rights…