On Friday, the fourth Silicon Valley Comic Con kicked off at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center with organizers expecting more than 70,000 throughout the three-day event. Maria Medina reports. (8-16-19)

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Silicon Valley Comic Con Turns 4On Friday, the fourth Silicon Valley Comic Con kicked off at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center with organizers expecting more than 70,000 throughout the three-day event. Maria Medina reports. (8-16-19)
Fancy Wheels Turn Heads at Car Week on Monterey PeninsulaThe Monterey Peninsula is going car-crazy this week as the rarest and most expensive automobiles on the planet are driving into town. Len Ramirez reports from Carmel. (8-16-19)
SF Opera Cancels Placido Domingo Concert After Allegations Of Sexual HarassmentThe San Francisco Opera has canceled an October concert with singer Placido Domingo as he faces allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Sightseeing With Hotel Nikko Chief Canine Officer 'Buster' In '49 Dogs and One Cat'Hotel Nikko's Chief Canine Officer 'Buster' and the hotel's VP and General Manager, Anna Marie Presutti, show Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego Buster's new coffee table book, '49 Dogs and One Cat.' To get a copy, go to hotelnikkosf.com/shop.
Eva Longoria Stars In 'Dora And The Lost City Of Gold'Actress Eva Longoria talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her role in the new film,'Dora and the Lost City of Gold,' and the joy of bringing Dora, the beloved bilingual cartoon character, to the big screen.
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Sports Journalist, Author Marcus Thompson Talks About His New Book 'KD'Sports journalist and author Marcus Thompson talks to Black Renaissance host Christin Ayers about his latest book, 'KD, Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to be the Greatest.'
Tight Security At Outside Lands In San Francisco In Wake Of Recent Mass ShootingsSecurity was very tight at Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco, in the wake of the recent mass shootings. Katie Neilsen shows us what it takes to keep a crowd of 200,000 concertgoers safe.

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Meet Psychic Reader Pat Hicks aka 'Pat 58' From Keen.ComPsychic Pat Hicks from 'Create Your Fate with Pat 58' on Keen.com gives a personal tarot card reading for Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego.
Don't Miss SF Mime Troupe's 'Treasure Island'SF Mime Troupe's Keiko Shimosato Carreiro talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the company's latest show, 'Treasure Island' playing through Sept. 8 at parks all over the Bay Area. Shows are free. For more info go to sfmt.org.
SJSU Student Filmmakers Bring Steinbeck Short Story to ScreenA short story by John Steinbeck that became the seed for his classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" has been adapted by San Jose State University student filmmakers. Len Ramirez reports. (8-9-19)
After 45 Years, Beach Blanket Babylon Is Closing Dec. 31After 45 years and 17,000 shows, Beach Blanket Babylon is closing. Producer Jo Schuman Silver and Actor Curt Branom talk to Bay Area Focus about this show's wondrously long run. The last show is on December 31. To get tickets and see it before it closes, go to beachblanketbabylon.com
Washington High in SF Invites Community to View Controversial, Historic MuralOver 100 people packed the lobby of George Washington High School in San Francisco's Richmond District to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. Joe Vazquez reports. (8-1-19)
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Outside Lands Puts Native American Headdresses On List Of Banned ItemsAttendees of this year's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park will not be allowed to wear Native American headdresses, organizers said. (7/26/19)
Nostalgia-Filled '90s Experience Pop-Up Museum Opens In Jack London SquareDo you ever miss pagers, Nirvana, CDs, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and all things '90s? An interactive pop-up museum just opened over the weekend in Oakland's Jack London Square, bringing back everything from music, fashion, food and pop culture. (7-13-2019)
Renowned Tattoo Artist Ed Hardy To Make Bay Area Debut At de Young MuseumThe Bay Area museum is taking on the work of one of the late 20th century's most iconic artists at their new exhibit, "Deeper Than Skin." Wilson Walker reports. (7-10-2019)
Jay-Z Partners With Bay Area Cannabis Company As Brand StrategistHip-hop's first billionaire is breaking into the cannabis industry and he's chosen a San Jose company to partner with, the CEO confirmed Tuesday. Maria Medina reports. (7-9-2019)
Meet Doug Meyer, Author Of 'Heroes: A Tribute' Honoring AIDS VictimsAuthor and artist Doug Meyer talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his new book, 'Heroes: A Tribute' honoring AIDS victims.
Countdown to Pride: San Francisco Kicks Into High Gear With Year's Biggest Party NearPride weekend, San Francisco's biggest party of the year, kicks off. Andria Borba reports from the Castro. (6-27-19)
Comedy Fans At SF's Clusterfest Not Laughing At Long Waits, Crowded VenuePeople attending the weekend comedy festival Clusterfest in San Francisco didn't find any humor in the issues they faced trying to see their favorite comedians. Katie Nielsen reports. (6-23-2019)
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Remnants, Relics Of Destruction From Camp Fire Showcased In Art ExhibitSome Camp Fire survivors are coming to terms with the loss and devastation by using art. Destruction left behind from the deadly fire is now being showcased in an exhibit. CBS Sacramento's Dina Kupfer reports. (6-18-2019)
Don't Miss Mezzo Soprano J'Nai Bridges In SF Opera's 'Carmen'Since Georges Bizet's opera 'Carmen' debuted more than a century ago, so many African American divas have taken on the title role of the sexy seductress. Her latest incarnation is mezzo soprano, J'Nai Bridges. BR's Michelle Griego went to SF Opera to meet her.
John Waters Returns For The 10th Annual Burger Boogaloo At Oakland's Mosswood ParkFestival organizer Mark Ribak talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about this year's lineup at the 10th Annual Burger Boogaloo At Oakland's Mosswood Park, happening July 6-7. For tickets and information go to burgerboogaloo.com
Robert Moses Kin Presents 'The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix'Famed choreographer Robert Moses, artistic director of Robert Moses Kin, talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his latest work, "The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix," performing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, June 14-16. For tickets go to ybca.org.
Don't Miss The Stern Grove Festival In SFStern Grove Festival's Chairman of the Board Dr. Douglas Goldman talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about this years lineup. The Stern Grove Festival runs June 16-August 18 at Sigmund Stern Grove in SF. Tickets are free. For more information go to sterngrove.org.
Shawna Virago Plays The Fresh Meat Festival In SFSinger, songwriter Shawna Virago talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about San Francisco's 18th Annual Fresh Meat Festival featuring transgender and queer dance, theatre, music and comedy performances, at Z-Space, June 20-22. For tickets go to freshmeatproductions.org.

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