Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay Area

Book Review: “The Education Of A Coroner” by John Bateson

Part biography, part true-crime thriller, the new book details Ken Holmes' 36-year career with the Marin County Coroner's Office

“The Education Of A Coroner: Lessons In Investigating Death” by John Bateson tells the fascinating story of Ken Holmes’ career with the Marin County Coroner’s Office, where he worked for 36 years. He began his career there as a death … Continue reading

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What can the Funeral Consumers Alliance do for you? An Interview with Marjorie Bridges

Marjorie Bridges informs us on the many resources that the FCA provides to help plan funeral and memorial services

Today SevenPonds talks with Marjorie Bridges, who has been an active volunteer with Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for 15 years. A former president of the FCA and its sister non-profit, Funeral Education Foundation, lately she … Continue reading

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Ohlone Shellmound Buried Beneath the Emeryville Shopping Center

An ancient burial ground's tragic history of conquest and carelessness

Before the Spanish arrived in the 1700s, the Bay Area was home to the Ohlone people. But little evidence remains to tell their story. After all, Histories tend to bury those that come before—a brutal truth embodied by the Ohlone … Continue reading

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A Film About Love and Loss Debuts in San Francisco

Join us for the screening of "When The Fall Comes" and support Josie's Place, which provides for bereaved children and families

Come join Adriana Marchione and filmmakers Wyatt Roy and Michael Brandt for the initial screening of the documentary film, When the fall Comes—a film about love and loss. Tickets ($12) are available for this Sunday, March 9th at 2 pm. Doors … Continue reading

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Book Review: “One Foot in Heaven, Journey of a Hospice Nurse” by Heidi Telpner

A memoir of one woman’s experiences in assisting her clients with passing on from one life into the next

For the uninitiated, the concept of hospice may be hard to grasp. For one person it may involve involve a ward where a doctor sends a terminally ill patient at the end of his or her life. For another, it … Continue reading

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Eat Pizza in San Francisco While Helping Children Who Have Experienced a Death

The grass-roots organization Josie's Place raises funds for children grieving the death of a parent, sibling, close relative or friend

Be sure to mark your calendars, San Francisco readers! There’s an exciting (and tasty) event approaching. Come nibble on pizza at Patxi’s Inner Sunset location on Wednesday, October 9th, for a good cause: the grass-roots organization Josie’s Place will receive a portion of all … Continue reading

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