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Community Organizations - PSA Submission Guidelines

Hi, I'm Nikki Thomas, News and Public Affairs Director at 102.9 The New KBLX. We are proud to be your connection to everything that’s happening in the Bay Area community! Stay informed and involved with KBLX’s community programming: Community Connection, PSA’s, and Bayview. If your nonprofit has an event or volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with the KBLX Community, click here to submit.

Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your Public Service Announcement for consideration or if you would like to submit your nonprofit organization for a guest slot on Bayview.

Here’s What’s Going On In The Community


You’ll always remember your first best friend, your first moments of independence, and your first taste of s’mores cooked over an open fire. It was all at camp and you can’t wait for your kids to experience it. But going to camp sometimes isn't an option for the kids who could possibly use it most: California’s nearly 60,000 foster kids. Doesn’t every child deserve to go to camp? With your help, they can. 102.9 KBLX and Sleep Train present: Camp Sweet Dreams. Grant a foster child’s dream for as little as $10

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Meet Lenora Williams The Non Profit Guru

You can hear her 4 times a day every Saturday between 10am-3pm. Click here to find out more.


The 27th Miss Asian Global Pageant
Accepting Applications NOW!

The 27th Miss Asian Global Pageant is accepting applications for its cultural showcase event to be held on Saturday, August 2nd at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.  The qualifications are that you need to be between the ages 17-27, single and at least 25% Asian. The pageant  is produced by the Asian America Foundation whose goals are Community Involvement, Women's Empowerment and Education. The winner of the Miss Asian Global title receives a $3,000 scholarship and Miss Asian America title winner also receives $3,000 from Monster Cable Products.  
Apply online at or call 415/308-6132.


MOCHA Matters! Museum of Children's Arts

Without the Museum of Children’s Arts, over 30,000 youth and families will be without art in their lives. Over the last 24 years MOCHA has been vital to East Bay schools, libraries, in disadvantaged communities. MOCHA provides art education for disadvantage children ages 18 months to 18 years old. MOCHA also provides safe spaces for families in underserved communities to create art. We are the heart in art education. Please help! For more information, please visit


Oakland Empowerment Scholarship Pageant
Casting Call For Girls 13-18

Register today for the Oakland Empowerment Scholarship Pageant. Compete for scholarships, cash prizes, family vacation, and gifts. Only 30 girls will be accepted. Click here to register. For more information, send an email to


The Oakland Office if Traffic Safety

Did you know that three seconds of texting while driving at 65 mph is equal to driving 100 yards, or the length of a football field, blindfolded? The California Office of Traffic Safety encourages you to limit your behind-the-wheel distractions. It’s Not Worth It!


Holy Names University
Thursday, April 24th

Thinking about completing a graduate program or finishing your bachelor's degree? Then join Holy Names University in the Oakland hills on Thursday, April 24th at 6pm for a FREE information session. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Better Business Bureau
Saturday, April 26th
Your Better Business Bureau is Hosting an Identity Protection Event. The first rule is: If you don’t need it, destroy it – responsibly, protect your identity.  BBB is going to help you. On Saturday, April 26th, Better Business Bureaus across the nation will host BBB “Secure Your ID” Day’s. Your BBB in partnership with Office Depot|Max and DataSafe will be offering FREE on-site document shredding plus tips to protect your identity – online and off. Bring your 5 bankers boxes or 5 grocery bags to Office Depot in Emeryville from 10am to 2pm in rain or shine. Office Depot in Emeryville is located at 3535 Hollis Street. For more information, click here or call your BBB at 510 844-2000.
Heart 2 Heart
Saturday, April 26th
As a way of celebrating the fourth anniversary of Heart 2 Heart's Mobile Health Van, they'll be hosting a block party, along with door to door blood pesure screenings throughout the neighborhood. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of FREE refreshments, shred it services, entertainment, information on the Affordable Care Act and additional community resources. This event is on Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 3pm on Oregon Street between Dohr and sacremento Steet in Berkeley. For more information, call Gin at 510-981-4140
Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Golf Invitational
Monday, April 28th

The Biletnikoff Foundation, a Bay Area non-profit aiding teenagers with recovery from violence, drugs and alcohol, announced the much-anticipated Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Golf Invitational.  This 10th Annual Invitational is filled with the best of the Oakland Raiders players and supporters, set to take place on April 28th, at the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton. Click here to register and for more details.

San Francisco Jewish Community Center
Wednesday, April 30th
On Wednesday, April 30th, our KBLX Midday DJ, Sterling James will interview Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center. The 50 minute on-stage conversation will start at 7pm. After the interview there will be a Q&A and book signing. The San Francisco Jewish Community Center is located at 3200 California Street. For more information, click here.
Spring Music Workshops
Wednesday, April 30th through Saturday, May 3rd
Join Second Baptist Church for their Gospel Music Spring Workshop. The workshops will be held at 1170 Benicia Rd in Vallejo on Wednsday, April 30th through Saturday, May 3rd. For more information, click here.
Graton Casino Bus Trip
Saturday, May 3rd
Cal-PEP is hosting a HIV Awareness bus trip to Graton Casino on Saturday, May 3rd. There will be a continental breakfast, music, prizes and games. Bus departure time is 8:30am at 2811 Adeline Street in Oakland. For more information, call Leslie at 510-874-7850 ext 218.
Saturday, May 3rd
Have you heard about KARA? KARA provides grief support services for children, adults, and organizations throughout the Bay Area – with a vision to see people of all ages supported on their journey through grief so they can move toward renewed hope and meaning.  Please join us for KARA’s Annual Fundraiser, Go Retro!, on Saturday afternoon, May 3rd at the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto. You will enjoy live entertainment, great food and drink, and have the chance to participate in live and silent auctions. Your support helps sustain KARA’s crucial programs and services. Click here
for all the details, or call 650-321-5272!
Spring Soiree
Saturday, May 3rd
Join Vickie Stephens in celebrating the fundraising success and completion of her half-marathon to support the American Heart Association and remembering 34 years of sisterhood as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. The soiree is on Saturday, May 3rd from 2pm to 5pm at 3100 Capitol Ave in Fremont. For more information, call 510-255-1908 by April 30th.


FESCO’s 17th Annual Shelter Shuffle Walkathon
Saturday, May 3rd

On any given night, there are over 1700 homeless children in Alameda County. What if YOU had the opportunity to do something about it? Well, you do! Join hundreds of walkers as they take a step toward ending family homelessness, Saturday, May 3rd at San Leandro Marina Park. Walk as an individual or as a team in this family-friendly, dog-friendly walk along the beautiful paths of the San Leandro Marina Park. Registration/Check in starts at 9am. Click here to register online and get more info.


11th Annual Golf Tournament 
Monday, May 5th
Play a major role in the life of a student! Peralta Colleges Foundation is hosting its 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 5th at Sequoyah Country Club. The event will be held at 4550 Heafy Rd in Oakland. For more information, click here


Thursday, May 8th

Join TNDC at the Westin St. Francis on Thursday, May 8th for dinner, dancing and a heartwarming program at its 33rd Birthday Dinner as they celebrate their history of providing affordable housing and support services. For more info, click here.


Youth Uprising 9th Annual Fundraising Reception
Thursday, May 8th
Youth Uprising is holding their 9th Annual Fundraising Reception on Thursday, May 8th at Chabot Space & Science Cener. This years theme is "Charting A New Course." Chabot Space & Science Center is located at 1000 Skyline Blvd in Oakland. The event is from 6pm to 9pm. For more information, click here.


Tie Silicon Valley
Friday, May 16th
Tie Silicon Valley is a network of entrepreneurs and professionals of silicon valley, CA. Every year come May 16th, Tie hosts its annual flagship conference for entrepreneurs called TiEcon. This event will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center located at 5001 Great America PKWY in Santa Clara.
TiEcon 2014’s goal of fostering entrepreneurship is expected to attract thousands of visitors from all over the world and Tie's 61 chapters located across 17 countries. For more information, click here

Wishes in Wine Country
Saturday, May 17th

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area’s Wishes in Wine Country event is Saturday, May 17th, from 2:30pm-9pm, at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 4401 Slusser Road in Windsor. It features gourmet food and wine from over 30 local restaurants and wineries. For more information, call 415-982-9474 or click here.


Car & Bike Show
Saturday, May 17th

All cars and bikes welcome at the San Mateo Car & Bike Show happening on Saturday, May 17th at 9am to 4pm. Enjoy food, raffles, a flea market and family fun! This event will take place at Parkside School parking lot, 1685 Eisenhower St. For more information, call Nancy at 650-922-6240.


13th Annual Soul Stroll for Health 2014
Saturday, May 17th

Make plans to participate in 13th Annual Soul Stroll for Health, Saturday, May 17th from 9am-1pm. One, three and five mile courses will be marked along the beautiful bayfront path in San Mateo’s Coyote Point Park. Walk or stroll as little or as far as you like, at your own pace. The goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of good nutrition and exercise in preventing heart disease and diabetes. Click here for more details and to register.


Carnaval San Francisco
May 24th & 25th

Carnaval San Francisco…Celebration of The World Cup is a FREE 2-Day Family Festival and Parade on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th & 25th. Don’t miss Carnaval San Francisco, fun for the whole family! Take BART to the Festival. Get details here.


Indie Awards After Party
Friday, May 30th
Save the Date for the Indie Awards After Party on Friday, May 30th at the Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden, 300 Lakeside Drive in Oakland. This event is featuring an Indie Marketplace, Good Eats, DJs, Perfomers, Art Exhibits, Live Music and much more. For more information, click here.


Lend A Hand Foundation Green & White Ball
Saturday, May 31st

Enjoy dinner, awards, dancing and music at the Lend A Hand Foundation’s Green & White Ball, Saturday, May 31st at the Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland. Music by The Ricardo Scales Ensemble featuring Special Guest Pete Escovedo. VIP Reception 6pm-7pm. Event ends at 11pm. For more info, call Karen at 510-553-1262.


Breast Cancer & African Americans
Saturday, May 31st
Save the date for the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer & African Americans Conference. This event will engage community members in important dialogue about breast cancer with clinicians, health professionals, researchers, cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates, and other key stakeholders in an effort to reduce health disparities and the burden of breast cancer among Bay Area African American communities. SAVE THE DATE for Saturday, May 31st from 7:30am to 3:30pm. This FREE event will be held at the South San Francisco Conference Center located at 255 South Airport Blvd. For more information, call Pamela Rarliff at 1-800-383-0941.

Alameda County Is Looking For Bilingual Poll Workers
Tuesday, June 3rd

Are you fluent in English and speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog,Vietnamese, Hindi,Japanese,Khmer or Korean? Alameda County is looking for bilingual poll workers to staff polling places in every part of the county during the upcoming statewide primary on June 3rd. Click here for more info.


Cantor Arts Center
NOW through August 17th

Now at the Cantor Arts Center: breathtaking conservation photography of Yosemite, the Columbia River, Oregon, and other parts of the northern Pacific Coast. The exhibition is titled “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums” and is open through August 17th. Cantor is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11am to 5pm and until 8pm on Thursday evenings. Admission is FREE. Click here for more info.


Woodrow Wilson High School Grand Alumni Reunion!
Saturday, August 30th

Hey Woodrow Wilson High School Grand Alumni…Let’s Do It Again! Join us at the big Reunion, Saturday, August 30th from 7pm-Midnight, at the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street @ 4th Street in San Francisco. Enjoy multiple food stations, dancing, raffle giveaways and music from the Chris C.J. Flash of The World Famous Rick & Russ Show w/C.J. Flash. Click here for tickets and more information.

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