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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.


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!


Economic Development Summit Illuminating ideas: ENERGY & Sustainability Summit
Wednesday, April 16th
The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announces  this year’s Economic Development Summit, “illuminating ideas: ENERGY & Sustainability Summit” , Wednesday, April 16th at the Oakland Convention Center Grand Ballroom. This exciting event will explore how energy, sustainability and green technology are contributing to economic growth in the East Bay and surrounding areas. Keynote address by the immediate past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jon Wellinghoff and two consecutive panel discussion sessions on Green Infrastructure and Smart, Resilient Cities and Innovative Energy Technology and the Public Private Partnership.
Click here for more details.


NCBWSV Annual Jazz Brunch
Sunday April 17th
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Silicon Valley Chapter will hold their Annual Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 17th at Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose. This years entertainment will be Bay areas own Ricado Scales! There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will go to sponsor Girls 5-9 grade to Summer camp for Pathfinders to Science, Math and Technology.The event will be from 11am to 3pm. Dolce Hayes Mansion is located at 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose. 
The Selectmen of San Jose
Saturday, April 19th
Selectmen of San Jose has been providing scholarships to underprivilaged San Jose high school students for 20 years. On Saturday, April 19th the Selectmen of San Jose is hosting a food tasting to raise funds for their scholarship drive. The tasting will feature many chefs and home cooks from the area. The event will be held at The Terrace, 2125 Canoas Ave in San Jose. Doors open at 3pm. For more information, click here.
Black Health and Healing Summit
Saturday, April 19th
"WE THE PEOPLE: EXERCISING OUR POWER" is the theme for the 7th annual Black Health and Healing Summit on Saturday, April 19th at 9am to 4pm in the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. Everyone is welcome! This FREE summit will feature dynamic keynote speakers, workshops, performances, healing services and more. For more information and registration, call Rafiki (RAH FEE KEY) Wellness at 415-615-9945 ext 115 or click here.
Smart Women Network Brunch
Saturday, April 19th
Smart Women Network is holding a brunch on Saturday, April 19th to empower women in the Bay Area! There will be interactive educational sessions. Keynote speaker Mary B. Morrison, New York Times best-selling author will talk about her newest release entitled "If I Can't Have You." This event will be at the Hilton Garden Inn at 510 Lewelling Blvd in San Leandro starting at 9:30am. For more information, click here.
The Life of a King
Friday, April 18th & Sunday, April 20th
Big Chair Chess Club Inc. presents a screening for the newly released film The Life of a King starring Oscar Winning Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. The movie is an inspirational true story of Eugene Brown's journey from repentant ex-convent to founder of Big Chair Chess Club Inc., a Washington D.C. based organization established to get a risk youth off the streets working towards lives they never believed they were capable of. There will be a talk session with Mr. Brown immediately following the screenings. For additional information, contact 510-875-3763.
Wednesday, April 23rd
Jobseekers will find plenty of South Bay employment opportunities at Silicon Valley’s HIREvent on Wednesday, April 23rd from noon to 4 pm. This FREE event is a unique chance to kick start spring by meeting face to face with South Bay employers who are eager to hire.  Attendees should be prepared to make a good first impression and plan extra time for free one-on-one resume evaluations from employment experts. Silicon Valley’s HIREvent is Wednesday, April 23rd from noon to 4pm at the Doubletree Hotel, in San Jose at 2050 Gateway Place. Visit or call 1-888-THE-JOBS (1-888-843-5627) for more information. 


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.

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.
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.


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.


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.

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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