Brentwood: Class offers introduction to ham radio emergency communications

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Salvation Army SATERN Training Chairman Chuck Graham will conduct a presentation at Brentwood Neighborhood Church encouraging residents to train to become ham radio operators and organize into groups that could be effective in times of emergency or disaster.  
Rachel Dunzweiler is in her second season with San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra  
Antioch sports greats will be inducted int hall on Oct. 10  
Officials in this university city were urging people to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of measles on Tuesday, a day after a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease  
Service Champions, volunteers install new air conditioner  
After nine years of scrutiny, the Danville Hotel is nearly fully leased and 400 people are on a waiting list for the attached 1,000-square-feet condos that have hit the million-dollar mark.  
Through -- Sept. 12 Inside and Out: Plein Air and Studio Works -- Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This exhibit features recent works by seven Bay Area artists who paint together for inspiration and challenge.  
The city posts public notices to recruit new commission applicants in spring and again in late summer. The slots become available as terms expire or members leave their posts for personal reasons. Nine openings are in the process of being filled this season.  
Because of his continued efforts with LVPAC and the Bankhead Theater specifically, the organization will honor Scott Haggerty, president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.  
While I love everything Japanese -- the people, the food, the culture -- I'm terrified. Even though I was born in Okinawa, a small island off Japan, I find myself on the way to a country where I don't speak the language, recognize the alphabet, or know much about the culture -- and I'm afraid of making a faux pas.