The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

Susan E. Davis

In the Philanthropic Swim

Rockridge residents John Bliss and Kim Thompson may live far removed the gritty flats of East and West Oakland. But this philanthropic couple see themselves as one with the citizens of Oakland, particularly those who are struggling financially, and they’re leading a campaign to get their “financially blessed” peers to invest in the community like they have by funding city programs to teach kids how to swim.

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When Kids Fly Away

“When Kids Fly Away” tackles the months (sad, happy, and some combination of both) following the last child’s departure from the nest, with practical suggestions for how to cope with the sudden free time and space.

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