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"So awesome to see a sportsman choose to dance. Love that!! Dancers are athletes." –Paula Abdul

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The San Francisco 49ers got a big slap-down at the hands of the pint-sized players of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League the other night, but it’s the team’s friends at City Hall who could be faci...
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I don't say much anymore and keep quiet, this is just wrong.  I love how kids can make a statement! We may lose the convention center, now the youth soccer field. People still fight over land...
#49ers   #soccer #santaclara

Quote the song these kids wrote, includes a video when you click:

"Let me tell you a story about a man named Jed
He had deep pockets and this is what he said
Build the 9ers home and we will share the space
Then he changed his mind and now you are displaced"

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/04/21/battle-lines-drawn-over-49ers-plan-to-take-over-youth-soccer-fields-next-to-levis-stadium/#.VTgm1XQg_VM.twitter
Youth soccer advocates in Santa Clara are expected to pack a meeting on a proposal by the San Francisco 49ers to take over soccer fields next to Levi’s Stadium for $15 million, an offer opponents have called “insulting.”
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Some time ago there was a discussion about the donut picture in front of Google headquarters which people stop and take pictures of. Donuts are a favorite taste around here ...the real answer is that the statues are a part of the Android team and showcases latest versions...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_lawn_statues
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Great historical recap!
 
SF GIANTS NY BASEBALL LEGACY
The New York Giants baseball club entered the National League in 1883 (As the NY Gothams).  They won the first two National League pennants.  Over the next 75 years, the New York Giants were one of the most prolific, successful, and storied teams in Major League Baseball.   In 1904 the Giants were so good, they refused to play the World Series against the Boston Americans (Red Sox) because Giants Manager John McGraw considered the new AL a vastly inferior league.  The Giants left New York for San Francisco in 1957.  In all, the Giants spent more years in NY than they have in SF.  Until they have registered more years in the Bay Area than they did in the Tri-State Area,  baseball's Giants will still be considered by many to be a New York team.
#sfgiants  
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Don't try to contact me in October.  Especially when both of my hometown teams, wildcards, play baseball. One team in and one team, one game away.
#WorldSeries in October. I. love. this.
 
The #Royals’ magical run continues as they sweep the O’s to win the #ALCS. It’s on to the #WorldSeries for KC! Recap: http://atmlb.com/11pfRgL #TakeTheCrown
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It is Baseball time.
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San Francisco Giants in  World Series with Kansas City Royals.  Now get ready for some great baseball.  Love. this. Both teams are winners with fantastic hometowns behind them.
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Well this is unusual. I shared a blog story yesterday (as everyone does) with a question and I received a return answer from the landmark itself... #justsaying I updated my story with the answer. Buildings do talk ..
In the middle of our region - between the 49ers Levi’s Stadium, Google Headquarters and the Computer History Museum is another Silicon Valley landmark we pass by every day on Highway 101 that is currently going through transi...
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  • Northwest Missouri State University
    BS Education
  • Foothill College
    AA Business Travel Additional coursework: Journalism, Technical Writing, Travel Writing, Photoshop Elements 12
  • International Tour Management Institute
    International Tour Management Institute, San Francisco, CA; Since 1976 ITMI has been the premier training and certification institute for travel and tourism professionals
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Working in Accounting and Payroll by day, arranging boutique tailor made vacations the rest of the time. The combined expertise in Meeting Planning; a Travel Consultant, and accounting is never a dull moment.

If you are viewing this... please stop and say Hi. 

West has written articles for private clients, several online publications and industry newsletters since 2001.

A favorite past time activity is Ancestry research and going to baseball games. Bucket list to learn pickleball.  I stepped forward and joined the Alzheimer's Association as a Volunteer Advocate.  #AlzheimersAwareness #EndAlzheimers

As the Fun Tour Guru, West has the uncanny ability to find unusual, unscripted ideas off the beaten path in local communities. West shares through her blog.
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SYTYCD addict and follower, every year. Wish? to participate behind the scenes on this show.
 
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Best Guided Tour awarded from the Silicon Valley Concierge Assoc for listening and arranging unusual elements in local day trips, Received Editor Choice Awards from Editors at Suite101.com for finding unusual things to do locally, Featured twice with Meetings Focus Online Magazine. Featured story CBS San Francisco: Best Sightseeing Tours in the Southbay
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  • Lighthouse Travel & Tours
    Owner, Tour Consultant, present
    Tour Consultant, Writer, Social Media
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