Speaker Date Topic
Vern Glenn Apr 19, 2021
Local Television/Radio - What happened? Where did everyone go?

From the KPIX website:

"Vern Glenn joined KPIX 5/KBCWTV 44 Cable 12 in June of 2012 as weekend Sports Anchor/weekday sports reporter & MMJ. Since 2012, Vern has picked up 3 straight Emmy Awards for Best Sportscaster. In October of 2020, Vern was inducted to the SF/NorCal Silver Circle Hall of Fame.

Vern had previously been at KRON 4 News since 1990. While at KRON, Vern was tagged with the nickname “Mr. Involvement” for literally throwing himself in the middle of his feature stories. His memorable stories include bungee jumping, sky diving, bull riding, boxing, pro football and a dirt bike crash. Among his personal assignments was reporting from the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

From a shoot-out with Chris Mullin to becoming a human target playing for the Cal football team and the 49ers, “Mr. Involvement” has created a niche in the market. Vern brings that same type of energy to the KPIX news set. John Marvel, then of the Contra Costa times wrote, “Mr. Involvement series is the best feature on TV.

Vern was part of the KNBR Radio Morning show in 1998 and drops in now and then as a guest on 95.7 The Game.

Vern also worked at WBAL-TV in Baltimore. Maryland as weekend sports anchor and sports reporter from 1987 to 1990. Prior, he was sports anchor, sports reporter and photographer for WXEX-TV, now WRIC, in Richmond, Virginia from 1985 to 1987.

An Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Virginia, Vern lives in Marin with his wife Nicole and three sons."

 

 

 

 

Nick Huggett Apr 26, 2021
Nick Huggett and Marvel Strike Force Help Electronic Games Rule The Entertainment World

  Once centered in the Bay Area, electronic game companies are now spread across the globe, and the most valued practitioners are proficient in the four major platforms: PC, mobile, handheld, and console. Nick Huggett is one of those whose experience includes all those platforms and on DATE he’ll explain to members of the Hayward Rotary Club why the $180 billion-a-year electronic gaming industry has conquered the entertainment world with many of the characters we first met in comic books. Over 164 million adults in the United States play video games and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one gamer in their household.


A graduate of Hayward High School, Chabot College, and San Francisco State, Nick is now based in Southern California and his career has included work on the Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes game for Electronic Arts and now Scopely's Marvel Strike Force, featuring dozens of heroes and villains from the “Marvel Multiverse” such as Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Red Skull and Venom. The Google Play digital distribution service named Marvel Strike Force the best breakthrough game of 2019 for overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong growth. PocketGamer.biz reports that the game generated $144 million in revenue from January to August of 2020. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide play the game daily. 


The free-to-play, visually-striking, role-playing game pits a squad of five superheroes of your choice against a squad of villains. The side with the bigger punch wins after you watch the animations play out. As a community manager and video producer, Nick's responsibilities include overseeing a team with oversight on social media strategy, producing and hosting the Strike Time video program, managing 20 "influencers," and acting as an ambassador for the game in appearances on Marvel Entertainment's YouTube channel. 

Dr. Koen Kallop from Life Chiropractic College We May 03, 2021
Back Health While Sheltering in Place
Garrett Contreras - Hayward Fire Department May 10, 2021
Smoke Detector Project and other updates
Nik Dehejia May 17, 2021
It's A Jungle Out There - The Oakland Zoo

From his linked in page:

As a 14+ year veteran of Oakland Zoo, Nik Dehejia’s role as Executive Vice President is integral to all Zoo operations. Overseeing various departments, projects, and initiatives, Nik’s passion for advancing the Zoo into the future, both in wildlife conservation and as a visitor destination, has been key to establishing Oakland Zoo as we know it today.