January 26, 2011 Proclaimed India Day by San Francisco Mayor, Edwin Lee

Mayor Edwin Lee, interim mayor for Gavin Newsom who was elected as California’s lieutenant governor last November, has signed the proclomation proclaiming January 26th to be India Heritage Day in San Francisco, in honor and observance of India’s national day.

Read more about India’s Republic Day (wikipedia)

Gavin Newsom Sworn In As Lieutenant Governor Of California

Edwin Lee, San Francisco’s First Asian-American Mayor, Sworn In

Global Green Cities Symposium

On February 23rd and 24th, 2011, San Francisco Bangalore Sister Cities will be participating in the Global Green Cities Symposium at The JW Marriott Hotel, located at 500 Post Street in San Francisco, CA (map). Influential participants and exhibitors will be attending from all over the world to participate in this timely and powerful conference. With well-known corporate sponsors in the tech and green spaces and key business, political and academic speakers, the symposium will directly link discussions of green cities with the green economy.

In contrast with conferences where experts make presentations to a general audience, it is designed to directly engage all participants, delivering value for experts and practitioners. Its focus on the themes of design, technology and behavior is designed to facilitate the cross- fertilization of ideas and perspectives.

If you’re unable to make it to San Francisco, please watch the webcast at www.ustream.tv/ciscotv.

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Fashion Show at the SF Academy of Art

The MOU between the School of Fashion, Academy of Art University (AAU) in San Francisco and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Bangalore, which was signed under the auspices of the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative, has produced vibrant student exchanges between the two institutions. We are pleased to announce that beginning in the Fall 2011 semester, the student exchange will expand to include NIFT campuses across India.

On May 5th, 2011 the School of Fashion, Academy of Art University in San Francisco will host its Annual Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony and announce the names of those student participants in the AAU-NIFT exchange for the 2010-2011 academic year.*

  • * The Annual Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony on May 5th is by invitation only.
  • The second run of the fashion show on Saturday, May 7th at 2:00pm is open to the public – free of charge.
  • For more information and to RSVP to the Saturday, May 7th show, please visit:


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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom elected California lieutenant governor

Mayor Gavin Newsom, who initiated and inked the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative October 2008, is elected Lieutenant Governor of California! Mayor Newsom led a high-powered delegation to Bangalore in 2009 and the two cities signed over a dozen MOUs, several of which are now translating to concrete results. We wish Mayor and Lt. Gov. elect Gavin Newsom continued success in his leadership and look forward to his ongoing inspiration and support of the SFB initiatives on more ambitious scales!!

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