‘I don’t feel like I need to prove myself to anyone’: New film shares Foster City woman’s experience as a queer Asian American skateboarder 

Foster City resident Kat Sy's experiences as a queer Asian Amerian female skateboarder are being highlighted in a short film being shown at the Center for Asian American Media’s 40th CAAMFest now through May 22. “Crashing Wheels on Concrete” follows the ups and downs of Sy’s life through her love of skateboarding as she graduates from college and takes on the challenges of adulthood. 

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Hit the books: 9 places to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on the Peninsula

Local independent bookstores have helped keep many a restless mind grounded during the unpredictability of the past couple of years with a steady supply of compelling reading material, along with hosting a variety of online author talks and events. And for the first time in two years, there's ample opportunity to celebrate these businesses in person, on Independent Bookstore Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 30. 

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Just our luck: St. Patrick’s Day events are back in the 650

For the first time since 2019, St. Patrick’s Day festivities are back without restrictions on capacity or county mask mandates in place (individual business and event rules still apply, of course). So don your green apparel and celebrate on the Peninsula at one of these upcoming events.

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