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Condi Rice coming soon to CBS – and Stockton

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is coming soon to a television, and a speaking engagement, near you.

Condoleezza-Rice-photo-by-Steve-Gladfelter-Stanford.jpgCBS News announced yesterday that Rice, 58, who is now a Stanford professor and Hoover Institution senior fellow, is now a CBS News contributor, effective immediately. “In this role, the former Secretary of State will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad,” the news release said.

Rice, who was President George W. Bush’s Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009 and his National Security Advisor from 2001 to 2005, is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international business consulting firm.

She will be featured at a March 21 forum on “Advancing Women’s Leadership,” to be held at the University of the Pacific’s Alex G. Spanos Center; tickets cost $25 and will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 22) at the university’s box office. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton and the University’s Women’s Resource Center.

The forum aims to inspire participants, especially young women, to make a lasting, positive and powerful impact in the communities where they live and work.

“We are thrilled and proud to bring Dr. Condoleezza Rice to Stockton,” Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, chair of University of the Pacific’s Board of Regents and a member of the Advancing Women’s Leadership planning committee, said in a news release. “Her vast accomplishments on the national and global stages are an inspiration to all aspiring leaders, men and women, who are working to improve the lives of those around them.”

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California donors to Obama’s inaugural committee

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is now posting information on all donors who give $200 or more. Here are the Bay Area donors as of Sunday night:

  • James Campbell, Pohaku Fund, Kentfield — $50,000
  • Quinn Delaney, Jordan Real Estate Investments, Oakland — $25,000
  • Racheal Hunter, Mill Valley — $50,000
  • Wayne Jordan, Jordan Real Estate Investments, Oakland — $25,000
  • Mitchell Kapor, San Francisco — $50,000
  • Michael Kiechnick, Working Assets, Palo Alto — $50,000
  • Sharon Meresman, Los Altos — $50,000
  • Julia Parish, self employed, San Francisco — $50,000
  • Michael L. Parker, Loma Verde Properties, Berkeley — $50,000
  • Paul Rudd, Adaptive Analytics, San Francisco — $50,000
  • John Thompson, Woodside — $50,000
  • Carol Winograd, Stanford University, Stanford — $50,000
  • For the rest of the California donors, including some notable Hollywood types, follow me after the jump… Continue Reading