Speaker Date Topic
Rob Fisher May 18, 2022 12:15 PM
Classic Car Expert
Classic Car Expert

Rob Fisher, former CEO of the Academy of Art Automobile Collection, which is one of the most exclusive car collections in the world. He is also the former Chair of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance and led the transition of that event from a local school fundraiser to one of the most respected car shows in the country. Rob will tell us about some unique cars and why vintage automobiles are both works of art and pieces of history.

Aileen Cassinetto May 25, 2022 12:15 PM
San Mateo County Poet Laureate
San Mateo County Poet Laureate

In October 2018, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors appointed Aileen Cassinetto to the honorary post of Poet Laureate (1/1/19-12/31/22).

Widely anthologized, Aileen is also the author of the poetry collections, Traje de Boda and The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems, as well as three chapbooks through Moria Books’ acclaimed Locofo series.

"To be a Poet Laureate is to perceive and bridge the gaps that exist in a community. It is about creating empathy and recognizing our shared humanity. Our county is singularly diverse, in terms of its geography and its demographics. And in this landscape, we have the space we need to bring to the fore the issues that unsettle and divide us, but there is also more than enough room to hold up the ideals and hopes which define, connect, and unite us.

As an immigrant, I came to America with luggage overpacked with poems and the unshakeable conviction that I can be a poet here. I learned the most important lessons from being part of a community, that is, to be a poet is to help build, gather, restore. It’s about hope, that great unifier, which transforms lives, which fortifies communities, which changes the world." Aileen Cassinetto

Sarah Marotta Jun 08, 2022 12:15 PM
Kiki's Restaurant (Reopening of Nini's Coffee Shop)
Kiki's Restaurant (Reopening of Nini's Coffee Shop)

Sarah Marotta is a BHS and USC graduate who trained as a pastry chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She opened Beurre Pastry Shoppe in 2015, which features everything from melt-in-your-mouth brownies to delectable quiches. In addition to her thriving local and nationwide delivery business, Sarah’s goods can be found weekly at the San Mateo Farmer’s market. Sarah and her brother, Jacob, who also trained at Le Cordon Bleu, are partnering to reopen the beloved Nini’s Coffee Shop, which will be known as Kiki’s. Sarah will update us on her ventures, and we may even get a chance to try some of her delicious creations!