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16th Annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College Oct. 6

The classic rock riffs of Santana, Styx, Heart, and Fleetwood Mac will echo through the olive orchards at the 16th annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College.

The festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Oct. 6 on the college grounds, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Cañada is conveniently located off Highway 280 at the Farm Hill Blvd. exit. Parking and admission are free but a $5 donation is requested to help fund student scholarships at the school. Approximately $10,000 is raised annually through the festival to help community college students attend school.
This year’s festival entertainment includes Radar Love, a ‘70s and ‘80s cover band, and Chameleon, a Santana tribute band. A full list of entertainment can be found at
The campus, which is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, is situated in a beautiful setting amongst hundreds of olive trees. The festival features Northern California olive growers offering samples of unique…

Join us for Artistry in Fashion on Saturday, Sept. 28

Have you ever dreamed about being a fashion designer? Do you enjoy the fun and creativity that goes into designing beautiful clothing? If you are a fashionista – or even if you’re not, come join us at Cañada College on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 am to 4 pm for the 22nd annual Artistry in Fashion event.

Since 1991, the Cañada College Fashion Department has hosted Artistry in Fashion, bringing together fashion lovers, students, faculty, and premier local designers and fabric artists for an exciting day of fashion and creativity, all for the benefit of student scholarships and materials. Don’t miss a dazzling fashion show by esteemed fashion educator and Director of the Center for Pattern Design, Sandra Ericson. Learn what it takes to become a fashion designer from Cañada's acclaimed fashion instructors. You'll also have the opportunity to buy clothing, jewelry, and other fashions on sale from more than 60 local designers.

Admission is only $10 and benefits the Canada College Fashio…

September 23 Information Session on Sequoia/SFSU Nursing Program at Cañada

Sequoia Hospital and San Francisco State University will host an information session from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 regarding their Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Cañada College. It will be held in Building 6, Room 112. The information session is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. The program was founded in 2004 as a four-way partnership between the Sequoia Health Care District, Sequoia Hospital, Cañada College, and San Francisco State University. The program provides an additional 40 places each year for students interested in and qualified for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and helps address the nursing shortage in the San Francisco Bay Area and southern portion of San Mateo County.

All courses are taught by San Francisco State University faculty on the Cañada College campus. Sequoia Hospital provides most of the clinical placements for student in the program. In addition, the hospital supports students with various scholarship oppor…

Former Cañada College Student Rose Whitmore Receives Prestigious Literary Prize

Former Cañada College student and current Belmont resident Rose Whitmore has received the prestigious William Peden Prize, which recognizes the best piece of fiction published in The Missouri Review during the previous volume year.

Whitmore will receive a check for $1,000 and will read at the annual Peden Prize reception in Columbia, Missouri. “It’s such an honor to be recognized with this prize,” she said. Whitmore’s writing has appeared in Mason’s Road, Fourth Genre and the 2013 California Prose Directory, an anthology about the state of California. She has work forthcoming in the Mid-American Review and The Sun.
Whitmore’s Peden Prize-winning story is about a little girl who grows up in a cannery in Eureka. It is titled, The Queen of Pacific Tides. “I grew up commercially fishing smelt, a world that is both beautiful and imbued with the guts and sand and cold,” Whitmore said.
“There are many stories about young girls on the precipice of adolescence, digging in their heels against cha…

Working Adults Find Success at Cañada College

As school children return to classrooms across the Bay Area, a growing number of working adults are taking their seats at Cañada College thanks to a program aimed at simplifying the process of earning a college degree.

The College for Working Adults began in 2011 and only requires students to attend class one night a week and on Saturdays. Participants earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Science and/or Humanities. It prepares students for a variety of careers related to education, law, social work, business, and politics. It’s funded by Measure G, the parcel tax passed by San Mateo County voters in 2010.
The program’s curriculum is set, classes are guaranteed, and students enter in a cohort with other working adults. That structure is exactly what Michael Piccoli of San Francisco was looking for when he enrolled in the program’s first cohort in 2011.
“The fact that the curriculum is pre-planned to help you obtain your associate’s degree is…