• Art & Entertainment

    7 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Oct. 11-17

    A scene from “Louis’s Shoes,” a French animated short. Photo: Courtesy of Yummy Films The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. New French shorts, streaming now, highlight film innovations and up-and-comers In the United States, movie shorts are rarely seen. They show up at film festivals, but those screenings are mainly attended by other short film makers. But in France, audiences get to see shorts on television — usually they fill out a two-hour time slot when a feature runs less than that. Perhaps as a result, France has a thriving shorts industry. They  

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  • Car & Automotive

    Supply Chain Crisis Has New Car Buyers Turning to Backup Options

    Mr. Korum believes a refreshed full lineup from Nissan has helped sales, but a shortage of competitors’ models is drawing even more people to his showroom, he said. Updated  Oct. 14, 2021, 11:39 a.m. ET “It’s not just pickups,” he said. “People that can’t find RAV4s, CR-Vs and Civics are finding the redesigned Rogue and Sentra to be a pleasant surprise. Sales are growing. We could sell a lot more if we could get them.” Edgar Zurita, 43, of Fairfax, Va., veered hard from his initial choice. “We needed lots of space and seriously considered a new Kia Telluride S.U.V.,  

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  • Food & Cooking

    Full Circle Food Pantry Offering Free Virtual Cooking Classes

    Join Aryn Blumenberg, the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry Cooking Matters intern, in a virtual cooking class at 6:15-7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, as they cook Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti! The class will host up to 14 participants; sign up here. Cooking Matters is a national program that works on teaching nutrition, cooking skills and budgeting while still accessing and using nutritious foods. All classes are currently virtual this semester and run periodically, typically in the evenings. All ingredients and recipes are provided to participants. Requirements for the class are a kitchen with basic  

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  • Law & Legal

    Billings judge halts 3 MT abortion laws while legal challenge plays out | 406 Politics

    The laws being challenged would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestational age; require a woman to be informed of the option to view an ultrasound before an abortion; and require informed consent before a drug-induced abortion and block providing the medication through the mail. There’s a fourth law included in the lawsuit filed in August, to prohibit health insurance plans sold in the federal exchange in Montana from covering abortion care, but it’s not part of the preliminary injunction request. “This is an important and hard-fought victory. We’re thrilled that the Montana district court preliminarily blocked  

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  • Business & Finance

    A Formula For Driving Business Growth While Balancing Your Personal And Financial Life

    Scott Snider is the President of Exit Planning Institute, the authority on Exit Planning education. Getty For a business owner, a notable difference exists between generating a successful net profit or annual income and building significant value. A seemingly nice balance sheet and annual profit and loss statement does not imply a company is valuable. As the president of a company that provides professional advisors with the content, tools and training needed to guide business owners, I’ve seen how focusing on building value today can help protect your business against unforeseeable future crises. Additionally, this can help ensure the  

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