Tony Gemignani - A Pizza Acrobat

FastForward Interviews Award winning pizza maker Tony Gemignani

SPOTLIGHT - January 2014

By Aiden Ament, Olivia Arthur, Lindsay Bell, Cyrus Bernier, Madeline Bruce, Zach Bjursten, Andi Cooper, Jade Cooper, Simone Harper, Sara Kashani, Charlotte Lee, Tatum Shaver, Zoe Shulman, Abby Smith, Gabby Ural and Ellie Wynne, from Del Mar Middle, Gate Academy, Hall Middle, Katherine Delmar Burke, Marin Horizon, Marin Primary & Middle, Saint Isabella, and Saint Rita’s Schools

Image of FastForwardWeb reporters on location at company headquarters Standing outside of the Italian restaurant Capo’s on Vallejo St. in San Francisco, it seemed impossible that we would be meeting the world pizza champion, Tony Gemignani. It was pretty exciting, but surreal at the same time. Were we really going to be interviewing someone that famous?

Entering the restaurant, we take it all in. There is a nice and homey feeling to it all. Brick walls, a tin ceiling, oval classic black and white pictures from the 1950’s, and a phone booth - all stood out as we looked out over this classic Italian restaurant.

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Artist Joe Brubaker

By KC Badala, Joe Blair, Alec Douglas, Nathaniel Friend, Taylor Galla, John Hassen, Charlie Ludlow and Cole Thompson; from Branson, Marin Academy, Marin School of the Arts, Marin Catholic High, Sir Francis Drake High and Tam High Schools

SPOTLIGHT - December 2013

Image of one of Joe Brubakers paintings Up above the city line, tucked into the hill, overlooking the green landscape of Marin County, appears a quaint home. “An artist lives here?” Those thoughts raced through our minds as we approached the forest green 1954 Chevy truck, and glanced at the Andy Goldsworthy-esque rock wall. Then, out of nowhere, popped out Joe Brubaker, acclaimed sculptor and artist. “Hiya guys!” he excitably exclaimed as we gazed out over the 360 degree landscape with million dollar views.

Although Joe Brubaker’s house did not scream artist, the internationally acclaimed sculptor and ex-teacher, himself certainly did. He worked at UCLA, teaching art and design and became a freelance sculptor, mainly focusing on figurative work. His inspiration behind all his faces is that he is a people person, he said. “Personality drew me to work on human faces.”

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Alison Lewis - FastForward Interviews the Bay Area Cutting-Edge Designer

From Martha Stewart to MacGyver

SPOTLIGHT - November 2013

By Lauren Anderson, Sophie Barron, Erin Fernwood, Alexandra Kitze, Julia Kudler and Maddie O’Hara; from The Bay School, Branson, Marin Academy, Sir Francis Drake High and University High Schools

Image of Alison Lewis with a group of FastForward reporters Do you believe in fate? Do you believe that every person has one central calling? Alison Lewis, inventive fashion designer, does. “This is what I was supposed to do,” she said, in an interview with FastForward at her studio in San Francisco.

Nestled in a bright, bubblegum pink room, wearing a sparkling gold shirt like the true fashionista she is, Lewis is renowned for her ability to bridge the gap between art and science through her innovative and cutting-edge fashion designs made especially unique through the technology she incorporates within the clothing.

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