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Art Shanks (right)  watches a construction class at The Cypress Mandela Project in Oakland. (CBS)

Earthquake Rescuer Builds Training Program For Builders

The Loma Prieta earthquake changed a lot of lives back in 1989. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of this week’s Jefferson Award, it’s still changing lives today.. for the better.

01/21/2015

Sharon Chin and Kate Kelly report from Eastside College Preparatory School. (CBS)

KPIX Celebrates 10 Years Of Profiling Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners

It’s now been ten years that KPIX 5 has been profiling Bay Area Jefferson Award winners — stories on the quiet heroes who show one person can make a difference in our community.

01/14/2015

Vicki Goss (left) and Susi Folks prepare ChemoCare Bags for patients. (CBS)

‘Bag Ladies’ Cheer Cancer Patients With Little Comforts

They call themselves “the bag ladies” or “the two little old ladies from Livermore.” But the nicknames don’t begin to describe the powerful way this week’s Jefferson Award winners touch the lives of cancer patients.

01/07/2015

Carol Ayers drums with her taiko group in San Francisco. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Keeps Seniors Drumming Along

Walk past the senior annex of the San Francisco Stonestown YMCA and chances are good you’ll hear drumming. But it’s no garage band – it’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner, working with her fellow musicians on a centuries-old art form.

12/31/2014

Jeffrey Holmes prepares to start his holiday light show at his family's home in Clayton. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Lights Up The Holidays To Help A Neighbor

It’s a one-of-a-kind holiday lights spectacular in the East Bay — amazing not just because of the show, but the man behind it: this week’s Bay Area Jefferson Award winner.

12/24/2014

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