Teray Frederick has transformed her Hayward home into a headquarters for giving. As her two daughters neared adulthood, she made a new commitment to serve her community.
A display by a police Special Weapons and Tactics team at a community event in Santa Rosa has prompted criticism and discussion over the appropriateness of allowing children to handle guns.
California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has offered a $1.1 billion community benefits plan for the city in exchange for approval of an expansion plan.
2011 got off to a violent start in San Jose, with six murders within the first few weeks of January.
Despite recent headlines, the homicide rate in Oakland dropped in 2010 for the fourth year in a row. There were 95 murders in Oakland last year – 15 fewer than in 2009.
Do you know someone in your neighborhood who’s making a difference and deserves recognition? Nominate a Bay Area resident for a Jefferson Award by completing this online nomination form. [ CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT […]
We asked CBS 5′s Jefferson Awards reporters Kate Kelly and Sharon Chin to share what it’s like to tell the stories of Bay Area heroes. Kate Kelly: “There has always been a need to tell […]
How do you get kids to read more? An Alameda business owner has encouraged hundreds of children with a two-wheeled incentive. Sharon Chin on this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
No senior citizen is forgotten when this week’s Jefferson Award winner gets involved — she’ll connect a senior in need with any service, from manicurist to plumber.
Homebound senior citizens in the Bay Area have a way of making friends and staying connected without leaving their homes, thanks to a woman with a bright idea. This week’s Jefferson Award winner shows community is only a phone call away.