BART Police

BART Police Officers To Participate In Oakland Community Clean Up Day

BART police officers are expected to participate in a community cleanup day and attend a block party in Oakland’s Fruitvale District Saturday.


Teray Frederick

Jefferson Awards: Helping East Bay Families In Need

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

Children handle an assault rifle at a community festival in Santa Rosa. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

Kids Handling Guns At Santa Rosa Festival Prompts Criticism

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/17/2011

Proposed CPMC Van Ness & Geary Hospital (San Francisco Planning Department)

San Francisco Hospital Offers $1.1 Billion In Community Benefits For Expansion Approval

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.


Broken Glass, window, burglary, generic, crime scene

San Jose To Address Violence At Gang Prevention Task Force Meeting

2011 got off to a violent start in San Jose, with six murders within the first few weeks of January.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Homicide Rate Continues Steady Decline

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.


Jefferson Awards Nominations

Nominate A Quiet Hero For A Jefferson Award

  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 […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/26/2010

Jefferson Awards Reporters

Jefferson Awards – Featured Reporters

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 […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/26/2010


Jefferson Awards: Alameda Shop Owner Gets Kids Reading And Rolling

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/13/2010

Delane Sims

Jefferson Awards: San Leandro Salon Owner Helps Care For Elderly

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/06/2010




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