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Jefferson Awards – History

History of the Awards In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, to establish a Nobel Prize for public […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/26/2012

(City of Sunnyvale)

Sunnyvale Celebrates 100 Years Of History This Weekend

This weekend the city of Sunnyvale is celebrating its transformation from a small agricultural town to a Silicon Valley high-tech city with more than 130,000 residents with 100 years of history.

08/24/2012

A rendering of a proposed floating tech community. (Blueseed)

Company Still Floating Idea Of Tech Community Off California Shore

A company that made news last year when it announced designs to build a fully-functioning startup community 12 miles off of Half Moon Bay returned to San Jose Monday in hopes of finding funding for a scaled-down plan.

05/22/2012

Oakland’s Police Chief Asks For Public Input On Safety Needs

Crime and violence are words that have become synonymous with the city of Oakland, but the police chief said that he is working to change that by asking the community to help police.

03/20/2012

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

San Jose Likely To Reopen Shuttered Libraries

The San Jose City Council is expected to approve a recommendation Tuesday by the mayor to open new libraries. The suggestion would target libraries that have already been built, but have been shuttered because of budget cuts.

03/20/2012

Photo Credit: Mi Pueblo

San Jose’s Mi Pueblo Scholarship Program Helping Workers Graduate College

Mi Pueblo awarded 35 employees with hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships .

03/18/2012

(Photo credit by CBS News)

Bay Area Mom-And-Pop Shops See Boost In Holiday Shopping Season

This holiday season, calls to “shop locally” have been heeded by Bay Area shoppers. Many small retailers are seeing a boost in business.

12/22/2011

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.

10/15/2011

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

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