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Oakland Zoo Receives Anonymous $1 Million Donation

Christmas came early for the Oakland Zoo this year in the form of an anonymous $1 million check.

12/22/2012

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Donating Nearly $500 Million To Charity

The gift of 18 million Facebook shares is valued at $498.8 million based on their closing stock price on Tuesday, when Zuckerberg, 28, made the donation. The beneficiary is the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit that works with donors to allocate their gifts.

12/18/2012

(CBS)

Commercial Fundraisers Eat Up Nearly Half Of Charitable Donations In California

A report by the California Attorney General’s office finds only 51 percent of the donations collected by professional fundraisers winds up in the hands of the charity soliciting contributions.

11/29/2012

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A’s Players Vote To Donate Share Of Playoff Winnings To Charity

The Oakland Athletics players have decided to donate one full playoff share to eight local and national charitable efforts, a total of $34,325.16.

11/27/2012

NOVEMBER 09: Kim Kinker packs cans of evaporated milk into boxes while volunteering with members of the San Francisco 49ers at the San Francisco Food Bank on November 9, 2010 in San Francisco, California. With only a few weeks to go before the start of the holiday season, members of the San Francisco 49ers volunteered their time to help pack boxes of food that will be given to needy people in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Charities Rely On Social Media To Generate Donations Over The Holidays

With the holiday season quickly upon us, charities are getting anxious for donations from generous Bay Area residents. One way they seem to be connecting: social media.

11/20/2012

(CBS)

Watchdog Group Sues For Details About Prop. 30 Opponents

California officials have filed a lawsuit in hopes of revealing who is behind $11 million in out-of-state contributions to defeat Proposition 30, the tax increase proposal backed by California Governor Jerry Brown.

10/26/2012

Jefferson Award winner Oral Lee Brown (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Makes Higher Education A Reality In Oakland

LaTosha Hunter was the first in her family to finish college. She graduated in Accounting from Alcorn State University in Mississippi and gives a lot of credit to this week’s Jefferson Award winner: Oral Lee Brown

09/19/2012

The new sign advertising SF Fitness, replacing the old Gold's Gym signage. (CBS)

Bay Area Gold’s Gyms Drop Affiliation After Anti-Gay Flap

Four former Bay Area Gold’s Gym franchises are officially cutting ties with the body-building chain following a 2010 donation by Gold’s Texas-based parent company’s CEO to a conservative outfit unfriendly to gay rights.

09/17/2012

(CBS)

Mystery Donor Gives Record $4 Million For New SJ Soccer Fields

An anonymous donor gave $4 million to city of San Jose to build soccer fields in Almaden Valley at the Allen at Steinbeck School.

08/08/2012

George Lucas (Photo by Abby Brack/Getty Images)

George Lucas Donates Land To Create Downtown San Anselmo Park

The Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator, who lives a short distance from downtown San Anselmo, has agreed to donate a vacant building he owns in order to create a new park space. The lot sits directly north of the town’s main offices.

06/26/2012

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