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.
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.
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
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.
An anonymous donor gave $4 million to city of San Jose to build soccer fields in Almaden Valley at the Allen at Steinbeck School.
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.
Minority patients awaiting bone marrow transplants stand a better chance for survival, because of this week’s Jefferson Award winner. She spearheads a campaign to increase the availability of lifesaving umbilical cord blood.
Days after a Bay Area Rapid Transit worker was fired for giving a teenager free BART tickets to get to school, a second good Samaritan has stepped in to help the boy.
Singer Avril Lavigne helped bag groceries in Pleasanton Tuesday afternoon to help kick off a fundraising drive by Safeway to raise money for people with disabilities.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has reversed it decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood after three days of controversy.