Prior Spelling Bee Champs Try Their Hand At Current CompetitionSpelling competitions have become so much more difficult, even past spelling bee national champions tell us they doubt if they would make the cut if they competed today.
Warriors' Durant to Pay First Year Tuition for 4 East Palo Alto HS SeniorsSeveral at-risk high school seniors on the Peninsula were shocked to learn last week that Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has offered to foot the bill for the first year of their college education.
Legal Pot Lowers Demand for Drug-Sniffing Police DogsWith recreational marijuana legal in California, law enforcement agencies throughout the state must now consider the future of hundreds of pot-sniffing dogs.
Kenyan Native Brings Taste Of Africa To Bay Area ChildrenCatherine Ndungu-Case brings a taste of African culture to Bay Area schools through music, dance, and play.
Pacifica Gardener Donates Produce Bounty To Those In NeedIt is one thing to start a vegetable garden because you love to grow fresh, healthy food. But it is another thing to take all that food you have grown and give it away to those most in need.
Surviving Nuclear Blast Among Latest Disaster-Preparedness ScenariosNuclear saber-rattling between the U.S. and North Korea has prompted many people to think about what to do in case of a nuclear explosion.
Social Worker Provides Teddy Bear Comfort To Traumatized ChildrenFor more than three decades, a San Francisco social worker has distributed 200,000 teddy bears to kids facing all types of trauma, everything from abuse and neglect to the ravages of war.
Oakland Entrepreneur Pays Forward Mentoring She Received On Her Way UpAn East Bay woman who reaped the benefits of having been mentored as a teen has now made it her mission to encourage and inspire girls through her own mentoring.
South SF High School Students Excel In State-Of-The-Art Biotech LabGenentech spent nearly $8 million to build a biotech lab at South San Francisco High School with the goal to get kids excited about STEM fields.
Coastside Camera Captures Glowing Surf Possibly Linked To Climate ChangeA mysterious glow off the San Mateo coast caught on camera may be linked to a warming ocean.
SF Non-Profit Giving Entrepreneurs A Kick-Start In Restaurant BusinessA San Francisco-based non-profit is providing affordable commercial kitchen space to entrepreneurs, especially low-income women of color and other immigrants.
Teen Forms Non-Profit To Reach Out To Lonely Seniors On The PhoneFor many lonely senior citizens, a phone call from a friend can make the difference in their day. This simple gesture is something Bay Area teenager Anika Kumar knows all about.

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