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Community Corner: Safe Haven In Fremont For Domestic Violence Victims

SAVE is a local organization that works to stop domestic violence. For 35 years, SAVE, which stands for Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments, has been providing services to those who have been abused in relationships and has been educating the community on the issue of domestic violence.

09/15/2013

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Benicia Fire Department Volunteer Arrested On Arson Charges

A volunteer with the Benicia Fire Department was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of arson and attempted arson in connection with three fires that took place Friday night, police said Sunday.

05/06/2013

Freedom House reaches out to survivors of human trafficking. (FreedomHouseSF.org)

Community Corner: Bay Area Nonprofit Celebrates Trafficking Survivors

Freedom House, a locally based nonprofit, has been invested in rebuilding the lives of trafficking victims one by one for the past three years.

04/28/2013

Fruit sale on the streets of Kampot, Cambodia. (Keteka.com)

Community Corner: Bay Area Man Offers Traveling Peace Corps Style

If your idea of a great travel experience is going to remote villages and being the only tourist in sight, hanging out with the locals, and lending a helping hand to local communities, there’s a new site you should check out.

03/03/2013

Jefferson Award winner Laura Escobosa (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Travels The Globe So That Doctors Can Change Lives

For coordinating the humanitarian missions of Operation Rainbow and changing the lives of children around the world, this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Laura Escobosa.

02/20/2013

Jefferson Award winner Sylvia McLaughlin (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Sparked Bay Preservation Efforts

To guard the bay against sprawl and pollution, McLaughlin co-founded Save the Bay in 1961 with two friends, Catherine Kay Kerr and Esther Gulick. Today, McLaughlin is the last survivor of the pioneering trio.

01/31/2013

A volunteer mentor with her mentee (Friends for Youth)

Community Corner: Bay Area Kids Seek Mentors

For more than three decades a local nonprofit has been reaching out to at-risk youth by providing mentors. To date, 2,000 young people have been mentored by volunteers through Friends For Youth.

01/13/2013

Habitat for Humanity continues to help rebuild homes in Haiti after the devastating quake in January 2010. (Habitat for Humanity International)

Community Corner: Bay Area Man Helps Rebuild Haiti

President Jimmy Carter, his wife and a team of volunteers traveled to Haiti recently to build homes in Léogâne the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake.

12/09/2012

Mark Christopher Gurries

Sheriff Tries To Reassure Parents Following SJ Church Sex Offender Scandal

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is working with parents to hear their concerns regarding the incident last month.

11/28/2012

Mark Christopher Gurries

SJ Pastor Resigns Over Sex Offender Volunteer Scandal

The Catholic Diocese of San Jose announced Monday that the pastor who allowed a registered sex offender to volunteer at an elementary school festival last month has stepped down from his position at St. Frances Cabrini Parish.

11/20/2012

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