San Francisco Eliminates Burdensome Fees For People Convicted Of CrimesThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department says people convicted of crimes will no longer have to pay fees for electronic monitoring, or community service.
Protesters Who Shut Down BART May Get Community Service Instead Of Paying $70,000 In DamagesBART is looking into the possibility of community service rather than financial restitution for 14 protesters who shut down the transit system at the West Oakland station on Black Friday, agency officials said this week.
Jefferson Award Winner Inspires Students To Connect With The EnvironmentAs a young woman growing up in Oakland, this week's Jefferson Award winner found purpose in her family hiking and camping trips. Today, she is working to build the next generation of conservation leaders through a unique program that introduces young adults to the world outdoors.
Richmond Anti-Crime Program Takes Enemies On Free TripsA Richmond program is sending former criminals on all-expense paid trips -- but there's a catch. You have to go arm-and-arm with your enemy.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps Marin County Middle School Students Build CommunityOne of the worst things you can feel as a middle school student is isolated. This week's Jefferson Award winner works with teenagers to make sure no one has to feel that way.
Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners Receive National HonorsSeveral Bay Area Jefferson Award winners have become winners on the national stage.
Jefferson Award Winner Gives Gift Of Reading To Sonoma County FamiliesIt's a gift you can carry away, it's free, and it comes to you. It's the inspiration of this week's Jefferson Award winner, Glen Weaver.
Jefferson Award Winner Spreads Message Of Heart Health To San Francisco’s ChinatownWith heart disease as America's number one killer, this week's Jefferson Award winner tries to make sure everyone gets the word on heart health.
Jefferson Award Winner Gives Oakland Youth Opportunities To Achieve In Sports, AcademicsThomas Broome has had a successful career as an attorney in Oakland, and credits much of his academic development to the role high school sports played in his life.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps Connect Bay Area Veterans With Service DogsThis week's Jefferson Award winner runs a unique program that pairs veterans with service dogs. Friendship doesn't begin to describe their special relationship.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps San Francisco Seniors Get Into The GrooveFor decades Russell Breslauer taught students accounting at Chabot College. You might say he knows his way around numbers. Now, this week’s Jefferson Award winner counting to a different beat.
Teen Jefferson Award Winner Generous To Many CausesAn East Bay teenager likes serving others so much that she can't just pick one charity. This week’s Jefferson Award winner volunteers for many.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps San Francisco’s Youth Succeed In CollegeThis week’s Jefferson Award winner has been an Air Force Sergeant, a youth pastor, and a systems and network engineer. That career path has helped Sonya Brunswick change young people's lives today.
Jefferson Award Winner, SF Surgeon Helps Young Offenders Move Away From ViolenceSan Francisco General Hospital said a third of the shooting, stabbing and beating victims it treats return to the emergency room, injured from yet another crime. But one doctor has come up with a way to stop the revolving door of violence.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps Restore, Preserve Oakland LandmarkAn East Bay grandmother hasn't slowed down in her retirement. In fact, she rolled up her sleeves to save a little known slice of Oakland history.