Coronavirus Update: Bay Area Institution Amoeba Records Launches GoFundMe CampaignAmoeba Records, the venerable music shop that started in Berkeley in 1990 before expanding to locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, has launched an online fundraising campaign to save the stores amid the forced closure during the coronavirus stay-at-home order.
Online Support Helps City Lights Stave Off Financial Collapse During Coronavirus ClosureWithin days of starting an online fundraising campaign last week, iconic San Francisco independent bookstore City Lights received more than $400,000 from nearly 9,000 contributors.
Tech Worker Crowdfunds, Buys Thousands Of KN95 Masks From China For CA HospitalsMark Linsey raised $130,000 and purchased 60,000 KN95 masks from China. The KN95 masks are almost identical to the N95 s and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized their use.
A Year Later, Pleasanton Officer Continues Battle Against CancerEast Bay law enforcement officers are rallying around one of their own as Pleasanton Police Officer Kyle Henrickson battles pancreatic cancer.
GoFundMe Page Raises Nearly $240K For 13-Year-Old Sunnyvale Rampage VictimA GoFundMe donation page has raised nearly $240,000 for a 13-year-old girl in critical condition after being targeted by a driver in an alleged hate crime last week in Sunnyvale.
OKC Horse Owners Set Up GoFundMe To Help Trainer Who Lost Barn In Camp FireDonations for Camp Fire victims were pouring in from as far away as Oklahoma City, not just for the human survivors, but horses, too.
Homeless Good Samaritan Suing Couple Who Raised $400K To Help HimJohnny Bobbitt received worldwide praise after he gave a stranded motorist in Philadelphia his last $20 so she could get gas last year.
Friends And Family Mourn Death Of Brentwood Man Shot In HaywardAjmal "AJ" Faroqi of Brentwood was fatally shot in his car early Sunday in unincorporated Hayward. The motive for the killing hasn't been determined.
$275K Promised To Families Of Those Killed In Vegas ShootingA $31.5 million victims' fund that started as a GoFundMe effort will to pay $275,000 to families of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Oakland Raiders Donate $50,000 To Las Vegas Victims' FundThe Oakland Raiders aren't playing in Vegas yet, but the team wasted no time in sending help to the victims of Sunday night's Las Vegas shooting massacre.
Berkeley Hot Dog Vendor Busted By Police Gets $87,000 On GoFundMeA street vendor who had his money confiscated for selling bacon hot dogs on a Berkeley sidewalk without a permit has received more than $87,000 raised by supporters.