Man Charged With Using Memory Of Slain Federal Officer Patrick Underwood To Fraudulently Raise MoneyA former special police officer from Washington D.C. is accused of fraud in connection with a scheme to raise money online purportedly for the family of slain federal officer Patrick Underwood who was shot dead in Oakland in May.
Fundraiser Aims to Save Iconic Sports Bar in San LeandroA well-known San Leandro sports bar may have to close after 74 years because of the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic on business, the bar’s owners said this week.
Curry Rallies Dub Nation To Save Super Fan's Iconic Warriors House In West Oakland From ForeclosureWarriors team captain Steph Curry has rallied Dub Nation to help a Super Fan keep at risk of losing his iconic home.
Waitress Hailed As Hero During Tech Exec's Racist Rant; Online Fundraisers Net Thousands In DonationsA woman working as a waitress at a Carmel Valley restaurant where a man berated a Filipino family with racist and vulgar insults is being hailed as a hero for her actions and several online fundraisers have generated thousands of dollars in donations to her.
Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks $250K To Save San Francisco's Musée MécaniqueThe owner of the popular Musée Mécanique arcade and gaming museum at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is trying to raise $250,000 to keep the business afloat amid its long-term closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Better Together: Oakland Principal Raises Funds to Help School Families Hit by COVID-19An East Bay school principal is doing what he can to help students whose parents have tested positive for COVID-19.
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.