Woman Leaves Corporate World To Lift Up Foster Youth Through Non-ProfitNationwide data show foster children are far less likely than their peers to go to college, and about half of them become homeless within a year and a half of living on their own. But a Bay Area woman is helping foster youth soar.
'Mayor' Of San Francisco Tenderloin District Works To Provide Tech Jobs To Underserved, At-RiskHe’s known as the “Mayor” of the Tenderloin and his nonprofit trains unserved neighbors for high-tech jobs.
Bay Area Veterinarian's Spay/Neuter Clinic Helps Thousands Of Shelter AnimalsDr. Crystal Heath and her team at Berkeley Society's Spay and Neuter Clinic take in animals from shelters and rescue groups all across the Bay Area.
Food Writer Creates Group To Provide Gourmet Meals For Wildfire SurvivorsFood writer Heather Irwin has rounded up some of the Bay Area's top chefs to provide nutritious, restaurant-quality meals for displaced families to pick up for free.
Peninsula Couple Helps Veterans Recover Through Fishing, Hunting TripsA Peninsula couple is helping disabled military veterans get back to living their lives by organizing hunting and fishing trips and hosting the vets fror free.
Newark Group Gives Warm, Personal Quilts To North Bay Fire SurvivorsA Newark quilters group helps survivors of the North Bay fires, who in many cases have lost everything, by giving them personal quilts to help keep them warm.
Joey Travolta, John's Brother, Empowers Special Need Students With FilmmakingThe brother of John Travolta, Joey Travolta, has made his life's work introducing students living with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the filmmaking industry at summer camps nationwide, including in the Bay Area.
San Jose Social Worker Honored For Decades Of ServiceA woman who has dedicated her life to helping mental health patients with their ongoing needs has been honored by Santa Clara County.
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.