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Thanks to a community-wide lobbying effort, a San Francisco neighborhood with a high rate of COVID-positive cases finally gets its own testing site, and more. Sharon Chin reports. (7-30-20)

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Family Figures Out Creative Way For Grandma To Get Birthday Hugs From GrandkidsJuliette Goodrich reports on creative solution family found to give grandma birthday hugs in the COVID-19 era (8-4-2020)
North Beach Neighbors Band Together to Boost Restaurants' Business With Volunteer DeliveriesRestaurants have been hit hard during the pandemic but one neighborhood in San Francisco is banding together to help them -- perhaps setting an example for the entire Bay Area. John Ramos reports. (8-2-20)
Oldest Living Marine Celebrates 105th Birthday in StocktonMaj. Bill White, a multi-decorated Marine who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, celebrated his 105th birthday surrounded by friends and well-wishers at an assisted-living facility in Stockton on Friday. Adrienne Moore reports. (8-1-20)
SF Potrero Hill Gets Testing Site Amid Rise in Coronavirus CasesThanks to a community-wide lobbying effort, a San Francisco neighborhood with a high rate of COVID-positive cases finally gets its own testing site, and more. Sharon Chin reports. (7-30-20)
Livermore Mom Hands Out Free Ice Cream to Honor Deceased SonA Bay Area mother is honoring the memory of her son and helping to raise funds for Make a Wish Foundation by handing out free ice cream in Livermore. Don Ford reports. (7-27-20)
Sunnyvale Charity Hands Out Backpacks With School Supplies To Needy ChildrenKiet Do reports on Sunnyvale Community Services helping children in need go back to school with backpack giveaway (7-27-2020)
Morgan Hill Goes All-In With Outdoor Dining as Pandemic Wears OnMorgan Hill is showing how much can be accomplished when you embrace change rather than try to resist it. John Ramos reports. (7-25-20)
Oakland Teen's Turnaround Lands Him a New Car for GraduationJasin Saunders graduated from one of the toughest high schools in Oakland after he turned his academic record around with help from a special mentor. Don Ford reports. (7-23-20)
East Bay Couple Steps Up To Care For Others Affected By Pandemic, Even As They Were StrickenIn March, Jennifer and Todd Arrouzet came down with what doctors thought was COVID-19. Todd recovered quickly, Jennifer did not. But even while sick, Jennifer Arrouzet was determined to help others. Allen Martin reports. (7/22/20)
Michelin Star Restaurant Petit Crenn Closes Doors To Serve Needy In San FranciscoPetit Crenn is closing its doors through January 2021 to make roughly 300 meals every Monday through Friday to be distributed through GLIDE, an organization that has served San Francisco's most vulnerable for 57 years. Don Ford reports. (7/21/20)
Better Together: Livermore Preteen Raises Money for Dad's Bike InjuryA 12-year-old boy in Livermore is spending his quarantine summer raising money for his father's bicycle injury surgery and to raise awareness about bike safety. Juliette Goodrich talks with Jace Perry. (7-19-20)
Social Worker's Non-Profit Provides For Needs Of Farmworkers Along San Mateo County CoastFarmworker families are not feeling forgotten in the fields of the San Mateo County coast, thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Sonoma County Food Bank Provides For Those Who Can't Travel Because Of COVID QuarantineThirty years ago, Food for Thought was organized to help HIV patients. Now, that model is being used to feed COVID-19 patients. Don Ford reports. (7/15/20)
South City Teen Entrepreneur Invents Virus-Blocking, 'Safe Touch' Utility HookSaturday was officially "Mizan Rupan-Tompkins Day" in San Mateo County. Who is that, you ask? Well, Mizan is an early-teen entrepreneur who's determined to flatten the coronavirus-infection with his killer left (or right) hook. John Ramos reports. (7-11-20)
S.F. Bayview Community Farm an Oasis of Racial Harmony – With VeggiesOrganizer Lawland Long says the Fang Asian Community Garden is more than just a garden. It’s a place for racial healing, understanding and learning. Don Ford reports. (7-10-20)
Bay Area College Student, Foster Child Overcomes Challenge Of COVID-19 Shutdown Of CampusOdalis Millan's sophomore year at Sonoma State University began as the trip of a lifetime, as she left home to study abroad in Spain. Then COVID-19 hit and the country went into quarantine. The study abroad program shut down and Millan, along with her classmates, frantically made plans to get back to the United States.
Castro Valley Girl Launches Facebook Fundraiser to Save Oakland ZooA 6-year-old Castro Valley girl is trying to save the Oakland Zoo, one bracelet at a time. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-9-20)
Warriors, Uber Eats 'Golden Giveback' Aims To Help Local Restaurants, Essential WorkersThe Golden State Warriors have partnered with Uber Eats to drive business to local restaurants and feed essential workers in the process. The program is called the Golden Giveback.
San Francisco Artist Sells Paintings, Donates Funds To People Affected By COVID-19People are coming up with a lot of creative ways to give during the COVID-19 pandemic, including one person whose generosity started with her paintbrush. Sharon Chin reports. (7/1/20)
Oakland Students Use 3-D Printing to Make Face Shields for HospitalsMadison Park Academy students have created hundreds of face shields on 3D printers to donate to hospitals across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (6-28-20)
San Francisco Community Group Gives Support To Seniors Isolated By COVID-19Don Ford reports on community volunteers reaching out to San Francisco seniors isolated by coronavirus shelter order (6-24-2020)
Better Together: Virtual Fun Run Helps Adults With Developmental DisabilitiesAn East Bay non-profit organization is raising money to help adults with developmental disabilities with a socially-distanced, virtual fun run. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-21-20)
Daughter 'n' Dad Both Grads on Same Day at Same High SchoolA Santa Rosa family is celebrating education at an online graduation ceremony unlike any you've heard of: Rafael Solano and his daughter Ana both received their diplomas from the same school on the same day. Don Ford reports. (6-4-20)
Adopt-a-Senior Campaign Gives North Bay High School Grads a Dose of KindnessMany Sonoma County high school students who weren't allowed traditional graduation ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting surprise deliveries. Sharon Chin reports. (5-24-20)

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