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Don Ford reports on the city of Santa Clara helping Hope Castellanos mark turning 107 years old (1-13-2021)

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Millbrae Gym Helps Parents Teach Social Skills to Toddlers Emerging From COVID QuarantineWith more adults vaccinated and returning to a reopened society, parents are scrambling to give their babies and toddlers the social skills they've missed while quarantined at home. Sharon Chin reports. (8-12-21)
Jefferson Awards Winner: Christina OrtegaWith very few California high school students being enrolled in computer science, this week's Jefferson Award winner heads a nonprofit aiming at bringing those numbers up and bridging the digital divide. Sharon Chin reports. (6/16/21)
Alameda County Food Bank Chalk Art Contest Winners AnnouncedContestants were asked to picture an end to hunger. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-12-21)
COVID Recovery: SF High School Grads Allowed Outdoor Commencement CeremoniesIn-person commencement ceremonies are back for San Francisco high schools. On Tuesday the city and the school district teamed up to host graduations at Kezar Stadium and McAteer High.
San Francisco's Kearny Street Workshop Provides Support to Asian-American ArtistsOver the years, Kearny Street Workshop has grown into a springboard for thousands of Asian American artists. Sharon Chin reports. (5-30-21)
Rapping Senior Citizen Dancers Beat Back Asian Hate in San Francisco ChinatownA group of senior citizens in San Francisco's Chinatown are making their own moves against Asian hate crimes with a new rap that's mostly in Cantonese. Sharon Chin reports. (5-9-21)
COVID: Grandparents, Grandkids Finally Get To Hug Each Other At Palo Alto Retirement CommunityA group of Bay Area Seniors were able to hug their loved ones for the first time since the pandemic. John Ramos was in Palo Alto for the heartwarming reunion.
Marin County Nonprofit Brings Therapy Dogs to Comfort FirefightersFirefighters aren't the only ones getting ready for what's expected to be a very busy fire season. A San Rafael woman and her dog are hitting the road to bring some comfort and joy to those battling blazes on the frontlines. Sharon Chin reports. (5-1-21)
Jefferson Award: Dr. Hans YuDr. Hans Yu is with one of the few private practices to work with the health department to open its own vaccination site in San Francisco. Sharon Chin reports. (4-29-21)
Magical Bridge: A Bay Area Mom's Mission to Create Inclusive PlaygroundsWhen a Bay Area mom named Olenka Villarreal noticed a problem at most public playgrounds she made it her mission to find a fix. Vern Glenn talks to the founder of Magical Bridge Foundation. (4-17-21)
Nation's 1st Food Court Led by Women of Color Serves Up Opportunity in San FranciscoSharon Chin reports the seven entrepreneurs who are running the new La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in the Tenderloin are serving up what they hope will be a model for the country. (4-16-21)
Jefferson Award Winner: Jack HayesA retired Fairfax man is volunteering seven days a week coming up with new and creative ways to help his North Bay neighbors stay afloat. Sharon Chin reports. (3/31/21)
Sunnyvale Neighbors Stay Connected With Nightly WaveDon Ford reports on a Sunnyvale neighborhood that has found a way to stay connected during the pandemic (3-17-2021)
Jefferson Award Winners: Valerie and Alex FreitasChildren in the East Bay's Tri-Valley neighborhoods are learning coding, thanks to a community program started by this week's Jefferson Awards winner, a Dublin mother and son. Sharon Chin reports. (3/17/21)
Jefferson Award Winners: Margaret Gonzalez and Steve Perdicaris.This week's Jefferson Award winners are a pair of musicians is using the power of music to transform the lives of underserved students in San Francisco’s Mission District. Sharon Chin reports. (3/10/21)
East Bay School District Partners With Conscious Kitchen to Provide Organic Meals to KidsThe West Contra Costa Unified School District is working better together with non-profit Conscious Kitchen in a first-of-its-kind program that could be a model for the state and nation. Sharon Chin reports. (3-6-21)
South Bay Chefs Feed Furloughed WorkersThese have been tough days for the food service business but one chef in San Jose has been operating a unique kitchen to help struggling restaurants and their laid-off workers. John Ramos reports. (1-30-21)
Jefferson Awards: Meghana Repaka and Nithila PoongovanA pair of South Bay teenagers is introducing STEM to those who don't often get a chance to learn it. Sharon Chin introduces Jefferson Award winners Meghana Repaka and Nithila Poongovan. (1/20/21)
BETTER TOGETHER: Community Helps Santa Clara Woman Celebrate Her 107th BirthdayDon Ford reports on the city of Santa Clara helping Hope Castellanos mark turning 107 years old (1-13-2021)
Jefferson Award Winner: Hasitha NimmagaddaMusic is therapy, and that is key to a San Jose teen's volunteer service group. Sharon Chin introduces this week's Jefferson Award winner, Hasitha Nimmagadda. (1/13/21)
Better Together: Homeless Man Returns Woman's Lost WalletAfter a homeless man found a woman's dropped wallet he called her up to return it. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Don Ford reports. (1-7-21)
Beating the COVID Blues, Bay Area Musicians Tour Neighborhood DrivewaysSome top-flight Bay Area musicians who can't tour the country and world during the pandemic have been touring local driveways instead. Sharon Chin reports. (12-25-20)
Food For Bay Area Families: The Swig Company Donates $150,000 To SF-Marin Food BankKPIX 5 reporter Allen Martin talks to Emily Cyr of the The Swig Company and Rajan Dev of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The Swig Company helped raise $150,000 to the food bank. (12/23/20)
Lam Research Donates $206,000 To Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Food BankFood For Bay Area Families (12/23/20)

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