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)
San Francisco Restaurant Che Fico Donates Family Meals During Coronavirus Shelter-In-PlaceA chef and an investor came up with a partnership that’s a recipe for giving: they’re feeding hundreds of needy families a day during the coronavirus pandemic. Sharon Chin reports. (5/20/20)
Better Together: 'Hunger At Home' Give Good Meals To Newly-Unemployed Restaurant, Hotel WorkersHotel execs, chefs and restaurateurs have created 'Hunger at Home' to provide delicious to the many restaurant and hospitality workers, now unemployed due to the pandemic. When Don Ford went to see them in action, the cars were lined up around the block.
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Mountain View High School Music Teacher Wrestles Tech to Keep Choir in SyncTake a listen to the Madrigals, one of five Mountain View High School choirs that continue to practice after the shelter-in-place closed their campus in March. Sharon Chin reports. (5-17-20)
Fremont Educators Celebrate 'Day Of The Teacher' Feeding Essential WorkersKiet Do reports on Fremont teachers spending the "Day of the Teacher" providing meals for frontline workers (5-13-2020)
Moms in Senior Care Visit Families From Balcony at East Bay FacilityStaff at a Walnut Creek senior-care residence set up some areas outside where families could greet their mothers and grandmothers waving from first-floor balconies. John Ramos reports. (5-10-20)
Concord Repair Shop Owner Fixes Donated Vehicles to Help COVID-19 VictimsA small business owner in Concord is turning his ability to repair cars into a way to feed people struggling during the shutdown. John Ramos reports. (5-9-20)
Better Together: Valley Verde Hosts Vegetable Seedling GiveawayValley Verde is hosting a vegetable seedling giveaway for low-income families. To qualify families must be either low-income or struggling from COVID-19. Info at: ValleyVerde.org
South Bay Teen Creates Website to Send Letters of Thanks to Nurses NationwideA South Bay teen has created a website to honor the nurses working tirelessly to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don Ford reports. (5-7-20)
Better Together: 'Off Their Plate' Feeds Front Line Health WorkersA group of local restaurants -- members of "Off Their Plate" -- are trying to help health workers battling COVID-19 to eat well as they do good. (5-2-20)
SF Chinatown Business Owners Support Frontline COVID-19 WorkersChinatown Merchants Association members are donating personal protective equipment and supplies to health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus fight. (5-2-20)
Antioch Woman Who Served in World War II Gets Rolling Thunder Surprise on 100th BirthdayAn Antioch woman celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with a drive-by party of her relatives and an extended family riding Harleys. John Ramos reports. (5-2-20)
1st Responders Salute Frontline Health Care Workers At Zuckerberg San Francisco General HospitalSan Francisco public safety agencies honored and showed gratitude to doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, lab technicians, LVNs and other medical staff during their change of shift at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Friday. (5/1/20)