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)
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)