Antioch coffee entrepreneur finds redemption in every cup

John Krause overcame the loss of his parents and a childhood spent mostly behind bars to become owner of Big House Beans coffee shop in Antioch. Krause employs ex-offenders and holds fundraisers for rehabilitation efforts and local organizations. 
Johnny Rodriguez is named Citizen of the Year; Delta Pure Water is Business of the Year.  
Antioch father-and-son team Fred and Mike Belus train homing pigeons for long-distance races.  
Master teacher Nancy Fierro will instruct selected local students who will perform at the Pittsburg event.  
The 13th annual Brentwood Liberty Idol competition opens at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Liberty High School's Performing Art Center. Tickets at the door will be $8 for students and $10 for general public. Proceeds will go to ALS Association.  
The survey, being held next Wednesday to Friday, is a requirement for requesting state and federal homeless services funding and results of the count are used to guide area government, service providers and advocates in addressing the needs of the population.  
Staff wants to help community members become more knowledgeable about technology, for free.  
The Delta Science Center is seeking volunteers for its Trout in the Classroom program, which will be presented in 12 classrooms across East Contra Costa County.  
The Antioch women's roller derby team kicks off season of shoving and colliding on Saturday  
Shannon Yancey, a Brentwood resident and physical education teacher at Oakley's Freedom High, had a successful 10-year wrestling career. Her skills on the mat took her all the way to "American Gladiators," where she competed for a season on the popular TV show.  
(Rikki Alley)
Wine: Idle Hour Winery, near Yosemite

Tucked away near Yosemite's southern gate, Anna Marie dos Remedios' Idle Hour Winery makes viognier, pinot noir and tempranillo. 
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

“The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.