60 years ago

Proposed league shuffle may abolish EBCAL: Predictions were being made this week that the East Bay Counties Athletic League would disband after this year, and the schools in the league would become members of other leagues. What was to happen to EBCAL was discussed Monday evening at a meeting of the schools' managers and coaches at Danville. Proposals include incorporating Liberty and San Ramon in a junior division of the Contra Costa Athletic League, with John Swett, Amador and some others. Another possibility is that Livermore and Amador might go to into the Solano County League which now includes Rio Vista. Attending Monday night's meeting from Liberty were Coach Lou Bronzan and Frank Vonder Ahe, vice principal.

25 years ago

Pizza firm offers hand in battle against hunger: The blessing was simple -- "Thank you for this day where we can serve and be served."

It was the overriding theme Monday, however, a day much like any other weekday at the Loaves and Fishes dinning room in Pittsburg. What made Monday special was the donation of 108 pizzas by Little Caesar's, the takeout pizza chain. "It's great to be able to offer these people something different," said Jim Frazier, the executive director of Loaves and Fishes. The program relies completely on outside donations to supply food, and volunteers to prepare and serve it.

Little Caesar's donation was made in conjunction with World Hunger Food Day, an event celebrated in more than 100 cities nationwide. "Helping fight hunger is something Little Caesar's feels very strongly about," said Sandi Hatcher, the company's market director for the area covering Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma and Napa counties. "Before I started researching this, I had no idea we had this kind of problem with hunger in the area," she added.

The Loaves and Fishes program has been feeding the hungry in Pittsburg for nearly 5 1/2 years from the basement of St. Peter Martyr Church, a block off the downtown's main street.

An average of 350 people are served daily, with more than 600 showing up on occasion, according to Frazier.

"We don't ask any questions," Frasier said when asked who is eligible to participate. "Anyone who wants to come is welcome."

-- Brentwood News and Daily Ledger news files