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Hometown Hero: Doug Schuster founded Concord Police Department's neighborhood patrol program
CONCORD -- Doug Schuster stumbled into a career in law enforcement in the military and found the work so rewarding that he has spent nearly 20 years and thousands of hours volunteering with the Concord Police Department.
Antioch woman makes giving back her biggest hobby
Bari Costello has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities over the years, led local community groups, and spearheaded efforts to improve the town of Antioch.
Oakland woman brings health care and sense of home to local immigrants
Former undocumented worker has built pioneering health program for day laborers and the needy all over Oakland
Scouting for ways to serve: 'Hometown Hero' Tom Steuber of Lafayette
LAFAYETTE -- By the time Tom Steuber first went camping, he was an adult. He was put on "suspension" for bad behavior by his family and warned he wouldn't be included in future trips if he couldn't be a good sport.
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Holiday nostalgia: Why it's good to relive memories
Psychologists and other experts say that indulging in memories of holidays past can benefit us emotionally and psychologically.
Commentary: Sony's fear and 'The Interview' decision set terrible precedent
Seth Rogen and James Franco film unlikely to remain in a vault after costing $44 million.