Hometown Hero: East Bay man fights for justice on behalf of abused animals
Animals have a great friend in Leroy Moyer, a 76-year-old Walnut Creek man who's devoting his life to stopping violence against animals and seeing that people who abuse and kill pets are brought to justice.
Trail champion Bruce Beyaert leads effort to expand shoreline trail in Richmond
Bruce Beyaert and his volunteer group TRAC has speeded up development of the largest local segment of the shoreline trail around San Francisco Bay.
Berkeley scientist battles toxic sofas to promote public health
The banner that Arlene Blum unfurled in 1976 on the 24,500-foot mark of the world's highest mountain had an image of two petri dishes and an obscure message: "THE MUTANTS."
Hometown Hero: Fremont food bank's Melissa Ponchard 'thinks outside box' to serve thousands
Melissa Ponchard wants to help Tri-City Volunteers, the largest of the Alameda County Community Food Bank's 275 food pantries, find new and better ways to serve a growing number of poor residents.
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Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city. Full Story
Tonight's TV picks: 'The Voice' turns to America for votes
Plus, 'Independent Lens' looks inside what Keith Richards calls 'rock and roll heaven.'
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.