• Whale of a time in Monterey Bay - 09/29/2014 03:24 PM PDT
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    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean

    Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979. 
    Celebrating the people in the Bay Area who make a difference in the communities

      Hometown Heroes celebrates people in the Bay Area who make a difference in their communities. In addition to highlighting remarkable individuals, the Hometown Heroes feature aims to encourage volunteerism, raise visibility of nonprofits and key causes in the area and create a spirit of giving.

      Read about a new Hometown Hero every other Monday and watch the program on Comcast On Demand at Channel One-Bay On Demand-Hometown Heroes.

    ( dac )
    Mill Valley Film Fest: 5 things we're excited about

    From local films to Metallica to Oscar contenders like 'Wild,' 'Foxcatcher' and 'The Theory of Everything,' Mill Valley Film Fest offers charming mix of Hollywood and homespun Bay Area attractions.