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'Silicon Valley': Moraga native Jonathan Dotan tasked with making the show feel realistic

In last week's Season 2 opener of "Silicon Valley" (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) the show's motley crew of geeks were seen being wooed by fat-cat investors during a lavish bash held at AT&T Park. So how realistic was the sequence? Would a tech company really take over an entire ballpark for some private fun and frivolity? Well, yes 
Pittsburg: Retiring case worker a 'miracle worker' for clients
Coni Soares didn't need retirement gifts on her final day as a case worker at Mountain View Emergency Family Shelter in Pittsburg as she already had plenty: Hundreds of photographs of people she had helped, all of them with unique stories of survival.  

Hometown Hero: Freddye Davis of Hayward has spent a lifetime fighting for equal rights
Protesting with Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, Ala., inspired Freddye Davis to advocate for equal rights. 

Hometown Hero: Oakland's Mauricio Miller forges new path out of poverty for clients
Fed up with the traditional "top-down" approach to social services, Oakland resident Mauricio Miller started an organization that puts people in the driver's seat of their own future.  

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.

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Besides a documentary on Steve Jobs, what's good at SF Film Festival?

San Francisco International Film Festival, best known for its global perspective, flouts flaunts its Bay Area connections in this year's 181 offerings.