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Building hope: Bay Area homebuilders lay foundation of charitable giving
Bay Area homebuilders Lori and David Sanson, co-founders of DeNova Homes in Concord, have a long history of involvement in charitable causes. Besides giving of their time and money to various nonprofits, the couple builds transitional housing for the homeless through their collaboration with the nonprofit HomeAid of Northern California.
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.
Hometown Heroes: Walnut Creek couple help save man's life, dedicated to helping in emergencies
Husband and wife Adolfo Peñaloza and Maura Kelley honored with Walnut Creek Police Chief's Award
Danville historian blazes new trails as a modern-day pioneer of San Ramon Valley politics
Beverly Lane, a 20-year director of the East Bay Regional Park District, has helped blaze new trails as one of Danville's founding council members and a three-time mayor in its earliest days as an incorporated town.
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Review: Oakland's vegetarian Encuentro expands and delights
Oakland's Encuentro takes an inspired approach to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, coming up with creative, seasonal fare that's hearty enough to satisfy any omnivore.
Donald Trump accidentally retweets serial killers' photo
Picture of Fred and Rosemary West went out to nearly 3 million people on Twitter.