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'Weekend project' to help local beavers turns into labor of love for Martinez woman
Battle to save toothy rodents in Alhambra Creek has resulted in lasting legacy for child psychologist.
East Bay veteran's next mission to aid homeless and 'at-risk' service members
Recognizing a serious need in eastern Contra Costa County for services for homeless veterans, disabled Army vet Gerald "J.R." Wilson started up the Delta Veterans Group in 2012 and is currently preparing for "Stand Down on the Delta," Contra Costa County's first multiday "one-stop shop" for homeless and at-risk veterans.
Hometown Hero: Director of Fremont cancer institute blends compassion with artistic flare
Pam Priest Naeve, who works at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, has dedicated her nearly 40-year career to educating cancer patients about how they can best cope with their fight against the disease. She also is a well-respected painter and artist.
Hometown Hero: Activist helps solve social problems in Antioch and other Contra Costa communities
Antioch resident Iris Archuleta, who helped found the Antioch Youth Intervention Network and works with her husband as a consultant helping to improve low-income communities, also teaches political science at Los Medanos College, where she inspires young adults with her passion for history, politics and activism. Archuleta developed the High Performing Communities Framework, trademarked in 2014, which she and her husband use in their consulting work to find root causes of social problems and build consensus around solutions.
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.
A 'Downton Abbey' movie? Don't rule it out
Producer says a film project would be 'a wonderful thing.
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'
The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.