( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
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.
Hometown Hero: Antioch woman tireless in her passion to help others
Carmen Aguilar-Ochoa has worked for decades to bring community awareness to cultural differences, help address the needs of underserved populations.
Hometown Hero: Founder of Richmond homeless service nonprofit restores dignity to the marginalized
Yvonne Nair uses her business and psychology training and unfailing patience to help put homeless people back to work and give them the tools and confidence to pick themselves off the pavement.
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.
Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm scales back, forges ahead
He's the beloved, maverick winemaker who led the way for screw caps, ingredient labeling and little-known varietals. Today, eight years after the sale of his big brands, the envelope-pusher is forging ahead as he tries to reseize Bonny Doon Vineyard and breed new wine grapes.
(Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone
Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.