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    (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
    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. 
    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.

    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    (Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
    5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

    What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives. 
    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
    Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson?

    Actor, who won Oscar for playing Ray Charles, is set to play another larger-than-life figure.