• The many clashing 'Colors of 2015' - 12/24/2014 11:23 AM PST
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    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Hometown Hero: Doug Schuster founded Concord Police Department's neighborhood patrol program

    CONCORD -- Doug Schuster stumbled into a career in law enforcement in the military and found the work so rewarding that he has spent nearly 20 years and thousands of hours volunteering with the Concord Police Department. 
    Antioch woman makes giving back her biggest hobby
    Bari Costello has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities over the years, led local community groups, and spearheaded efforts to improve the town of Antioch.  

    Oakland woman brings health care and sense of home to local immigrants
    Former undocumented worker has built pioneering health program for day laborers and the needy all over Oakland 

    Scouting for ways to serve: 'Hometown Hero' Tom Steuber of Lafayette
    LAFAYETTE -- By the time Tom Steuber first went camping, he was an adult. He was put on "suspension" for bad behavior by his family and warned he wouldn't be included in future trips if he couldn't be a good sport. 

    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.