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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.
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.
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.
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Legendary Charles Lloyd: Monterey Jazz Festival's special star of 2014
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd's 'Forest Flower,' recorded in 1966 at the Monterey Jazz Festival, sold over 1 million copies and helped the great jazz musician reach audiences far beyond the typical jazz crowd. We talk to Lloyd, 76, about his life: playing the Fillmore, hanging out with the Beach Boys. Now he returns to the Monterey festival (Sept. 19-21) as its 'Showcase Artist,' leading a different band on each of its three days. The festival also will feature two screenings of a new documentary about Lloyd, 'Arrows Into Infinity.'