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    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    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. 
    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. 
    (Jon Chase/Harvard News Office.)
    John Adams talks storied career, Cabrillo Festival

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning Berkeley composer will make one of his regular summer jaunts to Santa Cruz for the West Coast premiere of his jazz-inspired Saxophone Concerto; it will be the 18th Adams work performed at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (July 27-Aug. 10), where the composer was once music director and lately has taken on a new role -- commissioning young composers, to nurture a new generation and 'keep the energy going.' 
    ( Nick Ut )
    Movie, TV legend James Garner dies at 86

    Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said.