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Hometown Hero: Director of Fremont cancer institute blends compassion with artistic flare
Pam Priest Naeve, who works at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, has dedicated her nearly 40-year career to educating cancer patients about how they can best cope with their fight against the disease. She also is a well-respected painter and artist.
Hometown Hero: Activist helps solve social problems in Antioch and other Contra Costa communities
Antioch resident Iris Archuleta, who helped found the Antioch Youth Intervention Network and works with her husband as a consultant helping to improve low-income communities, also teaches political science at Los Medanos College, where she inspires young adults with her passion for history, politics and activism. Archuleta developed the High Performing Communities Framework, trademarked in 2014, which she and her husband use in their consulting work to find root causes of social problems and build consensus around solutions.
'Silicon Valley': Moraga native Jonathan Dotan tasked with making the show feel realistic
In last week's Season 2 opener of "Silicon Valley" (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) the show's motley crew of geeks were seen being wooed by fat-cat investors during a lavish bash held at AT&T Park. So how realistic was the sequence? Would a tech company really take over an entire ballpark for some private fun and frivolity? Well, yes
Pittsburg: Retiring case worker a 'miracle worker' for clients
Coni Soares didn't need retirement gifts on her final day as a case worker at Mountain View Emergency Family Shelter in Pittsburg as she already had plenty: Hundreds of photographs of people she had helped, all of them with unique stories of survival.
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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Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario. Bros. Edition
Of the two classic games now offered together on a mobile format, 'Puzzle & Dragons Z' is the stronger, with an addictive hook that will keep players busy for long car rides or waits at the airport.