Hometown Hero: East Bay man fights for justice on behalf of abused animals
Animals have a great friend in Leroy Moyer, a 76-year-old Walnut Creek man who's devoting his life to stopping violence against animals and seeing that people who abuse and kill pets are brought to justice.
Trail champion Bruce Beyaert leads effort to expand shoreline trail in Richmond
Bruce Beyaert and his volunteer group TRAC has speeded up development of the largest local segment of the shoreline trail around San Francisco Bay.
Berkeley scientist battles toxic sofas to promote public health
The banner that Arlene Blum unfurled in 1976 on the 24,500-foot mark of the world's highest mountain had an image of two petri dishes and an obscure message: "THE MUTANTS."
Hometown Hero: Fremont food bank's Melissa Ponchard 'thinks outside box' to serve thousands
Melissa Ponchard wants to help Tri-City Volunteers, the largest of the Alameda County Community Food Bank's 275 food pantries, find new and better ways to serve a growing number of poor residents.
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Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?
Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
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Teens: How to thrive despite ADHD
Many teenagers diagnosed with ADHD take medication yet still feel isolated and left to their own devices to figure out how to survive and thrive, particularly in high school, with its added academic and social rigors. We speak to teens, experts, and parents about the resources available, including a new book by a UCSF psychology professor and a free guide by an Alameda teenager with ADHD.
Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful person
The “12 Years a Slave” actress calls the designation a “major, major compliment.”