Concord: Hundreds help needy in Shelter Inc.'s Thanksgiving food drive

Hundreds of volunteers -- like Jack Linchey, 16, above, who stacks boxed pasta, and Susan Pauly, left, sorting desserts -- came together Nov. 21, to help SHELTER, Inc. in its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donated foods were sorted and packed at the nonprofit group's main Concord office for delivery to 225 low-income and homeless families for Thanksgiving meals 
Scrooge re-imagined as leader of Bay Area oil, bank consortium  
Pleasant Hill council rejects request for 67-foot pylon sign for DVC Plaza shopping center, tells developer Merlone Geier Partners to return with options that max out at 50 feet. The developer says potential tenants want a sign that is visible from the freeway.  
A family of three escaped a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex early Tuesday morning thanks to a working smoke detector in their unit, a fire spokesman said.  
Cities hold tree lightings, Santa visits, holiday activities  
Courtesy of Lois Kaya
"We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love. -- Mother TeresaI don't know about you, but I get a handful of "junk mail" everyday asking for money or trying to get me to buy gadgets that invariably end up in the garage.  
RES Success
Visit with Santa and enjoy hot apple cider, holiday treats and barbecue with your donation to Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services.The event is planned from 5 to 8 p.  
GOLDEN RESCUEShadow is a very sweet, well-mannered 12-year-old neutered male golden retriever hoping to be in his forever home for the holidays. He is good with kids and other dogs, good indoors and loves to just hang with his foster family.  
Mt. Diablo Unified has filed a lawsuit against the Contra Costa County Board of Education over its acceptance on appeal of the Contra Costa County School of Performing Arts Charter School.  
JFK University wins grant for Hispanic educationJohn F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Hispanic education.  
( Evan Agostini )
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