( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
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
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.
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.
( RAY CHAVEZ )
Review: Berkeley's new Advocate succeeds deliciously
Conceived by the same team behind Berkeley's Comal, the new Advocate delivers on all fronts, from stylish decor to tasty New American cuisine.
( Evan Agostini )
Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's presidential bid a 'nightmare'
With a long history of animosity, will Rosie O'Donnell calling Donald Trump's presidential bid a nightmare set off another round of insults?