Community & Charity

Joe Bologna formed surprisingly deep connections with the customers who lived on his Walnut Creek mail route.
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Carrie Hodousek
December 12, 2019 - 1:32 pm
It’s not often people get to form a special bond with their mail carrier, yet that's exactly what happened with Joe Bologna who deliverred letters and packages in Walnut Creek for 38 years. Reporter Carrie Hodousek has the story in this week's Difference Makers.
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The Carnival Splendor cruise ship arrives in the San Francisco Bay May 1, 2009 in San Francisco.
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Tim Ryan
December 11, 2019 - 10:36 am
Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan's offhand comment about a potential solution for housing the homeless is making waves. She said she's exploring the possibility of using cruise ships to house the homeless.
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Sandy Preto beat breast cancer and started Notes4Hope to help others with the disease.
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Carrie Hodousek
December 04, 2019 - 1:43 pm
An East Bay breast cancer survivor is working to raise awareness about the disease through Notes4Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing power of music.
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A San Jose neighborhood saves the day for Lynn Jimenez and her son Chris after their holiday yard display was hit by thieves.
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Keith Menconi
November 27, 2019 - 10:28 am
Neighbors' actions help heal a mom's broken heart after the holiday yard display she created for son was stolen by 'the Grinch.'
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: A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train travels towards downtown Oakland on August 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 27, 2019 - 8:48 am
The majority of BART passengers who get ticketed for eating in prohibitied areas are people of color, according to the San Francisco Examiner .
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Steve left) and Gordon met through the Mon Ami program and hiked in Tilden Regional Park.
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Carrie Hodousek
November 26, 2019 - 11:47 pm
Senior citizens often need all the help they can get when it comes to building social connections as they age. Mon Ami, based in Palo Alto, is an organization that is working to fill that communication gap.
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The Church of Christ in Forestville, built in 1879, was badly damaged in a fire Nov. 25, 2019.
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Jeffrey Schaub
November 25, 2019 - 2:07 pm
A 140-year old church in Forestville suffered major damage during a fire Monday.
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Students say the Pledge of Allegiance as thousands gather at a candlelight vigil for several students killed in the Saugus High School shooting in Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. Detectives were searching for a motive for the killings carried out by Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow on Thursday, his 16th birthday. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP)
AP News
November 17, 2019 - 11:40 pm
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people held a candlelight vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded. The brother of one of the...
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Keith Menconi
November 13, 2019 - 3:33 pm
San Jose State University students in need of housing will now be able to stay in an Airbnb for free through a new pilot program.
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Bernadette Laos went back to work as a postal worker in Sonoma County three days after her home burned down in the Kincade Fire.
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Carrie Hodousek
November 11, 2019 - 8:35 am
Geyserville’s mail carrier was back in her delivery truck shortly after losing her home in the Kincade fire. Bernadette Laos, 59, has been the town’s mail carrier for 18 years. She makes 500 deliveries a day along her 80-mile route. The most difficult part of the job is driving by what used to be...
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