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West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club offers a safe place for kids in Richmond

(Photo: Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) RICHMOND — In February 2012, Steve Alameda decided it was time to hang up his whistle ...
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East Bay garden lays groundwork for learning, sharing produce for needy

(Photo: Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) LIVERMORE — Brenda Kusler may not look like the typical farmer — there are no dust-covered ...
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Bay Area Rescue Mission focuses on food — and transforming lives

(Photo: Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) RICHMOND — Seven years ago, Joe Quario came to the Bay Area Rescue Mission — homeless, ...
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Marine combat veteran credits Swords to Plowshares in quest to become defense attorney

(Photo: Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND — From the time he was 15, U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Bruce Calderon knew ...
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Opportunity Junction delivers careers

Jackie Gerstenberger has been a hard worker all her life, first stepping in to raise her six siblings, then working for a ...
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Down Syndrome Connection helps Bay Area parents celebrate their children

 (Photo: Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) It was perhaps the last thing Carissa Thilgen had expected — to learn the child she ...
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