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Anonymous Santa's Secret Service has been helping Bay Area needy for 55 years

The all-volunteer organization aims to lift spirits and make the holiday season just a little jollier for thousands of poor and often neglected area residents.  
Hayward police give toys to more than 100 families.  
 
PLEASANTON -- The Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual community service awards for individuals, businesses and nonprofit groups.  
 
Find out how many gallons of water have been treated to irrigate lawns and gardens.  
 
An agreement to build a Portola Avenue park near Isabel Road was also approved.  
 
Friends remember Doris Rodriquez as a champion of everyday people  
 
Anonymous Santa's Secret Service has been helping needy for 55 years  
 
Elsehwhere: Mt. Eden is a Grammy Signature semifinalist  
 
Misled protests over the top in their absurdityThoughts that trouble me some: if the physical and scientific evidence are not in dispute, if the stories of "hands up, don't shoot" have been recanted, if 12 people (with pressure to convict) decided a police officer followed the rules, if the  
 
Good stuffNativity scenes done drive-through-style The Christmas Story -- 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18. The Trinity Church presents a dramatization of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus in a "drive-through" format comprising six scenes with live actors and animals.