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East Bay veteran's next mission to aid homeless and 'at-risk' service members
Recognizing a serious need in eastern Contra Costa County for services for homeless veterans, disabled Army vet Gerald "J.R." Wilson started up the Delta Veterans Group in 2012 and is currently preparing for "Stand Down on the Delta," Contra Costa County's first multiday "one-stop shop" for homeless and at-risk veterans.
Hometown Hero: Director of Fremont cancer institute blends compassion with artistic flare
Pam Priest Naeve, who works at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, has dedicated her nearly 40-year career to educating cancer patients about how they can best cope with their fight against the disease. She also is a well-respected painter and artist.
Hometown Hero: Activist helps solve social problems in Antioch and other Contra Costa communities
Antioch resident Iris Archuleta, who helped found the Antioch Youth Intervention Network and works with her husband as a consultant helping to improve low-income communities, also teaches political science at Los Medanos College, where she inspires young adults with her passion for history, politics and activism. Archuleta developed the High Performing Communities Framework, trademarked in 2014, which she and her husband use in their consulting work to find root causes of social problems and build consensus around solutions.
Read about a new Hometown Hero every other Monday and watch the program on Comcast On Demand at Channel One-Bay On Demand-Hometown Heroes.
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Review: El Cerrito's Taste of Ethiopia definitely worth a visit
With its super fresh vegetarian and meat dishes, Ethiopian coffee and authentic, hard-to-find touches, this new Ethiopian restaurant is worth a visit.
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Paula Deen tweets photo of son in brownface
Former Food Network star reveals racial insensitivity again with “I Love Lucy” post that ignites social media backlash.