Drummond: Farewell for now
Bay Area News Group columnist takes a leave of absence to research urban gun violence at Harvard University.
Tammerlin Drummond: A mother channels pain into action on Oakland killings
Her 17-year-old son Christopher Jones was gunned down in front of her on New Year's Eve in 2010 near in their East Oakland home. Now Brenda Grisham has become a forceful advocate for stopping the violence in Oakland and helps other families cope with the loss of family members to street killings
Tammerlin Drummond: Commitment needed to stop violence
Urban killings won't stop without leadership and a long-term commitment to ending the carnage.
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Giving a very special gift to a stranger: new kidneys
Phil Fischer's wife likes to joke that at least her husband's kidney gets to go out dancing every once in a while. Full Story
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Season of giving the perfect time to teach children about charity
Even simple acts of charity can touch children and teenagers who participate in giving. Readers share their stories.
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Evangeline Lilly upset with magazine's 'butt' reference
Women’s Health surprised “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” actress with her cover shot.