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Season of Sharing helps Bay Area food banks sustain those in need

The earthquake that damaged Napa Valley this summer brought new troubles — and new opportunities — to the Community Action of Napa Valley food bank. The program was just settling into new offices when the magnitude 6.0 temblor hit in … More

Ron Amey (left) enjoys watching his grandson Niko sink a basket in the front yard in Oakland.

Cancer patient gets health, finances back on track

Ronald and Darlene Amey, regular churchgoers, have been working hard their whole lives — he as a handyman, she as a letter carrier for the past 31 years. Ronald’s the kind of guy who will go to McDonald’s with $20 … More

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From homeless to home for the holidays

Paul Gowins was just trying to help his daughter. Over the phone, he heard her cries, as she revealed that her marriage had broken up, and that she was living on the Colorado streets with her 20-year-old daughter. “Come home,” … More

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