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Young Woman is a True Hero to Us All

Young Woman is a True Hero to Us All

On the night of the gang rape in Richmond, California, many people crowded around. The laughed, they jeered, they took videos. Not one of them called for help. Not one of them tried to stop it. Elizabeth Vargas was at home when heard about the gang rape going on at her school from her brother-in-law. She did not remain silent. She called 911 and reported attack. This young woman stood up against community ambivalence. She knew the rape was wrong…

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Dogs Helping Victims in Court

Dogs Helping Victims in Court

A little known law on the California books is that a child witness may have another human or a dog with them on the witness stand.  A non-profit group called Paws’itive Teams has been providing dogs for this purpose. One such team is Lynn Chavez and Dory.  Chavez is a Police Officer with the San Diego Police Department.  Dory, a Team Facility Dog, helps children get through this trying time.  Dory is trained to support and comfort children as they…

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24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

If you’ve got some time on your hands, join volunteers Saturday September 20th for Caliofnria Coastal Clean Up Day.  The day is designed to get all the garbage dumped by Summer revelers off of California’s shorelines and beaches.  Groups from all over the state are planning clean up operations. Last year, over 60,000 folks showed up.  The cleaned up beaches, lakes, and rivers.   If you can believe it, they hauled in over 90,000 pounds of trash.  That’s alot of…

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Good Samaritans Help Good Samaritan

Good Samaritans Help Good Samaritan

Last weekend, ex-convict, Steve Junker, witnessed a hit-and-run accident. A Ford Focus hit a bicyclist. Junkers saw the driver get out of his car, look at the bicyclist, then go back to his car. The driver was going to flee the scene. Junker yelled at the guy, but he didn’t stop. Junker grabbed the guy by his collar as he got into the front seat. The driver got his door closed then hit the gas. Junker was trapped underneath the…

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Sergeant Gives Life with his Death

Sergeant Gives Life with his Death

Sgt. Frank Sandoval captured the hearts of many people living in the Bay Area. The 27-year-old was serving in Iraq when he was hit by an explosion in 2005. He lost a part of his skull and had other injuries. When he came home, he had to go through extensive rehabilitation. For nine months he practiced basic skills like walking and talking. It was decided that he needed special surgery to insert a flap in his skull. He underwent that…

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