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Monday, July 7, 2014

If you ever wonder whether the Bay Area has a heart of gold, you don't have to wonder anymore. I'm always amazed at the myriad of people and non-profits doing great work here.  Here's a sampling of some of the non-profits I have come to know and love.

 Gala fundraiser for the Curry Senior Center in the Tenderloin -  2014

Fundraiser for BuildOn - building better communities here and schools in developing countries.

The American Heart Association of Silicon Valley - raising funds for research. 

The Summit Bank Foundation of Oakland - sending kids from Oakland to college.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society - helping those in need in San Mateo County.

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On June 8, 2014 I anchored my last weekend newscast at NBC Bay Area after 12 years (and 12 years before that at KTVU). I'm still working with NBC as a special correspondent, but I was grateful to all my friends at NBC for a wonderful sendoff! 

Jessica Aguirre threw an incredible party for many of the "ladies of NBC Bay Area" - we toasted each other and loved being together.

Many of the members of the weekend crew came in (or returned if they have moved onto weekdays) to say goodbye. We had fun, and I will miss all of them! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Some of my fellow anchor buddies in Diablo Magazine - very fun photo shoot :)

The Anchor Women

Four journalists discuss life behind the news desk.

Photography by Norma Cordova
Photography by Norma Cordova
Flip around your tv dial, and you’re more than likely to see Julie Haener, Jessica Aguirre, Ann Notarangelo, and Diane Dwyer on channels 2, 3, 5, and 11. But rarely will you find all four women in the same room—unless you attended Diablo’s recent roundtable interview.

“This is fun because we never get to see each other,” said Haener, KTVU-2’s Emmy award–winning anchor, as she reminisced with Aguirre about their days chasing stories in the field for fiercely competitive stations, before they both became weeknight anchors.
Notarangelo, a reporter and weekend anchor for KPIX-5, is the group’s only East Bay native—although Dwyer grew up on the Peninsula before attending Cal—but all four women now live in the suburban neighborhoods around Mount Diablo.
Diablo got the group together to talk about the state of the news business, where news is headed, and how these dynamic East Bay moms balance family life with their high-profile jobs.
Here's a link to the rest of the article:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

State Senator Leland Yee arrested on 7 felony counts (including weapons charges).

I received information about the arrest of Leland Yee in March of 2014, and Jeremy Carroll (photographer) and I were the only journalists at Yee's house when Yee was arrested. Here is our report from that morning:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

NBC Bay Area teams up with Safeway stores throughout the Bay Area to provide for the food bank

NBC Bay Area teams up with Safeway stores throughout the Bay Area to provide for the food banks.

Marshall, Shannon and Larry all helped out in the food drive at the Orinda Safeway. 

My son and dog (Truman) helped out today as well! 

Philippine International Aid Annual Fundraiser

Philippine International Aid Annual Fundraiser 

This is my 10th year emceeing it, I think?

More photos to come - it was a different feeling this year with the disastrous typhoon just one week ago. As always, everyone was generous and raised tens of thousands for the children in the Philippines.