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A student with promise, a teacher who had to help LATimes.com 4/24/13
Dances with whales SFGate.com 4/24/13
The Autism Advantage NYTimes.com 12/02/12
NYPD officer's kindness sparks online sensation USAToday.com 11/29/12
High school athletes help Down Syndrome boy become homecoming king SFGate.com 10/15/12
AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40 SFGate.com 5/31/12
Woman Who Couldn't Be Intimidated by Citigroup Wins $31 Million SFGate.com with Bloomberg 5/31/12
Orangutans at Miami zoo use iPads to communicate SFGate.com 5/9/12
Paralysed woman Claire Lomas completes London Marathon in bionic suit independent.co.uk 5/8/12
Japan priest fights invisible demon: radiation Reuters.com 2/10/12
Twin sisters defied social pressures; now they're bound for Yale -- together MercuryNews.com 5/6/12
The 'real' housewives of West Vancouver want to change world Vancouver Sun 5/5/12
Northern California fishermen free entangled whale SFGate.com 5/5/12
Indians given 164 acres by Save the Redwood League SFGate 4/28/12
A Special Place for kids with life threatening illnesses MercuryNews.com 4/28/12
Bunking with cats, inmates learn value of teamworkSFGate.com 5/3/12
SF photo exhibit of women who found self-worth SFGate.com 4/28/12
Golden retreiver-collie mix gets a lasting home SFGate.com 3/14/12
Veterans tame wolf-dogs at California rescue center MerucyrNews.com 3/13/12
Sweet stray becomes the cat they'll never forget SFgate.com 1/18/12
Wonder Dog NYTimes.com 2/5/12 See also The Chancer Chronices and 4 Paws for Ability.
Passers-by rescue children from icy Utah river SFGate.com 1/2/12
Passersby rescue kids in icy river crash USAToday.com 1/2/12
His apes sang early on the day gibbon researcher died mercurynews.com Los Angeles Daily News 11/6/11
California veterans seek forgiveness with help from Stanford project MercuryNews.com 8/8/11
Where Politics Are Complex, Simple Joys at the Beach NYTimes.com 7/27/11
The Arabian Oryx - a comeback story LATimes.com 6/29/11
Pakistan's Sufi Muslims brave bombs to worship latimes.com 6/14/11
Homeless Garden Project farm manager helps people, vegetables flourish MercuryNews.com 5/15/11
A Wallet Lost 40 Years Ago Now Is Found NYTimes.com 2/20/11
Nabokov Butterfly Theory Is Vindicated NYTimes.com 1/25/11
Jack LaLanne dies at 96; spiritual father of U.S. fitness movement LATimes.com 1/23/11
What I Learned from Sargent Shriver NYTimes.com 1/19/11
Fungus Out! The frog resistance is here 12/10/10
Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' saving flood victims BBC News 11/1/10
Giving Alzheimer's Patienst Their Way, Even Chocolate NYTimes.com 12/31/10
More Farmers' Markets Expand to Year-Round NYTimes.com 12/27/10
In 'Daily Show' Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow NYTimes.com 12/27/10
WWII enemies now allies with aid of Internet, time SFGate.com 12/25/10
Yiying Lu makes splash with Twitter's 'fail whale'" SFGate.com 12/25/10 More at Mashable (but with expletives): The Origin of Twitter's "Fail Whale" Mashable.com 8/2/10
African Huts Far From the Grid Glow With Renewabl Power NYTimes.com 12/24/10
Luisa Tetrazzini's gift ends S.F. era on high note SFGate.com 12/24/10
Devon soldier survives human shield shooting BBC News 12/19/10 Soldier survives being shot by a man who used a little girl as a shield.
Veteran gets helping hand to give daughter home SFGate.com 12/19/10
The U.S.S. Prius NYTimes.com 12/19/10
Paul Revere's Ride Against Slavery NYTimes.com 12/19/10 (actually, Henry Wadsworth Longfelow)
The Gifts of Hope NYTimes.com 12/18/10
Wild coho salmon run in Marin County renews hope SFGate.com 12/17/10
2010 Activist Awards: 10 non-profits photographed in action SFGate.com 12/14/10
Decades after Holocaust, cousins reunite LATimes.com 12/5/10
Internet rallies around bullied little Jedi who gets much deserved Star Wars love 12/10/10 LATimes.com "Lucasfilm sent her a bunch of gear, which -- get this -- she shared with the kids who bullied her." Wow....
A garden designed with wheelchairs in mind LATimes.com 10/27/10
Studio Kabul NYTimes.com 10/21/10 These women are ... amazing.
Dr. Greg and Afghanistan NYTimes.com 10/20/10
D.I.Y. Foreign-Aid Revolution NYTimes.com 10/20/10 Go Kristof go.
Raisins Give Hope to Afghan Farmers NYTimes 10/8/10 "A country
like that, that has been at war for 30 years, if you can bring calm
and happiness to a few families' lives and that can grow, why wouldn't
you want to do that?"
Out of the Loss of a Garden, Another Life Lesson NYTimes 8/18/10 Coincidences? Nah. Important message? Yeah.
Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer's NYTimes.com 8/12/10
Gang-intervention worker turns grief into motivation LATimes.com 8/12/10
Birdhouses Designed for Repeat Visitors [Purple Martins] NYtimes.com 8/11/10
Farmers Lean to Truce on Animals' Close Quarters NYTimes.com 8/11/10
Charlie Chan: A Stereotype and a Hero NYTimes.com 8/10/10 The people are just very interesting to read about.
Rehabilitating injured land SFGate.com 8/8/10
Iraqi reporter risks it all for the story LATimes.com 7/15/10
Origins of Tournament in an Infamous Prison NYTimes 7/5/10 "One way that political prisoners maintained their humanity during the apartheid years in this notorious place was to form a soccer league...."
Spirit Intact, a Soldier Reclaims His Life NYTimes.com 4/2/10 What happened to this man truly sucks, but he is amazing, and so are the people who help him.
He spins, turns his life around LATimes.com LATime.com 6/10/10 Deported, he starts to do good in Cambodia.
Program helps ex-foster youth navigate college SFGate.com 5/22/10
An ailing man and the wiener dog who saved him SFGate.com 5/21/10
Team effort helps Cal lacrosse player heal SFGate.com 5/8/10
Mission blue butterfly returns to Twin Peaks SFGate.com 5/7/10
17 Years Later, Stage 4 Survivor Is Savoring a Life Well Lived NYTimes.com 4/26/10
Temple Grandin offers window into autistic life SFGate.com 4/26/10
Chimpanzees mourn their dead like humans do, research finds LATimes.com 4/27/10 (And we already knew elephants mourn their dead, and human dead....)
Habitat donors make up for what thieves stole SFGate.com 4/21/10
At Compton school, teen tutors and adult students learn from each other LATimes.com 3/22/10
Free Farm plants seeds of community, generosity SFGate.com 3/22/10
Black Priest Shares Past, Enlightening White Town NYTimes.com 1/29/10
Female Bankers in India Earn Chances to Rule NYTimes.com 1/27/10
Dogs' Life (and Death) Is a Poignant Tale NYTimes.com 1/29/10
incredible journey: How Baltic the mongrel drifted 32km out to sea on
river ice and survived HeraldSun.com.au 1/29/10 and the follow-up
Dog rescued from sea at home on saviors' ship SFGate.com 1/29/10
Janette Haiti rescue, singing: don't be afraid of death. News clip uploaded to YouTube.com ... LA firefighters come to the rescue.
3-D Jungle Is a Biologist's Dream NYTimes.com essay 1/18/10 ... really captures the essence of the movie's genius: making biology shine on screen
NY cabbie returns $21k in purse to passenger SFGate.com 1/12/10
Abandoned kitten finds home in couple's hearts SFGate.com 1/13/10
A sportswriter's brief, shining moment of glory SFGate.com 12/31/09
Time off for son's surgery leaves no rent money SFGate.com 12/25/09
A Most Meaningful Gift Idea NYTimes.com 12/24/09 Kristof, woot.
For helping hungry, Food Runners takes the cake SFGate.com 12/24/09
Dolphin Moms Teach Daughters to Use Tools Oldie from 2005. NationalGeographic.com
Tool-Using Octopus: Coconut Shells Become Body Armor DiscoverMagazine.com 12/14/09 ... here, too: "Bizarre" Octopuses Carry Coconuts as Instant Shelters NationalGeographic.com 12/14/09
SF plant thought extinct found near Golden Gate SFGate.com 12/14/09
Cleric Wields Religion to Challenge Iran's Theocracy NYTimes.com 11/21/09
Good Samaritan donates car to arson victim SFGate.com 11/21/09
Iranian father, son see music as path to peace SFGate.com 11/11/09
Getting Out: THe Education of Jesse Jean HearingVoices.com (NPR) 2009
Fellow Inmates Ease the Pain of Dying in Jail NYTimes.com 10/17/09 "You go in thinking that you're going to help somebody, and every time they end up helping you."
A Believer in Heroism, to Jews' Lasting Gratitude NYTimes.com 10/16/09 An atheist who helped hide over a hundred Jews in WWII.
Female pilot caps career with Fleet Week act SFGate.com 10/9/09
South Africa Children Push for Better Schools NYTimes.com 9/24/09
Once Slave to Luxury, Japan Catches Thrift Bug NYTimes 9/20/09 Wow, luxury fashion no longer king in Japan? Amazing!!
Tons of junk collected on cleanup day SFGate.com 9/19/09
Green Teen Reaps Rewards of Eco-Friendliness SFGate.com 9/13/09
She Finally Has a Home: Harvard LATimes.com 6/20/09 A homeless young woman wins entry into Harvard University.
Venture Firm's 'Green' Funds Top $1 Billion NYTimes.com 8/31/09
The Women's Crusade NYTimes.com 8/23/09 Kristof and WuDunn. Amazing article.
Clever rooks repeat ancient fable news.bbc.co.uk 8/6/09 Rooks raise water level by adding rocks....
Clean, Sexy Water NYTimes.com 7/11/09 Kristof on Scott Harrison's water campaign. Websites by Scott Harrison: Charity: Water and Mercy Global.
Watching Whales Watching Us NYtimes.com 7/8/09 ...Update on whales and their deeply, profoundly, somehow human spirits.
All Eyes Are on Tiger Woods, the Father NYTimes.com 6/13/09
All-Night Care for Dementia's Restless Minds NYTimes.com 6/12/09
Greening the Herds: A New Diet to Cap Gas 6/5/09 NYTimes.com ...about time!!
A Promise to Be Ethical in an Era of Immorality" 5/30/09 NYTimes.com
2 Entrepreneurs Help a Monastery Thrive 6/1/09 NYTimes.com
Latasha Allston 5/31/09 SFGate.com
Mom connects families to feed the hungry CNN.com 5/15/09
Honest taxi driver reaps rewards BBC News 5/7/09
Meet the brains of the animal world BBC News 5/7/09 (On corvids (crows))
Gorilla mums keep family in check 5/8/09 (Gorillas clap their hands to get others' attentions.)
Power of Everyday People SFGate.com 5/9/09
The Harlem Miracle NYTimes.com 5/7/09
How Spicy Foods Can Kill Cancers News.bbc.co.uk 1/9/07 (blast from the past)
Coming Soon: A 40-Watt LED Light Bulb NYTimes.com 5/6/09
Freeze That Thought ...good food advice NYTimes.com 5/6/09
Boogie birdie: Animals shown to 'dance' to music SFGate.com 4/30/09 I saw Snowball's video some years ago and thought it was hilarious!
Unlikely Singer Is YouTube Sensation NYtimes.com 4/17/09
Italian scientist, turning 100, still works SFGAte.com 4/18/09
A Columbine Victim's Spirit of Hope Grows NYTimes 4/17/09
Couple turn home into artificial ecosystem SFGate.com 4/17/09
Triumphing Over Long Odds to Succeed at School NYTimes.com 4/8/09
Prize for 'Sun in the box' Cooker news.bbc.co.uk 4/9/09
Richmond cop saves lives, even after his own SFGate.com 4/5/09
Gossip Girls and Boys Get Lessons in Empathy NYTimes.com 4/5/09
When Pets Save the Day SFGate.com 3/30/09 Be sure to read the 2nd oldest comment as well.
Raw Foods for Pets? SFGate.com 3/31/09 Not advocating this per se, but at least people are talking about the FOOD CHAIN!
Palestinians Serenade Survivors in Israel NYTimes.com 3/26/09
Hope over peanut allergy 'cure' news.bbc.co.uk 2/20/09
Urban Composting: A New Can of Worms NYTimes.com 2/18/09
A Company Prospers by Saving Poor People's Lives NYTimes.com 2/2/09 Vestergaard-Frandsen.
Beauty's More than Skin Deep Japantimes.com 2/1/09 Chizu Saeki has some very interesting perspectives and wisdom.
Popularity's Dead! Rebellion against Brands Starts Now Japantimes.com 2/1/09 Oh my gosh, the Japanese are finally moving away from cookie-cutter commercialism, and might even wake up to philanthropy?? Wow!!
Green-Light Specials, Now at Wal-Mart NYTimes.com 1/25/09 ...Hey, it's a move in the right direction - like McDonald's going to bat for better slaughterhouses!
Study Sees an Obama Effect as Lifting Black Test-Takers NYTimes.com 1/22/09
Afghan Schoolgirls Undeterred by Attack NYTimes.com 1/14/09 /salute to these brave families.
Boston artist leaves paintings in S.F. for free SFGate.com 1/3/09
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