Change Leaders Recognized at Graduation

On January 11, seven Change Leaders (participants) graduated during an evening ceremony held at the United Christian Church in Livermore.
The graduates have completed the program’s first phase, a four-month course called Getting Ahead. Participants, called Change Leaders to reflect the active role they play in creating lifelong change, meet weekly in a supportive, self-reflective environment that starts with sharing a meal, courtesy of Open Heart Kitchen.

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Tri-Valley food drives kick into high gear for the holidays

Open Heart Kitchen feeds 300,000 hungry Tri-Valley residents annually, no questions asked. The largest hot meal program in the area, the organization is seeking donations of more than a 1,000 turkeys but “we really don’t have a goal,” said Clare Gomes, operations director. “We’re grateful for whatever donations come in — they’ll be used all year.”

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