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The Golden State's Real Warriors The Golden State's Real Warriors

By Jim Caton

The Alameda County Community Food Bank fights a battle against hunger every day, and scores some impressive victories.

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Laurel Book Store: A Small Bookstore for a Big City Laurel Book Store: A Small Bookstore for a Big City

By Jim Caton

In downtown Oakland, Barnes and Noble is out and- believe it or not- Luan Stauss's Laurel Book Store is in.

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Tenderloin HIP: Transforming San Francisco's Seediest Neighborhood Tenderloin HIP: Transforming San Francisco's Seediest Neighborhood

By Jim Caton

The Tenderloin area of San Francisco derives its very name from the chronic need and violence that have characterized it for over a century. At Tenderloin HIP, a collective effort of nonprofits, government agencies, and corporate partners is bringing real change to the area.

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Jim Caton is a Staff Writer at BayAreaForSale.com.

An English teacher for twenty-five years, first at a college near Buffalo and then at a prep school near Detroit, Jim Caton loves talking, teaching and writing. He holds an M.A. and a J.D. and has worked as a law clerk, bartender, metal plating line operator, hi-lo driver, dishwasher, hardware clerk, and he spent four hours working for a cab company. Jim is a songwriter who plays the open-mic circuit and enjoys building furniture and guitars. He is currently at work on two books, a journalistic analysis of the privatization phenomenon titled Upside Down, and a children's fantasy novel titled The Wicker House.