Community outreach for the owners of the new Johnny Salami Deli in downtown Brentwood, in the wake of the tragic loss of their son last week, continues to grow with the generous donations to the family’s GoFundMe account. The deli’s grand opening was delayed, but according to the business website, the family hopes to open soon. For those looking to help, visit www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-our-son.

The Brentwood Regional Community Chest is getting ready for their holiday distribution and they are still looking for volunteers. The annual food-packing event will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, at 4:30 p.m., at Brentwood Elementary School, and the distribution will happen on Dec. 17, at 7:30 a.m. No need to sign up to help; just show up to either event, or both! Toys for the 12-and-up crowd are still needed, so bring one or two when you come to help or deposit in a BRCC barrel located at businesses around town. Contact Lill Pierce at 925-813-1320 for additional questions.

There is still time for your season fix of  “The Nutcracker.” The El Campanil Theater in Antioch is hosting The Ballet Company of East County on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 18, at noon and 4 p.m. Between shows, there will be a special meet-and-greet, during which the audience can meet the performers in all their amazing costumes. Tickets can be purchased at www.elcampaniltheater.com or 925-757-9500. 

The Friends of Oakley organization is asking for donations to help its local radio project, KLSN Community Radio. The nonprofit, community-focused, volunteer-run radio station needs $8,000 to complete its fundraising needs and meet the Federal Communications Commission deadline. As of Nov. 29, KLSN’s GoFundMe account had raised $1,334. For more information or to make a donation, visit https://goo.gl/d6OmZB.

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