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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 05:15 PM PDT

Act of Kindness Puts Homeless Student's Life on Track

Act of Kindness Puts Homeless Student's Life on Track

Right before his father's death, Brandon Beebe promised his dad he would get his college degree. Thanks to a caring professor and her friends, Beebe is on his way to keeping his vow.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at 10:58 PM PDT

Instead Of Writing Ticket, Code Enforcement Officer Chooses To Lend A Hand To World War II Vet, Whole Community Joins In To Help

Instead Of Writing Ticket, Code Enforcement Officer Chooses To Lend A Hand To World War II Vet, Whole Community Joins In To Help

Dozens of volunteers descended on 89-year-old Albert Pericou's Petaluma home to make much-needed repairs for the World War II veteran.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:36 PM PDT

Chevron, Richmond Neighborhood Work Together To Solve Mystery, Preserve Father's Memorial To His Son

Chevron, Richmond Neighborhood Work Together To Solve Mystery, Preserve Father's Memorial To His Son

Cesar Zepeda could tell that someone was taking care of the roadside memorial on San Pablo Avenue in Richmond. He just didn't know who.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 10:57 PM PDT

20 Years After Championship Ends In Tie, High School Quarterback Gets Teams Back Together To Seek Redemption, Settle Score

20 Years After Championship Ends In Tie, High School Quarterback Gets Teams Back Together To Seek Redemption, Settle Score

When league championship game ended in a tie, Wali Razaqi had 5 seconds to make a decision. He's had 20 years to live with it.

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 05:04 PM PDT

San Mateo Woman Builds Tiny Home For Homeless Friend

San Mateo Woman Builds Tiny Home For Homeless Friend

Lisa Kolvites wanted to help her homeless friend get a roof over her head. She didn't have the money to buy or rent one for him. So she built one.

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Each week NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas profiles the people, the groups, and the companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live. Bay Area Proud stories are success stories; inspiring profiles of those making a positive change in our communities. Do you know someone who we should profile? Contact garvin.thomas@nbcuni.com