Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:11 PM PDT

Great White Shark Thwarts Marathon Swim in San Francisco Bay

Great White Shark Thwarts Marathon Swim in San Francisco Bay

Simon Dominguez and Kim Chambers are members of Night Train Swimmers, a group of long-distance swimmers who dream up epic swims to challenge themselves and raise money for charity.

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:23 AM PDT

Danville Cancer Survivor Runs Charity Out Of His Garage, Raises Millions On The Golf Course

Danville Cancer Survivor Runs Charity Out Of His Garage, Raises Millions On The Golf Course

In 2001, Bob Hammer took a gamble with his life. It paid off in a big way, and 14 years later, he's still making it pay off for others.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 10:43 PM PDT

San Carlos Artist Drops Free Art In Public To Promote Happiness

San Carlos Artist Drops Free Art In Public To Promote Happiness

Linsday DeAlba says what she is getting in return for her art is worth more than money.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 10:41 PM PDT

New Alameda County Deputy Joins Father, Brother, Other Brother, On Force

New Alameda County Deputy Joins Father, Brother, Other Brother, On Force

Jim Linn must have made a career with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office look very good. How else to explain all three of his sons following in his exact footsteps?

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:03 PM PDT

Castro Valley Man Walks The Length Of California So That Friend May Take His First Steps In Years

Castro Valley Man Walks The Length Of California So That Friend May Take His First Steps In Years

Eugene Yoon was thinking of Ellen Degeneres' admonition, "be kind to one another," when he decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for a paralyzed man he had never met.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:36 PM PDT

Alameda Teen, Adopted From Ethiopian Family Ravaged By HIV/AIDS, Picks Up Crusade

Alameda Teen, Adopted From Ethiopian Family Ravaged By HIV/AIDS, Picks Up Crusade

Sara Anderson's journey has not only covered extreme distances, but extreme emotion as well.

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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