Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM PDT

93-Year-Old Volunteer's Amazing Record Of Service and Commitment

93-Year-Old Volunteer's Amazing Record Of Service and Commitment

The staff at Saint Anthony's Dining Room estimate that, over the years, Rene Rodigou has poured more than 3 million glasses of juice for San Francisco's neediest.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM PDT

In Spite Of Quake, Show Goes On to Aid Ailing Musician

In Spite Of Quake, Show Goes On to Aid Ailing Musician

Herman Wilson has spent a lifetime backing up Bay Area musicians. Sunday night in Vallejo, they had his back.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM PDT

SF Man Expanding Effort to Help World's Poorest

SF Man Expanding Effort to Help World's Poorest

Growing up on the Peninsula, Tevis Howard was something of a science whiz kid, poised to take the biotech world by story. Then he saw something in Kenya that changed his life.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 06:17 PM PDT

San Jose Garage Unlikely Home To Martial Arts Powerhouse

San Jose Garage Unlikely Home To Martial Arts Powerhouse

When the Nguyen brothers went shopping for a home, they cared most about what the garage was like. Not for parking their cars, but for practicing their craft.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 05:35 PM PDT

Parents of Heart-Lung Transplant Recipient "Real Heroes"

Parents of Heart-Lung Transplant Recipient "Real Heroes"

Kathy and John Groebner sold most of their possessions and moved half-way across in an RV to be close to the doctors they hoped would save their daughter's life. They hoped right.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:47 PM PDT

SF Banker Goes (Six) Extra Miles For Non Profit Customer

SF Banker Goes (Six) Extra Miles For Non Profit Customer

For Gabriel Speyer, doing good during his 9-5, apparently isn't good enough.

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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.nbc@gmail.com