Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 08:35 AM PST

Pizza-Maker Pays It Forward by Feeding Sick Kids

Pizza-Maker Pays It Forward by Feeding Sick Kids

Ron Arguello says ever since he bought his mobile, wood fired, pizza oven he can't wait to start it up each weekend. That was never more true than on night last month at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 04:59 PM PST

Hairdresser Gives Free Snips to Homeless

Hairdresser Gives Free Snips to Homeless

Daniel Rita says learning how to cut hair helped him get his life back on track. He now wants to help others do the same.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:18 PM PST

SJ Woman Running From NY to Bay Area to Support Navy Seals

SJ Woman Running From NY to Bay Area to Support Navy Seals

Christina Lee has been on the road for the over four months, running across more than a dozen states and covering 2,700 miles, in honor of the Navy Seals. She hopes her journey from New York to the Bay Area will...

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:25 PM PST

Sunnyvale Football Coach Brings Team, School Together With New Uniform Tradition

Sunnyvale Football Coach Brings Team, School Together With New Uniform Tradition

In a new twist on an old tradition, coach asks players to give jerseys to teachers who have made a difference in their lives.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 06:31 AM PST

Daughter Crochets 'Comfort' For Cancer Patients

Daughter Crochets 'Comfort' For Cancer Patients

It took Nicole Dow-Macosky five hours in front of a laptop to learn how to crochet. When she was done, she had a single square, and a big idea.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 10:05 PM PST

San Jose City College Basketball Coach Continues Winning Ways

San Jose City College Basketball Coach Continues Winning Ways

With more than 800 wins, Coach Percy Carr has won more games than any California community college ever.

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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.com