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Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:30 PM PDT

From High Tech To High Need: Berkeley Grad's Startup Diverts Close To One Million Pounds Of Excess Food From Companies To Shelters

From High Tech To High Need: Berkeley Grad's Startup Diverts Close To One Million Pounds Of Excess Food From Companies To Shelters

Maen Mahfoud is a 28-year-old Syrian-born Berkeley grad who has started an innovative, fast-growing technology nonprofit that is helping fight the problem of food waste in the U.S. Garvin Thomas reports.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM PDT

The Show Goes On: Cast, Crew At South Bay School Rally To Stage Production After Sudden Death Of Beloved Director

The Show Goes On: Cast, Crew At South Bay School Rally To Stage Production After Sudden Death Of Beloved Director

Tom Alessandri dedicated more than 40 years of his life to teaching and directing students at Bellarmine College Prep. It was the least they could do, they say, to dedicate one last show to him.

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 01:24 PM PDT

Berkeley Teens Get Creative, With Marshmallows, To Help Young Orphan Half A World Away

Berkeley Teens Get Creative, With Marshmallows, To Help Young Orphan Half A World Away

Ollie Krause spent months planning a fun event for all his friends. The one man who would get the most out of it, though, wasn't even there.

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 05:27 AM PDT

Pleasanton 12-Year-Old Uses Heimlich To Save Little Brother's Life, Inspires Others To Learn Life-Saving Techniques

Pleasanton 12-Year-Old Uses Heimlich To Save Little Brother's Life, Inspires Others To Learn Life-Saving Techniques

Kristy Palfalvi jokes that she taught her children life-saving techniques so they could save her one day. Daughter Rylie ended up doing so much more. "She saved our whole family that day," Palfalvi said.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM PDT

After Trying Winter, Highway 17 Commuters Throw "Thank You" Party for Road Crews

After Trying Winter, Highway 17 Commuters Throw "Thank You" Party for Road Crews

If there is such a thing as the opposite of road rage, it's what Erin Buchla was feeling watching emergency and road crews fighting nature to keep Highway 17 open and safe this past winter.

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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