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Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 06:47 PM PDT

Apple Engineer Converts Used Van Into Mobile Laundromat, Offers Free Loads to Homeless

Apple Engineer Converts Used Van Into Mobile Laundromat, Offers Free Loads to Homeless

Ron Powers, a mechanical engineer at Apple, turned a used van into a mobile laundromat and made it available for free to the homeless of Santa Cruz, California.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 04:24 PM PST

San Jose Earthquakes Player Gives Las Vegas Taxi Driver Life-Changing Tip

San Jose Earthquakes Player Gives Las Vegas Taxi Driver Life-Changing Tip

Las Vegas taxi driver Pedro Hahamian says he doesn't normally share his personal struggles with passengers, but the one he picked up two weeks ago was different. He had no idea how different that ride would be.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:59 PM PDT

'This Is It. I'm Going to Die Today': Young Samaritans Rescue Swimmer Carried Off By Current In San Francisco's Aquatic Park

'This Is It. I'm Going to Die Today': Young Samaritans Rescue Swimmer Carried Off By Current In San Francisco's Aquatic Park

One Tuesday in February, two brothers and a girlfriend went fishing for crabs in San Francisco Bay. They didn't catch a thing. But they did save a life.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:14 AM PST

6-Year-Old 'Dog Whisperer' in Morgan Hill

6-Year-Old 'Dog Whisperer' in Morgan Hill

Meghan Topping says she used all of her "experience with dogs" in the capture of Daisy.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:08 PM PDT

Long-Time Member Of Giants' Broadcast Crew Turns Life-Threatening Diagnosis Into Help For Thousands Of Cancer Patients

Long-Time Member Of Giants' Broadcast Crew Turns Life-Threatening Diagnosis Into Help For Thousands Of Cancer Patients

When the San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series, David Benzer was on top of the world. 24 hours later, a cancer diagnosis sent his world into a tailspin. He's dedicating his life now to helping others...

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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