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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:34 AM PDT

San Jose Jazz Legend Donates Dozens Of New Trumpets To Get Next Generation Playing

San Jose Jazz Legend Donates Dozens Of New Trumpets To Get Next Generation Playing

Eddie Gale has enjoyed a long, rich career as a jazz trumpet player. Nothing makes him happier these days, though than seeing a young person play for the very first time.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:21 PM PDT

San Mateo Author On 6 Year Journey Sharing Untold Story Of Heroism During The Holocaust

San Mateo Author On 6 Year Journey Sharing Untold Story Of Heroism During The Holocaust

Frans and Mein Winjakker saved the lives of more than two dozen Jews in the Netherlands during World War II by sheltering them from the Nazis.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 01:46 PM PDT

East Palo Alto Youth Notices Hometown Lacking One Very Important Resource, Returns From College To Help Fix It

East Palo Alto Youth Notices Hometown Lacking One Very Important Resource, Returns From College To Help Fix It

Every day, going to and from high school, Uriel Hernandez would notice one big difference between his hometown of East Palo Alto and neighborint Atherton. He has now returned from college determined to do...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:00 PM PDT

Berkeley Architect Fights Religious Oppression

Berkeley Architect Fights Religious Oppression

Niknaz Aftahi says she owes a lot the professors at the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. The best way to pay them back was to become one.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 05:55 PM PDT

South Bay Non Profit, Volunteers Help 79-Year-Old, Blind, Deaf Man Stay In His Home

South Bay Non Profit, Volunteers Help 79-Year-Old, Blind, Deaf Man Stay In His Home

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley tackled more than 30 repair projects in a single day, including a very important one for a 79-year-old man.

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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