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Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 04:57 PM PDT

Girl Scout's Speech Leads to $1.8M in Funding For Playground

Girl Scout's Speech Leads to $1.8M in Funding For Playground

In order to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, Esther Lucas didn't have to convince her city to spend millions to help children living with disabilities. It certainly didn't hurt, though

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 12:11 AM PDT

Pebble Beach Family Offers $10 Million Bounty For Rare Medicine To Save Son's Life

Pebble Beach Family Offers $10 Million Bounty For Rare Medicine To Save Son's Life

If successful in obtaining the treatment for their son Errol, Rider and Victoria McDowell say they will make the cancer drug anti-CD47, already in clinical trials, available to other children who could...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:25 PM PDT

"It's Like Life-Saving Come Full Circle": Oakland Women Share Their Unique Dog Rescue Tale

"It's Like Life-Saving Come Full Circle": Oakland Women Share Their Unique Dog Rescue Tale

A year ago, Michelle Dunn and Susan Reale didn't even know each other. Now, they are bonded for life. In a couple of ways.

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:23 AM PDT

Peninsula Chef Celebrates Impressive Milestone In Mission To Transform Young Lives

Peninsula Chef Celebrates Impressive Milestone In Mission To Transform Young Lives

In 1993, Chef Betty Ewing started giving jobs in her restaurant to students struggling in high school. One by one she watched them turn their lives around. It's why, 25 years later, she has no intention of...

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:43 AM PDT

Prepping For PyeongChang: With Winter Games Just 6 Months Away, Northern California Athletes Sharpen Focus

Prepping For PyeongChang: With Winter Games Just 6 Months Away, Northern California Athletes Sharpen Focus

Travis Ganong and Bryce Bennett have a lot in common. Both grew up on the slopes of Squaw Valley. Both ski downhill for the US Ski Team. And both know exactly where they want to be on February 9th.

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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