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Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 01:22 PM PDT

From Client To Coworker: CEO Hires Young Man With Autism He Treated 15 Years Ago

From Client To Coworker: CEO Hires Young Man With Autism He Treated 15 Years Ago

Pete Pallares always wondered what happened the Jack Clark. Then, one day, Jack's resume landed on his desk.

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 03:32 PM PDT

75 Years After His Death, a Fallen Officer is Honored

75 Years After His Death, a Fallen Officer is Honored

June Amrhein was just 9-years-old in 1942 when her father, Louis Phipps, was killed in the line of duty. She was 83 when he was properly honored for it.

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:31 PM PDT

Antioch Officer Does More Than Return Disabled Girl's Stolen Tricycle, He Restores Her Faith In Police

Antioch Officer Does More Than Return Disabled Girl's Stolen Tricycle, He Restores Her Faith In Police

Antioch Police Officer Dan Fachner knew he had done a good deed when he tracked down Charlotte Luther's stolen tricycle. What he didn't know at the time, is that he had actually done two.

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.

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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
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