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Friday, May 12, 2017 at 12:34 PM PDT

North Bay Reporter Dedicated To Solving 22-Year-Old Case Of Missing News Anchor

North Bay Reporter Dedicated To Solving 22-Year-Old Case Of Missing News Anchor

The number of stories Caroline Lowe covered during her 34-year reporting career number in the thousands. The number she is still working on is down to just one: the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit. www.FindJo...

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.

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 4, 2017 at 11:13 PM PDT

San Jose Elementary School Students Raise Thousands To Support Classmates, Community Hit By Flooding

San Jose Elementary School Students Raise Thousands To Support Classmates, Community Hit By Flooding

In order to do their part in the school-wide fundraiser, all Jessica Friedman's fourth-graders had to raise was $200. The went above, and way beyond.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:37 PM PDT

East Bay Man Shows Dedication To Rescue Non Profit By Walking Around Lake Merritt For 24 Hours Straight. In A Catsuit.

East Bay Man Shows Dedication To Rescue Non Profit By Walking Around Lake Merritt For 24 Hours Straight. In A Catsuit.

No matter how you may have spent your Memorial Day weekend, it's a sure bet it was nothing like what Jay Ruiz did to support Cat Town, the Oakland-based cat rescue organization. https://www.crowdrise.com/cat-to...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:30 PM PDT

US, Chinese Olympic Hopefuls Train At Squaw, Eyes On 2018 Games

 US, Chinese Olympic Hopefuls Train At Squaw, Eyes On 2018 Games

For two weeks, the best mogul skiers from the United States (including two Bay Area skiers) and China will be training on three specially designed runs atop Squaw Valley.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM PDT

Fashion Students Work With Disabled To Create Garments Designed To Better Their Lives

 Fashion Students Work With Disabled To Create Garments Designed To Better Their Lives

From a skirt that doesn't ride up for a woman in a wheelchair to a jacket that helps a veteran cope with his PTSD, San Francisco State students create one-of-a-kind garments to help fellow students and staff...

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.

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...

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