Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 01:14 PM PDT

Returned Baseball Glove Proves It's Never Too Late To Do The Right Thing (2010)

Returned Baseball Glove Proves It's Never Too Late To Do The Right Thing (2010)

Kelly Johnson took something that didn't belong to him 45 years ago. The search for its true owner yielded some surprising results.

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 09:39 AM PST

Oakland Pediatrician Opens Her Home To Patients

Oakland Pediatrician Opens Her Home To Patients

Dr. Caroline Hastings has turned the idea of work/life balance on its head and the results are beautiful.

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM PST

12-Year-Old Creates Braille Printer Out Of Legos

12-Year-Old Creates Braille Printer Out Of Legos

When Shubham Banerjee learned how expensive Braille printers were, he thought he could do better. All he needed was a month, and a set of Legos.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT

Warm, Dry Winter Puts San Jose Man's Grand Floral Dreams On Hold

Warm, Dry Winter Puts San Jose Man's Grand Floral Dreams On Hold

Rich Santoro, aka The Bulb Guy, planted close to two thousand bulbs in a Milpitas hillside as part of his plan to turn bulb gardening into a fad. The warm weather may have killed almost every one of the flowers,...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 01:16 PM PDT

SJ Amputee Gets Second Chance at Ironman Championship

SJ Amputee Gets Second Chance at Ironman Championship

Jeff Schmidt says not finishing the Kona Ironman in 2012 turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Still, in 2013, he aimed to finish what he started.

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM PST

Former Students Give Choir Teacher Emotional Musical Tribute

Former Students Give Choir Teacher Emotional Musical Tribute

It is one thing to be told your life mattered. It is another thing to have 150 people sing that message to you in perfect harmony.

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 07:26 AM PDT

Castro Valley Couple A Turtle-In-Need's Best Friends

Castro Valley Couple A Turtle-In-Need's Best Friends

How many turtles and tortoises live in Gary and Ginger Wilfong's backyard? Your guess is as good as their's.

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 02:11 PM PDT

An Eagle At 85

An Eagle At 85

It took a family tragedy and a world war to stop George Maher from becoming an Eagle Scout. It took a concerned co-worker, more than sixty years later, to set things right.

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM PDT

Bay Area Teens Heading To India To Help Country's Poorest Children Learn English

Bay Area Teens Heading To India To Help Country's Poorest Children Learn English

The Bay Area non profit, Home of Hope, has a remarkable history of success helping India's poorest citizens. They are now looking to add another charitable chapter to their story.

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 08:31 AM PDT

Return Of Stolen Therapy Dog Allows Disabled Man To Continue Inspirational Work

Return Of Stolen Therapy Dog Allows Disabled Man To Continue Inspirational Work

When Arthur Renowitzky's stolen therapy dog, Love, was returned last month, it was hailed as good news. The real good news, though, is the work those two are able to continue doing.

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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.nbc@gmail.com