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Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM PDT

After Trying Winter, Highway 17 Commuters Throw "Thank You" Party for Road Crews

After Trying Winter, Highway 17 Commuters Throw "Thank You" Party for Road Crews

If there is such a thing as the opposite of road rage, it's what Erin Buchla was feeling watching emergency and road crews fighting nature to keep Highway 17 open and safe this past winter.

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.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:59 PM PDT

'This Is It. I'm Going to Die Today': Young Samaritans Rescue Swimmer Carried Off By Current In San Francisco's Aquatic Park

'This Is It. I'm Going to Die Today': Young Samaritans Rescue Swimmer Carried Off By Current In San Francisco's Aquatic Park

One Tuesday in February, two brothers and a girlfriend went fishing for crabs in San Francisco Bay. They didn't catch a thing. But they did save a life.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:14 AM PST

6-Year-Old 'Dog Whisperer' in Morgan Hill

6-Year-Old 'Dog Whisperer' in Morgan Hill

Meghan Topping says she used all of her "experience with dogs" in the capture of Daisy.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:08 PM PDT

Long-Time Member Of Giants' Broadcast Crew Turns Life-Threatening Diagnosis Into Help For Thousands Of Cancer Patients

Long-Time Member Of Giants' Broadcast Crew Turns Life-Threatening Diagnosis Into Help For Thousands Of Cancer Patients

When the San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series, David Benzer was on top of the world. 24 hours later, a cancer diagnosis sent his world into a tailspin. He's dedicating his life now to helping others...

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.

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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