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Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 09:47 AM PST

South Bay High School Students Surprise Custodian With Gifts To Show How Much He Means To Them

South Bay High School Students Surprise Custodian With Gifts To Show How Much He Means To Them

On some days at Del Mar High School, it seems Jesse Ramirez does just as much counseling as cleaning.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:59 AM PDT

"This Is What I Need To Do The Rest Of My LIfe": San Francisco Science Educator Celebrates 25 Years Of Hands-On Instruction

"This Is What I Need To Do The Rest Of My LIfe": San Francisco Science Educator Celebrates 25 Years Of Hands-On Instruction

The Mission Science Workshop gives students from more than 30 San Francisco schools a chance to experience the world of science first-hand.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:23 AM PDT

Peace, Joy, Soccer: Burlingame Woman Delivers Hundreds Of Soccer Balls To Refugees In Greece

Peace, Joy, Soccer: Burlingame Woman Delivers Hundreds Of Soccer Balls To Refugees In Greece

A comment by her mother at Thanksgiving dinner convinced Alexandra Christ that she needed to help Syrian refugees. But how?

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 09:52 AM PDT

Life-Changing Experience Nudges Peninsula Flutist to Action

Life-Changing Experience Nudges Peninsula Flutist to Action

It’s been nearly one year now since Guzman's once-in-a-lifetime encounter off the coast of Half Moon Bay, when the classically trained flute player had a run in with a juvenile - albeit massive - mammal.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:47 PM PDT

Teacher, Inspired By Man's Repeated Attempts To Grow Huge Flower Display, Creates "Never Give Up" Lesson Plan For Students

Teacher, Inspired By Man's Repeated Attempts To Grow Huge Flower Display, Creates "Never Give Up" Lesson Plan For Students

Tapasi Roychoudhury watched for years as Rich Santoro tried, and failed, to get thousands of tulips to bloom on the hillside across the street from her Milpitas home. She says there was a lesson there for her...

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 12:47 PM PDT

Bay Area Proud Updates: April 2017

Bay Area Proud Updates: April 2017

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Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM PDT

Fast-Growing Non Profit Making Strides Diversifying Tech Workforce

Fast-Growing Non Profit Making Strides Diversifying Tech Workforce

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:08 AM PDT

Wheels For Chad: San Jose Community Delivers On Promise Of New Van So Formerly Homeless Man Can Continue To Help Get Others Off Street

Wheels For Chad: San Jose Community Delivers On Promise Of New Van So Formerly Homeless Man Can Continue To Help Get Others Off Street

Chad Bojorquez says it's been a lifelong goal of his to drive. Thanks to the generosity others, he now can.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:45 PM PDT

Oakland's Cat Cafe Is Cute, Sure. It's Also Saving Hundreds Of Cats' Lives.

Oakland's Cat Cafe Is Cute, Sure. It's Also Saving Hundreds Of Cats' Lives.

Oakland Animal Services' euthanasia rate has plummeted since Cat Town opened its doors 6 years ago.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 08:50 PM PDT

"It's Like Stand-Up With Us": Stanford Professor, Oakland Teacher Bond While Teaching Cutting-Edge Curriculum To Middle Schoolers

"It's Like Stand-Up With Us": Stanford Professor, Oakland Teacher Bond While Teaching Cutting-Edge Curriculum To Middle Schoolers

Dr. Sam Savage went to West Oakland Middle School to prove a point. He ended up finding a partner-in-crime.

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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