Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 07:38 AM PDT

Former Pixar Manager Opens Filmmaking Camp, Inspires Girls To Career In Movies

Former Pixar Manager Opens Filmmaking Camp, Inspires Girls To Career In Movies

Esther Pearl says she doesn't want to read another study or report telling her that women are underrepresented in the film industry. She wants to do something about it.

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 01:35 PM PDT

San Jose Retiree's One-Man Crusade Against Litter (2004)

San Jose Retiree's One-Man Crusade Against Litter (2004)

Don Eberhard will do anything to tackle California's litter problem. Well, almost anything. (This story originally aired in 2004)

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 01:20 PM PDT

Gilroy Family Adventure to Aid Blind Athletes

Gilroy Family Adventure to Aid Blind Athletes

It's a good bet the Kabai family's idea of a summer vacation is not like yours and mine.

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 03:02 PM PDT

Mill Valley Girl Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

Mill Valley Girl Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

Dan Bodner spent 11 months designing, and redesigning, prototypes for a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for children who need them. He's now testing on the first, of what he hopes are many, patients.

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 05:12 PM PDT

The Inspirational Story Behind Giants Fan Who Bear-Hugged Romo After First Pitch

The Inspirational Story Behind Giants Fan Who Bear-Hugged Romo After First Pitch

For one night, Charlie Hughes made Giants' fans smile with his post-first-pitch antics. For many years, though, Charlie and his mother have been making lives of the developmentally disabled better.

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM PDT

Oakland 4th Grade Teacher Wins National Award

Oakland 4th Grade Teacher Wins National Award

Laura Strait is one of just four teachers around the country to win the Fishman Prize for Superlative Teaching Practice

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 08:25 AM PDT

Volunteers Monitoring San Jose's Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Volunteers Monitoring San Jose's Peregrine Falcon Chicks

For the past eight years a pair of peregrine falcons have chosen to raise their chicks atop San Jose's City Hall, and every year a team of humans volunteers to help them do it.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 05:11 PM PDT

Decade After Making National Headlines, "Sister T" Continues Making A Difference

Decade After Making National Headlines, "Sister T" Continues Making A Difference

When an order of nuns and members of the Junior League squared off against a Silicon Valley developer a decade ago it made national news. The nuns won. Then "Sister T" went to work.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 09:25 AM PDT

Long-Time Volunteers Keep Wind In Berkeley Non Profit's Sails

Long-Time Volunteers Keep Wind In Berkeley Non Profit's Sails

Most non profits would love to have a single volunteer who has been with them for twenty years. Berkeley's Pegasus Project has enough to fill a boat.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 06:58 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud Updates

Bay Area Proud Updates

Garvin Thomas brings us up to speed on developments in previous Bay Area Proud stories.

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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