Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 at 09:38 AM PST

Expert Frequent Flyer Says "Therapy On A Plane" Saved His Life

Expert Frequent Flyer Says "Therapy On A Plane" Saved His Life

Scott Ford once traveled the world for an entire year, for free.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:28 PM PST

Bay Area Proud Updates

Bay Area Proud Updates

Garvin Thomas brings you updates on previous Bay Area Proud stories about San Francisco's Immaculate Conception Academy, and Vivienne Harr, the North Bay girl who ran a lemonade stand every day for a year...

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 09:55 AM PST

Boy's "Restaurant" Half-Business, Half-Charity, Totally Sweet

Boy's "Restaurant" Half-Business, Half-Charity, Totally Sweet

School funding in California is a complex equation. One South Bay elementary school, though, knows exactly where one of its revenue streams comes from: down the block.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:36 PM PST

San Jose Kids Help Others With Heart Defects

San Jose Kids Help Others With Heart Defects

Having survived multiple surgeries and numerous health scares, you could forgive Audrey and Max Larnerd for thinking only of their own well-being. But they want to help other children battling heart defects.

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 01:16 PM PDT

The Remarkable Revival of Richmond's Rubicon Bakery

The Remarkable Revival of Richmond's Rubicon Bakery

Andrew Stoloff says it was against his better judgment (as well as that of his friends and family) that he bought Richmond's Rubicon Bakery. It turned out to be one of the best decisions he ever made...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 03:45 PM PDT

San Rafael Students Make Their Mark On The World With Markers

San Rafael Students Make Their Mark On The World With Markers

Kids don't like to hear the world no. Be it from teachers, parents, or in the case of one group of San Rafael elementary school students, a major corporation.

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 11:17 PM PDT

Sausalito Neighborhood Rallies Around Injured Mail Carrier

Sausalito Neighborhood Rallies Around Injured Mail Carrier

Yellow ribbons sit atop almost every mailbox on Buchanan Drive in Sausalito. It is just one way neighbors are saying they miss Tina Chew, their mail carrier of twenty years, serious hurt in a car wreck in...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 01:43 PM PDT

Contra Costa Women Push For Pink Plate

Contra Costa Women Push For Pink Plate

Four Contra Costa County women, all breast cancer survivors, are lobbying the State Legislature to create a pink license plate to promote early detection of breast cancer.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 03:02 PM PDT

Dream Wedding Bride Loses Cancer Fight

Dream Wedding Bride Loses Cancer Fight

A Bay Area bride whose story touched thousands of people around the world has lost her battle with lung cancer. Jen Bulik-Lang passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday in her home in Mountain View, Calif., according...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 02:06 PM PDT

SF Volunteers Give Old Dogs New Life

SF Volunteers Give Old Dogs New Life

Seven years ago, Sherri Franklin opened her heart and her home to older, unwanted dogs. Her non profit, Muttville, is now closing in on its 2,000th rescue.

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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
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