Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

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, Jul 16, 2014 at 05:54 PM PDT

Woman Determined To Help Less-Fortunate Children Be Better Prepared For School

Woman Determined To Help Less-Fortunate Children Be Better Prepared For School

Lynda Hall has set a goal of delivering 500 lightly-used backpacks filled with school supplies to homeless and needy children in Santa Cruz County.

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.

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 08:37 AM PDT

San Francisco Bike Non Profit Continues To Grow, Help Kids

San Francisco Bike Non Profit Continues To Grow, Help Kids

The Bike Hut is a low-key non profit in a very high-profile spot.

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:45 PM PDT

Stanford Law Students Learn Real Law

Stanford Law Students Learn Real Law

Stanford Law School runs 12 clinics to give their students experience in all types of law. Only one of them, though, is located off the campus. And that is no accident.

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM PDT

SF Woman Spends Decade Saving Thousands Of Newborn Kittens' Lives

SF Woman Spends Decade Saving Thousands Of Newborn Kittens' Lives

Toni Sestak says she was just a "normal" volunteer at an animal shelter when someone asked her to foster a mother cat and her kittens. Twenty years, and close to 10,000 kittens later, Toni is far from normal.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM PDT

NASA Scientist Proves Perseverance Pays Off

NASA Scientist Proves Perseverance Pays Off

Bill Borucki was convinced he had figured out a way to discover if there were other planets like Earth in the galaxy. It only took him 30 years to convince everyone else.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM PDT

San Jose Filmmaker Rushes To Tell The "Story Of His Life"

San Jose Filmmaker Rushes To Tell The "Story Of His Life"

What Chris Hennessy experienced in 2009 he wouldn't wish on anybody. He would, however, like to share it with everybody.

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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