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Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:09 PM PDT

USF Baseball Player Reflects On Effort To Save Mother's Life

USF Baseball Player Reflects On Effort To Save Mother's Life

Joey Carney was willing to risk not only his athletic career, but his life, to save the life of his biggest fan.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:26 PM PDT

Classmates Rally To Support Teen After Heartbreaking Loss

Classmates Rally To Support Teen After Heartbreaking Loss

Leah Robbie didn't share the details of her father's illness with many others at her school. When she needed them, though, they responded.

Friday, Oct 7, 2016 at 11:21 AM PDT

Teen Pianist Shares Her Gift With Low Income Children

Teen Pianist Shares Her Gift With Low Income Children

15-year-old Megan Auyeung remembers how she felt when music classes were cut in her elementary school. She now wants to make sure as many children are exposed to music as possible regardless of their financial...

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 09:41 PM PDT

South Bay Children's Author Overcomes Dyslexia To Start Literary Career

South Bay Children's Author Overcomes Dyslexia To Start Literary Career

Julie Dart always dreamed of becoming a well-known author. She's well on her way. With a few changes.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:19 PM PDT

San Jose Woman, Friends Host "Pad Party," Collect 30,000 Pads And Tampons To Help Homeless Women

San Jose Woman, Friends Host "Pad Party," Collect 30,000 Pads And Tampons To Help Homeless Women

Amy Pizarro had never considered how challenging it must be for homeless women during their periods. Once she did, though, she knew just what to do to help.

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 11:43 AM PDT

East Bay Mother Turns Single Act Of Kindness Into More Than 200,000 Of Them

East Bay Mother Turns Single Act Of Kindness Into More Than 200,000 Of Them

The day in 200 when Janet Frazier's daughters were in a car crash was the worst of her life. Still, something good did happen that day. Something she wanted to share with others.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 01:00 PM PDT

"Godfather" Of Technology For Social Good Passes Impressive Milestone

"Godfather" Of Technology For Social Good Passes Impressive Milestone

Jim Fruchterman's "one good idea" has turned into 10 million books for people with difficulty reading standard print.

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 08:38 AM PDT

Year-Old San Francisco Non-Profit Hopes To Defuse Confrontations Between Police, Mentally Ill Before They Happen

Year-Old San Francisco Non-Profit Hopes To Defuse Confrontations Between Police, Mentally Ill Before They Happen

Concrn wants the public to call them, instead of 911, when they see a homeless or mentally ill person in crisis.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 01:52 PM PDT

San Jose Eye Surgeon Gives Away $50,000 Worth Of Procedures To Those Who Can't Afford Them

San Jose Eye Surgeon Gives Away $50,000 Worth Of Procedures To Those Who Can't Afford Them

Now in its 15th year, Dr. Michael Furlong's Gift Of Sight charity has improved the vision of 150 people for free.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 02:41 PM PDT

Oakland Graphic Designer Raises Thousands For Flood Relief In Hometown

Oakland Graphic Designer Raises Thousands For Flood Relief In Hometown

Beau Bergeron was inspired to help by the people who used their fishing boats to rescue neighbors during the flooding in Baton Rouge. They called themselves the "Cajun Navy."

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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