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Friday, Sep 8, 2017 at 12:58 PM PDT

South Bay Olympic Hopeful Leans On Legendary Gold Medalist For Advice, Support

South Bay Olympic Hopeful Leans On Legendary Gold Medalist For Advice, Support

As the reigning US Figure Skating Champion, expectations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are sky high for Fremont's Karen Chen. If only there were someone she could turn to who knew just how to deal...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 12:11 AM PDT

Pebble Beach Family Offers $10 Million Bounty For Rare Medicine To Save Son's Life

Pebble Beach Family Offers $10 Million Bounty For Rare Medicine To Save Son's Life

If successful in obtaining the treatment for their son Errol, Rider and Victoria McDowell say they will make the cancer drug anti-CD47, already in clinical trials, available to other children who could...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 06:59 AM PDT

'Mayor' Of The Tenderloin Helps Troubled Neighborhood

'Mayor' Of The Tenderloin Helps Troubled Neighborhood

Del Seymour has been called a lot of things: drug dealer, addict, felon. All of them are true. His latest title, while technically not true, is a sign of how far he has come.

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 01:22 PM PDT

From Client To Coworker: CEO Hires Young Man With Autism He Treated 15 Years Ago

From Client To Coworker: CEO Hires Young Man With Autism He Treated 15 Years Ago

Pete Pallares always wondered what happened the Jack Clark. Then, one day, Jack's resume landed on his desk.

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 06:47 PM PDT

Apple Engineer Converts Used Van Into Mobile Laundromat, Offers Free Loads to Homeless

Apple Engineer Converts Used Van Into Mobile Laundromat, Offers Free Loads to Homeless

Ron Powers, a mechanical engineer at Apple, turned a used van into a mobile laundromat and made it available for free to the homeless of Santa Cruz, California.

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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