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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 06:59 AM PDT

Pitbull Fights Off Shark (Yes, Shark!) To Save Owner

Pitbull Fights Off Shark (Yes, Shark!) To Save Owner

Want to know why you should adopt a dog this weekend? Because it might one day do what James White's dog, Darby, did for him. Darby, a pitbull, saved White from a 6-foot, 100-pound sevengill shark at Bodega...

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 07:42 PM PDT

East Bay Photographer Takes Free Portraits For Paradise Graduates

East Bay Photographer Takes Free Portraits For Paradise Graduates

Jennifer Marvin is helping Paradise High School graduates rebuild their family photo collections as they rebuild their homes. Garvin Thomas reports.

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 08:16 PM PST

1-Pound Preemie Beats Odds With Help of NICU Volunteers

1-Pound Preemie Beats Odds With Help of NICU Volunteers

The barely-one-pound girl, given up at birth by her mother, was failing to thrive. So a group of El Camino Hospital volunteers stepped up to help. Garvin Thomas shares this touching story in this edition of Bay...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 01:22 PM PDT

Tech Company Delivers On Promise Of Free Bachelor's Degrees For City Residents And Workers

Tech Company Delivers On Promise Of Free Bachelor's Degrees For City Residents And Workers

The Working Scholars program in Mountain View graduated its first class of 14 students, among them the Mayor of East Palo Alto, who learned of the program when Study.com proposed bringing it to her city.

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 10:45 AM PDT

Family Comes Again To Rescue Of Woman Needing Transplant

Family Comes Again To Rescue Of Woman Needing Transplant

A young woman who received a heart transplant at age 2 needs help once again, with another heart transplant, and the same East Bay family who gave her life before is stepping up help save her once again. Garvin...

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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
North Bay Spirit Awards
The North Bay Spirit award was developed in partnership with The Press Democrat and Comcast NBCU to celebrate people who make a difference in our communities. In addition to highlighting remarkable individuals, the North Bay Spirit program aims to encourage volunteerism, raise visibility of nonprofits and create a spirit of giving. Click here for stories and videos about the recipients.