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Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 12:20 PM PDT

'Anything Is Possible': Peninsula Woman Tackles 500-Mile San Francisco Bay Trail Run

'Anything Is Possible': Peninsula Woman Tackles 500-Mile San Francisco Bay Trail Run

The San Francisco Bay Trail runs all around the bay, a 500-mile trek in total. One Peninsula woman, Eileen Francisco, has decided to run that full distance in one month and in the process help some animals in...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:33 PM PDT

San Jose Volunteer Steps Up After National Non-Profit Closes Bay Area Chapter

San Jose Volunteer Steps Up After National Non-Profit Closes Bay Area Chapter

Vicki Rasmussen in volunteering her home, her time, and her expertise so that patients in healthcare facilities continue to get weekly gifts of free floral arrangements. Garvin Thomas reports.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:14 PM PDT

Her Home In Ashes, Santa Rosa Teen Triumphs In Weightlifting Competitions

Her Home In Ashes, Santa Rosa Teen Triumphs In Weightlifting Competitions

On the eve of an important international competition, Athena Schrivjer's home was one of the more than 1,000 to burn to the ground during the North Bay wildfires. Garvin Thomas reports.

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:18 PM PDT

Oakland Man Shares Dream Of Designing A Better World With Next Generation

Oakland Man Shares Dream Of Designing A Better World With Next Generation

Durell Coleman wishes, when he was a teenager, someone had told him he had the power to change the world. These days, he is busy being just that person. Garvin Thomas reports.  

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 02:33 PM PDT

Aspiring Law Student Faces Big Life Challenges With Positivity, Help From Friends

Aspiring Law Student Faces Big Life Challenges With Positivity, Help From Friends

Miriam Yarde was in and out of foster care growing up. Her mom passed away when she was just five, her dad during her first year of college. One might think learning that her kidneys were failing might make her...

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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