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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 09:22 PM PDT

Gathering At The "Flats": Santa Rosa Neighbors Devastated by Wildfire Stick Together

Gathering At The "Flats": Santa Rosa Neighbors Devastated by Wildfire Stick Together

For those who lost their homes in the North Bay wildfires, the road to recovery will likely stretch many more months, if not years. One group of neighbors from Santa Rosa's Coffey Park, separated after their...

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 08:31 PM PDT

School Security Guard Uses Campus Garden To Connect With Students

School Security Guard Uses Campus Garden To Connect With Students

Linden Keiffer took the security job at Eden Area ROP because he liked the schedule and the benefits. The greatest benefit, however, was not in the job description. Garvin Thomas reports.

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 05:23 PM PDT

After 25 Years Providing Bicycles To Needy, Non-Profit Needs A Little Help Itself

After 25 Years Providing Bicycles To Needy, Non-Profit Needs A Little Help Itself

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange has been fixing up bicycles for children, the homeless and low income people for the past 25 years in Mountain View. Now, a change of landlords has the program looking for...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 01:03 PM PDT

Chess Prodigy Returns To Teach Students About Game And Life

Chess Prodigy Returns To Teach Students About Game And Life

When Abel Talamantez decided he wanted to "make a difference" going forward in his life, he looked back to find the perfect way to do it. Garvin Thomas reports.

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 01:28 PM PDT

Daughter of SJ Firefighter Develops Program to Reduce Stress

Daughter of SJ Firefighter Develops Program to Reduce Stress

In 2014, Shannon McQuaide needed to come up with a project as part of her master's program in leadership. She decided to combine two of the major influences in her life: yoga and the fire department. It...

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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