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Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 06:18 PM PST

Gilroy Executive Wipes Out Student Lunch Debt At Local High School

Gilroy Executive Wipes Out Student Lunch Debt At Local High School

When Ken Christopher, Executive Vice President of Christopher Ranch, learned that students at Christopher High School owed thousands of dollars on their school lunch accounts, he decided to wipe it all out with...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 11:14 PM PST

San Jose Earthquakes Find Winning Formula When It Comes To Giving

San Jose Earthquakes Find Winning Formula When It Comes To Giving

The Major League Soccer playoffs are underway, and the San Jose Earthquakes, unfortunately, are not in the mix. But that doesn't mean the organization hasn't found a way to win by giving back to the community....

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 at 11:35 PM PST

100 Strangers Over For Thanksgiving? Peninsula Woman's 'Redditsgiving' Grows

100 Strangers Over For Thanksgiving? Peninsula Woman's 'Redditsgiving' Grows

In 2014, Sara Scott-Hitchings was faced with the prospect of spending Thanksgiving alone. She turned to the internet to help. What happened has become a yearly tradition. Garvin Thomas reports.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 10:30 PM PST

Wherever Wildfires Strike, South Bay Man There to Bring Relief to Animals

Wherever Wildfires Strike, South Bay Man There to Bring Relief to Animals

Michael Lancaster of Morgan Hill estimates he has made 30 trips over the past three years delivering relief supplies for animals lost of stranded by wildfires all over California. Garvin Thomas reports.

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 01:54 PM PST

South Bay Teens Getting Attention For Smart Wildfire Sensor

South Bay Teens Getting Attention For Smart Wildfire Sensor

Monta Vista Seniors Aditya Shah and Sanjana Shah have spent the past 2 1/2 years on a project that could help firefighters accurately predict where wildfires are likely to take place. Garvin Thomas reports.

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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