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Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:52 PM PDT

CEO's Journey to Find Happiness Leads Him to Myanmar

CEO's Journey to Find Happiness Leads Him to Myanmar

Jim Barnett believes that people who think of others first lead happier lives. It's a theory he puts into practice at his company, Glint, as well working with those living with HIV and AIDS in Myanmar.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 07:30 AM PDT

Using Tech To Transform Lives Of Children With Disabilities

Using Tech To Transform Lives Of Children With Disabilities

The Technology Resource Center of Marin opened its doors 17 years ago and while the tech landscape has changed a lot since then, the center's mission has not: unlocking the potential of children with disabiliti...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 04:57 PM PDT

Girl Scout's Speech Leads to $1.8M in Funding For Playground

Girl Scout's Speech Leads to $1.8M in Funding For Playground

In order to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, Esther Lucas didn't have to convince her city to spend millions to help children living with disabilities. It certainly didn't hurt, though

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 10:35 PM PDT

Palo Alto 16-Year-Old Skater With Sights Set On Olympics Gets Help From Legendary Gold Medalist

Palo Alto 16-Year-Old Skater With Sights Set On Olympics Gets Help From Legendary Gold Medalist

Vincent Zhou says there has been a long line of people who have helped him pursue his "far-fetched" goal of an Olympic championship. The latest, though, is someone who really knows what it takes to get...

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.

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 03:32 PM PDT

75 Years After His Death, a Fallen Officer is Honored

75 Years After His Death, a Fallen Officer is Honored

June Amrhein was just 9-years-old in 1942 when her father, Louis Phipps, was killed in the line of duty. She was 83 when he was properly honored for 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