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Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 04:24 PM PST

San Jose Earthquakes Player Gives Las Vegas Taxi Driver Life-Changing Tip

San Jose Earthquakes Player Gives Las Vegas Taxi Driver Life-Changing Tip

Las Vegas taxi driver Pedro Hahamian says he doesn't normally share his personal struggles with passengers, but the one he picked up two weeks ago was different. He had no idea how different that ride would be.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:25 PM PDT

"It's Like Life-Saving Come Full Circle": Oakland Women Share Their Unique Dog Rescue Tale

"It's Like Life-Saving Come Full Circle": Oakland Women Share Their Unique Dog Rescue Tale

A year ago, Michelle Dunn and Susan Reale didn't even know each other. Now, they are bonded for life. In a couple of ways.

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 12:34 PM PDT

North Bay Reporter Dedicated To Solving 22-Year-Old Case Of Missing News Anchor

North Bay Reporter Dedicated To Solving 22-Year-Old Case Of Missing News Anchor

The number of stories Caroline Lowe covered during her 34-year reporting career number in the thousands. The number she is still working on is down to just one: the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit. www.FindJo...

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:43 AM PDT

Prepping For PyeongChang: With Winter Games Just 6 Months Away, Northern California Athletes Sharpen Focus

Prepping For PyeongChang: With Winter Games Just 6 Months Away, Northern California Athletes Sharpen Focus

Travis Ganong and Bryce Bennett have a lot in common. Both grew up on the slopes of Squaw Valley. Both ski downhill for the US Ski Team. And both know exactly where they want to be on February 9th.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:04 PM PDT

Organizer Comes Up Big In San Jose's Time Of Need, Delivers Thousands Of Volunteers During Disaster

Organizer Comes Up Big In San Jose's Time Of Need, Delivers Thousands Of Volunteers During Disaster

The day after San Jose's Coyote Creek overflowed its banks and flooded homes, neighborhoods, and parks in February, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful Executive Director Deb Kramer called the city and said, "I think I...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:23 AM PDT

Peninsula Chef Celebrates Impressive Milestone In Mission To Transform Young Lives

Peninsula Chef Celebrates Impressive Milestone In Mission To Transform Young Lives

In 1993, Chef Betty Ewing started giving jobs in her restaurant to students struggling in high school. One by one she watched them turn their lives around. It's why, 25 years later, she has no intention of...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:30 PM PDT

From High Tech To High Need: Berkeley Grad's Startup Diverts Close To One Million Pounds Of Excess Food From Companies To Shelters

From High Tech To High Need: Berkeley Grad's Startup Diverts Close To One Million Pounds Of Excess Food From Companies To Shelters

Maen Mahfoud is a 28-year-old Syrian-born Berkeley grad who has started an innovative, fast-growing technology nonprofit that is helping fight the problem of food waste in the U.S. Garvin Thomas reports.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM PDT

The Show Goes On: Cast, Crew At South Bay School Rally To Stage Production After Sudden Death Of Beloved Director

The Show Goes On: Cast, Crew At South Bay School Rally To Stage Production After Sudden Death Of Beloved Director

Tom Alessandri dedicated more than 40 years of his life to teaching and directing students at Bellarmine College Prep. It was the least they could do, they say, to dedicate one last show to him.

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 01:24 PM PDT

Berkeley Teens Get Creative, With Marshmallows, To Help Young Orphan Half A World Away

Berkeley Teens Get Creative, With Marshmallows, To Help Young Orphan Half A World Away

Ollie Krause spent months planning a fun event for all his friends. The one man who would get the most out of it, though, wasn't even there.

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 05:27 AM PDT

Pleasanton 12-Year-Old Uses Heimlich To Save Little Brother's Life, Inspires Others To Learn Life-Saving Techniques

Pleasanton 12-Year-Old Uses Heimlich To Save Little Brother's Life, Inspires Others To Learn Life-Saving Techniques

Kristy Palfalvi jokes that she taught her children life-saving techniques so they could save her one day. Daughter Rylie ended up doing so much more. "She saved our whole family that day," Palfalvi said.

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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