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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.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 11:14 PM PDT

Pastor's Sermon Inspires Woman to Raise Millions for Charity

Pastor's Sermon Inspires Woman to Raise Millions for Charity

Costumes and candy. That's what most people think about when it comes to Halloween. But what about charity? There is a group of women in the South Bay for whom Halloween is all about charity, and they've raised...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 09:51 PM PDT

Age Aside, North Bay Masters Swimmers Continue Setting Marks

Age Aside, North Bay Masters Swimmers Continue Setting Marks

Staying active as we get older is something most of us strive for. But there is a North Bay group that has taken that to the extreme. The people in this group not only are active, but they're actively dominating...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 11:07 PM PDT

SF Paramedic Reunites With Baby He Delivered on Bay Bridge

SF Paramedic Reunites With Baby He Delivered on Bay Bridge

Chris Posey has responded to thousands upon thousands of calls in his nearly 30-year career with the San Francisco Fire Department. Many, did not have a happy ending but one, he recently learned, turned out...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:56 PM PDT

San Francisco 10-Year-Old Runs 5K Every Day For 50 Days In Support Of Grandfather Battling Cancer

San Francisco 10-Year-Old Runs 5K Every Day For 50 Days In Support Of Grandfather Battling Cancer

Naill McDermott's is raising money for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in honor of his grandfather, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in June. Garvin Thomas reports.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:26 PM PDT

Man Who Saved Homes in Wildfire Recalls Standing His Ground

Man Who Saved Homes in Wildfire Recalls Standing His Ground

While there were so many stories of loss in the North Bay wildfires a year ago, there were also stories of help and heroism, none more heroic than the actions of one man, Wayne Sims, to save his Coffey Park...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 07:29 AM PDT

Peninsual Woman Returns To Impovrished Hometown Bearing Gift of 5,000 Books

Peninsual Woman Returns To Impovrished Hometown Bearing Gift of 5,000 Books

What would you pack for a trip to Hawaii? A bathing suit, some sunscreen? Not one a Redwood City woman. She recently returned to her hometown on the island of Kauai, with something much heavier and much more...

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 04:13 AM PDT

A Scarf A Day: Peninsula Woman Makes Doing Good For Homeless Her Daily Mission

A Scarf A Day: Peninsula Woman Makes Doing Good For Homeless Her Daily Mission

Jeannie Waltz says she grew up poor in rural Pennsylvania. Even though her family didn't have much, she says, they were always willing to share with others less fortunate. It is a way of life that clearly hasn't...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:28 PM PDT

'Calm and Control': Former TV Reporter, Cancer Survivor Helps Those Facing Illness

'Calm and Control': Former TV Reporter, Cancer Survivor Helps Those Facing Illness

Stephanie Chuang spent a decade sharing people's stories. She's now using her story to help cancer survivors like her. 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
North Bay Spirit Awards
The North Bay Spirit award was developed in partnership with The Press Democrat and Comcast NBCU to celebrate people who make a difference in our communities. In addition to highlighting remarkable individuals, the North Bay Spirit program aims to encourage volunteerism, raise visibility of nonprofits and create a spirit of giving. Click here for stories and videos about the recipients.