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Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 03:06 PM PDT

2nd Annual Bay Area Proud Blood Drive

2nd Annual Bay Area Proud Blood Drive

This Saturday, September 15th from 9 am to 3 pm, NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas will host the 2nd Annual Bay Area Proud Blood Drive at the Princeton Plaza Mall in San Jose (corner of Kooser and Meridian). Last...

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:16 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 1)

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 1)

NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas looks back on some of the remarkable people and unforgettable moments from Bay Area Proud's first 500 stories.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:20 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 2)

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 2)

NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas, Raj Mathai, and Janelle Wang discuss some of their favorite moments from Bay Area Proud's first 500 stories.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:43 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500: Lessons Learned From Dying Bride Give Wedding Planner Hope For Future

Bay Area Proud 500: Lessons Learned From Dying Bride Give Wedding Planner Hope For Future

Erica Becks went above and beyond as a wedding planner to give Jen Lang the wedding she always dreamed up. Little did she know that, at the very same time, Jen was giving her an equally important gift. Garvin...

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 10:19 AM PDT

Oakland Entrepreneur's Single Promise Turns Into Multi-Million Dollar Food Company

Oakland Entrepreneur's Single Promise Turns Into Multi-Million Dollar Food Company

While working for the Peace Corps in Niger, Lisa Curtis encountered the nutrient-rich Moringa plant for the first time. Garvin Thomas reports.

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 02:06 PM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500: 7-Year-Old Dog Whisperer Rescues Stray, Gets TV Offers

Bay Area Proud 500: 7-Year-Old Dog Whisperer Rescues Stray, Gets TV Offers

Meghan Topping is now 7 years old and every bit as precocious as ever. The story of how she succeeded in rescuing a dog where so many others had failed certainly hit a chord. It has been watched and shared...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 01:34 PM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500: Catching Up With Young Tech Visionary

Bay Area Proud 500: Catching Up With Young Tech Visionary

All this week in celebration of our 500th Bay Area Proud story, we're checking in with some of the most memorable people we've met along the way, including a 12-year-old technology visionary. He's now a...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 11:56 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500: Revisiting an East Bay Superhero Mom

Bay Area Proud 500: Revisiting an East Bay Superhero Mom

When the Bay Area Proud series first profiled Barbara Casados in 2012, she was just stumbled into her new calling: sewing superhero capes for sick children. Just how many she has given out since then, is...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 09:35 PM PDT

Son Develops Translation App To Help Spanish-Speaking Father

Son Develops Translation App To Help Spanish-Speaking Father

Joseph Molina said he didn't even know what coding or computer science was until his senior year of high school. He soon learned it's what he wants to do for a career, and now he's found a way to give back to...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 11:28 PM PDT

San Francisco Woman Using Her Voice To Make Art Accessible For All

San Francisco Woman Using Her Voice To Make Art Accessible For All

Michele Spitz says throughout much of her life, she spent her own money buying tickets for seniors and the disabled so they could see the some of the finest art in the world on display in the Bay Area. Then she...

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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.