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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 01:09 PM PST

South Bay Rock Musician's Unique Take On Christmas Music

South Bay Rock Musician's Unique Take On Christmas Music

Christmas carols and classic rock. Two very different musical genres, right? Robert Berry may change your mind about that. Garvin Thomas reports.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:41 PM PST

From Military Service To Community Service: Iraq War Vet Inspired To Help Formerly Homeless Youth

From Military Service To Community Service: Iraq War Vet Inspired To Help Formerly Homeless Youth

When Charles Schwab VP and Branch manager Joe Benvenuto learned about the work done by Covenant House Oakland to transition young people out of homelessness, he knew he wanted to help. Garvin Thomas reports.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 09:39 PM PST

Retired Professor's Second Act Bolsters Local Theater Arts

Retired Professor's Second Act Bolsters Local Theater Arts

Bay Area theater lovers are fortunate to be able to see the biggest Broadway shows when they make their way to the region. But many smaller, experimental and independent shows also deserve fanfare, and...

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.

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...

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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.