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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.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:59 PM PDT

'This Is It. I'm Going to Die Today': Young Samaritans Rescue Swimmer Carried Off By Current In San Francisco's Aquatic Park

'This Is It. I'm Going to Die Today': Young Samaritans Rescue Swimmer Carried Off By Current In San Francisco's Aquatic Park

One Tuesday in February, two brothers and a girlfriend went fishing for crabs in San Francisco Bay. They didn't catch a thing. But they did save a life.

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...

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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.