[ By Benjamin Custer | 28 Jul 2014 ]
STEM from the humanities: How visual arts, empathy and storytelling fuel innovation
This video series explores how the humanities are not fading but evolving. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are the engine of the future, but the humanities are the oil. Read the full story »
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[ By Austin Meyer | 10 Jul 2014 | ]
A face behind San Francisco’s gentrification problem Benito Santiago, 63, is one of an increasing number of seniors facing rising rents and eviction under the Ellis Act — a state law that enables speculators to buy property hoping to flip it into an easy profit.

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[ By Tobin Asher | 30 Jun 2014 | ]
Formerly incarcerated East Palo Alto re-entry center case manager is role model for clients A couple years after Jose Cabrera was released from prison and got help from the David Lewis Reentry Center, he returned to work for the center as a case manager — now helping others get another chance at life.

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[ By Tobin Asher | 30 Jun 2014 | ]
Without funding, East Palo Alto prisoner re-entry center on the verge of closing The David Lewis Reentry Center helps formerly incarcerated persons with services to aid their reintegration into society. But despite its apparent success, the program has continually struggled to find funding.

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[ By Julia Turan | 25 Jun 2014 | ]
‘Nerd Nite’ events present intellectual talks in humorous way In early June, the third local event of the international nonprofit Nerd Nite was held in Palo Alto. The event is an example of lifelong learning, according to one of its founders.

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[ By Jessica Tonn | 18 Jun 2014 | ]
Yellow Fever Mosquito keeps Santa Clara, San Mateo Counties on alert Officials are not sure how this mosquito species got into California. The two primary and most concerning diseases spread by “Aedes aegypti” are the dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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[ By Sara Hayden | 17 Jun 2014 | ]
San Francisco photographer showcases women standing tall against domestic violence A photographer and fashionista, Amy Martin-Friedman has used her art since 2009 to raise about $300,000 for women’s shelters seeking to break the cycle of domestic or spousal violence.

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[ By Faine Greenwood | 16 Jun 2014 | ]
Bay Area drone lovers are part of a growing community, as regulations remain unclear While drone regulations continue to be unclear, the Bay Area is still seeing a growing group of drone hobbyists who spend free time building and flying small, remote-controlled helicopters and airplanes.

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[ By Matthew Hansen | 12 Jun 2014 | ]
Seeing history through a jazz perspective This special multimedia report — “The Life and Times of Mr. Frank Fisher” — examines the historic context in which Frank Fisher lived and the musical moments he remembers most.

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[ By Marianne LeVine | 11 Jun 2014 | ]
Despite drop in crime, East Palo Alto has mixed record of loosening the grip of gangs Overall crime has dropped in East Palo Alto as gentrification continues, but one problem persists — the city has struggled to lose its unwanted reputation as a center for gang activity in San Mateo County.