PACIFICA — Plastic trifles from bygone days can be found along the coast at Mussel Rock near a defunct landfill, testifying to the persistent problem of plastics in the world’s waterways and oceans.Read More
PALO ALTO — The Palo Alto University campus was quiet Thursday as students looked forward to the end of their first week of school. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, except one of their professors was conspicuously absent, giving testimony on Capitol Hill.Read More
PALO ALTO — Applications for the H-1B visa, the program that allows companies to hire skilled immigrants, grew 3.2 percent during 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area. That may not seem like much, but it bucks a national decline in H-1B visa applications since Donald Trump was elected president.Read More
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CUPERTINO — A Bay Area property company has begun demolishing a parking structure at the Vallco shopping mall, the first step towards construction of a new 58-acre mixed-use development that has divided the community.Read More
ALCATRAZ— While some Americans were celebrating Columbus Day, hundreds gathered at sunrise on Oct. 8 on Alcatraz Island for a ceremony celebrating Indigenous People’s Day.Read More
SAN FRANCISCO — At 9 a.m. on a recent Saturday, dozens of young, African-American women, ages 13 to 17, stood in a line outside a tall, glass-plaited building to learn the complexities of bitcoin — a digital currency with a market that’s worth more than $100 billion. The event was part of Black Girls Code, a nonprofit groups that teaches technology and coding skills to African American girls.Read More
OAKLAND, CA — For Pacific Islanders, a population that is small in the U.S. even for a minority group, the prevalence of domestic assault and abuse is easily overlooked by agencies that serve entire cities or counties.Read More
PALO ALTO — During large scale crises, Palo Alto would be hard-pressed if all its residents solely relied on the government’s first responders. If a major disaster strikes, officials say the city will also turn to a network of trained volunteers.Read More
BAY AREA — “Warriors Outsiders,” an interactive NBC Sports Bay Area program for television and Facebook Live, features Drew Shiller and his long-time best friend Grant Liffman — just two average Bay Area guys talking all things Warriors basketball.Read More
SAN FRANCISCO — Once a backyard endeavor played with the Wham-O Frisbee, disc golf has developed into a highly nuanced competitive endeavor played in 47 countries.Read More
PALO ALTO — The yellow and blue triangle flags separating the track and the field were motionless — it was windless for the first time that season. And on that night at the 1996 California State Championships, Michael Granville set the national high school record in the 800 meters at 1:46.45. His winning time remains unbroken 22 years later.Read More
STANFORD — A two-sport graduate from the University of Virginia, in 2010 Meghan O’Leary hung up her softball mitt and volleyball shoes, moved to Connecticut, and worked as a production coordinator at ESPN. The job was everything she dreamed of — but she was restless. The words of the UVA rowing coach reverberated in her mind: “Come on, Meghan. You can be an Olympian in rowing.” She sat down and googled “rowing lessons.” That search would change her life.Read More
SILICON VALLEY – There’s no such thing as a free lunch. This household phrase harkens back to the once common practice of offering a free lunch to saloon patrons who purchased at least one drink. It was believed that the provided meals were deliberately high in salt, intended to keep bar customers thirsty. Embedded in the phrase, and its origin, is the idea that one can never get something for nothing — there is always a hidden cost.Read More
CATALONIA — Here are five things you need to know about the most important Spanish political crisis since the country transitioned to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.Read More
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PALO ALTO — Applications for the H-1B visa, the program that allows companies to hire skilled immigrants, grew 3.2 percent during 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area. That may not seem like much, but it bucks a national decline in H-1B visa applications since Donald Trump was elected president.
HALF MOON BAY, CA – On the winding highway to Half Moon Bay, a small dirt path leads up a mountain where wooden stables overlook grassy slopes with yellow flowers that welcome visitors to the Square Peg Foundation, a retirement home for former sport horses.
PENNSYLVANIA — A survey of counties in Pennsylvania, reveals little resources or guidance at the state level to help replace outdated and potentially hackable voting systems.