SILICON VALLEY — Silicon Valley municipalities have a unique problem to account for when planning for emergencies like earthquakes—the area is too affluent.Read More
PALO ALTO – The recent fires that swept through California’s wine country have raised concerns over the appropriate use of emergency alert systems –whether…Read More
Two major hospitals in Santa Rosa have resumed their normal operations after the deadliest wildfires in California’s history destroyed parts of the city and…Read More
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SILICON VALLEY — Can technology solve gender inequality in the tech industry? In October, the BBC hosted a hack-a-thon in Silicon Valley with the goal of doing just that.Read More
PALO ALTO, CA – Roughly 200,000 Bay Area kids could lose their Medi-Cal health insurance after Congress failed to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a report released at the end of October by the California Department of Health Care Services.Read More
SAN JOSE – The 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was the most successful event yet, and now Santa Clara County officials are looking to tackle a growing problem—opioid abuse among teenagers.Read More
PALO ALTO – Nonprofits and many California counties are gearing up for a possible showdown in Sacramento against the state’s service employees union over a bill that could make it harder for local governments to contract with outside organizations that provide critical services.Read More
PALO ALTO — As of Jan. 1, Palo Altans will be able to buy marijuana by delivery but it will be illegal to sell in stores. Five miles away in Mountain View, retail sales will be allowed. Just a short hop over the Santa Cruz Mountains in Half Moon Bay, farmers are preparing for the possible commercial cultivation of marijuana plants.Read More
CUPERTINO – Santa Clara County has launched a pilot program to provide curb-to-curb transportation for seniors in five West Valley cities as an alternative to the costlier ride-sharing services and the limited public transportation options available.Read More
SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County leaders are pointing to inadequate Spanish-language communication and fear as key barriers that prevented immigrant communities from seeking aid following the most destructive fires in California’s history.Read More
PALO ALTO — Palo Alto City Council voted Nov. 13 for city staff to begin drafting new regulations for certain buildings at risk of earthquake damage, the latest step in a multiyear effort to understand and improve the seismic safety of the city’s older buildings.Read More
PALO ALTO – Palo Alto is exploring ways to redesign four of its Caltrain railroad crossings that have become traffic bottlenecks and scenes of frequent accidents.Read More
SAN JOSE – Activists at San Jose State University are organizing a demonstration on Nov. 15 to request a path to citizenship for undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children.Read More
PALO ALTO – In Palo Alto, where rent prices have forced out essential workers like teachers, first responders and trade professionals, the city council remains divided on how to address the issue.Read More
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The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions across the world marched in support for women’s rights. A week later, after Trump signed a controversial executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees, protests erupted at airports across the U.S. To bring context to these recent events, we used Legos to help visualize the protests and the numbers of refugees in the country.
Uber, Lyft and other ride-share providers in California aren’t required to obtain business licenses for their drivers.
The interior of Santa Clara University’s 328-square-foot tiny house model. (Siqi Lin/Peninsula Press) #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETAEXPLORE A TINY HOUSE IN THE 360-DEGREE PHOTO ABOVE.
By Siqi Lin
Ready to downsize? Nine college teams proved the possibilities of living in a space less than 400 square feet in a sustainable way at a recent tiny house competition.
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To bring context to recent events, we used Legos to help visualize the Women’s March, executive order protests and the numbers of refugees in the country.
In a new series of 360-degree immersive videos, we introduce you to Stanford students and alumni who take you inside their sports and hobbies.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo discussed housing, transportation, immigration, cybersecurity, airplane noise, and the Syrian refugee crisis during a roundtable discussion with the Peninsula Press.