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[20 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Self-proclaimed ‘world pumpkin capital’ — Half Moon Bay — hosts annual festival The 44th annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival took place Oct. 18 and 19 on the coastal community’s Main Street.

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[11 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Arts festival turns Menlo Park street into outdoor gallery The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest turned a length of Santa Cruz Avenue into an outdoor gallery in early October.

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[5 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Palo Alto artist uses electronics — not paintbrushes — to create works of art The telegraphs, radios and record players that clutter Paul DeMarinis’ Palo Alto studio are more than just the paint and canvas for his art or the mechanisms of his creations — they are the subjects as well.

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[4 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Women’s soccer pros playing for the love of the game — not the paycheck Maddie Thompson, a pro soccer player in the two-year-old National Women’s Soccer League, plays for Sky Blue FC in New Jersey and is an example of a pro living frugally to play the game she loves.

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[28 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.

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[18 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
San Jose Earthquakes Rookie JJ Koval: ‘There’s no such word as can’t’ Stanford grad JJ Koval has established himself in professional soccer, and the San Jose Earthquakes have welcomed the rookie to the “family.”

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[16 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The Surfboard Shaper: ‘They see a hobby, I see a project. I’m trying to perfect this craft’ Raja Badr-el-din moved from Jordan to pursue physics at Stanford. But when he started making skateboards and later surfboards, he found an unlikely passion, different from the Stanford “techie” stereotype.

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[14 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
‘Surgery suite on wheels’ helps local pet-owners with free spay, neuter services Peninsula Humane Society was one of the first to operate a low-cost, on-site spay and neuter clinic. Now, it has taken its services into San Mateo and San Francisco communities with a mobile service.

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[11 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
West Nile Virus is alarming example of climate change’s effects The local threat of West Nile Virus is high. As dwindling water supplies and rising temperatures bring tropical disease a lot closer to home, local agencies prep for potentially the worst mosquito season ever.