Home » Archive

Articles in the Politics & Gov Category

Culture & Features, Education, Features, Frontpage Headline, Multimedia »

[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.

Culture & Features, Features, Frontpage Featured, Parks & Recreation, Sports »

[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.

Culture & Features, Environment, Features, Frontpage Featured, Parks & Recreation, Politics & Gov »

[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.

Crime, Culture & Features, Features, Frontpage Featured, Politics & Gov »

[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.

Crime, Frontpage Featured, Politics & Gov »

[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.

Environment, Frontpage Featured, Health, Politics & Gov, Science & Tech »

[18 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.

Crime, Features, Frontpage Featured, Multimedia, Politics & Gov »

[11 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.

Education, Environment, Frontpage Featured, Multimedia »

[21 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Paly students use humor to create engaging sustainability video From catching a teacher eating in front of an open refrigerator to probing a coach who forgot to cover the swimming pool, photography students use humorous situations to explore energy conservation.

Culture & Features, Education, Features, Frontpage Featured, Multimedia »

[20 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Volunteers spruce up Palo Alto’s El Carmelo Elementary School On May 17 and 18, Beautiful Day — an organization that puts on community service events in Santa Clara County — partnered with El Carmelo Elementary in Palo Alto for a weekend of cleanup and remodeling.