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.
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.
Even amid a historic drought, officials are planning for future sea level rise that could eventually bring extensive flooding, beach and bluff erosion and water contamination to the county’s coastlines.