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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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[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.

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[3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Sacred and scarce: An exploration of the Bay Area’s tap water Off Interstate 280, the Pulgas Water Temple serves as a reminder of the Herculean scale of the Hetch Hetchy System that started bringing a reliable water supply to the Bay Area more than 80 years ago.

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[4 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Rare Purple Martin birds — and locals — return to Mount Umunhum outside San Jose Environmentalists hope the discovery of the rare birds will boost public interest in the site, as officials complete its transformation from a former Air Force station laced with toxic chemicals.

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[20 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]
San Mateo County’s coastal communities prepare for sea’s steady rise 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.

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[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Paly prepares for year of hard hats and rubble to pave way for gleaming athletic center The high school plans to replace antiquated gyms with state-of-the-art facilities by August 2015. Officials are making arrangements to mitigate disruption to student activities during construction.

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[9 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Cold weather hits the Peninsula A cold snap that hit the Peninsula over the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8 had most residents staying indoors. But the chilly weather didn’t stop some Shoreline patrons and water polo fans.

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[31 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Redwood City families enjoy a ‘spooktakular’ Halloween On Saturday, families in Redwood City were treated to a “Spooktakular” Halloween carnival at the Red Morton Community Center.

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[29 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Mountain View embarks on uphill climb to make El Camino Real bike-friendly In a region where roads are regularly crammed with cars, Mountain View officials say that making their city bike-friendlier is a top priority.