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[ By Matthew Hansen | 12 Jun 2014 | ]
Seeing history through a jazz perspective This special multimedia report — “The Life and Times of Mr. Frank Fisher” — examines the historic context in which Frank Fisher lived and the musical moments he remembers most.

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[ By Marianne LeVine | 11 Jun 2014 | ]
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.

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[ By Katie Brigham | 10 Jun 2014 | ]
The Crucible celebrates 15 years of industrial arts education in Oakland This Oakland nonprofit industrial arts education center is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It serves approximately 5,000 students per year and offers classes in 16 unique fields.

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[ By Katie Brigham, Matthew Hansen and Vjeran Pavic | 9 Jun 2014 | ]
SPECIAL REPORT – Leaded gas: A toxic tale “Leaded Gas: A Toxic Tale” is an adaptation of an award-winning print article that tells the story of how major corporate interests turned a blind eye to health risks from leaded gasoline from the 1920s through 1980s.

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[ By Vanessa Ochavillo | 9 Jun 2014 | ]
Slowed by time, ‘Tita Nelly’ inspires others to fight for South Bay’s Filipino workers Even in ailing health, Nelly Gonzales is a mainstay of the Pilipino Association for Workers and Immigrants, serving as a role model for younger activists.

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[ By Casey Khademi | 6 Jun 2014 | ]
His inner 13-year-old propels Stanford graduate up the publishing ladder Teddy Steinkellner’s second novel, to be published in July, follows the success of his debut book about the awkward life of middle schoolers.

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[ By Austin Meyer | 3 Jun 2014 | ]
ESPN sportswriter Wright Thompson’s success rooted in work ethic and curiosity Thompson’s journey to become one of the most respected sports journalists in the business is not a coincidence, but rather the product of a family-instilled work ethic and curiosity in the human condition.

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[ By Peninsula Press Staff | 2 Jun 2014 | ]
The Peninsula Report: Brazil in Silicon Valley, climate change and dollars for gallons If you missed our May 29 episode of the Peninsula Report on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM, join host Eliza Ridgeway in this podcast version. This episode connects Silicon Valley to World Cup fever in Brazil, looks at local responses to climate change and examines East Palo Alto’s proposed water rate hike.

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[ By Tre'vell R. Anderson | 31 May 2014 | ]
Black students reflect on black, white college experiences Two students reflect on their experiences at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWI).