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[ By Kasey Quon | 18 Jul 2014 | ]
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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[ By Max Walker-Silverman | 16 Jul 2014 | ]
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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[ By Annabelle Beecher | 15 Jul 2014 | ]
California’s critical water cycle out of balance for state’s farmers With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout the state, Central California — known as the “Food Basket of the World” — is seeing fallow fields, sinking ground and livelihoods threatened.

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[ By Jessica Tonn | 14 Jul 2014 | ]
‘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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[ By Renee Donovan | 11 Jul 2014 | ]
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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[ By Austin Meyer | 10 Jul 2014 | ]
A face behind San Francisco’s gentrification problem Benito Santiago, 63, is one of an increasing number of seniors facing rising rents and eviction under the Ellis Act — a state law that enables speculators to buy property hoping to flip it into an easy profit.

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[ By Tobin Asher | 30 Jun 2014 | ]
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.

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[ By Tobin Asher | 30 Jun 2014 | ]
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.

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[ By Julia Turan | 25 Jun 2014 | ]
‘Nerd Nite’ events present intellectual talks in humorous way In early June, the third local event of the international nonprofit Nerd Nite was held in Palo Alto. The event is an example of lifelong learning, according to one of its founders.