New “Good. To Go.” program identifies corner stores in food deserts — neighborhoods lacking major supermarkets — aiming to increase access to healthy food and beverages in low-income neighborhoods.Read More
Since the last permanent police chief left, East Palo Alto has had four interim police chiefs, leaving the department in a state of flux. Things are now changing with new Chief Albert Pardini.Read More
After two Palo Alto teens committed suicide this fall, concerned parents are discussing a topic that has resurfaced periodically in a high-achieving school district: are Palo Alto’s kids too stressed?Read More
Surf Air planes flying overhead Atherton, North Fair Oaks and Menlo Park homes toward San Carlos Airport has some residents not happy with plane noise.Read More
Acceptance of gays has made progress in a tech community that once shunned the lifestyle, still, some say acceptance of other sexual orientations — especially those who are transgender — still lags.Read More
After largely being left out of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform, Silicon Valley is gearing up for what it expects will be a continued long and bitter process of pushing industry-friendly immigration reform through Congress.Read More
Especially during a moment when police departments nationwide are re-examining their connection to their citizens, Mountain View is an example of how social media can be harnessed to help police do so.Read More
Even with its enormous wealth per capita, Santa Clara County had the largest percentage of unsheltered homeless in the country this year.Read More
A new community garden. Facebook’s second campus. The drop in violent crime points to a public safety shift that’s characterizing a vast transformation of Menlo Park’s historically most-dangerous neighborhood.Read More
San Mateo County is hoping to make a stretch of Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks a vibrant destination — not just a way station between Atherton and Redwood City.Read More
Profiles of Silicon Valley communities in transition, from transformations in Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood to the unsheltered homeless in Santa Clara County to North Fair Oaks’ revitalization efforts.
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 the 1980s.
Climate change is already happening, and though local governments in the Bay Area have begun to recognize extreme weather events, sea level rise, prolonged heat waves and drought, are they doing enough?
In an expensive region, farmers and ranchers are looking to partnerships to keep their operations alive, and old grievances are slowly fading as new pressures bring together those who work the land and those who would seek to protect it.
A multimedia website devoted to articles and multimedia reports from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s 2014 State of the Valley conference and report.
An exploration of the Affordable Care Act’s local impacts, from how Silicon Valley medical device makers are coping with a new tax, to why some have experienced delays in meeting with insurance enrollment counselors, to how consumers and providers view the ACA.