SPECIAL REPORT – Living in Silicon Valley: Profiles of communities in transition

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.


Shootings vanish as Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood transforms

By Farida Jhabvala Romero

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: Belle Haven.

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Santa Clara County’s homeless hope for hotel rooms after shelter closes

By Yuqing Pan

Even with its enormous wealth per capita, Santa Clara County had the largest percentage of unsheltered homeless in the country this year.

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Identity in infrastructure: North Fair Oaks banks on road project to revitalize area

By Allison McCartney

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.

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Peninsula Press reporters are Stanford Journalism Program master's students, as well as Stanford undergraduate students enrolled in journalism classes. Learn more about us.

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