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A Watershed Moment

Last weekend I watched with horror as the events unfolded at the Oroville Dam. The sight of all that water pouring over the emergency spillway was …

Water

Go Stanford!

As I promised last week, in this post I’ll share some recent pictures of the Stanford in Redwood City project. But first, a couple of interesting …

San Mateo County

One of the best cinemagraphs I’ve ever seen. (From here.)Follow Unsettling Stories for horror stories and other cool stuff :D

One of the best cinemagraphs I’ve ever seen. (From here.)

Setting the Pace

Before I set out on one of my walks I round up a few essentials: a full-brim hat (for sun protection), my digital SLR and an additional lens or two …

San Mateo County

Kit Kat Sushi Is Coming to Japan

World Loses Mind and Starts Making Kit Kat Sushi https://t.co/S8p6L9HN7b pic.twitter.com/WsuTzZIgYd<p>— Cheezburger (@Cheezburger) January 31, 2017<p>If …

Japan

A Tale of Two Cities

For three years or so before we moved to Redwood City, my wife and I lived in a townhouse in the East Bay. I had a fairly easy commute to my job in …

Urban Planning

Fighting Glioblastoma | Dr. Christopher Duma, M.D. | TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons

What’s to Eat?

On Tuesday I attended the Planning Commission meeting at which the eight-story, 350-unit apartment building proposed for 1409 El Camino Real (the …

Restaurants

You Say “Goodbye” and I say “Hello”

I find it painful to say “goodbye” to any business, even one that I don’t patronize. Not too long ago, in my post <i>Rumor Has It</i>, I wrote about some of …

San Mateo County

Spoiled for Choice

I don’t envy parents of young children these days. When I was growing up, the process of putting your child through school—at least, up until …

Education

Upping our Cred

Happy holidays! I’m amazed at how quickly this year is passing. I’m tempted to say that I can’t believe that it is almost Christmas, but that would …

San Mateo County

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds four distinct neurological subtypes of depression

New research from Weill Cornell has isolated four distinct neurotypes of depression. But its knock-on effects are much wider in scope. The work …

Hitting the Streets

If you keep an eye on any of the local news sources, or if you follow the City’s posts via email or Twitter or some such, you’re probably well aware …

San Mateo County

Mr. Know-it-All

When you are a parent there is a time when your kids look up to you, thinking that you know almost everything. Until your kids learn how the world …

San Mateo County

New therapies offer some hope for those facing glioblastoma brain tumors

One day, perhaps in the next five years, I will develop a malignant brain tumor called a glioblastoma that could take just 15 months to kill me.<p>As a former practicing doctor, I know that these tumors are some of the hardest to treat — which is why this short prognosis has remained largely unchanged …

Cancer

New captivating images from photographer Erik Almas’ latest Hang Gliding series

New captivating images from photographer Erik Almas’ latest <i>Hang Gliding</i> series. A recurring theme in Erik’s work, in the set hang gliders float through surreal and dreamlike landscapes.<p>You can read more about about this fascination and view the entire set in his latest blog post “The Mythology of Flying”.<p>To see more work from Erik, click here.

Rumor Has It

Since the election there has been a great deal of analysis around why our most recent election turned out as it did. While it will probably be years …

Journalism

The King of Tides

Not too long ago many of us were eagerly looking forward to the sight of a rare supermoon rising over Redwood City. On the evening of November 14, …

Construction

Heading for the Border

This week I took a nice long walk to a part of town that I hadn’t been to in a while: the area around the intersection of Charter Street and Bay …

San Mateo County

Walking off the Election Blues

I am not registered for vote-by-mail: I prefer to vote in person. For me, physically going to my polling place and stepping into the booth (or what …

San Mateo County

14 Stylish Home Buys from Your Favorite Menswear Brands

As the weather gets colder, staying in sounds increasingly appealing. And liking your digs will help the whole thing seem less like a punishment, and more like a luxury. It'll even inspire you to open your door to others, which is always good for business. Luckily, some of our favorite designers …

Science Isn’t Broken

If you follow the headlines, your confidence in science may have taken a hit lately. Peer review? More like self-review. An investigation in November …

Missing Meetings

One of the great things about working for oneself (as I have for the last couple of years) is not having to attend a lot of meetings. For most of my …

San Mateo County

Nobody wants to buy this bizarre house in a wealthy San Francisco suburb — but you can rent it for $750 a night

The strategy to sell a bizarre home in Hillsborough, California, is changing course.<p>The unique house remained unsold after over a year the market, and now is being offered on — where else? — Airbnb, for $750 a night.<p>Known as the "Flintstones House" to Bay Area locals, the house was originally …

Real Estate

A decade of deadlock over Alzheimer's treatment may be drawing to a close

The next phase of trials for a new Alzheimer’s drug will answer the real question: are brain plaques the root cause of the disease, or just a symptom?<p>When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s he recalled his wife’s relief that he hadn’t got a brain tumour. “All I could think then was, ‘I …

Dementia

10 Key Takeaways from the 2016 National Brain Tumor Society Scientific Summit - News & Blog | National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society hosted its Annual Scientific Summit on Thursday, September 29, 2016, convening experts from some of the world’s top …

Medicine

Retro Freak Lets You Rip Your Classic Video Games And Take Them Anywhere

I brought back more than gashapon from Japan. I hit up four Super Potato stores, multiple Yodobashi and Bic Camera locations, and pretty much every …

Someone created a giant Donald Trump portrait on a cornfield in Italy

As if these U.S. presidential elections weren't crazy enough, a giant portrait of Donald Trump has suddenly popped up in a cornfield near Verona, Italy.<p>Artist Dario Gambarin has used his tractor to draw the <i>yuge</i> portrait on a 25,000-square-meter field.<p>via GIPHY<p>He also wrote "Ciao" beneath Trump's …

Elections