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To Survive as a Fruit Farmer in Silicon Valley, You Need to Grow Tastier Fruit

One of the last farmers in the Valley of Heart’s Delight thrives providing chefs and other foodies with fabulous heirloom fruit.

Silicon Valley

TechView: Mindspace Q&A - The Registry

By Jack Stubbs In the current real estate market, co-working and the utilization of shared office spaces has become an increasingly prominent trend, …

Innovation

A popular IDEA: Digital government bill gets Senate version

A bill that would push agencies to deliver more government services online now has a Senate version.The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience …

eGovernment

The 29-year-old CEO of Stripe reveals what it's really like running a $9.2 billion startup

Patrick Collison, 29, and his brother John, 27, famously turned seven lines of code into a startup called Stripe, which has been valued in fundraising at $9.2 billion.<p>According to Collison, who was recently named to Business Insider's list of rising stars in tech, running a successful startup …

Startups

California Assembly Passes Historic Earthquake Resilience Bill,...

AB 2681, supported by USRC, is the first comprehensive effort taken by California to identify seismic risks at the community level since the …

Morgan Hill housing manager tapped as top ‘40 under 40’

<b>Rebecca Garcia recognized by Silicon Valley Business Journal</b><p><i>Published in the June 20 – July 3, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life</i><p>Rebecca Garcia<p><b>M</b>organ …

Topgolf Bringing a New Kind of Social Experience to Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Socializing will become a sport when <b>Topgolf</b>® opens in San Jose. Today, the global sports entertainment …

Neighborhoods are key to sustainable future

Safeguarding the environment—largely by designing and operating buildings and communities more wisely than we’ve done for the past 200 years—is the …

70 Incredible Found Photos That Capture Street Scenes of San Francisco After the 1906 Earthquake

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of …

How Culture Shapes Economic Development

A new study, drawing on 1.5 million images of cultural spaces in London and New York, finds that cultural capital is a key contributor to urban economic growth.<p>One of the big questions in urbanism is the degree to which culture shapes economic development. Traditionally, it was thought that culture</i> …

Mountain View: Developer plans 412 apartments in high rises

MOUNTAIN VIEW — A developer wants to build more than 400 apartments, including a 116-foot-high residential building that would make it one of the …

Salt Lake officials OK plan for nearly 8,800 housing units

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials have approved a proposal for nearly 8,800 new houses and apartments southwest of Salt Lake City despite opposition …

Persky recall called victory for ‘girls and women everywhere’

The organizer of the successful recall campaign against a Santa Clara County judge over his sentencing of a Stanford student convicted of attempted rape says the county’s voters have condemned “impunity for high-status perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic violence.”<p>“This victory is for girls …

Loyalty on the wane

“Who stays anymore with the same company for so long,” wonders Shravya Nath, a 29-year-old programmer who has changed three jobs in the last five …

Early decade big city growth continues to fall off, census shows

By William H. Frey<b>Suburban growth outpaces city growth for second straight year</b>Newly released census data for city population growth through 2017 …

Demographics

San Francisco's out-of-control housing prices are causing residents to consider leaving the city in droves — here's where they're headed

Fed up with the Bay Area's high housing costs, 46% of residents say they plan to move elsewhere soon — up from 40% last year and 34% in 2016.<p>That's according to a survey by the Bay Area Council that suggests the Bay Area exodus is getting even more dire.<p>When asked why they want to leave, 45% of …

Inaugural 'Day On The Lake' Planned For Persons With Disabilities

Accessible sailing and adaptive kayaking are among the aquatic activities planned for Saturday at Vasona Lake County Park.<p>SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — …

Affordable Housing Being Considered For Community College Lands

SANTA CLARA (BCN)<p>Santa Clara County community college trustees, presidents and students joined Supervisor Cindy Chavez at Mission College today to discuss proposed affordable housing that would be placed on community college campuses for students and extremely-low income locals alike.<p>Chavez said …

Top Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area

<b>The San Francisco Bay Area has hiking trails for all levels</b>, across a myriad of climate zones. Pick a trail from our guides and explore!<p>loading map - …

The Urgency to Achieve an Inclusive Economy in the Bay Area

<i>Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. This essay was adapted from a keynote address</i> …

Smart Cities Pose New Security Challenges and Opportunities

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#EuroCACS--ISACA's new research on smart cities, released at EuroCACS today, looks at infrastructure most …

As fatal overdoses rise, many Americans see drug addiction as a major problem in their community

The U.S. public’s concerns about drug addiction come amid increases in the number and rate of fatal drug overdoses across urban, suburban and rural …

As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Silicon Valley is booming, and longtime residents are being driven out everywhere. But only in Shoreline Park are the newcomers eating the natives.<p>A handful of burrowing owls live in this 750-acre wildlife and recreation area, deep in the grass. As the breeding season …

Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna says something has to be done about tech — but not too much

“On a scale of one to 10, Europe’s regulations [are] a nine, we’re a zero. Why can’t we get to a four or a five?”<p>Starting this week, European regulators have been tasked with enforcing a sweeping new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. And the U.S. Representative …

Big business funds campaign to convince voters to raise tolls - Palo Alto Daily Post

Mock interview program readies San Jose students for the real world

SAN JOSE — When hundreds of seniors graduate from Independence High School this week, many will head to college or straight into the workforce.<p>Either …

10 attractive cities that prove you can move overseas and live comfortably

Buying a home overseas is not only for the wealthy. In some cases, living abroad is cheaper than living in the United States.<p>The U.S. government …

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness.<p>Just days after the Seattle City Council approved the levy, the No Tax On Jobs campaign, a coalition of …

Scientists say smartphone addiction literally alters your brain chemistry

Life Out of Balance: Smartphones et al.<p>A study presented at the 2017 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America has found that young people …

Microsoft spells out its plans for Semantic Machines

Microsoft announced Sunday it acquired conversational AI startup Semantic Machines, a company whose staff includes former Siri chief scientist Larry Gillick and researchers such as Percy Liang, who helped create Google Assistant.<p>Few details were provided in a blog post to announce the acquisition, …