Unkempt backyard pools can breed millions of disease-carrying mosquitoes. The Santa Clara County Vector Control Office uses an aerial photography system to track and treat those stagnant swimming holes.
The Quake-Catcher Network aims to “pepper the world” with small, inexpensive seismographs. Researchers hope it will open the door to more affordable early-warning systems.
In January, the California Supreme Court upheld a law disbanding local redevelopment agencies and remanding their funds to the state. The ruling shot holes through Milpitas’ entire city budget.
The Los Altos High School cheer team is raising money to travel to a national competition in Anaheim at the end of the month. They did a bake sale, of course. But the real money came from an e-waste drive.
Backyards in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties are abuzz with an ancient — but now trending — hobby: beekeeping.
Beekeeping is becoming a backyard trend in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. About 1,000 people purchased a Groupon for beekeeping school. But the hobby comes with legal challenges.