Raja Badr-el-din moved from Jordan to pursue physics at Stanford. But when he started making skateboards and later surfboards, he found an unlikely passion, different from the Stanford “techie” stereotype.
Even in ailing health, Nelly Gonzales is a mainstay of the Pilipino Association for Workers and Immigrants, serving as a role model for younger activists.
Teddy Steinkellner’s second novel, to be published in July, follows the success of his debut book about the awkward life of middle schoolers.
Jean Cecil, executive director of Career Closet, draws from her own hardship to help clients find employment and build self-confidence. The nonprofit has offices in San Jose and Foster City.
Historically, a presidential election year brings out a high percentage of registered voters — and that was the case on the Peninsula earlier this month.
Palo Alto’s vice mayor clashed today with a lead proponent of the measure to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, arguing over the initiative’s merits and motives.
They met at the base of Mount Everest. Michael Kobold, a watchmaker from Pennsylvania, learned to climb from Ang Namgel Sherpa and Lakpa Thundu Sherpa — and ended up teaching them his own craft.
After discovering that her toddler son preferred dolls to toy trucks and was attracted to girls’ clothing, one California mother began blogging to share her experiences of “Raising My Rainbow.”
David Winsberg, “the pepper guy,” keeps agricultural traditions alive through his small farm in an unlikely place – East Palo Alto.