Maddie Thompson, a pro soccer player in the two-year-old National Women’s Soccer League, plays for Sky Blue FC in New Jersey and is an example of a pro living frugally to play the game she loves.
Stanford grad JJ Koval has established himself in professional soccer, and the San Jose Earthquakes have welcomed the rookie to the “family.”
With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout the state, Central California — known as the “Food Basket of the World” — is seeing fallow fields, sinking ground and livelihoods threatened.
Peninsula Humane Society was one of the first to operate a low-cost, on-site spay and neuter clinic. Now, it has taken its services into San Mateo and San Francisco communities with a mobile service.
The local threat of West Nile Virus is high. As dwindling water supplies and rising temperatures bring tropical disease a lot closer to home, local agencies prep for potentially the worst mosquito season ever.
A couple years after Jose Cabrera was released from prison and got help from the David Lewis Reentry Center, he returned to work for the center as a case manager — now helping others get another chance at life.
The David Lewis Reentry Center helps formerly incarcerated persons with services to aid their reintegration into society. But despite its apparent success, the program has continually struggled to find funding.
In early June, the third local event of the international nonprofit Nerd Nite was held in Palo Alto. The event is an example of lifelong learning, according to one of its founders.
Officials are not sure how this mosquito species got into California. The two primary and most concerning diseases spread by “Aedes aegypti” are the dengue and chikungunya viruses.