Today in Half Moon Bay, an opening ceremony, known as the paddle out, marked the beginning of Mavericks Invitational surf contest season. View photos and video.
During the driest Bay Area spring in 35 years, volunteers found half as many species as last year near Stanford’s Lake Lagunita. Does this spell disaster for local species at risk of extinction?
What are the toys, gadgets and snacks of the future? Visitors to Stanford University’s Cool Product Expo made their guesses Wednesday as they sampled products from 35 startups.
Big-wave surfers who compete in the Mavericks Invitational get only 24-hours notice when the event will occur. They have to be prepared to drop everything and travel, often halfway around the world, to Half Moon Bay.
Scott McGaraghan of Nest Labs kicked off Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford by showcasing his company’s “learning” thermostat as well as the new approach to energy savings. “We want people to love their thermostat,” he said.
Constraints on new and small businesses are threatening Silicon Valley’s innovation and global competitiveness, said a panel of experts at today’s 2012 State of the Valley Conference.