Stanford’s Sustainable Fashion Collective held a fashion show featuring eco-friendly beaded necklaces made by women in Uganda. The proceeds from jewelry sales help the women escape poverty.
In San Mateo County, a three-bedroom home that sells for $270,000 is considered “affordable.” Thousands of people are applying for dozens of less expensive apartments, and many are being priced out of the area.
There was a 25-percent increase in shark attacks worldwide in 2010, but California’s stats remained steady at five. The state is tied with Hawaii and South Carolina for the third most attacks in the nation.
Conceptus, Inc., the maker of permanent birth control, and WomenCare Global, LLC, a non-profit that distributes women’s healthcare products around the world, team up to offer procedure in developing countries.
Environmentalists on one side of the Saltworks development debate want to restore the site to bay wetlands. Others insists the community and environment would benefit more from smart-growth housing.
At Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace, an event during Stanford Entrepreneurship Week, speakers all focused on the emerging free market in one country: China.
Development projects in California are generally more difficult than elsewhere because the state has tough environmental laws. As a result, Redwood City’s Saltworks development project may require a public vote.
After identifying sandboxes in two Redwood City parks that were contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the city is renovating the parks, removing the sandboxes and replacing them with water attractions.
At two parks in Redwood City, sand features have been permanently closed, due to recurring outbreaks of E. Coli bacteria in the sand itself. Renovations to change the sand to water features are underway.