If you missed our May 29 episode of the Peninsula Report on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM, join host Eliza Ridgeway in this podcast version. This episode connects Silicon Valley to World Cup fever in Brazil, looks at local responses to climate change and examines East Palo Alto’s proposed water rate hike.
A soccer match between the San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas had an extra flavor on Saturday: a bit of Brazilian culture. Capoeira and people wearing green and yellow were all part of Brazilian Heritage Night.
One of the main challenges the Silicon Valley Roller Girls face in 2014 isn’t in the rink — it’s the rink itself. San Jose Skate, the place where they currently practice, will close permanently on June 1.
The legacy of TechShop Menlo Park won’t be forgotten anytime soon. It’s where ideas and businesses have hatched: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey first developed mobile payment platform Square in that space.
Stanford grad and former NASA engineer BethAnn Goldberg makes sculpted cakes in shapes like those of robots, animals and cars. For the most complicated cake requests, she uses 2D and 3D CAD designs.
Just as Menlo Park’s old Park Theatre is about to get demolished, objects from the building — like curtains, doors, marquee letters and movie seats — were sold to avoid ending up in the landfill.
Menlo Park officials are working to identify a neighborhood site for a new homeless shelter, aware that their choice may be unpopular — at least at first.
They didn’t walk much, but they did it in style. Menlo Park’s families dressed up for Halloween last Saturday and participated in a parade.
Menlo Park police will use technology to identify stolen or suspicious vehicles and to monitor Belle Haven neighborhood streets. But some are concerned about privacy and racial profiling.