Unkempt backyard pools can breed millions of disease-carrying mosquitoes. The Santa Clara County Vector Control Office uses an aerial photography system to track and treat those stagnant swimming holes.
On the Peninsula Report radio show, Vignesh Ramachandran tells us about a rather chic event that happened at Stanford: the university’s very own version of the TED talks. Jessica Parks reports on a network of earthquake sensors operating on ordinary people’s personal computers, and how you can get involved. Holly Moeller talks about little known
The Quake-Catcher Network aims to “pepper the world” with small, inexpensive seismographs. Researchers hope it will open the door to more affordable early-warning systems.
On the Peninsula Report radio show, Arthur Goldhammer visited from Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. He’s a political blogger as well as academic and brings us tidings of the French presidential election. Also this week, we heard from Occupy Mountain View activist Alison Hicks on May Day and why the Occupy movement’s still kicking. And,
In January, the California Supreme Court upheld a law disbanding local redevelopment agencies and remanding their funds to the state. The ruling shot holes through Milpitas’ entire city budget.
Santa Clara County wineries aim to compete with Napa and Sonoma, San Jose residents quarrel with leadership over retail center, and Mavericks surfers may have tight travel time. Listen to the Peninsula Report podcast.
The Los Altos High School cheer team is raising money to travel to a national competition in Anaheim at the end of the month. They did a bake sale, of course. But the real money came from an e-waste drive.