A cold snap that hit the Peninsula over the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8 had most residents staying indoors. But the chilly weather didn’t stop some Shoreline patrons and water polo fans.
For the past six weeks, Peninsula Press staff has been reporting on the local impacts of the Affordable Care Act. These articles and multimedia reports are on a special website, “Obamacare on the Peninsula.”
With 700 bicycles at stations spread from San Francisco to San Jose, a new program aims to prove that bike sharing can be popular in the suburbs as well as on city streets.
With Facebook’s recent pledge to encourage bicycling to its new headquarters in Menlo Park, cyclists are about to reach peak numbers on the Peninsula. But not everyone is spinning with joy.
The popular restaurant and business review site Yelp uses a secret algorithm to determine which reviews appear. Many small business owners complain the process should be more transparent.
Critics are buzzing about a new movement known as “ecological art.” Ecological artists are using their paintings, sculptures and photography to start conservation conversations.
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.
With the rising popularity of home theaters and online movie viewing, boutique movie theaters see their attendance drop. Stanford Theatre and the Aquarius are still strongholds in Palo Alto.
After meeting families in Burma who depended upon kerosene lanterns to light their daily tasks, Stanford student Erica Estrada recreated their living conditions in Palo Alto and developed safe, affordable lighting.