Is Yelp hiding small businesses’ good reviews? Will schools ever see promised funds from redevelopment agencies? What are the lives of “the help” — domestic workers in the Bay Area — like today? Find out on the Peninsula Report podcast.
Is sorting recyclables from your trash worthwhile? Does grease or food contaminate a whole bin of recycling? A Stanford science journalist investigates, and the answers might be brighter than you think.
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.
Sandra Kurtzig and her son Andy – both successful serial entrepreneurs – spoke at Stanford’s entrepreneurship week, giving advice to students with startup dreams.
A lot sits vacant on prime real estate in downtown Palo Alto. A night club in San Carlos isn’t allowed to add an outdoor patio. Reporters reveal why these developments are facing legal hurdles.
A vacant gas station stands near downtown Palo Alto, but developers have plans for a multistory building with retail, business and housing. The plans violate city codes, so developers will make their case to city planners tonight.
New economic data from this week’s Silicon Valley Index report headlines this week’s Peninsula Report radio show. Reporters also weigh in on the growing number of cities banning plastic grocery bags and HIV preventative drug testing.
Facebook’s IPO filing Wednesday earned positive attention, but some Stanford students said they shied away from jobs there because they perceive it as being too large for individual employees to have an impact.
Redwood City’s Courthouse Square debuted a new holiday “ice” rink isn’t ice at all. Synthetic rinks, which do not require refrigeration, are gaining popularity in cost-conscious, warm weather communities.