For three decades, Stanford students have run co-operative living spaces in Palo Alto houses named after Grateful Dead songs. House culture emphasizes sustainable living and sharing chores. View the video.
Cupertino, a bastion of science and technology, has made an effort to celebrate the arts. Last fall, the city named its first poet laureate, and this week, he will announce winners of the first citywide poetry contest. View the video.
The measure cruised to an emphatic victory, as 81 percent of the more than 9 million votes cast favored enacting the legislation.