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Aug 7, 2016

Homeless to Housed: One Silicon Valley's Family Struggle

Homeless to Housed: One Silicon Valley's Family Struggle

Santa Clara County families, especially those led by single parents, have an increasingly difficult time finding affordable housing. Often the struggle results in homelessness, which can have a significant...

Aug 4, 2016

"A Woman Can Do Anything:" Single Mom Tackles Tech and Raising Daughter

"A Woman Can Do Anything:" Single Mom Tackles Tech and Raising Daughter

Women-led start ups have a harder time receiving funding in Silicon Valley than men. One mom shares her story building a company while raising a daughter on her own. Her daughter shares what it's like having an...

Jun 30, 2016

New Website Shares Alumni Stories About Life After Palo Alto

New Website Shares Alumni Stories About Life After Palo Alto

The new website “Paths from Palo Alto” is a space for alums from Palo Alto schools to share their journeys after high school. It’s intended for current students trying to make their own journey through...

Jun 10, 2016

Teaching Kids to Code and the Digital Divide

Teaching Kids to Code and the Digital Divide

Thousands of kids and teens are being taught coding skills at public schools and private academies across the Bay Area. Yet these skills are out of reach for a number of kids, creating a digital divide.

Jun 9, 2016

Father of Teen Who Committed Suicide Speaks Out

Father of Teen Who Committed Suicide Speaks Out

The father of a Gunn High School senior who took his life last year is speaking out to parent and urging them to take seriously the threat of mental illness.

Apr 25, 2016

Kids of the Silicon Valley Housing Crisis

Kids of the Silicon Valley Housing Crisis

Many long-term families are being forced out of Silicon Valley, and the housing crisis has been particularly hard on children.

Apr 26, 2016

Pressure to Succeed in High-Tech Communities

Pressure to Succeed in High-Tech Communities

Growing up in the shadows of tech companies, many Silicon Valley teens feel an intense and unhealthy amount of pressure to succeed academically.

Apr 27, 2016

Safe Rides: Teen Help for a Teen Problem

Safe Rides: Teen Help for a Teen Problem

Heavy drinking and drug use among teens continues to be an issue in cities across Silicon Valley, and these teens are tackling the problem through their own free rides program.

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4 Firefighters Injured, Body Found in Downtown SJ Fire
4 Firefighters Injured, Body Found in Downtown SJ Fire

Four firefighters were injured and a body was found late Sunday in a three-alarm fire at a building in downtown San Jose, according to police and fire officials.

Rain Returns: Light Drizzle Seen in Parts of Bay Area
Rain Returns: Light Drizzle Seen in Parts of Bay Area

Very light rain or drizzle was seen in parts of the Bay Area late Sunday as a low-pressure system approached from the northwest, according to weather forecasters.

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Man Charged With DUI After Pursuit, Standoff on Hwy. 101

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Santa Rosa Man Arrested After 3 Hours for Gun, Drugs
Santa Rosa Man Arrested After 3 Hours for Gun, Drugs

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Garoppolo Throws 3 TDs as 49ers Roll Over Bengals
Garoppolo Throws 3 TDs as 49ers Roll Over Bengals

Jimmy Garoppolo tied his career high with three touchdown passes Sunday, and the San Francisco 49ers completed a sweet and satisfying week in the Buckeye State with a 41-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals...