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Growing Up Silicon Valley Archive

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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Dead in Cars and Homes: Northern California Fire Toll at 29
Dead in Cars and Homes: Northern California Fire Toll at 29

The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape.

Before & After: NorCal Wildfire Leaves Town Unrecognizable
Before & After: NorCal Wildfire Leaves Town Unrecognizable

At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that turned the Northern California town of Paradise and outlying areas into hell on earth, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history, and the...

Interactive: Camp Fire Burn Scar, Smoke Forecast
Interactive: Camp Fire Burn Scar, Smoke Forecast

The Camp Fire roaring in Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills has destroyed thousands of homes and left dozens of people dead in a matter of days.

What You Didn't Know About Daylight Savings Time
What You Didn't Know About Daylight Savings Time

Find out how the end of daylight saving time affects your sleep and health and how to make the most of the change.

Unhealthy Smoke Lingers, Spare the Air Issued Through Friday
Unhealthy Smoke Lingers, Spare the Air Issued Through Friday

Wildfire smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to blanket the Bay Area with unhealthy air, prompting a Spare the Air alert through Friday, air quality officials said.

How to Help Victims of California Wildfires
How to Help Victims of California Wildfires

More than 30 people have died and tens of thousands of Californians have been forced from their homes as huge wildfires continue to rage in the northern and southern ends of the state. The Camp Fire has become