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Expecting Excellence

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

To ensure that all their students learn what they need to learn requires that the school be organized to a fare-thee-well and that everyone pull her weight.

A Visual Tour of Silicon Valley

Courtney Price | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Courtney Price

If you are ever visiting San Francisco and have an extra day for adventure, I highly recommend jumping into the car and heading to Silicon Valley. The drive is beautiful and it is a worthwhile experience to see some of the big businesses and small treasures of the tech world.

Facebook Just Bought A Public Police Officer

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

A police officer paid for by Facebook will be the nation’s first privately funded cop, a move dubbed by some as an act of generosity and by others a...

Hey, 'Slut': You've Got Mail!

Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

A California writer received a highly unusual credit card offer from Bank of America this week: It was addressed to “Lisa is a Slut McIntire.” ...

Facebook Apartments Are Awesome... But Maybe A Little Creepy

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Facebook has already taken over your life. Why not just move in next door to the company? It's a question many of the company's employees may be a...

PHOTOS: Peek Inside Facebook's Amazing New Office

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.28.2013 | San Francisco

Facebook's slick new West Campus came one step closer to fruition on Monday when the Menlo Park Planning Commission approved the plan unanimously. ...

Meet One Of Facebook's Oldest Users

Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology

CORRECTION: A Facebook spokesperson told The Huffington Post that Detlor was previously the oldest known registered Facebook user, although there are ...

Retired Teacher Raises $1 Million To Build School In Kenya

Menlo Park Patch | Marcie Parker | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact

Reentry has never been easy for Margo McAuliffe, and this one has been no different, after her eighth summer at the high school for girls in Africa th...

Matt Sledge

California High-Speed Rail Faces Trouble In Palo Alto -- And More In Washington | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

ATHERTON, Calif. -- Walk down Ashfield Road in this well-heeled town of 7,000 on the San Francisco Peninsula and you'll find million-dollar homes surr...

Bubble or Babylon? The Bay Area Tech Boom

Randy Howder | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Cutting-edge Bay Area workplaces are creating a new worker's paradise that is becoming increasingly set apart from any other labor market in the country and the world.

PHOTOS: Tour Facebook's Sprawling New Campus

Business Insider's Silicon Alley Insider | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology

Facebook is all grown up. Employees are cashing out and quitting. It's taking on startups with half-baked features. And now, just like the bi...

Driving Miss Mado (or Five Days on the Road With My 87-Year-Old Mother)

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Road trips with elderly parents must provide a high comfort quotient, starting with a well-appointed sedan and, if possible, luxury hotels. No matter how tired my mother was, when we checked into a gorgeous place, she beamed from ear to ear.

That "St. Judy's Comet" Kid: A Dinner Conversation With Harper Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.

My Electric Summer, When Washington Helped Resurrect the EV

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

If this summer was the coming out party for the electric car, Washington was the host. They may seem unlikely bedfellows, but I'm convinced the EV companies have learned how to play politics.