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Why Cynthia Spence Believes It's Good Business To Invest In An Interior Designer

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Morena Duwe

As the tech world continues to expand beyond the Silicon Valley, creative minds such as Cynthia Spence have found a place within this vast market.

Scathing Resignation Letter Nails Silicon Valley's Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business

This is how bad the housing crisis has gotten in Silicon Valley: A lawyer who lives in Palo Alto, California, and advises the city on housing can no l...

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

Bird-Loving Artist David Tomb on his Recent Palo Alto Residency and Exhibition

John Seed | Posted 04.30.2016 | Arts
John Seed

I interviewed David Tomb after he completed the installation to ask him more about how the project had evolved, and what it has accomplished.

The Cities Where A Six-Figure Income Is Barely Enough To Get By

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

The Bay Area housing crisis is so severe that a six-figure income might not be enough to find a place you can afford to live. The tech boom has broug...

Vice Mayor Of Palo Alto Explains Why Real Estate Prices Are So High

Quora | Posted 03.15.2017 | San Francisco
Quora

When I bought my first house in Palo Alto in 1990, I thought the prices in Palo Alto were crazy. It was a 2 bedroom 1 bath 1000 square foot house built in the 1930s and updated in the 1960s and we paid $465,000.

Fraiche Founder Almost Went Into Medical Tourism

Quora | Posted 03.02.2017 | San Francisco
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

U.S. Health Officials Are Finally Paying Attention To Palo Alto School Suicides

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching an investigation at Palo Alto's elite Henry M. Gunn High School after two separate cl...

Going Against the Flow: Armen Berjikly, CEO of Kanjoya

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.14.2017 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Armen founded Kanjoya in 2007 and serves as the company's CEO. Their workplace intelligence platform is used by leading enterprises such as Cisco, Mic...

I'm a College Admissions Consultant, and I Tell My Students to Get Bs

Melissa Chen | Posted 11.30.2016 | College
Melissa Chen

As a college admissions counselor, I see parents and students all the time who stress out about every test taken and every hour of community service served. I try to remind them to remember the bigger picture -- that nothing is worth it if a student is miserable.

Casualties of Silicon Valley

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 07.02.2016 | Technology
Jasmine Jaksic

When I accepted an offer to work in San Francisco South Bay (aka Silicon Valley), I was in for quite a surprise. I lived in East Bay back then. My commute of 35 miles each way didn't seem bad, at least on maps.

Recovering From Suicide in Palo Alto: A Work In Progress

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
Terry Connelly

Silicon Valley prides itself on recognizing unmet needs and satisfying them, even before we even realize them ourselves. But, like Tiger Woods the Elder, the Valley is not used to playing from behind, and not very good at it.

A Former Waiter Remembers the Day He Served Steve Jobs and the Lesson He Learned

Quora | Posted 05.20.2016 | Technology
Quora

I've actually had the pleasure to serve Steve at a restaurant in Palo Alto, and here's the story ... I took some "time off" from the tech industry in 2000 to learn more about one of my passions, wine. So, on a whim, I walked into Niebaum-Coppola on University St. and applied to be an assistant behind the wine bar.

Going Against the Flow: René Lacerte, CEO and Founder of Bill.com

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

René Lacerte is CEO and co-founder of Bill.com, the nation's largest business payment network with over 500,000 members and more than $12 billion in...

91-Year-Old Is Living Her Dream As A Tech Designer At Silicon Valley Firm

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.02.2015 | Good News

A nonagenarian has started a new career as a valuable part of Silicon Valley's tech world, bringing her years of wisdom to the industry. When Barba...

An Apology and Clarification

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 01.28.2015 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Suicide is a tragic situation, especially when it involves a young person. There are many causes and it is impossible to know exactly what caused it. ...

Going Against the Flow: Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

John R. "Trip" Adler III started the social publishing company Scribd in 2013. Adler grew up in Palo Alto, California, and then attended Harvard Unive...

Cash Out or Stay Put

Geri Spieler | Posted 02.11.2015 | San Francisco
Geri Spieler

With real estate prices skyrocketing in Silicon Valley, some of my friends are deciding to cash in on their homes, grab the extra bucks and take a hike out of town or out of state and live the good life somewhere else with lots of money to spare.

What Is It Like to Grow Up in the Silicon Valley Right Now?

Quora | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Quora

I'm going to come at this from the perspective of a teenager that's currently growing up in Palo Alto. I attend Palo Alto High School. There are many Pros and many Cons.

Writer Gets Readers to Pay Him to Edit his Manuscript

Keith Thomson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Home
Keith Thomson

One of the hardest parts of the writing process is getting honest feedback. Close friends and family think nothing of lying in order to spare your feelings about as little as a poem. So they'll sooner tell you that your baby is ugly than that they didn't like the manuscript you've agonized over for two years.

10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S. to Rent

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.24.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A rental market report was released for the third quarter of 2014. San Francisco has the second highest median rent in the country but Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley ranks as number one. The San Francisco Bay Area has seven of the top 10 highest rents in the nation.

10 Things I Learned From Visiting the Facebook Campus

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Technology
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I visited the Facebook campus, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California. and here are 10 things I learned: 1. There is such a thing as a free lunch (bre...

Marketing Personalized Mobile Radio News Within the Social Web

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.26.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Associated Press (AP) and A.H. Belo Management Services are among investors backing HearHere Radio to the tune of $1.7 million, the company behind Rivet News Radio has announced.

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.

10 Things You Need to Know About the SF Bay Area Bike Share Program

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.23.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

After seeing the kiosks for the Bay Area Bike Share program, I was intrigued enough to get an annual membership without ever having used the service. Here are 10 things you need to know about it.