Fremont

4:08pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Imagining the giant hippos, monstrous sharks, and sea beasts of an underwater Silicon Valley

Construction site at the Calaveras Dam in the East Bay hills.

Digging up ancient worlds

When construction workers break into earth’s surface, it’s not unusual for them to discover ancient worlds. Last year, crews unearthed the remains of three mammoths and one giant bison in San Francisco While working at the Caldecott Tunnel, fossil hunters discovered the remains of camels that once roamed the East Bay. There’s actually provisions in California’s environmental laws that require that anyone doing major digging projects call fossil experts first, just in case. So when work began near Fremont to rebuild the Calaveras Dam, paleontologist Jim Walker was called to the scene to hunt for fossils. He expected to find a few, but the count surpassed 600.

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5:37pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fremont high school student honored as one of nation's top environmentalists

Fremont high school student Lynnea Shuck is being honored as one of the nation's top environmentalists. She and five others will receive the Brower Youth Award from the Earth Island Institute. The award is named after David Brower, an environmentalist who helped create the Point Reyes National Seashore and other nature preserves around the state and country.

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9:33pm

Mon December 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bay Area falafel shop hop

Leila Sfeir makes Lebanese falafel sandwichCourtesy: Cindy Carpien

To many Americans, Falafel is a fried ball of mashed up garbanzo beans that you can put in a sandwich. But to me, falafel reminds me of where I’m from – Sudan. Until recently, I thought there was really only one way to make it. But it turns out, there are many ways to fry a falafel, depending on where you’re from – and of course, everyone thinks their way is best. So I headed out around the Bay on a falafel shop hop.

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