Silicon Valley

5:57pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Jose dismantles the Jungle

An abandoned shelter in the Jungle. You can see a shelf with ceramic ducks, carpeting, and welcome sign.
Isabel Angell

Crews dismantled a large homeless encampment in San Jose Thursday. Called the “Jungle,” it’s thought to be the biggest homeless camp in the country. The camp was home to up to three hundred people who occupied over sixty acres of a park along a creek bed. But San Jose has been under pressure from different agencies who say the Jungle is polluting the creek.

Early Thursday morning, Tamara Cockrell walked away from the Jungle, pushing a shopping cart piled high with all her belongings.

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10:33am

Fri June 6, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 06.06.14

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Feinstein: "rouge dispensaries" would benefit from new bill… Washington state lawsuit could have wide implications … The graying of Harborside… Big Tobacco watches and waits… Health news… Maureen Dowd’s bad trip… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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6:03pm

Tue December 10, 2013
Politics

DREAMer hackers code for immigration reform with FWD.us

Sarahi Salamanca and her team are building a website that will aggregate videos to promote immigration reform.
Audrey Dilling

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca and her team of designers and coders have the next 25 hours to build a website. Not just any website, but one that’s engaging enough to influence the national conversation around immigration policy.

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5:14pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

Silicon Valley commuter shuttles hit home in San Francisco neighborhoods

A Facebook shuttle pulls over in a Muni stop on 18th Street to pick up employees for the morning commute.
Liz Pfeffer

5:27pm

Fri June 28, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

What's the Present and Future of Jobs in Silicon Valley?

On the July 7, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Mike Cassidy, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist for the Mercury News. He describes his column, Silicon Valley Dispatches, as an anthropologist's albeit sometimes lighthearted look at that unique culture. I'll ask him:

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