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Cities in Santa Clara County scramble to ban marijuana sales ahead of Jan. 1

By Khalida Sarwari Twenty years after California voters legalized marijuana for medicinal use, they took the next big step at the ballot box last November by deciding it’s OK to toke for fun too. But while 57 percent of the state’s voters embraced the recreational use of pot by approving Proposition 64, South Bay cities… Read More Cities in Santa Clara County scramble to ban marijuana sales ahead of Jan. 1

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Legalization of marijuana in California doesn’t make it OK to drive stoned

By Khalida Sarwari Just because marijuana is legal in California doesn’t mean people can drive around stoned. The state is establishing methods and protocols for testing drivers’ blood for marijuana and determining the legal limit for marijuana impairment while driving. “There are companies developing tests right now,” said Shawn Ahearn, a captain at the Sunnyvale… Read More Legalization of marijuana in California doesn’t make it OK to drive stoned

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Riders sharing bikes to get from point A to point B now easier in Silicon Valley

By Khalida Sarwari No car, no problem. In Silicon Valley, there are plenty of apps for getting around. Between ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft and on-demand car-sharing companies like Zipcar, gone are the days of the haggard hitchhiker left stranded along the side of the road with his thumb sticking out awkwardly. But… Read More Riders sharing bikes to get from point A to point B now easier in Silicon Valley

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Pink Martini to perform at Mountain Winery

By Khalida Sarwari Pink Martini fans can thank Thomas Lauderdale’s intuition for the birth of his musical group; it’s what led him to form his wildly successful band 23 years ago when he was faced with a fork-in-the-road moment as a politician-in-training and ultimately decided to use music rather than rhetoric to bring folks of… Read More Pink Martini to perform at Mountain Winery

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San Jose photographer captures images of all 59 national parks

By Khalida Sarwari If the walls of the Art Ark Gallery on San Jose’s South Sixth Street could talk, they’d probably be speechless. They hold 59 images and each appears to be competing with each other in grandeur, scope and beauty. The contrasts catch the eye immediately. Next to the serene waters and lush greenery… Read More San Jose photographer captures images of all 59 national parks