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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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De Anza bike share program a hit with students

By Khalida Sarwari De Anza College has a robust bike sharing program of its own, tailored to student needs. Supported with $20,000 from the college’s student council and environmental sustainability committee, the De Anza Associated Student Body Bike Program started in 2014 with a total of 60 bikes. The idea, said Frank Clark, the program’s… Read More De Anza bike share program a hit with students

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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

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What’s in a name? Santa Clara County schools attempt to find out

By Khalida Sarwari It’s a moment almost every starstruck tourist who visits Hollywood dreams of; the moment when they spot a star. Not the ones who dot Hollywood Boulevard, but real in-the-flesh celebrities. Feb. 26 proved to be such an auspicious day for a number of people who joined a bus tour of Tinseltown. Thinking… Read More What’s in a name? Santa Clara County schools attempt to find out