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Image caption: Founding artistic director Robert Kelley (front of train) in TheatreWorks’ 1981 production of “Merry Wives of Windsor.”
Valley of Art’s Delight

Thanks to these cultural groups, whose roots date back before this millennium, Silicon Valley is known for more than just technological artistry.


Image caption: These groups can help kids who are in need of a boost.
Getting a Leg Up

These free and low-cost programs help families in the South Bay give their children what they need to succeed academically.


Image caption: Many organizations in Santa Clara County can lend a helping hand.
Finding Peace of Mind

Feeling stressed? Confused? Or just a little blue? Help is just a phone call away for residents of Santa Clara County.


Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.


Image caption: Like ripples in a pond, the hip impulse moved through Santa Cruz and beyond, and continues across generations.
How Did Santa Cruz Get So Hip?

Looking back at the Sixties and Seventies in Santa Cruz


Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.


Image caption: Saving water has become more crucial in California’s drought crisis.
How to Save Water: Simple Steps You Can Take

Saving water is more important than ever in California, due to the region’s worst drought conditions in 1,200 years. Here are some steps you can take to help.


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25 California Women Who Made History

California women have played a significant role in shaping every major industry within the U.S. and the world. Here are a few of them.


Image caption: Though it’s the most famous, the San Andreas Fault is just one of more than 500 active faults in California.
Battening Down for the Big One

Making it through the earthquake is the easy part. The hard part is surviving in the chaos that follows.


Image caption: How much is too much? There’s no simple answer, but here are some questions to ponder.
Six Steps to Mindful Drinking

Thinking about making a change in your relationship to drugs and alcohol? Here are some things to consider.


Image caption: Supercell storms are just one of many weather phenomena in the era of climate change.
The New Vocabulary of the Climate Change Era

The climate change era has created a whole new set of terms for a wide variety of storms and other weather phenomena. Here are some of the most important.


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How Not to Feel the Burn

California residents can turn to these public and private entities to help prepare for wildfires and protect their property.


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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.


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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.


Image caption: Cliff Garten’s Illuvium can be found at Moffett Place, 1152 Bordeaux Drive, in Sunnyvale.
Culture No Longer Canceled!

As the pandemic wanes, it’s time to get back out there and enjoy live music, art shows, and more.


Image caption: Now home to a museum with artifacts from the town’s old quicksilver mine, New Almaden hasn't changed much in 170 years.
Santa Clara County: A Historical Bibiliography

A compendium of online resources that delve into the long, varied history of one of California’s oldest settled regions.


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