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Six Californias Op-Ed

August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

I grew up in California when the state was number one in education, was the best place to do business, had the best infrastructure, and the best weather. That was 40 years ago. All we...

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I recently had the great pleasure of meeting and talking with Tim Ritchie, President of The Tech Museum of Innovation, in downtown San Jose, located at the Cesar Chavez Plaza. My conversation with him was...

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Rotary World Leader Comes to Silicon Valley

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gary C. K. Huang, President-elect of Rotary International for 2014-2015, came to San Jose recently to speak to several hundred upcoming club presidents at the Far West President–Elect Training Seminar (PETS). The Rotary year begins...

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Can you “see” accelerating change without study, science and effort? Is it part of our survival kit, built in from birth? Seems not. Two facts that matter. You are aging. Global warming is real, but...

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SVT: What made you decide to develop a school for kids at risk? SA: My brother was adopted when he was 5 and I ended up taking him in when he was 15 and I...

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SVT: Where did you grow up, where did you go to school and what did you study? TM: I grew up in Santa Clara and attended Buchser High School, West Valley College and San Jose...

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SVT: Where did you grow up and when did you arrive here in the Bay Area? RC: I was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in St.Vincent & the Grenadines. I came to...

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Childhood obesity is a topic that is very important to me as a person and as an elected official. It is not just an issue of concern. It is a crisis, and there is no...

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Protecting Our Pets in Santa Clara County

October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a dog owner and the elected County Supervisor from Los Gatos (“The Cats”), it’s fitting that I am an animal lover and strong supporter of animal shelters. County residents will be happy to know...

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Silicon Valley residents have long been aware of issues that cut across the entire region – economic competitiveness and job growth, competition between cities for tax revenues, loss of open space, congestion and pollution. Looking...

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