Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, affecting our learning abilities and shaping how we think.
The next generation of farming? A millennial takes the mantle - Jan. 29, 2019
Two Mancos ranchers urge aging farmers to partner with youth to save the future of small, family-owned farms.
Your Muslim Neighbor - Sept. 7, 2017
A Pleasanton mosque reaches out to dispel misconceptions and engage the community amidst a changing political landscape.
Hive minds - July 26, 2018
Tri-Valley beekeepers continue to protect pollinators in face of national crisis.
Translation services are crucial in diverse districts like Oakland Unified. But it's not just about language.
Hanukkah fare - Dec. 7, 2017
The oil-centric stories behind the Jewish Festival of Lights.
The bird counter of Shadow Cliffs - May 17, 2018
To citizen scientist Bill Rose, monitoring bird colonies is a vital gauge on environmental health. "This is the canary in the Bay Area," he says.
My Valentine - Feb. 8, 2018
A Pleasanton couple's love spans 60 years, 5 states...and 435 kids.
Oakland’s Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue - Apr. 25, 2016
Lila Travis fosters orphaned animals and returns them to the wilds of the Bay Area.
A California nomad comes to town - Aug. 29, 2017
Mule has been traversing the West Coast on foot with his four-legged namesakes for decades, with a cause.
Local teachers to march at the Colorado Capitol - Feb. 20, 2020
Educators from Southwest Colorado are joining the statewide fight for higher wages and supporting state legislation that aims to raise teacher pay.
Pleasanton 9-year-old heads to college- Aug. 6, 2018
Kairan Quazi, identified as "profoundly gifted," plans to double-major in math/chemistry at Las Positas, skip high school.
PUSD's enrollment quandary - Sept. 6, 2018
PUSD trustees consider creative ways to address urgent problem of increasing enrollment in northern Pleasanton, from K-8 models to redrawing school boundary lines.
Parents, students turn out in droves to protest reinstatement of student body president after he created allegedly problematic campaign video.
Teachers in OUSD work to implement the FAIR act in their classroom.
Environment and Health
A local water agency finishes up project greatly increasing its capacity to recycle water, though a favorite local program will not continue.
An ozonation project that officials say is fundamental for water safety raises residents' concern on cost, scope.
Amanda Cerro uses her own traumatic experience to advocate for organ donation.
Tri-Valley woman returns from deep sea exploration - March 4, 2018
Jen Runyan boards the Nautilus to connect researchers and marine life to a global audience.
San Ramon 10-year-old rescues father from drowning - Oct. 11, 2017
Tevin Kuruvilla proves that heroes can indeed come in all sizes, in the face of a near-disaster.
Assembly candidates air positions at Tri-Valley forum - Sept. 17, 2018
A "discussion" with the two candidates competing to represent California State Assembly District 16 ahead of the November 2018 midterms.
Swalwell 'considering' a presidential run - Aug. 17, 2018
Local Dublin congressman addresses rumors of presidential prospects, says he will wait until after midterms.
Gov. Brown signs BART housing bill - Oct. 1, 2018
After Tri-Valley leaders campaign against it, California's governor signs bill allowing transit authority to build thousands of housing units on their own land.
Court is in session - July 27, 2017
A new $147 million courthouse opens across the street from a county jail, which court officials say will improve efficiency and save money.