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K-Ming Chang author photo
Feb 22, 2023

Speculative South Bay

It’s trash day in Japantown and, even still, it’s easy to find parking a few blocks up from Roy’s Station. Outside it is sunny,...
Carlos Rodriguez
Feb 1, 2023

Bay Area Graffiti Legends Share Their Stories

The year is 1983 and Robert “Nexus” Ortiz and his friend David “Demo” Woodham Jr. have walked to an underpass on West San Carlos...
Brian Earl
Dec 21, 2022

Brian Earl’s Christmas Past Reveals Holiday Secrets

Brian Earl sits on Zoom in front of a handmade fireplace diorama, a bookshelf strung with Christmas lights and a keyboard, upon which I...
David Ligouy
Jul 27, 2022

One Bike Rider’s Campaign Against Climate Change

“My grandfather, he was a very humble man,” David Ligouy says. “He was a farmer.”  Ligouy is an electrical engineer. Or, he was, before he...
Jacob Martinez
Jul 20, 2022

Digital Nest Helps Silicon Valley Youth Fly in the Digital Age

What do you think of when you think of Silicon Valley? Something sleek? Google, keycards and lanyards? You probably don’t think of furrowed fields...
Jun 1, 2022

Rachel Holmes Means Business

“It’s my last week of school, so I’ll be going there after this,” Rachel Holmes says from her bedroom. In the background, her bed...
Apr 6, 2022

Making Their Mark

San Jose’s streets are rich in art. A walk through downtown or Japantown rewards pedestrians with stories-high murals and colorful utility boxes. Online, San...

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