Sunnyvale’s History – All of it.

When Martin Murphy Jr. first came to California 1844, he purchased some land on what would become, six years later, the West Coast of the United States. That land was in a valley with nice weather – always sunny. Sound familiar? He originally used it to establish a wheat farm named Bay View, thus beginning Sunnyvale’s long history of agriculture. A couple of decades later, in the 1870’s, fruit orchards widely replaced the original wheat farms. Many more decades later, Sunnyvale is left with one […]

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Worker Cooperatives Fight the Silver Tsunami

The Silver Tsunami. One Google search takes you to its definition as “a metaphor used to describe population aging,” internet news articles worrying about “who will care for these aging Baby Boomers” and several calls-to-action for addressing the threat it poses. This looming phenomenon has the potential to cause a dramatic shift in the local business landscape as family-run businesses owned by Baby Boomers are forced to close due to a lack of successors. Today, only 15% of family owned businesses have successors and 60% […]

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