Virtual Reality – what better way to describe the current state of the world’s tech capital, if not the entire world itself? Almost overnight, to slow the spread of COVID-19, school, work, and social gatherings have turned virtual to maintain social distancing guidelines. Faced with this… Read More »Virtual Reality
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It’s been about two months since Teens and Mental Health: A Community Wide Discussion, and recently, reminders of the occasion have been coming up. As school has become increasingly hectic, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the event and the lessons… Read More »Reflections on “Teens and Mental Health: A Community Wide Discussion”
Teen mental health is a conversation that takes place on many levels. Teens talk to each other about what they observe, and parents talk to other parents to make sense of what their children experience. Clinicians advise both students and parents based on their training.… Read More »Teens and Mental Health: A Community-Wide Discussion
Sunnyvale has long been a leader. As the city with the first female mayor in California, the first fruit cannery in the country, and the creator of the first video game (Pong), it seems only natural that it took charge to mitigate the effects of… Read More »Leading the Push Towards a Sustainable Future
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… Read More »Sunnyvale’s History – All of it.
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… Read More »Worker Cooperatives Fight the Silver Tsunami