Incubating a New Wave of Immigrants in Silicon Valley
The newest immigrants in Silicon Valley are coming from countries where new technologies are emerging. They're young, they're hungry and they've left their home countries to be entrepreneurs with no guarantees of success. And you'll find this new generation from the Middle East, Latin America and other parts of the world in tech incubators.
Silicon Valley's Last Affordable City?
For years the tech boom largely bypassed one little part of Silicon Valley: East Palo Alto. It's just across Highway 101 from Stanford University and all the venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road. Until recently, East Palo Alto was a relatively affordable enclave for working class Latinos and African-Americans. That's quickly changing.
Working Class Struggles in Silicon Valley
When we think of Silicon Valley, a lot of us think of hard working people living high on the corporate hog: high-end restaurants on campus, on-site gyms, concierge services, et cetera. But this fabulous work world full of people dreaming up new ways of doing business sits on a base of people doing business the old-fashioned way. Rachael Myrow finds that many of those service workers are struggling to survive.
Luring Techies to the Theater in Silicon Valley
Arts organizations in the South Bay have often struggled for survival in a region where people sometimes seem too busy with their jobs for an evening of entertainment. KQED Arts reporter Cy Musiker wondered what happens when a small San Jose theater company tries to lure techies with a play about video game designers.
Blood and Brotherhood on the Ice in San Jose
If you want to see Silicon Valley take a break from business, you?d be hard-pressed to find a better place than the hockey rink: Sharks Ice, to be specific. The San Jose Sharks run the biggest amateur hockey league west of the Mississippi, with more than 3,000 players and more than 160 teams in Oakland, Fremont and, of course, San Jose. Rachael Myrow put on her face mask and filed this report.