Who killed Jane Stanford? A Peninsula man thinks he has the answer

Who poisoned Jane Stanford, the widow of Stanford University's co-founder, Leland Stanford? Stanford history professor emeritus Richard White's new book delves into the circumstances around the death of Stanford University co-founder Jane Stanford — and whether university officials tried to cover it up.

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Hit the books: 9 places to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on the Peninsula

Local independent bookstores have helped keep many a restless mind grounded during the unpredictability of the past couple of years with a steady supply of compelling reading material, along with hosting a variety of online author talks and events. And for the first time in two years, there's ample opportunity to celebrate these businesses in person, on Independent Bookstore Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 30. 

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