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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“Maybe their time is past”: Dr. Seuss’s godson (& Redwood City native) supports book critics

Michael Thompson says he’s proud of his godfather but supports Seuss estate’s action on offensive imagery. By Kate Bradshaw Michael Thompson knew his godfather as Uncle Ted. But to many, many others, Theodor Seuss Geisel was best known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. Thompson, who now lives in Redwood City, said he was around 3 years old when Geisel dedicated his book “If I Ran the Zoo” to him. That book is one of ...

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