Beyond plastic straw bans: ‘Generation Dread’ author and Stanford postdoc Britt Wray on coping with (and acting on) eco-anxiety

Britt Wray, a Stanford postdoc who lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains, talks about her book "Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis," which discusses the mental health impacts of the climate crisis, especially on young people who are increasingly agitated that the planet is facing unprecedented threats due to the actions of previous and current generations. 

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10 unique holiday date ideas on the Peninsula

The holidays are often packed full of people and events, leaving limited time to unwind and spend quality time with a date. To help you make room for romance, we've consulted with local hoteliers and matchmakers and polled our readers to pull together a list of holiday-themed date ideas.

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Prohibition rum runners and deadly shipwrecks: Pescadero’s Pigeon Point Lighthouse turns 150

The 115-foot tall Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero has overseen some of the biggest commercial shifts in American life over the past century and a half, and the dangerous waters it watches over have pulled no shortage of mariners to their deaths. Today, it's a historic site that attracts visitors from around the world who stay at the hostel on the property, but it’s also a landmark in need of ...

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Growing up: How vertical plantscapes are bringing the outdoors inside

Vertical gardens, essentially landscapes installed on walls with watering systems built in, were once rarely found outside of larger corporate and public building spaces like Google, Symantec or Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Over the past few years, that's changed as more and more residents have started installing "living walls" in their homes.

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