DAILY NEWS BRIEF: GoldieBlox, an interactive book series and construction set toy designed by Debra Sterling ’05 has sparked controversy in its message of heteronormativity and use of a Beastie Boys song in its advertising.
The Stanford community holds mixed opinions on the potential benefits and harm from the California state legislature’s recent decision to pass a bill that will elevate the state’s minimum wage from $8 an hour to $9 by July 2014 and $10 by January 2016.
The bill, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, will create the highest minimum wage in any state in the United States and cap California’s steady increase in its minimum wage standard over the last two decades.
A controversial project that would provide 60 low-income housing units for seniors and 12 new single-family market-rate homes in Palo Alto will come to a head in the city’s upcoming general election on Nov. 5.
Palo Alto city officials have voted to spend $250,000 on improving living conditions for the homeless population of the city.