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The Daily brief: July 2, 2010


Caltrain | The Bay Area rail is considering a $0.25 fare hike or cutting its weekend service as the agency faces a $12.5 million deficit. A public hearing is set for Sept. 2 in San Carlos.

Office space | Luxembourg-based Skype plans to lease space in Stanford Research Park, joining Facebook and Tesla as a tenant. A Palo Alto city official said Stanford helped sustain technology real estate during the recession.

Jobs | The United States lost 225,000 temporary census jobs last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said today. Census officials expected to hire up to 50 Stanford students to tally the “hard-to-count” University population back in March. At Fiat Lux, Paul Craft discusses the Class of 2010’s job prospects.

Cardinal | Tabatha Yim ’08, a 14-time All-American on the Stanford women’s gymnastics team,is returning to the Farm as an assistant coach.

Overheard | “You ought to come out to California. We have problems out here; but the sun is shining, and it’s pleasant here on the Stanford campus.” — George Shultz, Hoover distinguished fellow and former U.S. secretary of state, in a Q&A in this week’s New York Times Magazine.

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Elizabeth Titus was editor in chief of Volume 238 of The Stanford Daily, serving from July 2010 to January 2011. Contact her at