Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” is about a utopian community whose happiness depends on the suffering of one child. Every year, the community is informed of the child — and every year, while the rest of the community is able to come to terms with the atrocity, some members leave the utopia.
San Mateo County issued an order on Sunday for residents to shelter in place and close all windows to avoid spreading smoke from a fire at a Redwood City metals-recycling plant.
The Redwood City Council recently approved Stanford’s proposal to build a 35-acre satellite campus in the city, west of Highway 101 and next to the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center.
The property will cater to both academic and non-academic uses, though it will mainly be used by Stanford departments that don’t necessarily have to be located on campus, such as Land Building and Real Estate, Human Resources and other administrative functions.
The Daily compiled a brief preview of how local communities plan to celebrate Independence Day.
Three members of the Redwood City council accepted free football game tickets from Stanford, which may have created a conflict of interest as the University is currently negotiating with Redwood City on the development of a satellite campus on 35 acres adjacent to Highway 101.
Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, hosted a fundraising function Monday evening in Redwood City. Tickets for the event ranged in price from $1000 to $5000, with the latter option granting attendees a photo opportunity with the candidate.
Plans for the construction of an on-campus ice rink facility have continued to progress, with fundraising for a feasibility study of the proposal currently ongoing.
A recent study published by San Mateo County officials found that gun violence costs county taxpayers $50 million per year.