Having recently returned from a week in California’s Silicon Valley, I can faithfully report that news of its demise is greatly exaggerated. From San Jose to San Francisco, the place is still quite overrun with young, smart people dreaming up new things to do with computers and making large fortunes in the process. The coastline is still breathtaking; the giant sequoia trees still, well, giant; the sprawling residential neighborhoods filled with modest bungalows selling for king’s ransoms; and the restaurant menus stuffed with vegan, gluten-free and humanely raised, organic foodstuffs.
Peter Jensen: A lesson from the Golden State on how to save lives one crosswalk at a time | STAFF COMMENTARY
September 12, 2023