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Cost of Dying: Gayla’s Goodbye

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

One nurse’s end-of-life choice was surprisingly simple — and liberating.
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Cost of Dying: Devoted to the End

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Cost of Dying series: At-home caregivers face challenges, sacrifice. Video by Dai Sugano
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Cost of Dying: Relief at the Door

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Treating the chronically ill in hospitals is expensive and can be painful, but comprehensive in-home care is seen improving lives and easing the cost of dying.
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Loss of Trust

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Santa Clara County’s court-appointed personal and estate managers are handing out costly and questionable bills.
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Proposition 8: Gay marriage supporters march to the San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 2012.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Proposition 8: Gay marriage supporters march to the San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 2012.
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49ers fans put their true colors on display.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

49ers fans put their true colors on display.
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Cost of Dying: Lessons learned

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

The cost of dying: Lessons learned
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CAPITALISM MEETS COMMUNISM

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

BEIJING — This sprawling metropolis of 20 million is a canvas of contrasts.

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Lost voices of September 11

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Mark Bingham’s mother retrieved the final messages sent to her son’s cellphone; here are the stories of the people who left them.

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Bharatanatyam in Motion

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Bharatanatyam dancer Rasika Kumar. The performance was demonstrated in the Mercury News studio.
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The Chance to Survive

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Computer class gives Vietnamese orphans a window to the world.
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East Palo Alto: a city’s struggle

Monday, March 21st, 2011

East Palo Alto: a city’s struggle
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The Big Squeeze

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Caught in a budget meltdown, the state is forcing schools to abandon one of the most popular education reforms — smaller class sizes.
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Wish Book: InnVIsion

Monday, January 10th, 2011

InnVision at the Commercial Street needs a new computer lab.
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Wishbook: Amanda’s story

Friday, November 26th, 2010

From early childhood, Amanda Madrid moved from one foster care family to another. At 22 she is putting her life together.
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Torn Apart

Monday, September 27th, 2010

As the nation debates illegal immigration in the abstract, a Bay Area family lives the raw anguish of deportation and the intense fight to stay together. This is their story.
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