Deepali Sastry

Seeking Joy Within

  In the heart of Palo Alto sits the Ananda Church, an oasis of tranquility amid the bustle of the city. As the sun set on a cool Friday evening, A...

Town and Country Peppermint Party

https://soundcloud.com/user-711868905/town-and-country-peppermint-party T’was the brunch before finals, and young students were hungry. With grumbling tummies...

Philz-Osophy

Hung on the wall of the Philz Coffee on Forest Avenue is the coffee chain’s mission: ‘To Better People’s Days.’ With locations in over 35 communities in Califor...

A Heart Connection Is Deeper Than Blood

Erickson Valentine stands by a podium at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School’s graduation ceremony. His sixth grade teacher Rebecca Cogswell hands him a trophy ...

Is the California (Ave.) Dream Dying?

In the center of Palo Alto lies California Avenue, a street that has become home to many small businesses striving to make a name for themselves despite the cit...