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Great White Shark (Getty Images)

California Shark Attack Rates Down 90 Percent Since 1950s, Stanford Research Says

New research finds swimmers and surfers today are about 90 percent less likely to be attacked by sharks off California than they were in the 1950s — even though there are hundreds of thousands more people in the water.

07/09/2015

17-year-old TJ Balliao, who suffers from severe dilated cardiomyopathy, is kept alive by an advanced ventricular assist device. (CBS SF)

Heart Device Miraculously Keeps Sonoma Teen Alive Without A Transplant

Doctors say one Bay Area teen is a hero and pioneer for a life-saving device that’s helping replace his failing heart.

06/11/2015

A general view before Game Three of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Jose Ranked As 2nd Worst Baseball Town In America In Study We Can’t Really Explain

Here’s a study we just don’t get. Researchers over at WalletHub say San Jose – which has been working for years to land a Major League Baseball team – is among the worst baseball fans in the country. Meanwhile, up the 280 freeway, fans are enjoying some of the best baseball conditions at Stanford, according to a writeup from the personal finance analysis group.

06/02/2015

Stanford Stadium (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Super Bowl 50 Teams To Practice At Stanford & San Jose State, Stay In South Bay Hotels

While major festivities connected to Super Bowl 50 are in San Francisco, the players fortunate enough to play for the Lombardi Trophy next February will be practicing and staying much closer to where the game will be played.

05/28/2015

Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium causes anthrax with malignant lesions that turn into eschars. If the contamination is not treated the illness spreads through the lymphatic system and the septicemia is rapidly deadly. Optical microscope x 2000. (Getty Images)

Live Anthrax Spores Possibly Sent To Stanford Lab; CDC Now Analyzing

A vial shipment sent to a Stanford lab last July may have contained small quantities of live anthrax spores, but officials say there is no threat to public safety.

05/28/2015

Stanford Band

Stanford Band Banned From Road Trips Next Season For Alcohol Abuse, Hazing And Sexual Harassment

Drugs, booze and hazing has gotten the Stanford marching band into some trouble, so much that now they’ll be banned from performing at away games for the 2015-16 season.

05/15/2015

The golf course at Stanford University. (CBS)

Man Temporarily Loses Hearing, Workers Take Cover As Lightning, Thunder Roll Through Palo Alto Area

Lightning strikes and thunder forced workers at Stanford University’s golf course to take cover, causing one man to temporarily lose hearing due to the noise.

05/14/2015

Palo Alto Bloomingdale's smash grab jewelry burglary

Caught On Camera: Burglars Crash Into Palo Alto Bloomingdale’s Store, Steal Jewelry

In an operation that took just over one minute and caught on security cameras, burglars drove a stolen SUV through the front of a department store in Palo Alto Wednesday morning and stole what police called a “large amount” of jewelry.

05/13/2015

Stand Up claims to let ladies pee with dignity. (www.the-stand-up.com)

Stanford Grad’s Invention Allows Women To Pee While Standing, Avoid Messy Toilets

A recent Stanford grad has come up with a product for women that lets them pee standing up to avoid uncomfortable messes that often accompany public toilets.

05/11/2015

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