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  1. Cardinal corner: Stanford's recruiting haul bodes well for the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Contra Costa Times

    It was about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday when Stanford football coach David Shaw was asked a very important question by the media. Shaw, at Kissick Memorial Auditorium to speak about his 2016 recruiting class, had just finished talking about sought-after quarterback K.J. Costello, a four-star recruit, when someone asked, "Along those lines, where are Keller Chryst and Ryan Burns right now?" Shaw was deservedly in high spirits after one of the best hauls in school history.

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  2. John Ralston's legacy with Broncos shouldn't be forgottenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Contra Costa Times

    Just more than 5 miles from the Denver Broncos' Santa Clara headquarters, and a 12-minute drive to Levi's Stadium, silently and sadly sits the man responsible for forming, fashioning and fostering the franchise that first became a winner and, finally, would play in the Super Bowl. He won't attend Super Bowl 50. He probably won't even watch the game on the TV in his room.

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  3. Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate and comprehensive DNA test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States. Affecting about one in 3,900 babies born in the U.S., cystic fibrosis causes mucus to build up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs, leading to frequent lung infections.

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  4. Iowa state senator introduces bill prohibiting cooperation with StanfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Contra Costa Times

    The new year apparently is off to a slow start in Iowa, and not just for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes' football team. State Senator Mark Chelgren told The Des Moines Register that he has introduced a bill that would prohibit Iowa's three state universities from "certain future collaboration and cooperation" with Stanford until university officials publicly apologize to the citizens of Iowa for "unsporting behavior" by the band at the Rose Bowl.

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  5. Stanford announces new president: neuroscience pioneer Marc Tessier-LavigneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford University announced this morning that Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of New York's Rockefeller University and a former Stanford faculty member, will be its 11th president. The 56-year-old Tessier-Lavigne, a pioneering neuroscientist, has been an outspoken advocate for higher education.

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  6. Women's basketball: Cardinal needs others to chip in on offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Contra Costa Times

    It won't take long for Cal to get another crack at Stanford after the 15th-ranked Cardinal got by the Bears 53-46 at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday. The two teams meet at Haas Pavilion on Friday at 7 p.m. "We need to play better on Friday," VanDerveer said.

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  7. Stanford football: Offensive linemen highlight incoming 2016 classRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Inside Bay Area

    Stanford football coach David Shaw looked like the cat who ate the canary. Shaw, who unveiled his 2016 recruiting class at a press conference on Wednesday, couldn't help grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

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  8. Super Bowl 50: Vernon Davis visits Broncos fan at Lucile Packard Children's HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Contra Costa Times

    The cheering section for the Denver Broncos at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford just got a lot bigger. The hospital posted a photo Monday of Alex Walter, a heart-transplant and cancer patient, dressed in Broncos gear and holding up a handmade sign urging the team to beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

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  9. Women's basketball: Stanford finds way to beat CalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer is reverting to poetry to describe her team's offensive woes this season. After the cold-shooting Cardinal survived a 53-46 victory over Cal at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday evening, VanDerveer told her team, "It wasn't pretty, but it was gritty."

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  10. Women's basketball: Stanford holds off Cal for ninth straight home winRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Contra Costa Times

    No one left completely satisfied Tuesday night after No. 15 Stanford overcame Cal 53-46 in a Pac-12 rivalry game muted because both schools have fallen from their lofty perches.

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  11. Stanford, Cal, SJSU recruiting classes provide much optimismRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Contra Costa Times

    National Signing Day: When every class is terrific, every need is filled and every player is exemplary on and off the field -- and none of it can be proven wrong. Fresh off an unprecedented postseason in which all three Bay Area teams won bowl games, Cal, San Jose State and Stanford will announce their 2016 recruiting classes Wednesday.

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  12. Purdy: John Elway's memories of his dad, JackRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Contra Costa Times

    John Elway was back on familiar ground Monday at SAP Center for the costumed-mammal and silly-question circus that is now known as Super Bowl Opening Night. With paid admission! Yet as the crowd filed into the building, few stopped to take notice of a plaque on the arena concourse that bears the likeness of both Elway and his father, Jack.

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  13. College basketball: Stanford women beat Washington StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Contra Costa Times

    Junior guard Lili Thompson scored 24 of her career-high 30 points in the second half as No. 16 Stanford overcame a poor start Sunday to defeat Washington State 69-52 at Maples Pavilion.

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  14. Regional hospitals gearing up to care for surge of Super Bowl fansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Contra Costa Times

    The Unpredictable Party Animal also is on the loose. But while many aren't going to the game, they might be stampeding area hospitals.

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  15. Good Neighbors by Faith Barnidge: Women's conference for enrichment, networkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Contra Costa Times

    Reserve your seat early for the East Bay Women's Conference, which has sold out every year since its inception in 2006 by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The March 7 conference will feature speakers Mavis Nicholson Leno, chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls; and Leslie Blodgett, beauty industry magnate and creator of bareMinerals.

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  16. Stanford educator says students need more sleep, family timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Contra Costa Times

    That was one of the main messages Denise Pope, Ph.D., co-founder of Stanford University's Challenge Success program, imparted to parents Jan. 19 at Piedmont High School's Alan Harvey Theater. Recent studies have found that school-age children need 9.5 hours of sleep, but middle schoolers are getting 8.03 hours and high school students are getting only 6.84 hours.

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  17. Good Neighbors by Faith Barnidge: Women's conference for enrichment, networkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Contra Costa Times

    Reserve your seat early for the East Bay Women's Conference, sold out every year since its inception in 2006 by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The March 7 conference features speakers Mavis Nicholson Leno, chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls; and Leslie Blodgett, beauty industry magnate and creator of bareMinerals.

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  18. Hayward bird feeder attracting lots of lesser goldfinches, but no othersRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | Inside Bay Area

    DEAR JOAN: Early last fall we put out a sock feeder in our backyard to attract finches. Very soon we had four lesser goldfinches on the feeder.

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  19. Sexual harassment claim: Hoover Fellow alleges Stanford ignored "lewd" behavior from major donorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Inside Bay Area

    A high-profile power struggle at a prestigious Bay Area foundation has led to allegations that its longtime president, prominent philanthropist Tad Taube, was sexually harassing employees at Stanford's Hoover Institution -- and that the university looked the other way. Hoover Institution Research Fellow Tammy Frisby wrote in sworn statement -- filed in court Wednesday in a lawsuit involving the Koret Foundation -- that several women complained about Taube's "lewd" behavior as part of an investigation into the treatment of women at the conservative think tank.

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  20. Stanford police say man groped juvenile girl in campus restroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Inside Bay Area

    Authorities are investigating a sexual battery after a 15-year-old girl was groped Saturday night as she was leaving a restroom near Stanford Memorial Church on the Main Quad of campus. A male stranger approached the girl and groped her buttocks through her clothing, Bill Larson, a Stanford Department of Public Safety spokesman, wrote in an email Tuesday.

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