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Articles by Diane Solomon

A Letter to Young Folks About Voting This November

From a recent conversation where young people where either too young to vote and following the election to a newly registered voter uncertain of whether to vote or not, Diane Solomon was inspired to reach out with a letter to young folks about their impact on the future of California at the voting booth.

Postcards from Silicon Valley©

Diane Solomon gets a view that many who drive Silicon Valley may miss. Commuting on bicycle she is able to see the undeniable truth of Silicon Valley's economic divide. We are home to the nation's fifth highest homeless population, and people etch out spaces to live in the shadow of tremendous wealth.

From 1890's to Now: If You Want To Know About Bicycling History, Come To San José

What brings together the valley's diverse cycling community from mountain bikers, to fixed gear riders, lowrider, custom and bike polo riders? The Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show at History Park, a first of its kind gathering, and Diane Solomon's beautiful vision brought to life through a collaboration with History San José and innovators like Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Gooseneck Bicycles and the Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers.

The little house that could…

The contributions of immigrants in the Valley is undeniable. In Mountain View, efforts are underway to preserve the "Immigrant House" as a way to honor the immigrant story, but the campaign needs community support.

Postcards from Silicon Valley

The following images are part of an ongoing virtual postcard series by writer and photographer Diane Solomon written to her 2-year old nephew, Nanji, and those interested in exploring Silicon Valley's grassroots.

OMG! Facebook Could Ruin Your Life!(c)

Social networks such as facebook and twitter have been woven deep into our lives and relationships. But before you log on, read this article.

In the Public’s Defense

Andy Gutierrez grew up in Eastside San Jose, facing the many challenges of poverty -- including being homeless at one point. He now is a Santa Clara County Deputy Public Defender representing indigent defendants.

BYOB -- No, We Mean Bring Your Own Bag

Writer Diane Solomon talks about the January 1st plastic bag ban hitting San Jose.

I Found My Tribe at the Airport

Writer Diane Solomon reflects on the laws of attraction at the airport.
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