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Silicon Valley entrepreneur shares successes and struggles

Entrepreneurs dream about the day when their product is a success. And when their company is acquired or goes public, that dream feels fully realized. For Jerry Shen, success came early.

Shen’s product – Bignoggins, a fantasy sports app – became the No. 1 app on iTunes two years after its release. Yahoo acquired Bignoggins in 2013, four years after Shen developed the app as a graduate student at Santa Clara University.


Like ancient Jews, Christians live in occupied territory

Memorial Day weekend has just passed, signifying the beginning of summer. The holiday has always been special to me, a time of remembering those who have served us in dangerous times, in dangerous ways. We remember those who left their ordinary lives to serve in extraordinary ways.


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Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

Each session includes the context and instruction in a meditation practice for that week, ample time for practice and opportunities to share with and learn from group participants as they integrate the practice in their daily lives.


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