Sunday, March 09, 2008

Asia Trip

In Taipei, Taiwan for a story on the Taiwanese presidential elections and then traveling to Vietnam for some tech business stories for the Mercury News.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hip Knitter

Chloe Kestermont, a mohawk and tattoo wearing knitter represents the antithesis of the grandmother stereotype. Kestermont is a co-owner of the yarn store Purlescence in Sunnyvale. She's part of a group of yarn and fabric retailers who have become part of a trendy movement that involves and new, hip yarn stores knitters being online -- there's wireless Internet in shops -- and using fashionable eco-materials such as soy and bamboo. She plans to use soap bubbles at the Purlescence booth for the Stitches West trade show this week in Santa Clara. (LiPo Ching/Mercury News)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

San Francisco Zoo Mauling

Carlos Sousa, father of Carlos Edward Sousa Jr., mourns for his son in San Jose, on December 26, 2007. (LiPo Ching/Mercury News)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hey Diddle Diddle...

Cattle graze on the San Felipe Ranch which is owned by the Hewlett and Packard families. They have donated development rights to the 10 mile ranch located in the foothills of San Jose to the Nature Conservancy, a $40 million value.


Monday, September 17, 2007

CHINA: Parts 3 and 4

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Just need to get something new on here...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

China Stories

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Day 1

Day 2

This is the two-day China story I shot for the San Jose Mercury News regarding China's environment and growth, and the clean tech opportunites it could present to Silicon Valley. It was challenging because we had a story about pollution (which is an old story) and we were basically stuck in Beijing and Shanghai, which have been cleaned up.