One Small Step Toward Silicon Valley?

One chilly evening a year ago, Jacob Martinez spotted an 18-year-old freshman doing homework on a bench outside Cabrillo College because she lacked Internet access at home. The answer, called Digital NEST, opened in mid-November. Funding from donors and grant sources has underwritten the first 60 students, aged 12 to 24, and volunteer experts were recruited to teach classes in graphic design, Web development, and video production.