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HEADLINE NEWS: The U.S. Justice Department will establish new guidelines that could lead to the freeing of thousands of U.S. prisoners
Click here to see U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announce how these guidelines might soon be developed.
The Obama Legacy Project: Latino groups launch project to save President Obama's legacy...
It’s been about a year since President Barack Obama stood within a high-school auditorium and declared the “Time is Now“ for immigration reform in this country....Read more here.
Key support for the rights of tenants
In the first step of a two step process, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously agreed at its April 1 meeting to introduce three new ordinances that will give additional support to the rights of tenants in rental housing within the city. The three ordinances must now be combined into one new ordinance that will be considered for formal adoption by council members at their next council meeting on Tuesday, April 15. See photo from the meeting by clicking EPA Today on Facebook.
Last minute appeal for Covered California registrations
With just days away from the March 31 enrollment deadline, Covered California is partnering with various organizations to host enrollment events at libraries and other venues throughout the Bay Area....Read more by clicking here.
The Challenge and Promise of Common Core
While California’s linguistic, ethnic and racial diversity is often cited as one of the state’s great assets, there is also considerable variance in academic achievement....Read more by clicking here.
Easy things the public can do to prepare for the next earthquake
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck along the coast of northern California on Monday, March 10. The epicenter of the quake was located 48 miles northwest of Ferndale, CA and 50 miles west of Eureka....Read more here.
Grant given to improve the health of East Palo Alto children
A partnership with Head Start, the YMCA, and the City of East Palo Alto is off and running....Read more here.
Time is running out to sign up in time
If you are a legal resident and you do not have health insurance, then you need to enroll in Covered California before Monday, March 31, 2014 or pay a penalty....Read more here.
Black history museum features a wealth of exhibits
Parents, teachers and anyone else who is interested in American history will see a lot of history on display in the black history museum, which opened on Saturday, February 8 in Menlo Park....Read more here.
East Palo Alto City Council votes no to outsourcing police services
It might not have been the outcome some members of the city council and the city staff expected, but it was an outcome that most in the audience at the meeting apparently wanted....Read more here.
Should East Palo Alto outsource its public safety services?
Even before the agenda for the February 4 East Palo Alto City Council meeting was distributed to city council members and made available to the public, one item on the agenda -- the possible outsourcing of the city’s police services--has already captured public attention....Read more here.
Protect yourself from catching the flu
In the latest flu activity update issued this week, the San Mateo County Health System reported that the county has four confirmed flu-related deaths. All of the deceased were under the age of 65....Read more here.
California's Governor, Edmund Brown, declares a drought State of Emergency for California
In announcing a statewide emergency proclamation, Gov. Brown said that California is now experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history.....Read more here.
U.S. deported 369,000 immigrants in 2013
The U.S. government deported about 369,000 immigrants, including a number of Filipinos, during fiscal year 2013, according to new statistics from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released last month, showing a 10 percent drop from the previous year — the first since President Barack Obama took office in 2008....Read more here.
The East Palo Alto community is warned about a utility scam
As 2013 comes to a close, the East Palo Alto Police Department is warning local businesses and community residents to be on the look out for people who are claiming to represent PG&E....Read more here.
East Palo Alto organizations provide Christmas toys for local children
Hundreds of East Palo Alto children will have gifts this Christmas thanks to the generosity and efforts of local agencies and businesses....Read more here.
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013: South Africa Prepares Its Goodbye
How do you bury a man whose life has had a profound impact on just about every world leader, sports hero, politician, college student, professor and Hollywood star? How do you capture the impact that life has had in a ceremony?....Read more here.
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The Ravenswood Family Health Center received a $5 million grant under the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act. The center is located in East Palo Alto and it has an annex in Menlo Park.
The East Palo Alto City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve the agreement with Facebook that will net the city more than $1 million. The vote to approve the agreement was cast in the council's meeting Tuesday night.
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