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East Palo Alto moves forward with plans to develop its own water supply
East Palo Alto is continuing with plans to develop the Gloria Way Well, despite a recent estimate that it will start pumping at only 30-40% of its 300 gallon per minute (GPM) maximum capacity....Read more by clicking here.

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi issues statement on Black History Month
“Each Black History Month, our nation honors the rich contributions Africans Americans have made to the economic, cultural, scientific, and artistic heritage of the United States....Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto said goodbye to its city attorney
The City of East Palo Alto is looking for another city attorney. During the East Palo Alto City Council’s meeting on January 12, 2016, the council authorized its City Manager, Carlos Martinez, to seal an agreement with Ralph Andersen & Associates to begin the recruitment process for a new city attorney....Read more by clicking here.

Immigrant rights groups denounce deportation plans
A coalition of immigrant, civil and human rights organizations and faith leaders is calling on the U.S. government to halt plans to deport hundreds of Central American women and children....Read more by clicking here.

Homeless and foster youth in East Palo Alto get early Christmas gifts
The holidays are a time to make donations, to be thankful, and to get and give gifts. It's also a time for surprises. For some students of the Ravenswood City School District, Christmas arrived early this year....See more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto has new leadership
The East Palo Alto City Council elected a new mayor and vice mayor as the city's new leaders ....See more on the East Palo Alto Today Facebook page by clicking here.

Use these top 10 tips to have a safe Thanksgiving dinner
Thanksgiving is a joyful time for families to gather around the table to give thanks and celebrate.  It’s also a likely time of year to send children and adults to the emergency room to be treated for food poisoning....Read more here.

East Palo Alto Council members debate how to spend a million dollars
What should the City of East Palo Alto do with a $1.2 million Community Benefit payment? That was the big question during the October 20, 2015 East Palo Alto City Council meeting. This payment comes from a local real estate development....Read more here.

Semi Final election results show the winners and losers in San Mateo County
San Mateo County released  its "Final Election Night Report" at 10:30 p.m., two and a half hours after the polls closed, with unofficial results from all of the county’s precincts.....Read more here.

Youth and government program launches in East Palo Alto
For Diana James-Cairns, it's an exciting new program for East Palo Alto and Menlo Park teens. James-Cairns is the marketing communications manager at the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA and she is talking about the youth and government program that is kicking off its inaugural year at the East Palo Alto YMCA on Monday, October 19....Read more here.

East Palo Alto prepares for the rainy season
Although California is in a drought, many meteorologists are predicting that El Nino will greatly impact this area. Given the lack of rain in the state, many might be skeptical, but in 1998 and 2012, residents of East Palo Alto were highly impacted by the severe weather....
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Five East Palo Alto families get free home repairs
Habitat for Humanity is known for building homes, but did you know that the organization also helps maintain homes? Over three days in September, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco held a Building Blocks: EPA event....Click here to read more.

East Palo Alto residents create their own silk paintings
Rule number one: Rinse the paint brush before dipping it into a new color. Rule number two: Have fun!....Read more here.

Recommendations given to improve East Palo Alto's Rent Stabilization Program
It’s no secret that the housing situation in East Palo Alto is facing some challenges. It seems that many people are quick to blame the tech companies around us for the rental rate spikes ....Read more here.

Hispanic Heritage Month recognized by the East Palo Alto City Council
If you haven’t already heard, September 15 through October 15 is Latino/a Culture and History Month. Council member Ruben Abrica read the proclamation with the announcement during the East Palo Alto City Council meeting on Tuesday September 15, the start of the observance.....Read more here.

Nonprofit provides East Palo Alto homeowners with special solar program
Lea Martinez met me after work at her mother’s house in East Palo Alto and introduced me to her family members one by one, first her mom and then her children, all sitting around a big screen TV set in a dimly lit living room....Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto youth action team features local artists
Positivity, wonderful art, and the smell of coffee dominated the atmosphere at Cafe Zoe. The small coffee shop was filled to the brim with supporters of the event, Into the Eyes of East Palo Alto, which took place there on August 28, 2015....Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto prepares for a natural disaster
What would you do if a major earthquake or flood hit East Palo Alto like the 4.8 earthquake that just occurred in Piedmont, CA on August 17?  Are you ready to take care of your family and help your neighbors?....Read more by clicking here.

States may soon have to report on progress of homeless, foster youth
The U.S. Congress may soon be following California’s lead in requiring states to provide data on the academic progress of all homeless and foster youth and provide additional resources to those students....Read more by clicking here.
 

Art and science are mixed in East Palo Alto's Cooley Landing
Artist Linda Gass hosted a free hands-on art and science event at Cooley Landing this past Saturday in the last day of her "In the Field Residency.".....Read more by clicking here.
 

Twenty East Palo Alto track and field stars will compete at the junior olympics
If you have not heard of the East Palo Alto Greyhounds youth track club, now would be a good time to start paying attention. the Greyhounds squad is currently training in preparation for its ninth trip to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.....Read more by clicking here.
 

East Palo Alto mayor decries the loss of young residents to street violence
Why are young lives still being lost due to violence in East Palo Alto? This is the question that Mayor Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier addressed at the East Palo Alto City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 21.....Read more by clicking here.
 

New bill could change the way East Palo Alto residents vote
In this age of online shopping and instant results, we really don't have to leave our houses to get many things done anymore. Following this trend of convenience, East Palo Alto residents might no longer have to go very far to vote either.....Read more by clicking here.
 

Countering Trump's racist comments with actual facts
It is the June 17 Donald Trump quote that has the Latino digital space speaking out in ways we have never seen before, including an online petition calling for NBC to end its ties with Trump....Read more by clicking here.
 

East Palo Alto car accident leads to one fatality
One man was killed and two were injured when two cars collided at an East Palo Alto intersection on Thursday, June 4. The accident occurred at East Bayshore Road and Menalto Avenue around 12:42 p.m....Read more by clicking here.

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How to Prepare for Flooding and Other Weather Emergencies

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From left, Joe Teresi, Len Materman, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Sean Charpentier and Ryan Zollicoffer sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on January 28, 2016. See below, for more information on this show..

Climate change is getting more and more attention in the news. What kind of climate changes can we expect and what can we individually do to prepare? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.


Choosing the Top News Stories of the Year

Guests on Year in Review show
From left, Odette Alcazaren Keeley, Gennady Sheyner, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Sue Dremann sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on January 14, 2016. For more information on this show, see below.

If you were to chose the top news stories of 2015, which ones would you select? Find out which stories four local journalists chose on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show by clicking here.

A Plan to End Poverty

Guests on Ending Poverty show discussion
From left, Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, Stephen Hicken, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Eila Latif are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on December 10, 2015. For more information on this show, see below.

Does any organization or group have a plan to end poverty in the U.S.? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

The Challenges Facing Our Cities

Discussion with three city mayors
From left, Mayor Lisa Yarbrough Gauthier, Mayor Catherine Carlton, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Mayor Karen Holman sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on November 19, 2015. See below for more information on this show.

What are our local leaders doing to address some of the challenges our cities are facing? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

Increasing Voter Participation

Guests on show about increasing voter participation
From left, Jim Irizarry, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Sharon Bushey sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on October 22, 2015. See the description below to get more information about their discussion.

You’ll find something very different about the upcoming California election. What is it? Find out on this latest edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more details about this show.

Changing Our Criminal Justice System
Photo from 2015 criminal justice show
From left, Karen Guidotti, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Jeff Rosen sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on September 24, 2015. See a brief description of the show below.

Major changes are taking place in our criminal justice system. What are they and what impact will these changes have? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

Model UN: What Is It?
Photo from show on Model UN
From left, Karunya Sethuraman, Chris Jackson, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Michelle Klets sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on September 10, 2015. See a brief description of the show below.

This year, the United Nations in New York celebrates its 70th birthday. During its existence, it has spawned another UN. We talk about it on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.


Women's Equality: Where Are We Now?

Women's Equality Show photo
This photo shows Michelle Mangum, Shaunn Cartwright, Henrietta J. Buroughs, and Gail Anne Osmer  sitting on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on August 27, 2015. See below for more information about their discussion.

August 26, 2015 was proclaimed Women's Equality Day. But how much equality have women in the U.S. achieved? Guests on this edition of Talking with Henrietta focus on some of the issues women face. Get more information about this show here.

Human Trafficking: A Worldwide Problem
Guests on Human Trafficking show
From left, Perla Flores, Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Deputy District Attorney Paola Estanislao are shown after their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta show. Get more details about this show below.

Human trafficking in the Bay Area seems to be increasing. What are local municpalities and other organizations doing to address this occurrence? We discuss the efforts that are being made on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this discussion.

The Growing Silver Tsunami

Guests on tv show discussing the growing silver tsunami
From left, Pauline de Lange Martinez, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Nicki Manske are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on July 28, 2015.

The U.S. is now experiencing what some are calling a growing "Silver Tsunami." Find out more about this phenomenon on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more show information by clicking here.

 


 

 

 


 

 

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