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What immigrant commun- ities can do to prepare for Trump
Two days after Donald Trump’s victory, immigration experts told reporters to keep a close eye on the president-elect’s transition team and his appointments to key government positions,....Click here to read more.

Residents can shape the future of the East Palo Alto Library
East Palo Altans are exploring ideas for their dream library at several community meetings. Over 50 participants came together on October 11 to imagine their perfect library, fully equipped with all the features that would describe their ideal space.... Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto residents have three city measures on the November ballot
Earlier this summer, the East Palo Alto City Council agreed to place three City measures on the November 8, 2016 ballot.  If passed, these measures, P, O and J, will increase city revenue and streamline and improve the current Rent Stabilization Ordinance.... Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto might get its own domestic violence program
Victims of domestic violence in East Palo Alto might soon be able to get the help they need without having to seek programs outside of the city....Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto city council approves housing initiative
East Palo Alto is known to have affordable housing, yet the rise in housing prices has given many residents no choice, but to leave the city....Read more by clicking here.

One-Stop shop for life-changing resources launches in San Mateo County 
Orlando Pineda, an East Palo Alto resident and Eastside College Preparatory graduate, feels good everyday when he rides the train to his job at One Degree in San Francisco....Read more by clicking here.

Focus on your vote
It is no secret that foreign countries have been spying on the United States for many, many years, and have been unsuccessfully attempting to hack into government files, too. Espionage between counties is nothing new, and has been going on for ages....Read more by clicking here.

Studying in the Middle East
My name is Norma Rodriguez and I am a rising Junior at Williams College majoring in Arabic Studies and concentrating in Neuroscience and Latino Studies. I grew up in East Palo Alto and I am proud to call East Palo Alto my hometown...Read more by clicking here.

More afraid of a drive-by than ISIS
A friend recently sent a text from Vietnam full of trepidation. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, and with ISIS now threatening San Francisco, he was having second thoughts about visiting the city....Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto police confiscate large supply of illegal fireworks and explosives
An anonymous tip about an illegal distribution of fireworks and explosive devices led the East Palo Alto Police to seize over 600 pounds of high-grade fireworks and explosive devices from a home in East Palo Alto today....Read more by clicking here. 
 

Fifteen-year-old arrested for school burglary
When Brentwood Academy's staff arrived on the East Palo Alto school's campus on Monday, June 6, they realized that several classrooms had been burglarized and vandalized and iPads and Apple computers were missing from various classrooms.....Read more by clicking here.
 

Innovative technology results in high patient satisfaction
Nearly four years ago, the Ravenswood Family Health Center began planning for a new state-of-the-art medical facility. Ravenswood’s vision was to provide patients with a single access point to a complete continuum of services.....Read more by clicking here.
 

Monday, May 23 is the last day to register to vote in the June 7, 2016 election
San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced that May 23 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election....Read more by clicking here.
 

DACA opens the door to health care
Jesus Pina Sanchez remembers all too vividly that morning two years ago when he was crossing the street near his home and got hit by a car in the crosswalk....Read more by clicking here.
 

Earn less than $13,870? California rewards low income tax filers
The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation....Read more by clicking here.

East Palo Alto residents design a center for the arts
How would you design a building? Members of the East Palo Alto community were invited to join the Youth Action Team, a group sponsored by the nonprofit organization, Live in Peace, for a planning meeting last February to discuss possible design options....Read more by clicking here.

A new education center is coming to Cooley Landing
Home to shorebirds, leopard sharks, and bat rays, Cooley Landing provides a prime space for wildlife watching and breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding salt marshes....Read more by clicking here.

Free at Last celebrates its twenty-second anniversary
A little over two decades ago the City of East Palo Alto was notoriously named the murder capital of the country—a label that has continued to haunt the community....Read more by clicking here.

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....
Click here to read more.

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.

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The 2016 Election Results: What Do They Mean?
Participants on TwH show on election resultsFrom left, Dave Price, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Gennady Sheyner and Alexis Terrazas sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their television discussion on November 10, 2016. See a brief description of their show discussion below.

The November 2016 election in the U.S. is over. So, what does it all mean and what might the future hold? Find out on this new edition of Talking with Henrietta Click here for more information about this show.

How Will You Cast Your Vote?

City council candidate interview
East Palo Alto City Council member Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier, Henrietta J. Burroughs and East Palo Alto City Council member Carlos Romero sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on October 27, 2016. See more information about their discussion below.

What do two East Palo Alto City Council candidates say about their city and their election campaigns? Get more information about their views on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get show details here.

Propositions on the 2016 November Election Ballot
Guest on show on Propositions_2016
From left, Sue Alvarez, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Lisa Conrad are shown after their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta show. Get more details about this show below.

There are some important propositions on this November election ballot that deserve your attention and your vote. What are they? Click here to get more information on this edition of Talking with Henrietta.


Using Converted Garages as Living Spaces

Photo of Guests from Show on Converted Garages
From left, Sean Charpentier, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Sister Trinitas Hernandez and Stewart Hyland are shown in the Media Center's studio after their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta show. Get more details about this show below.

Given the lack of affordable housing, should homeowners be allowed to rent out their garages? See what show guests say on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

Closing the Gap in Health Care for Low-income Children

Photo of guests on Closing the Gap in Health Care showFrom left, Dr. Joanna Zygmont, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Viji Sundaram sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their television discussion on September 22, 2016.   See the description below for more information on this show.

When it comes to health care, recent surveys show that there are two things low-income parents desperately want for their children. We talk about them on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more information about this show by clicking here.

A Youthful Perspective on the News

Participants on show on youth news perspectivesFrom left, Gabriel Sanchez, Yajaira Vargas, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Rayshaun Jordan, Maria Rodriguez and Elizabeth Real sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on August 11, 2016. For more information on this show, see the description below.

What do some of our youth think about the news events taking place around them? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more information about this show by clicking here.

 

Making Our Open Spaces More Accessible

Guests on Making Open Spaces Accessible showFrom left, Amanda Kim, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Gloria Chen sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on July 28, 2016. See more information on this show below.

Our parks and open spaces, being open areas, are open to all of the public. Right? On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, find out who does not feel included. Click here for more information about this show.


Service Clubs: Why Do They Exist?

Guests on TV show on service clubs
From left, Ramesh Azariah, Pat Emslie, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Brian Steen and Elizabeth Jackson sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on July 14, 2016. For more information on this show, see below.

Service clubs exist in almost every country in the world. But, why? Find out what they are and what they do on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show by clicking here.

 

In the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Orlando

Photo from the Orlando shooting discussion
From left, Chivvis Moore, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Brad Becker are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on June 23, 2016. For more information on this show, see below.

The mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday, June 12 brought many issues concerning gun rights and the LGBT community to the forefront. Find out what they are on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

 

Rape - Turning the Outcry into Action
Participants in show discussion about rape
From left, Rosa Revuelta, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Tanis Crosby and Cindy Marroquin sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on June 9, 2016. See more information on this show below.

The sexual assault case involving the ex-Stanford student has become the talk of the nation. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, we add to the national discussion. Find out more about this show by clicking here.

 

Are Charter Schools the Answer?
Participants on Charter School Show
From left, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Avani Patel sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on May 12, 2016. See a brief description of the show below.

There are many pros and cons when it comes to charter schools? Find out more about them on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

Building Affordable Housing
Guests on Affordable Housing Show
From left, Ruben Abrica, Henrietta J. Burroughs, William Webster and Christopher Pope sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on April 28, 2016. See a brief description of the show below.

How do you transform an underutilized site into a vibrant community with affordable housing? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.



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