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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....
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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.

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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 onApril 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.

Accepting the MBK Challenge
Guests on Show discussing the MBK ChallengeFrom left, Emily Pharr, Gina Dalma, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Melvin Gaines and Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their television discussion on April 14, 2016. See a brief description of their show below.

Are you your brother's keeper? See how the guests answer this question on this new edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

Diversifying the High Tech Community

Participants on Diversity in High Tech Show
Juan Antonio Cuautle, Carl Davis, Jr., Henrietta J. Burroughs, Olatunde Sobomehin and Kiwoba Allaire sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on March 24, 2016. See more information about their discussion below.

The high tech community faces some serious workplace challenges. We discuss one of these challenges on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show here.

Artistic Survival: How It Happens
Participants in artistic survival show discussion
From left, Elizabeth Santana, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Patrick Klein are shown after their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta show. Get more details about this show below.

Many artistic groups in our country are struggling to survive. But one local performing group is celebrating a major anniversary. Which group? Click here to get more information on this edition of Talking with Henrietta.

Public Schools and Charter Schools - the Pros and Cons

Show photo from TV discussion on charter schoolsFrom left, Dr. Gloria Hernandez-Goff, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Dr. Anne Campbell sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on February 25, 2016.   See the description below for more information on this show,

Any discussion about public education in our country can bring out a variety of opinions. Such is the case with the topic of charter schools, where one can find both detractors and supporters taking sides on whether they enhance or hinder public education. Listen to the viewpoints on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more information about this show by clicking here.

Dealing with a Hidden Civil Rights Issue

Guests on mental health as a civil right showFrom left, Karyn McElroy, Dennis Parker, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Gloria Brown and Dr. Regina Whitaker sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on February 11, 2016. For more information on this show, see description below.

There are many major issues that we struggle with in our country. But some say one issue deserves far more attention than it is getting. Which issue is it? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more information about this show by clicking here.

How to Prepare for Flooding and Other Weather Emergencies

TV guests on preparing for flooding showFrom 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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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