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HEADLINE NEWS: Is Facebook considering the use of drones to provide internet access? Find out more here.
East Palo Alto students win top awards in an academic competition
One could feel the excitement upon entering the room. More than a hundred students were gathered in the gym at the Costaño/San Francisco 49er Academy cheering. They had much to cheer about. They were gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of ten of their classmates.....Read more here.
Did AB60 Lead to a Spike in Organ Donators?
The increase in undocumented immigrants getting driver's licenses in California -- a result of the law AB 60, which went into effect this year -- could be a contributing factor in a surprising health outcome ....Read more here.
East Palo Alto Council member Laura Martinez gets a major appointment
It was a special announcement and it was made during the East Palo Alto City Council's regular meeting on March 17. At the top of the meeting, Council member Laura Martinez told everyone in the council chambers that she had been "offered the opportunity" to serve as a trustee.....Read more here.
East Palo Alto organization receives large Facebook donation
Facebook executive Chris Cox and his wife, filmmaker Visra Vichit-Vadakan, donated one million to further the work of Live In Peace, an East Palo Alto nonprofit that focuses on the cultural, educational, and economic empowerment of youth in the East Palo Alto community...Click here to read more.
Carlos Martinez is East Palo Alto's new city manager
Read more about his appointment on East Palo Alto Today's Facebook page. Click here.
Midpen's African American History Month celebration was a major attraction
The East Palo Alto and Belle Haven communities came together to celebrate African American History Month at the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve, next to Cooley Landing Park. ...Read more here.
Another case of measles is confirmed in San Mateo County
The San Mateo County Health System confirmed the County’s fourth measles case since the outbreak began in December 2014. The latest case involves a San Mateo County resident who used public transportation .... Read more by clicking here.
Myth that there are more Black men in prison than college is debunked
In a 2013 column for The Root, Howard University professor and Congressional Black Caucus Foundational analyst Ivory A. Toldson said that the myth about there being more Black men in prison than in college is “the most frequently quoted statistic about Black men in the United States.” ....Read more by clicking here.
Next East Palo Alto city manager is selected
The East Palo Alto City Council chose Interim City Manager, Carlos Martinez, as East Palo Alto's next city manager....Read more by clicking here.
Heavy rain, wind advisory this weekend for Northern California
The U.S. National Weather Service for San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California reports that a weather system tapping into subtropical moisture will bring heavy rainfall and high winds to northern California through the weekend....Read more by clicking here.
Child support payments are easier to make in San Mateo County
Over 8,000 individuals owing child support to San Mateo County residents have another convenient option to make their cash payments....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto community members celebrate mural unveiling
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East Palo Alto police open a new homicide investigation
A 36-year-old man from San Jose was shot in East Palo Alto yesterday around 6:05 p.m. The victim, identified as Steven Porter, Jr., was found by East Palo Alto police officers when they responded to a Shotspotter activation from the 1300 block of Camellia Drive....Read more here.
East Palo Alto's mayor announces her intent to speak to Pres. Obama
Mayor Lisa Yarbrough Gauthier spoke about her trip to Washington, D.C. at last night's East Palo Alto City Council meeting...Read more here.
Intel announces a bold plan to diversify its workforce
When the Rev. Jesse Jackson visited East Palo Alto in April 2014, he gathered support for the Rainbow Push Coalition's efforts to call attention to the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley's high tech companies....Read more here.
East Palo Alto police investigate reports of multiple gunshots fired
East Palo Alto police officers witnessed a busy start to 2015. The East Palo Alto Police Department received calls on the first day of the new year about multiple gunshots being fired in one city neighborhood.....Read more here.
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