HEADLINE NEWS: Pres. Obama makes an impassioned statement on the shootings at Umpqua Community College. Read his remarks 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.
CA legislators chastises colleagues for cuts to state's most vulnerable
How many times have we heard the phrase that “our budget is a reflection of our values; or a society is judged by how it treats its elderly, sick and disabled members?” Well, it's high time to reflect on our values and to be judged.....Read more by clicking here.
A collaborative improvement project in East Palo Alto achieves results
During a two-week period at the end of April, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco completed an improvement project at the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA through Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program....Read more by clicking here.
In the aftermath of Prop 47 - giving new hope to thousands
There are a lot of misconceptions being generated about Prop 47, the statewide initiative passed last November, which allows many minor crimes to be reclassified...Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto City Council members select their city's next council member
Former council member, Carlos Romero, will soon fill the vacant council seat on the East Palo Alto City Council....Read more by clicking here.
Silicon Valley Gives: May 5 fundraising event includes 850 community charities
Just one week remains before Silicon Valley Gives, the online giving day on May 5 to support local charities, and more than $3.7 million in matching gifts and prizes is available to participating nonprofit organizations....Read more here.
Vandals steal from East Palo Alto non-profit food agency
It's been a difficult time for the Ecumenical Hunger Program. For the second time in 12 months, the agency has fallen victim to vandalism. This time, vandals cut the front gate to get onto the EHP campus and burglarized two vans....Read more here.
Activists call on immigrant communities to keep applying for DACA
OAKLAND – Putri Siti is on track to graduate from UC Berkeley this year. But as an undocumented student, there was a time not long ago when her future was much less certain.....Read more here.
Local students speak up about the issues
They debated both sides of the issue involving education and income disparity....Click here to see East Palo Alto Today on Facebook to find out more about the students and what they said.
Rep. Jackie Speier celebrated Women's History Month in East Palo Alto
March 28 marked a busy Saturday in East Palo Alto. In addition to the ribbon cutting for the new Ravenswood Family Health Center, there was also an event to mark Women's History Month....Click here to read more about these events on East Palo Alto Today on Facebook.
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.
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