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HEADLINE NEWS: U.S. jobless claims jump to a six-week high. Read more here.
An ‘Award of Merit’ goes to the City of East Palo Alto
The City of East Palo Alto will receive a Grassroots Initiative Award of Merit for the Ravenswood Business District/4 Corners Transit Oriented Development Specific Plan. The Northern California Chapter of the American Planning Association will present the award.....Read more here.
Filipino & Black Duo Crash Silicon Valley's Party
In a thriving Bay Area technology sector where black and brown faces are the exception and not the norm, Chris Cruz, a Filipino American, and Isaac Reed, an African American, are crashing the party....Read more here.
Gun violence erupts
Correction: The police now say that five people were shot in a drive-by shooting in East Palo Alto around 2:30 p.m. today on Bay Road near McDonald's. A six year old was hurt by flying glass. East Palo Alto Capt. Carl Estelle said the shooting appears to be gang related and is in no way connected to the Cinco de Mayo celebration which was taking place nearby. All of the victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.
East Palo Alto Police plan DUI checkpoint
The East Palo Alto Police Department will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Friday, May 3, 2013, at University Avenue and Bay Road. It will begin at approximately 2130 hours and run for 2-4 hours. See more details at EPA Today on Facebook.
East Palo Alto seeks residents to assist with its general plan
Through a grant from the State of California, the City of East Palo Alto is beginning the process to update its long range plan (called a “general plan”). The plan will address issues critical to the community....Read more here.
Opinion: Spring can be a time of renewal
Did you know there’s something you could do now that would only take two minutes that might renew someone’s belief in miracles, like being able to see their children grow up?....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto shooting leaves one dead and one injured
East Palo Alto Police responded to a Shotspotter activation at the intersection of Runnymede Street and Euclid Avenue and found two adult Latino men suffering from gunshot wounds. Read more here.
Gov. Brown, healthcare advocates at odds over Medi-Cal expansion
Health care advocates warn that time is running out on drawing down federal dollars to expand Medi-Cal, a move that would prevent nearly 1.4 million low-income Californians from remaining uninsured when health care reform is fully implemented Jan. 1, 2014....Read more here.
San Mateo County launches ban on plastic bags
On Earth Day, April 22, 2013, the San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance will launch, requiring that County retailers no longer provide customers with plastic carry-out bags. On that day, San Mateo County joins other cities....Read more here.
Campaign is launched to address the black infant and maternal mortality crisis
The African Women's Development Fund USA (AWDF USA), a US-based public foundation, today announced Saving Our Future, a multi-media public awareness campaign to mobilize community leadership to address the black infant and maternal mortality crisis in the US and on the African Continent.....Read more here.
Change financial insecurity to financial security
The economy is finally growing again after the housing and economic crisis, but the public’s interest in financial education seems to be growing even more rapidly. The need for financial education has increasingly gained the attention of a very diverse audience....Read more here.
Will Obama's plan affect urban gun violence?
(The Root) -- With family members of some of the children who died in the Newtown, Conn., shooting in the audience, President Obama on Tuesday unveiled his second-term plans (pdf) to implement new gun-control measure....Read more here.
More input is needed to decide the future of regional open space preserves
Would you like to serve on a regional planning committee to determine the future of open space areas similar to Cooley Landing Park? Well now you can....Read more here.
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The Ravenswood Family Health Center received a $5 million grant under the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act. The center is located in East Palo Alto and it has an annex in Menlo Park.
The East Palo Alto City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve the agreement with Facebook that will net the city more than $1 million. The vote to approve the agreement was cast in the council's meeting Tuesday night.
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