HEADLINE NEWS: The U.S. Justice Department will phase out the government's use of private prisons. Read why 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.
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.
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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