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.
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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