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HEADLINE NEWS: What happened to flight MH370? Read more about this deepening mystery here.
Grant given to improve the health of East Palo Alto children
A partnership with Head Start, the YMCA, and the City of East Palo Alto is off and running....Read more here.
Time is running out to sign up in time
If you are a legal resident and you do not have health insurance, then you need to enroll in Covered California before Monday, March 31, 2014 or pay a penalty....Read more here.
Black history museum features a wealth of exhibits
Parents, teachers and anyone else who is interested in American history will see a lot of history on display in the black history museum, which opened on Saturday, February 8 in Menlo Park....Read more here.
East Palo Alto City Council votes no to outsourcing police services
It might not have been the outcome some members of the city council and the city staff expected, but it was an outcome that most in the audience at the meeting apparently wanted....Read more here.
Should East Palo Alto outsource its public safety services?
Even before the agenda for the February 4 East Palo Alto City Council meeting was distributed to city council members and made available to the public, one item on the agenda -- the possible outsourcing of the city’s police services--has already captured public attention....Read more here.
Protect yourself from catching the flu
In the latest flu activity update issued this week, the San Mateo County Health System reported that the county has four confirmed flu-related deaths. All of the deceased were under the age of 65....Read more here.
California's Governor, Edmund Brown, declares a drought State of Emergency for California
In announcing a statewide emergency proclamation, Gov. Brown said that California is now experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history.....Read more here.
U.S. deported 369,000 immigrants in 2013
The U.S. government deported about 369,000 immigrants, including a number of Filipinos, during fiscal year 2013, according to new statistics from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released last month, showing a 10 percent drop from the previous year — the first since President Barack Obama took office in 2008....Read more here.
The East Palo Alto community is warned about a utility scam
As 2013 comes to a close, the East Palo Alto Police Department is warning local businesses and community residents to be on the look out for people who are claiming to represent PG&E....Read more here.
East Palo Alto organizations provide Christmas toys for local children
Hundreds of East Palo Alto children will have gifts this Christmas thanks to the generosity and efforts of local agencies and businesses....Read more here.
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013: South Africa Prepares Its Goodbye
How do you bury a man whose life has had a profound impact on just about every world leader, sports hero, politician, college student, professor and Hollywood star? How do you capture the impact that life has had in a ceremony?....Read more here.
Another young man is shot in East Palo Alto
The East Palo Alto Department is dealing with the second shooting in the city in a little more than two weeks. In the latest shooting incident, a 21-year-old male resident was shot once in the lower leg by unknown assailants....Read more here.
Sixteen East Palo Alto residents apply for vacant council seat
With the selection of its new Mayor, Laura Martinez and its new Vice Mayor, Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier, the East Palo Alto City Council will be busy this week selecting its next member to sit on the council....Read more here.
East Palo Alto City Council members elect new leaders
The East Palo Alto Council's reorganization is a regular event that takes place each year. But, while the event is an annual one, the positions of the participants taking part in the event change. This year was no exception....Read more by clicking here.
Blacks were nearly 40 percent of U.S. Homeless in 2012
Nearly 40 percent of the nation's homeless population in 2012 were African-American, according to a report titled “The 2012 Annual Homeless Report to Congress: Volume II Estimates of Homelessness in the United States.” Read more by clicking here.
In CA, Will New Education Funds Reach the Students Who Need It Most?
SACRAMENTO - California school districts will soon receive more money for high-needs students, but many parents and advocates are wondering: will the money actually be spent on the students it’s meant for? 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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