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One of East Palo Alto's major parks gets a children's playground
Over the past few weeks, it was hard for anyone who, walked or drove by Bell Street Park, to miss the construction taking place there. This week, the construction in the park took a giant step towards completion....Read more here.

AME Zion Church leaders express outrage over the killing of Michael Brown
The Board of Bishops of  The AME Zion Church, The Freedom Church, shares the outrage expressed by people of good will across the nation that once again, parents are burying a child as the result of gun violence.....Read more here.

Young man dies in East Palo Alto shooting
Three young people were injured and one killed by gunfire over the weekend in East Palo Alto.   East Palo Alto police responded to a Shotspotter Activation and calls reporting gunshots fired near Purdue Street and Georgetown Avenue ....Read more here.

Community members meet the East Palo Alto police chief finalists
The East Palo Alto community had an opportunity to meet the three finalists who are in the running to be East Palo Alto’s next police chief. The introductions took place at a community “meet and greet” event this past Saturday in the East Palo Alto City Council Chambers....Read more here.

Finalists will be interviewed for the East Palo Alto police chief position
On Saturday, August 9, a 10-member community panel, appointed by the East Palo Alto City Council, will interview three candidates who were selected as finalists for the chief of police position in East Palo Alto .... Click here.

East Palo Alto is closer to getting a police chief
After having three interim police chiefs this year, East Palo Alto residents, might soon have a permanent police chief. For more news, read the post on the East Palo Alto Today Facebook page here.

East Palo Alto residents observe National Night Out
Today marks the observance of "America's Night Out Against Crime." The observance is now commonly called National Night Out, and it is a nationwide event that is designed to increase neighborhood awareness about crime and bring neighbors together...Read more here.

Two people injured and one killed in East Palo Alto shooting
A 31-year old man was shot and killed this past weekend. The shooting occurred on Saturday, July 26 about 11:51 p.m. and was discovered when East Palo Alto police officers responded to a Shotspotter activation that reported multiple shots fired in the 1400 block of Kavanaugh Drive...Read more here.

East Palo Alto City Council members decide on a process to select their next city manager
The East Palo Alto City Council decided that it will select an interim city manager to replace Magda Gonzáles, the city’s current city manager, when her contract runs out this October....Read more by clicking here.

File papers now to run for a seat on the East Palo Alto City Council
Get more details about the two vacant seats on the East Palo Alto City Council that expire in November....Click here to read more details.

East Palo Alto City Council members seek a new city manager
After listening to months of community disapproval, the East Palo Alto City Council decided to replace its current City Manager, Magda González....Read more by clicking here.

A personal tribute: Remembering former State Assembly member Ira Ruskin
Since the inception of the Talking with Henrietta television show, I have interviewed hundres of interesting and engaging people...Read more here.

The East Palo Alto Boxing Club claims the victory
Two fighters from the East Palo Alto Boxing Club win in the 2014 Adidas National Boxing Tournament. See more at the East Palo Alto Today Facebook page. Click here.

Sea rise will bring severe floods to Silicon Valley's eastern edge
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. – Thirty-year-old Gustavo Leal remembers the floodwaters reaching the doorstep of his family home in East Palo Alto. “It was bad enough that you couldn’t get out of your driveway,” he said....Read more here.

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Rising Sea Levels: How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Sea level rise show participants
From left, Brent Butler, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Laura Flynn sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on August 14, 2014 regarding our globe's rising sea levels. For more information on this show, see below.

Ocean levels are rising and our coastal cities are at risk. What danger does this pose and what can we do about the dramatic increases taking place? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.


Taking a Look at Community Health Centers

Guests on Natl. Community Health Center TV Discussion
From left, Dr. Deepa Srinivasan, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Dr. Jeanette Aviles and Luisa Buada sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion July 24, 2014 on the effectiveness of community health centers. See below for more information about this show.

Cities throughout the U.S. celebrate National Health Center Week every year. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, we discuss National Health Center Week and why it is being observed. Get more information about this show by clicking here.


Human Rights for Women - A Global Issue

Guests for Human Rights for Women Show
From left, Chike Nwoffiah, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Sally Lieber are shown in this photo after their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta show. Get more details about this show below.

The abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria raised global issues concerning the status of women. What are some of these issues? To get more information about how this show's guests define the issues, click here.

 

Crossing the Border - Dealing with a Human Tragedy

Photo from show on Crossing the Border - Dealing with a Human Tragedy
From left, Helen Beasley, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Mariam Kelly sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on June 26, 2014. See below for more information about this show.

It’s a situation that’s being called a human tragedy and a humanitarian crisis. What’s the current situation that these words describe? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more details about this show.


Mental Illness - Eliminating the Stigma

Guests on Mental Illness show
From left, Veronica Shah, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Christopher Jump and Carmen Lee sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on the topic of mental illness. Get more details about their discussion below.

The subject of mental illness is filled with myths and misconceptions. So, what are the facts? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Go here for more information about this show.

 





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