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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.
A former East Palo Alto police officer comes to Ron Davis' defense
Amid the recent charges of racism that four African American police officers filed against East Palo Alto's former Police Chief, Ron Davis, another African American police officer claims that he had a different experience working under Davis....Read more here.
Four East Palo Alto police officers file a complaint charging racial discrimination
In his last week serving as East Palo Alto's Police Chief, Ron Davis was highly praised by the East Palo Alto City Council and the city's staff....Read more here.
City officials decide how to fill a vacant council seat
The East Palo Alto City Council took a major step in the city's effort to replace council member David Woods, who resigned from the council this past October....Read more here.
East Palo Alto gets an interim police chief
Magda Gonzáles, East Palo Alto’s city manager, announced that East Palo Alto Police Captain Federico Rocha will serve as the city’s interim police chief....Read more here.
East Palo Alto will soon lose its chief of police
East Palo Alto will soon be looking for another chief of police. It was announced on Friday that the city’s Police Chief, Ron Davis, resigned his position and will be leaving the city as of November 8 to start a new job as the Director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)....Read more here.
East Palo Alto seniors can obtain free, daily meals
The City of East Palo Alto provides nutritious meals for senior citizens Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are served at the East Palo Alto Senior Center and they are provided through the Senior Congregate Nutrition and Transportation program.....Read more here.
Palo Alto resident shot in East Palo Alto
A 26-year-old Palo Alto resident sustained a life threatening gunshot wound while traveling in East Palo Alto. According to the East Palo Alto Police, the victim was driving with a friend on University Avenue and Kavanaugh Street about 1 pm. on Sunday, October 20.....Read more here.
Fire destroys two East Palo Alto houses
Two houses on Lotus Way in East Palo Alto were virtually destroyed this morning by a fire that leaped from one house to the other....Read more here.
East Palo Alto's mayor holds reception for local community college students
How do you support local community college students? East Palo Alto’s Mayor, Ruben Abrica, posed that question last Saturday during a 'Welcoming Reception' he held for city students attending local community colleges.....Read more here.
East Palo Alto City Council member, David Woods, announces his resignation
David Woods put an end to the rumors and concerns about himself that had been floating through the East Palo Alto community for more than a month. Giving support to the concerns was the fact that he had missed at least three consecutive city council meetings....Read more here.
State official tours two East Palo Alto schools
The big sign attached to the front gate of the Belle Haven Community School said, ‘Welcome Betty Yee.” It almost looked like a festive occasion was about to take place, given the large welcome sign at the school’s entrance....Read more here.
What do ethnic media say about government shutdown?
Pres. Barack Obama summoned top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, where he was expected to urge them to pass measures to finance the government and increase the debt ceiling, without placing limits on the Affordable Care Act....Read more here.
Local officials host forum on the Affordable Care Act and Covered California
Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park) and Senator Jerry Hill (San Mateo) will host a forum on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the new health care options on Saturday, October 5 at Mountain View City Hall....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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