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October 2006

Absentee ballots for the upcoming November 7 election can now be obtained from two the San Mateo County Election's offices. Absentee voters have three options from which to choose. See those options here.

September 2006

Trial in Death of Tongan Royals

The trial has already started for Edith Delgado, the 18 year old, who is accused of causing the deaths in July of Tongan Prince Tu'ipelehake, 55, his wife, Princess Kaimana Aleamotu'a Tuku'aho, 46, and their driver, East Palo Alto resident Vinisia Hefa, 36. Delgado is accused of sideswiping their car on Highway 101 in Menlo Park while drag racing at 85 miles an hour.

Delgado has remained in jail in Redwood City since her arrest in July. Her family could not post the $1 million bail the court demanded for her release pending her trial. The trial's opening testimony was presented on Wednesday, September 20. If Delgado is found guilty, she could face a maximum of eight years in jail.

Important Grant for East Palo Alto

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo´s office announced Friday, September 22, 2006 that East Palo Alto had received a $145,000 grant to expand its anti-gang program. See more details in the attached press release.

A Reduction in Crime and Violence

The East Palo Alto Police Department released its most recent crime statistics for the period from January 1 to August 31, 2006. The newly reduced figures compare the rate of crime and violence in the city with the rates for the same time period in 2005. See what the figures show here.

Protecting Seniors

There Oughta be a Law. There is now a law! Thanks to Shirley Hochhausen who proposed the bill and Senator Joe Simitian who supported Hochhausen´s proposal, California now has a statewide law, Senate Bill 1609, to protect seniors from predatory lenders. For more, see Governor Signs Bill into Law.

August 2006

Choices for the November 2006 Election - City Council Candidates

It is now official. Seven East Palo Alto residents met the requirements to be listed on the November ballot as East Palo Alto's City Council Candidates. See who they are.

Ravenswood City School District Candidates

Only three candidates will be elected to the School Board for the Ravenswood City School District. Here is the list of the current candidates. EPA Today was told that additional names might be added or dropped from this current list when the official list is finalized.

  • John B. Bostic - Retired Educational Administrator
  • Todd J. Gaviglio - Incumbent
  • Terrell Davis - High School Principal
  • Marcelino Lopez - Incumbent
  • Larry James Moody - Director Local Ministry
  • Saree Mading - Educator/School Administrator
  • Heliena Watson - Education Consultant/Entrepreneur
  • Francisco Javier Diaz - Community Volunteer

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