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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
Click here to read more on East Palo Alto Today on Facebook.

 East Palo Alto police open a new homicide investigation
A 36-year-old man from San Jose was shot in East Palo Alto yesterday around 6:05 p.m. The victim, identified as Steven Porter, Jr., was found by East Palo Alto police officers when they responded to a Shotspotter activation from the 1300 block of Camellia Drive.
...Read more here.

East Palo Alto's mayor announces her intent to speak to Pres. Obama
Mayor Lisa Yarbrough Gauthier spoke about her trip to Washington, D.C. at last night's East Palo Alto City Council meeting...Read more here.

Intel announces a bold plan to diversify its workforce
When the Rev. Jesse Jackson visited East Palo Alto in April 2014, he gathered support for the Rainbow Push Coalition's efforts to call attention to the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley's high tech companies....Read more here.

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From left, Pastor Marlyn Bussey, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Edith Cabuslay sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on April 9, 2015. See a brief description of the show below.

Social determinants affect the quality of our life. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, show participants discuss what social determinants are and why they affect our health. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

Common Core: Changing How Students Are Tested - Part 3

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This photo shows Henrietta J. Burroughs and Dr. Gary Waddell sitting on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on March 26, 2015. See below for more information about their discussion.

Public schools throughout the country are not only changing the way students are being taught, but they are also changing how students are being tested. Why? Dr. Gary Waddell answers this question on this new edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show here.

 

Common Core: Teaching the Teachers - Part 2

Photo from 2nd show on the Common CoreFrom left, Erin Gonce, the show's host Henrietta J. Burroughs and Lorena Moreno-Ellis are shown in this photo after their discussion on the Talking with Henrietta show. Get more details about this show below.

How are teachers being trained to teach under the new Common Core Standards? We discuss this issue on the latest edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this discussion.


Improving Health on Every Level

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From left, Ana Ruiz, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs ,Dr. Michael Stephen Norris and Kristin Wheeler are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on January 22, 2054.

Is the overall health of Americans improving or is it declining? We discuss this issue on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more show information by clicking here.

 

Looking at the Common Core-Part 1

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This photo shows from left, Braulio Gonzalez, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Paul Pinza and Dr. Gloria Hernandez-Goff on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on December 18, 2014. See below, for more information on this show..

New education standards are now in place that many think will lead to better performing students. What are these new standards? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

Cal MediConnect: Expanding and Streamlining Healthcare

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From left, Shelly Grimaldi, Tony Solem, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Thong Le and Maya Altman sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on November 24, 2014. For more information on this show, see below.

A new health program, rolled out under the Affordable Care Act, is designed to bring the public many benefits. What are these new benefits? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.


Giving the Gift of Life

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From left, Ayanna Anderson, Marisa Hemenez, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Gilda Gopal and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on November 12, 2014 regarding organ and tissue transplants. See the description below to get more information about this show.

Twenty one people die every day while waiting for an organ donation. Find out why on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get further details about this show.

 

 

 

 


 




 



 


 

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