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HEADLINE NEWS: Shaun King: Is he black or white and does it matter. Read more here.
East Palo Alto prepares for a natural disaster
What would you do if a major earthquake or flood hit East Palo Alto like the 4.8 earthquake that just occurred in Piedmont, CA on August 17? Are you ready to take care of your family and help your neighbors?....Read more by clicking here.
States may soon have to report on progress of homeless, foster youth
The U.S. Congress may soon be following California’s lead in requiring states to provide data on the academic progress of all homeless and foster youth and provide additional resources to those students....Read more by clicking here.
Art and science are mixed in East Palo Alto's Cooley Landing
Artist Linda Gass hosted a free hands-on art and science event at Cooley Landing this past Saturday in the last day of her "In the Field Residency.".....Read more by clicking here.
Twenty East Palo Alto track and field stars will compete at the junior olympics
If you have not heard of the East Palo Alto Greyhounds youth track club, now would be a good time to start paying attention. the Greyhounds squad is currently training in preparation for its ninth trip to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto mayor decries the loss of young residents to street violence
Why are young lives still being lost due to violence in East Palo Alto? This is the question that Mayor Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier addressed at the East Palo Alto City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 21.....Read more by clicking here.
New bill could change the way East Palo Alto residents vote
In this age of online shopping and instant results, we really don't have to leave our houses to get many things done anymore. Following this trend of convenience, East Palo Alto residents might no longer have to go very far to vote either.....Read more by clicking here.
Countering Trump's racist comments with actual facts
It is the June 17 Donald Trump quote that has the Latino digital space speaking out in ways we have never seen before, including an online petition calling for NBC to end its ties with Trump....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto car accident leads to one fatality
One man was killed and two were injured when two cars collided at an East Palo Alto intersection on Thursday, June 4. The accident occurred at East Bayshore Road and Menalto Avenue around 12:42 p.m....Read more by clicking here.
CA legislators chastises colleagues for cuts to state's most vulnerable
How many times have we heard the phrase that “our budget is a reflection of our values; or a society is judged by how it treats its elderly, sick and disabled members?” Well, it's high time to reflect on our values and to be judged.....Read more by clicking here.
A collaborative improvement project in East Palo Alto achieves results
During a two-week period at the end of April, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco completed an improvement project at the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA through Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program....Read more by clicking here.
In the aftermath of Prop 47 - giving new hope to thousands
There are a lot of misconceptions being generated about Prop 47, the statewide initiative passed last November, which allows many minor crimes to be reclassified...Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto City Council members select their city's next council member
Former council member, Carlos Romero, will soon fill the vacant council seat on the East Palo Alto City Council....Read more by clicking here.
Silicon Valley Gives: May 5 fundraising event includes 850 community charities
Just one week remains before Silicon Valley Gives, the online giving day on May 5 to support local charities, and more than $3.7 million in matching gifts and prizes is available to participating nonprofit organizations....Read more here.
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.
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