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Need a job after Black Friday shopping? Census Bureau is recruiting!
The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary census takers in the Bay Area in advance of its Nonresponse Follow Up (NRFU) Operation for the 2020 Census....Read more by clicking here.

Candidate Filing Period Closes Friday, December 6 for the Presidential Primary Election
Individuals interested in running for office in San Mateo County in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election have until the close of business on Friday, December 6, 2019, to file candidacy papers....Read more by clicking here.

City of East Palo Alto made a sad announcement
The City of East Palo Alto regretfully announces the passing of Bernardo Huerta. Mr. Huerta was surrounded by his family and friends in his final moments after courageously battling lymphoma and finally resting on November 26, 2019....Read more by clicking here.

Vape stops here
As a parent of high schoolers, I care deeply about the health and well-being of our youth and how they manage their stress. Through the San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition, I have learned the tobacco industry uses fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products to target young people.....Read more by clicking here.

New state law restricts payday and other 'Debt Trap" loans
On Oct. 10, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 539. The legislation puts restrictions on predatory lending practices in California he says “creates debt traps for families already struggling financially.”....Read more by clicking here.

Census experts and youth advocates tackle getting California's kids counted
With millions of dollars of federal funding on the line statewide, a gathering of youth serving organizations, community activists, city and census officials and ethnic media met to brainstorm how to ensure that the youngest members of the population – especially kids 4 and younger – get counted in the 2020 census next year. Read more here.


Civil rights leaders urge congress to tackle campus injustices
A coalition of civil rights organizations has concrete suggestions for Congress as it considers how to update the 1965 Higher Education Act (HEA)....Read more here.

California now has one of the strongest police-use-of- force laws in the country
Today Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects.... Click here to read more.

A win for racial equality: Governor signs bill banning discrimination in court damages awards
Thanks to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature, California took a step to ensure that courts can’t systematically decide that the life of a white person is worth more money than that of an African American or Latino....Read more here.

Sick of gerrymandering? Join California's redistricting commission
California is looking for new commissioners to draw its redistricting maps, the maps that define who votes for California’s representatives in Congress, its state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization members....Read more here.

Looking for short term work? --2020 Census may want you
The Census Bureau has said it expects to hire about a half-million people nationwide to help in its all-important counting of everybody living in the United States, something the government has done every 10 years since 1790.
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Meeting the needs of East Palo Alto's 'hidden population'
Pacific Islanders make up almost 10% of the community and have immigration issues that are similar to those of many other immigrants in our local communitiesm
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City residents share their vision for East Palo Alto's future
Markers and blank name tags sit on the tables inside the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA’s community room
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Politicizing the 2020 Census: Should the U.S. Citizenship Question be added?
Is this person a citizen of the United States? It’s a simple enough question. But, it’s a controversial question that the Trump administration would like to put in the 2020 Census....Click here to read more.

East Palo Alto loses a well-known activist and former mayor
On Sunday, January 20, 2019, the East Palo Alto community lost one of its longtime, influential residents, Mrs. Gertrude Dyer-Wilks. The announcement of Mrs. Wilks' death was made by her granddaughter, LaPria Wilks, who issued the following statement.... Read more by clicking here.

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Ethnic Media: Who Produces It and Why
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From left, Vandana Kumar, Sandy Close, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Diana Ding are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on Thursday, November 14, 2019. See more details about this show below.

Ethnic media! You’ve probably heard the term. But do you know what it is and why it exists? We discuss this multifaceted subject on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more about this show by clicking here.



Assistance for Victims of Violence
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From left, Robin Yeamans, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Margaret Petros sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on October 24, 2019.   A brief description of the show is below.

What is being done to provide the victims of violence with financial and emotional support? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

How New State Laws Might Affect Us
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From left, Regina Brown Wilson and Henrietta J. Burroughs are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on Thursday, October 12, 2019. See a brief description of the show below.

New state laws might have a major impact on how things will be done in the state. We talk about some of these laws on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show by clicking here.

 

An Intimate Conversation with Mayor Lisa Gauthier

An Intimate Conversation with Lisa Gauthier
From left, East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Gauthier and Henrietta J. Burroughs sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on September 26, 2019. See more information about this show below.

Having a female mayor of a city is commonplace in the U.S. But, what does it take to be the mayor of a city? We get some insight into the demands of the position on this new edition of Talking with Henrietta. Find out more about this show here.

 

Census 2020 - The Facts
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From left, Emma González, Melissa Vergara, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Aparna Ramakrishnan and Megan Gosch are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on September 12, 2019. For more information on this show, see below.

We’ve all, probably, heard by now about the importance of participating in the upcoming 2020 Census. But, is the importance of the census exaggerated? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

 

Addressing Local Transportation and Mobility Issues
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From left, Susan Barnes snd Henrietta J. Burroughs are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on August 8, 2019. See additional details below.

Do you know what a transportation and mobility study includes and why it is important? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show here.

 


 

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