East Palo Alto's city manager explains controversial agreement
Amazon in East Palo Alto and First Source Hiring - Amazon has recently leased 214,000 sq. ft. of new office space at the intersection of University Ave. and Donohoe. The building was developed by the Sobrato Organization....Read more here.
East Palo Alto mayor releases a letter to the East Palo Alto community
Sobrato/Amazon Good Faith Effort Definition - The full community heard from the Mayor in the public forum. Vice Mayor Abrica, Council Members Gauthier and Romero spoke and voted in support of staff’s recommendation to accept the agreement between the City and Sobrato/Amazon....Read more here.
East Palo Alto school district responds to immigration concerns
The Ravenswood City School District had a community meeting at the Costaño/49er Academy to inform and reassure members of the East Palo Alto immigrant community....Read more here.
Living Shoreline art project is becoming a reality
Did you know that East Palo Alto’s Cooley Landing is home to thousands of species of plants and animals? Local artist, Linda Gass, highlights this fact in her artwork....Read more here.
Ten resign from president's advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders yesterday submitted their resignations to President Trump. The main reason: Trump's policies have adversely affected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders....Read more here.
Ending DACA would leave a hole in the economy, study says
Alicia Morales, an undocumented immigrant, wore many hats before she qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program....Read more here.
Lookmobile launched in East Palo Alto tours county libraries
San Mateo County Libraries brought its brand new Lookmobile, a hands-on learning lab on wheels, to the East Palo Alto Library. Designed in partnership with the Exploratorium, the Lookmobile offers interactive exhibits and fun experiments....Click here to read more
How Obamacare improved the nation's health
Ashley Turner has experienced ups and downs with the Affordable Care Act, but says she and other Americans have benefited overall....Click here to read more.
Storm warnings issued for the City of East Palo Alto
East Palo Alto City Manager, Carlos Martinez, urged East Palo Alto residents to be prepared for the weekend storms that have been predicted.....Click here to read more.
People of color and the poor will be hardest hit by ACA repeal
President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to repeal and replace Obamacare is bad news for millions of Americans, but the poor and people of color are going to be hit hardest, say health care advocates....Click here to read more.
Two weekend fires put out in East Palo Alto
Sixty East Palo Alto residents were evacuated Sunday evening when a fire broke out in their apartment complex. Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman, of the Menlo Park Fire District, said the single alarm fire on December 18....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto resident charged with the murder of two-year-old
Twenty-four year old Adair Jeru Enriquez Zevallos, was arraigned on Tuesday, December 5, for the murder of two-year-old Leia Kiele Panduro.....Read more by clicking here.
What immigrant commun- ities can do to prepare for Trump
Two days after Donald Trump’s victory, immigration experts told reporters to keep a close eye on the president-elect’s transition team and his appointments to key government positions,....Click here to read more.
Residents can shape the future of the East Palo Alto Library
East Palo Altans are exploring ideas for their dream library at several community meetings. Over 50 participants came together on October 11 to imagine their perfect library, fully equipped with all the features that would describe their ideal space.... Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto residents have three city measures on the November ballot
Earlier this summer, the East Palo Alto City Council agreed to place three City measures on the November 8, 2016 ballot. If passed, these measures, P, O and J, will increase city revenue and streamline and improve the current Rent Stabilization Ordinance.... Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto might get its own domestic violence program
Victims of domestic violence in East Palo Alto might soon be able to get the help they need without having to seek programs outside of the city....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto city council approves housing initiative
East Palo Alto is known to have affordable housing, yet the rise in housing prices has given many residents no choice, but to leave the city....Read more by clicking here.
One-Stop shop for life-changing resources launches in San Mateo County
Orlando Pineda, an East Palo Alto resident and Eastside College Preparatory graduate, feels good everyday when he rides the train to his job at One Degree in San Francisco....Read more by clicking here.
Focus on your vote
It is no secret that foreign countries have been spying on the United States for many, many years, and have been unsuccessfully attempting to hack into government files, too. Espionage between counties is nothing new, and has been going on for ages....Read more by clicking here.
Studying in the Middle East
My name is Norma Rodriguez and I am a rising Junior at Williams College majoring in Arabic Studies and concentrating in Neuroscience and Latino Studies. I grew up in East Palo Alto and I am proud to call East Palo Alto my hometown...Read more by clicking here.
More afraid of a drive-by than ISIS
A friend recently sent a text from Vietnam full of trepidation. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, and with ISIS now threatening San Francisco, he was having second thoughts about visiting the city....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto police confiscate large supply of illegal fireworks and explosives
An anonymous tip about an illegal distribution of fireworks and explosive devices led the East Palo Alto Police to seize over 600 pounds of high-grade fireworks and explosive devices from a home in East Palo Alto today....Read more by clicking here.
Fifteen-year-old arrested for school burglary
When Brentwood Academy's staff arrived on the East Palo Alto school's campus on Monday, June 6, they realized that several classrooms had been burglarized and vandalized and iPads and Apple computers were missing from various classrooms.....Read more by clicking here.
Innovative technology results in high patient satisfaction
Nearly four years ago, the Ravenswood Family Health Center began planning for a new state-of-the-art medical facility. Ravenswood’s vision was to provide patients with a single access point to a complete continuum of services.....Read more by clicking here.
Monday, May 23 is the last day to register to vote in the June 7, 2016 election
San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced that May 23 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election....Read more by clicking here.
DACA opens the door to health care
Jesus Pina Sanchez remembers all too vividly that morning two years ago when he was crossing the street near his home and got hit by a car in the crosswalk....Read more by clicking here.
Earn less than $13,870? California rewards low income tax filers
The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto residents design a center for the arts
How would you design a building? Members of the East Palo Alto community were invited to join the Youth Action Team, a group sponsored by the nonprofit organization, Live in Peace, for a planning meeting last February to discuss possible design options....Read more by clicking here.
A new education center is coming to Cooley Landing
Home to shorebirds, leopard sharks, and bat rays, Cooley Landing provides a prime space for wildlife watching and breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding salt marshes....Read more by clicking here.
Free at Last celebrates its twenty-second anniversary
A little over two decades ago the City of East Palo Alto was notoriously named the murder capital of the country—a label that has continued to haunt the community....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto moves forward with plans to develop its own water supply
East Palo Alto is continuing with plans to develop the Gloria Way Well, despite a recent estimate that it will start pumping at only 30-40% of its 300 gallon per minute (GPM) maximum capacity....Read more by clicking here.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi issues statement on Black History Month
“Each Black History Month, our nation honors the rich contributions Africans Americans have made to the economic, cultural, scientific, and artistic heritage of the United States....Read more by clicking here.
East Palo Alto said goodbye to its city attorney
The City of East Palo Alto is looking for another city attorney. During the East Palo Alto City Council’s meeting on January 12, 2016, the council authorized its City Manager, Carlos Martinez, to seal an agreement with Ralph Andersen & Associates to begin the recruitment process for a new city attorney....Read more by clicking here.
Immigrant rights groups denounce deportation plans
A coalition of immigrant, civil and human rights organizations and faith leaders is calling on the U.S. government to halt plans to deport hundreds of Central American women and children....Read more by clicking here.
Homeless and foster youth in East Palo Alto get early Christmas gifts
The holidays are a time to make donations, to be thankful, and to get and give gifts. It's also a time for surprises. For some students of the Ravenswood City School District, Christmas arrived early this year....See more by clicking here.
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