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December 2017

JobTrain-Work Experience Program - December 31, 2017

The work experience program is a year-round program which matches 17-24 year olds interested in starting out their careers with temporary and paid hands on experience. The goal is to assist young adults in developing their professional skills. In addition, the individual would make a resume, practice interviewing, participate in professional development workshops, and subsequently build the confidence and skills necessary for future employment.No Wait-list. Call Nicole at 650-330-6474 to Participate today! Go here for more information.

Free Pet "Fixes" - December 13, 2017

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is offering free spay & neuter surgeries for cats and dogs through our mobile clinic for low or fixed-income pet owners in East Palo Alto on a first come, first served basis at 560 Bell Street, cross street University Avenue. For more information call 650-340-7022 ext. 387. Go here for more information.

November 2017

City of East Palo Alto - State of the City Address - November 20, 2017

East Palo Alto's Mayor, Larry Moody, will give the State of the City Address on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley Ballroom at 2050 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. If you're interested in attending, RSVP to Maria Buell at (650) 853-3127 or email her at mbuell@cityofepa.org Go here for more information.

Create a Living Art Installation with Native Plants at Cooley Landing! - November 18, 2017

Grassroots Ecology and local artist Linda Gass are collaborating with the community to create a permanent land art installation marking the former shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Minors under 18 require a signed waiver and children 12 require an accompanying adult. What: Participants will plant native juncus rushes to replace the current temporary land art installation made of blue plastic survey whiskers. Participants will learn about land art and how living shorelines can provide habitat, filter toxic water and help protect against sea level rise at Cooley Landing. Where: Cooley Landing, 2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Meet at the Cooley Landing Education Center. Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, or walk if possible. When: Saturday 18, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or shine; only heavy rain cancels. Please register at link below. Once in EventBrite, select a date (right side) and then register. Please bring: A reusable water bottle and dress for outdoor work (sturdy, close-toed shoes Go here for more information. Go here for more information.

Student Grants Available for Emergency Medical Technician training program: Application Deadline 11/17! - November 17, 2017

Want to start a career in the health care sector? EMS Corps (Emergency Medical Services) is now accepting applications for its Spring 2018 class. Application deadline is November 17, 2017. San Mateo County young males of color between the ages of 18 and 26 are invited to apply. San Mateo County participants will receive a $5,000 student grant to complete the training and a potential job opportunity with the American Medical Response (AMR) San Mateo County. If you have any questions contact Senior Community Health Planner, Belén Seara, bseara@smcgov.org or 605-573-2319. Apply today! This opportunity is thanks to the San Mateo County Health System: Go here for more information.

‘Transgender Day of Remembrance,’ A Day of Mourning, A Day of Action - November 16, 2017

Please join the San Mateo County LGBTQ community at the San Mateo Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, California, 94402, for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm. Dr. Jei Africa will give the keynote address for the day and County Supervisor, Dave Pine (District 1) will provide welcoming remarks to the community. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a genuine tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The day serves to raise awareness of the threat of abuse and violence faced by members of the transgender community and to remember those who were victims of that violence. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender— each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people. General Public Event is free and open to the public. Go here for more information.

Living Art Installation with Native Plants Cooley Landing, East Palo Alto - November 11, 2017

Grassroots Ecology and local artist Linda Gass are collaborating with the community to create a permanent land art installation marking the former shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Minors under 18 require a signed waiver and children 12 require an accompanying adult. What: Participants will plant native juncus rushes to replace the current temporary land art installation made of blue plastic survey whiskers. Participants will learn about land art and how living shorelines can provide habitat, filter toxic water and help protect against sea level rise at Cooley Landing. Where: Cooley Landing, 2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Meet at the Cooley Landing Education Center. Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, or walk if possible. When: Saturdays November 11 & 18, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or shine; only heavy rain cancels. Please register at link below. Once in EventBrite, select a date (right side) and then register. Please bring: A reusable water bottle and dress for outdoor work (sturdy, close-toed shoes Go here for more information.

Free Pet "Fixes" - November 08, 2017

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is offering free spay & neuter surgeries for cats and dogs through our mobile clinic for low or fixed-income pet owners in East Palo Alto on a first come, first served basis at 560 Bell Street, cross street University Avenue. For more information call 650-340-7022 ext. 387. Go here for more information.

WOMEN'S COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP NETWORK Meet & Mingle - November 08, 2017

An evening of networking with local women leaders. Meet the Board of Directors and learn what programming WCLN has planned in 2018. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cooley Landing 2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto Hors d'oevres & wine will be served RSVP BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 For more information, contact admin@womenareleaders .org Purchase $10Tickets online Go here for more information.

2017 Authors Luncheon - November 04, 2017

SAN JOSE OHAPTER OF THE LINKS INCORPORATED 2017 AUTHORS LUNCHEON, Linking Words to Inspire Others, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 4 2017 MIMOSA HOlR 10:30 AM - 1:30 AM Luncheon 11 AM • 2 PM VP RECEPTION. Friday, November 3, 2017·6:30 PM· 8:30 PM. Luncheon will take place at the Doubletree at 2050 Gateway Place in San Jose. For more information visit Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (EPASAPC) - November 04, 2017

Meeting - Moving Toward A Substance Free Community 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1050 Myrtle Street in East Palo Alto. For more info, contact One East Palo Alto (OEPA) at 650-391-9617 or email apulido@1epa.org Go here for more information.

the 5th Annual Latino Health Forum, ¡Sana, Sana! “Colita de Rana! Cuidate Hoy Para Un Mejor Mañana - November 04, 2017

To support the Latino community’s physical and emotional health, the San Mateo County Latino Collaborative is hosting the 5th Annual Latino Health Forum, ¡Sana, Sana! “Colita de Rana! Cuidate Hoy Para Un Mejor Mañana,” or “Take Care of Yourself Today for a Better Tomorrow,” highlighting the event’s focus on a healthy mind, body, and spirit. This free event will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Counseling Center, 2415 University Ave. in East Palo Alto. This year’s theme is “¡Convivamos juntos, para una vida sana!” which translates to “Coming together for a healthy life!” The presentations will focus on immigration, mental health, and suicide prevention. Panelists will share personal stories of hope and resilience. This year’s keynote speaker is Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, founder and CEO of DREAMers Roadmap. Presentations will be in Spanish with English translation. Resource tables will be available with information about different services and opportunities in San Mateo County, including health insurance coverage. Resources will be available in English and Spanish. There will be activities for all ages, such as raffles, Zumba, and children’s activities – as well as food for all attendees. Participants can also stop by nearby Ravenswood Family Health Center at 1885 Bay Rd. from 8:30am – 12:00pm for a free flu shot – no appointment, ID or health insurance needed. For a list of all flu clinic locations in English and Spanish visit www.smchealth.org/flu or call (650) 573-3927. Go here for more information.

October 2017

American Construction Inspectors Association Annual Job Fair - October 28, 2017

The American Construction Inspectors Association 58th Symposium Job Fair The ACIA is hosting a FREE Job Fair and informative seminar Saturday October 28, 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm Mitchell Park Center in Palo Alto at 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 There is a state-wide shortage of inspectors for: • School Construction (DSA) • Local Jurisdictions (city building inspectors) • Special Inspectors working for labs • Fire Inspectors working for state and local fire departments • Construction Management Firms We are looking for Experienced Construction Tradesmen, Inspectors, Special Inspectors, students and driven individuals ready to change their lives. If you are an inspector, come meet some of the people who want to hire you! If you want to become a highly paid inspector, come see what we have to offer! THE EVENT IS FREE, CALL OR EMAIL TO RSVP Executivedirecto@acia.com or 626-797-2242 Go here for more information.

Amazon Jobs Information Event - October 26, 2017

Join us for the Amazon Jobs Information Event, Thursday October 26 from 10AM-2PM at 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto. Amazon, AWS, Alexa, Lab126 and A9 will be present including our 3rd party vendors. Amazon open full-time roles include: Software Development Engineers, Data Specialists, IT Technicians, and more. Food and shuttle service, facilities management, and building security roles (full and part time) are also available through 3rd party vendors. Roles are located throughout the Bay Area! Stop by for a visit and meet the Recruiters. You’ll be able to get a glimpse of what life is like at Amazon. We hope to see you there! Go here for more information.

Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah - October 21, 2017

Join the East Palo Alto Baha'i community in celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith. The event will take place at Cooley Landing (2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto) from 5pm to 9pm. The event is FREE and includes dinner, performances, and a presentation. RSVPs are appreciated (EPABahais@gmail.com). Go here for more information.

Kavanaugh Tree Planting and Beautification - Save the Date - October 21, 2017

esidents and volunteers will join forces with Canopy, Habitat for Humanity, Acterra and GRID Alternatives to beautify and revitalize the Kavanaugh East Palo Alto neighborhood. Nonprofit groups and community leaders are mobilizing to plant trees, clean sidewalks, perform energy efficient upgrades and solar installations, repair homes and remove fences for qualified households. The event will include a barbeque and block party with information sharing on various public and nonprofit programs as well as an electric auto expo featuring the Tesla S, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Fiat 500e and the all new Chevy Bolt! To volunteer for this grassroots neighborhood initiative and learn more how you can help out with the various projects happening that day, please check the links and contact information below: - Canopy: Uriel Hernandez: (650) 964-6110 Ext. 4, uriel@canopy.org http://canopy.org/get-involved/volunteer-signup/ (select “Kavanaugh Neighborhood Tree Planting - Sat. 10/21/17, 9am-1pm”) - Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco: Laurel Caplan: (415) 919-4050, LCaplan@habitatgsf.org https://www.habitatgsf.org/get-involved/volunteer (select “Home Repair, East Palo Alto – Full Day” on 21 October 2017 on the calendar) - Acterra: Violet Saena: (408) 990-6447, violet.saena@acterra.org https://www.acterra.org/volunteer-with-us/ www.acterra.org - GRID Alternatives: Damian Villa: (510) 775-9161, dvilla@gridalternatives.org https://gridalternatives.org/get-training - Kavanaugh East Palo Alto neighbors, co-organizers, neighborhood cleanup (bring your own tools), fence removal, RSVP and general inquiries: kavagloria94303@yahoo.com Go here for more information.

Soul Food Festival - October 21, 2017

Food, beverages, music, dancing,chances to win prizes and much more!!! Hosted by the San Leandro African American Business Council. The event will take place at the Cleophus Quealy Brewery at 448 Hester St. San Leandro. Enter your award winning recipe in the Peach Cobbler Showdown! To enter, send an email to info@slaabc.com or leave a message at 510-247-2728. $15 admission for ages 18 & up! Purchase a ticket today at Eventbrite.com This is an outside event, so bring your chairs, tables and umbrellas. Pick a spot and enjoy the festivities! Go here for more information.

Free Watercolor Workshop - October 14, 2017

Saturday, October 14th, 10 am - 3 pm EcoCenter 2560 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 Cost & Registration: Free! Bring your own materials, or a materials kit can be purchased for $30. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. To RSVP, visit: http://www.evols.org/index.php?page=Watercolor-For-Beginners What's Happening: In this fun and easy class, you'll learn watercolor techniques like wet on wet, controlled wet on wet, glazing, washes, and brushwork. You'll select your own subject and finish at least one painting. You'll even learn how to correct mistakes! Feel free to bring reference photos, use ones we have on hand, or paint plein aire at the EcoCenter. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. We hope you'll join us! What To Bring: Bring a sack lunch and sun protection. Participants can bring their own materials for watercolor painting. Alternatively, starter kits will be for sale ($30). They contain 12 tubes of paint, brushes, paper, palette, and pencils in a mesh carrying case. Go here for more information.

eWaste and Recycling - October 07, 2017

As in the past years, Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore in partnership with Goodwill of Silicon Valley is organizing this event on Saturday, 7-Oct from 9am to 3pm at Laura Lane near Post Office at 2085 E. Bayshore Rd., East Palo Alto. Bring in household things you no longer need such as books, clothes, shoes, computers, printers, old phones, cables, small TV, small kitchen & electrical appliances etc. Goodwill will give a donation receipt if you need one. This helps clear clutter, help recycle, reduce waste, helping not only the environment around us, it also generates a small funding for community projects in East Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

September 2017

Facebook in the Community Job Fair - September 30, 2017

Bring your resume and learn more about job opportunities on Facebook's campus. September 30, 2017 11 am - 1 pm. Don't forget to Register, see link in flyer. Contact Bernita Dillard for questions at (650) 485-6042 or accessfb@fb.com. Don't forget to bring your resume. Go here for more information.

26th Annual Celebration of Junior Golf Charity Tournament - September 25, 2017

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM at the Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Dr, Los Altos, California 94024. The mission of Bob Hoover East Palo Alto Junior Golf (EPAJG) is to help minority youth foster a relationship between education and their personal development using the game of golf. By emphasizing core values that help disadvantaged kids succeed, EPAJG keeps youth in the fairway of life. For ticket information, go to https://birdeasepro.com/epajrgolf or email Rena Cuffy at epajrgolfprogram@gmail.com or call 6508049577 Go here for more information.

Family Movie Night - Bell Street Park - September 25, 2017

Bring your blankets and head to the park for free family fun. Festivities begin around 7 p.m.At sundown, settle in for a free screening of popular films. For more information, call 650-853-3100 or Go here for more information. Go here for more information.

Senior Prom: Dance to Remember - September 23, 2017

Live music, entertainment, prizes, fun games, engaging brain health presentations, dinner an dancing. A prom king and queen will be elected. This event is sponsored by the City of East Palo Alto and is free of charge. It will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cooley Landing Education Center at 2100 Bay Road in East Palo Alto. Participants are encouraged to "Dress to impress." For further information RSVP to (650) 853-3100. This event is limited to the first 150 who make a reservation. Go here for more information.

Bacon, Blues & Brews - September 16, 2017

Facebook Festival offering music and art activities, Farmers Market, live music from Mighty Mississippi, Delta Wires, Johnny Rawls & West Coast Blues Society Caravan of Allstairs. Location: 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, Parking Lot 15. All proceeds to benefit local music and arts programs Go here for more information.

Men's Health Symposium - September 16, 2017

Men Reaching Men:Taking Responsibility for Your Own Health. September 16, 2017 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Screenings begin at 7:30 a.m. • Program begins at 9:00, Lunch 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mills Health Center 100 S. San Mateo Drive Hendrickson Auditorium San Mateo, CA KEYNOTE SPEAKER:,FREE lab screenings: first come, first served • Requires a 12-hour fast; water and meds OK (delay diabetes meds) • Prostate (PSA), Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) Blood Pressure, Cholesterol (full lipid profile), Glucose, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C Please note: Photos will be taken at this event. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mario C. Browne, Director Office of Health Sciences Diversity, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Thank you to our sponsors: Become a member of AACHAC’s One Hundred Dollar Club at aachac.org. Donors will be acknowledged in the program. WEAR ACTIVE SPORTSWEAR. Free breakfast and lunch! * All patients will be required to show identification and insurance card (if insured) during registration.,REGISTER TODAY! Visit aachac.org or call 650.652.3884. Mario C. Browne, Director Office of Health Sciences Diversity, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Go here for more information.

Show Time" at the Quarter Note Bar & Grill, - September 14, 2017

Starring Johnny Rawls with friends Fillmore Slim - Terrible Tom also Vicious Groove 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information, go to PatrickBroackandCompany.com Go here for more information.

Free Pet "Fixes" - September 13, 2017

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is offering free spay & neuter surgeries for cats and dogs through our mobile clinic for low or fixed-income pet owners in East Palo Alto on a first come, first served basis at 560 Bell Street, cross street University Avenue. For more information call 650-340-7022 ext. 387. Go here for more information.

Aviation Maintenance School Welcomes Hiring Companies to Campus for Career Fair - September 12, 2017

Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Oakland campus will host a career fair for men and women interested in aviation maintenance careers. Employment seekers get to meet with recruiters from airlines. OAKLAND, Calif. (September 7, 2017) –The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) will be hosting a career fair at its Oakland campus on Tuesday, September 12th. The event will run from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. Career fair attendees will have the opportunity to meet recruiters from national airlines such as Delta and United, along other local and regional aviation companies, to discuss potential employment opportunities in aircraft maintenance. A full list of featured employers can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1952116734999976. Individuals are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and come dressed in professional attire. For individuals interested in a potential career in aviation, but lacking the required certifications, the career fair will also provide a chance to tour AIM’s campus and speak with admissions professionals about the campus’s training programs.Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Oakland campus is located at 9636 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA, 94621. For more information on the career fair, visit the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1952116734999976 or call the campus at (510) 553-9600. Go here for more information.

Family Movie Night - MLK Park - September 08, 2017

Bring your blankets and head to the park for free family fun. Festivities begin around 7 p.m.At sundown, settle in for a free screening of popular films. For more information, call 650-853-3100 or Go here for more information. Go here for more information.

Rally against Urban Shield - September 08, 2017

What: Community Rally and Resource Fair to Demand an End to Urban Shield When: Friday, September 8th, at 4pm Where: Alameda County Administration Building 1221 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94612 Tomorrow, hundreds of community members will join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition for a vibrant rally against the highly controversial police training and weapons expo known as Urban Shield. The militarized trainings of Urban Shield will begin on Thursday, September 7, and the community rally is scheduled for the same day that the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held. This year's Urban Shield comes on the heels of president Trump announcing that he will be lifting restrictions to the transfer of military equipment to police departments. The restrictions were placed on the Department of Defense's 1033 program in 2015 by president Obama in response to a wave of public opposition to the extremely militarized police crackdown of protests in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. For more information email mohamed@criticalresistance.org Go here for more information.

Residential Solar Research Survey for Compensation - September 01, 2017

Are you a homeowner with a solar panel system? Stanford's IRIS Design Lab for sustainable design wants to hear from you! You can find our ~30-35 minute survey at the URL attached to this announcement, and it can be completed at any point between now and September 1st. We will email you a $10 Amazon gift card after completing the survey. Thank you! Go here for more information.

August 2017

Free College Degree Information Night: East Palo Alto Working Scholars - August 24, 2017

East Palo Alto Working Scholars is a community-funded free college initiative that helps busy adults earn a free bachelor’s degree entirely online. All costs of the degree are community funded: covered by the local business community, philanthropic organizations, grants, donations and more. Students take all courses online through Study.com and Thomas Edison State University. There are no books, just 5-minute video lessons that can be viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Learn more on August 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Palo Alto City Hall. Go here for more information.

Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event - August 20, 2017

Find out how to lease a brand new electric vehicle for under $100/month, get a check for $500 from PG&E, and never pay for gas again! The following EVs will be available for test drives: Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Chevy Bolt, VW eGolf, and the Fiat 500e. This event is FREE and open to the public. Come find out how YOU can be an early participant in the future of transportation! When: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Rd., EPA Go here for more information.

Visualizing Sustainable Solutions-Demo for Silicon Valley SIMCenter - August 14, 2017

GENI is hosting a global solutions experience on sustainability August 14-17 with the City of Palo Alto Sustain Dept. Based on the design thinking of Buckminster Fuller, this is a demo of the Silicon Valley SIMCenter to tackle the many interconnected challenges we face. In a surround visualization space that fosters collaborative problem solving, we focus on energy, water and transportation issues -- globally, regionally and within Palo Alto city. Each day will be independent: moving from a global focus, to regional, local and then the UN Sustainable Development Goals on the last day. The aim -- to visualize sustainable solutions to global and local problems so we make informed choices quicker . . . . because we are running out of time. Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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