(This article was published in the November 2017 issue of VIP Club Scene Magazine.) One of the many things that makes us human is our ability to empathize. With so much going on in our everyday lives, what we all ultimately seek are connections and pleasures. Sometimes, to relieve stress, we like to have a … Continue reading From Assisted-Therapy Drug to Party Drug and Back Again
*This article was published in October 2017 on the EPA Today newspaper website.* Speaking the words “undocumented immigrant” is enough to spark a heated debate. Undocumented immigrants are called “illegal immigrants” by many because they entered the United States without legal documents or overstayed after their visas expired. What many have been arguing about for … Continue reading What will happen to the DREAMERS after DACA?
*This article was published on the EPA Today website.* On Tuesday September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally announced that the Obama policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is officially rescinded. The program protects some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children by their parents. For those who qualified, … Continue reading President Trump rescinds DACA – What does this mean?
(This article was published in the October 2017 issue of VIP Club Scene Magazine.) For years, recreational use of marijuana has had a negative stigma, but the days of buying weed from a sketchy drug dealer behind an alley are long gone. Following the 2017 election, the United States now has 8 states that have … Continue reading Paving the Way for Luxury Cannabis
*This article was published on page 5 in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of EPA Today.* Just when it looked as if East Palo Alto residents finally might have received some good news with the appointment of a task force that could help aid the city’s housing crisis, some residents are now asking what happened. After … Continue reading Council creates housing task force
*This was published on page 4 of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of EPA Today.* Following the reports of hundreds of undocumented immigrants being detained and deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) across the country, the East Palo Alto council hosted a study session on immigration for the public on February 15, 2017. … Continue reading Immigration advice given in city council study session
*This article appeared on the front page of the East Palo Alto Today newspaper. Read the summer/fall 2016 issue here.* Displacement is a big issue in East Palo Alto and many city residents say they're being driven to homelessness. Many of these residents complained to the East Palo Alto City Council at several council meetings … Continue reading EPA council responds to eviction complaints