Immigration advice given in city council study session

*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

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EPA council responds to eviction complaints

*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

EPA council responds to eviction complaints

*This article appeared on the front page of the East Palo Alto Today newspaper. Read the summer/fall 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 that … Continue reading EPA council responds to eviction complaints

EPA said goodbye to its city attorney

*This article was on the front page of the EPA Today newspaper. Read the January 2016 issue here.* 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 … Continue reading EPA said goodbye to its city attorney

East Palo Alto parents want better schools

*This article was published on the front page of the East Palo Alto Today newspaper. You can read the issue here.* Are East Palo Alto schools failing to prepare their students for high school and ultimately college? Many parents and students themselves seem to think so, which is why they have petitioned for a KIPP … Continue reading East Palo Alto parents want better schools

Free at Last celebrated its 22nd anniversary

*This article was published on the EPA Today website as well as the printed newspaper in February 2016.* 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. Since then, the percentage of crimes in East … Continue reading Free at Last celebrated its 22nd anniversary

East Palo Alto residents create their own silk paintings

*This article was published on the EPA Today website as well as the printed newspaper in October 2015.* Rule number one: Rinse the paint brush before dipping it into a new color. Rule number two: Have fun! Artist Linda Gass explained these rules during her class at the Palo Alto Arts Center, where she is … Continue reading East Palo Alto residents create their own silk paintings

Youth Action Team features local artists

*This article was published in the EPA Today website September 2015.* Positivity, wonderful art, and the smell of coffee dominated the atmosphere at Cafe Zoe. The small coffee shop was filled to the brim with supporters of the event, Into the Eyes of East Palo Alto, which took place there on August 28, 2015. The project premiere featured the music, illustrations, … Continue reading Youth Action Team features local artists

Exploring Cooley Landing with Linda Gass

*This article was published in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of EPA Today.* 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." During the event, adults and children were given the opportunity to participate in various activities that … Continue reading Exploring Cooley Landing with Linda Gass

Mayor decries loss of young residents to street violence

*This article was published in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of EPA Today.* Why are young lives still being lost due to violence in East Palo Alto? This is the question that Mayor Lisa YarbroughGauthier address-ed at the East Palo Alto City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 21. It was not a question that anyone specifically … Continue reading Mayor decries loss of young residents to street violence