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In East Palo Alto, residents say tech companies have created ‘a semi-feudal society’

Only a small fraction of jobs in those companies go to those ... economy outside the city limits, where residents have long had to travel for even the most basic services. There was no grocery store ... read more

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East Palo Alto residents march against gentrification

In a show of solidarity and to build a greater coalition of families throughout East Palo Alto, residents marched to City Hall on Saturday, April 11, to prevent displacement of the city's low-income ... read more

Facebook gives $20M for affordable housing: East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, nonprofit advocacy groups partner with tech giant

One of the world’s most prominent tech giants is partnering with ... the effects Facebook’s expansion would have on East Palo Alto and Menlo Park’s low-income areas. Instead, they approached the ... read more

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Voters May Tax Tech Companies To Fight Homelessness

Past tax proposals in cities like Seattle have been met with resistance from big firms, but, in the Bay Area, some major tech companies have embraced the tax hikes. These supporters say the corporate ... read more

The Mass Incarceration of East Palo Alto: Silicon Valley Needs to Take Accountability

One of my former students from East Palo Alto had been arrested for burglary. A couple of months ago, 8 other EPA residents ... current society fewer minorities have that, they can’t afford bail or a ... read more

The great Silicon Valley land grab

Things have improved ... the company has constructed from the ground up will be a futuristic affair with a giant canopied roof to collect rainwater and generate solar power. For the residents of East ... read more

East Palo Alto runs out of water, development on hold

In 2001 East Palo Alto lost a share of its water to Menlo Park in when the East Palo Alto County Waterworks District dissolved. Today, in addition to the Hetch Hetchy allotment, several hundred East ... read more

Silicon Valley cities, San Francisco look at a head tax like Seattle’s

San Francisco, Mountain View, Cupertino and East Palo Alto are all considering similar taxes on large local employers (read: tech companies ... trying to have people contribute what we think is fair — ... read more

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