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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

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

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

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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

For the residents of East Palo Alto, each new building the tech ... Silicon Valley, has raised $20m so far from local companies via a bond issue to back low-income housing development. But he ... 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

North Palo Alto residents ramp up traffic battle

Greg Welch, a Center Drive resident, spearheaded the neighborhood advocacy. "As our next steps, we will have almost weekly meetings and ... Kou said she planned to meet with East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben ... read more

Inside Sam Zell's low-rent Silicon Valley housing strategy

East Palo Alto is the last haven of low-rent housing in a region where companies like Tesla, Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. have ... Walsh created a task force last month to help find ways to generate ... read more

Two Miles From Facebook's Headquarters, Working Poor Live In Trailers

Several of the aging RVs have large banners ... Families Association of East Palo Alto] has a grand vision for East Palo Alto, a city steeped in activism and landlord-tenant disputes: to get a few ... read more

California voters reject efforts to repeal gas tax and rent-control limitations

[In East Palo Alto, residents say tech companies have created ‘a semi-feudal society’] The measure’s proponents, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D), cast it as a nod toward strengthening ... read more



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