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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 i... 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

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

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In Palo Alto, new digital tools aim to bridge the divide between City Hall, residents

Already, residents ... created in 2012 through Palo Alto's partnership with the company Junar. The city followed that up in 2013 by releasing PaloAlto311, which came through a collaboration with the s... 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 ... has been acute in Silicon Valley, where a thriving technology industry is fueling economic growth and higher proper... 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 lo... read more

Life, death, and free culture in the Mission

If he had stayed on the East Coast, she added, “I think one hundred percent it all would have turned out very differently ... Companys to a sit-down at Sofaer’s father’s house in Palo Alto. Companys, ... read more

Video Transcript: Cory Booker on Tech Tonic Interface

Now it’s created a collaborative relationship with my residents where ... about working in east Palo Alto. I was running a crisis hotline so I was very involved in non-profits at the time and I still ... read more

More than just smarts: Austin and Houston have created the most mid-skilled jobs in the country

Why have Austin and Houston succeeded in creating mid-skilled jobs? According to the WSJ, cities that invest in high-tech industries ... bridge from Palo Alto, on the other side of Highway 101, things ... read more

Refugee Crisis? There's An App For That

Earlier this month, Butcher told Forbes "We want to promote refugees as an asset to the tech industry, not a burden on society." There have been plaudits for Techfugees ... Taylor, originally from Pal... read more

Mayer's planned club stirs parking anxieties

Marissa Mayer's proposed new venture -- the transformation of Palo Alto's oldest mortuary into a club geared toward working women and families -- received a mixed reception on Monday night, with City ... read more



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