Overall crime has dropped in East Palo Alto as gentrification continues, but one problem persists — the city has struggled to lose its unwanted reputation as a center for gang activity in San Mateo County.
In an area of the Peninsula where fast food chains outnumber grocery stores, food justice nonprofit Collective Roots organizes a weekly farmers’ market to encourage healthy and sustainable living.
Equity Residential is opposing a proposed city law that would provide relocation benefits to displaced tenants, tighten restrictions on demolishing buildings and offer protection from landlord harassment.
When SolarCity bought investment platform Common Assets, some analysts began to wonder: why would a solar installation company with investors like Draper Fisher Jurvetson turn to crowdfunding?
The San Mateo-based solar installation company on Monday announced its plans to review its fiscal earnings, beginning with the first quarter of 2012, after an auditing error was discovered this past week.
Transition Palo Alto hosted its annual Holiday Expo on Sunday, Dec. 8, where community residents gathered and brought a range of items to share with the community.
In 2006, voters approved a parcel tax that would equally fund public safety measures and violence prevention programs. The city is now racing the clock to use unspent prevention money before the tax expires.
Complaints over parking, noise and safety issues tied to “secondary dwelling units” – sometimes the only option for low-income residents — have prompted East Palo Alto officials to take notice.