Many longtime residents and housing advocates worry that East Palo Alto will become inaccessible to the people it has traditionally served since its incorporation 30 years ago.
youth united for community action
While most girls her age are practicing with school sports teams or studying for the SATs, Kenia Miranda is lobbying government agencies in San Mateo County for improved immigrant rights.
Annie Loya, 26, organized East Palo Alto youth to protest a dangerous waste handling plant in 2007. Now, she’s working with city officials to create a land-use map, ensuring homes won’t go on the toxic site.