Johnnie Gray Jr., founder of the East Palo Alto Boxing Club, welcomes teens who want to train, even if they can’t afford the membership fees. The club receives some city funds, but Gray says it still struggles financially.
Skateboarders in East Palo Alto have been practicing in the City Hall parking lot for years. But next month, East Palo Alto’s first skate park is scheduled to open.
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.
It was a bittersweet end to an exciting few months for would-be Mountain View City Council member and Google employee, Aaron Jabbari.