Peninsula Press

Squeezed by the foreclosure crisis and booming Silicon Valley real estate, East Palo Alto confronts gentrification (July 16, 2013)
East Palo Alto is a bastion of relative affordability for those in the trenches of Silicon Valley’s economy, but the city’s unique position on the Peninsula is threatened by creeping gentrification.

Stanford researchers take new look at old puzzle of Bering Sea ecosystem (May 1, 2013)
A mysterious population boom in the 1970s made the Alaskan pollock one of the most important fisheries in the world. Stanford Ph.D. student Zachary Brown says the prevailing theory is due for an overhaul.

East Palo Alto targets school truancy in its anti-violence campaign (April 1, 2013)
This spring, the city’s battle to reduce crime and violence will take on an unexpected new front: junior and senior high school students who chronically miss school.

Solar power faces obstacles of practicality in commercial adoption (March 18, 2013)
Challenges of cost and scale make businesses less likely to jump on board California’s push for solar energy.

Soon to launch a mini satellite, Skybox Imaging founders launch Stanford E-Week (February 28, 2013)
The co-founders of Mountain View’s Skybox Imaging, Inc. shared their unique journey and advice for future entrepreneurs at a seminar that kicked off Stanford’s annual Entrepreneurship Week.

Palo Alto and EPA residents on opposite sides of bridge debate (February 20, 2013)
Plans to replace the 102-year-old Newell Road bridge have generated controversy in neighboring communities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, raising concerns over increased traffic and access to jobs.

Youth asks San Mateo County to stop cooperating with federal immigration authorities (February 12, 2013)
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.

SunPower stumbles after fourth quarter earnings but promises 2013 efficiencies (February 9, 2013)
Mixed first quarter guidance and flat revenue projections for 2013 sent shares of SunPower Corp. tumbling in trading Friday.

Large number of Bay Area cities undermines regional efficiency, local officials say (February 8, 2013)
Speaking at the 2013 State of Valley Conference in San Jose, local officials said regional disconnect is hurting the Bay Area’s ability to collaborate, save administrative funds and respond to problems.

East Palo Alto schools see flexibility as key to keeping good teachers from leaving (January 6, 2013)
Five years ago, Ravenswood City School District identified the high turnover rate among teachers as a significant problem. Now, staff are working to boost retention by increasing teacher satisfaction.

East Palo Alto school board, youth sports groups reach agreement on rental fees (December 14, 2012)
Youth sports leagues in East Palo Alto will see their rental costs for fields and gyms at local schools increase about 40 percent under a new facility fees policy.

In a city with rapid Latino growth, voters return African-American majority to council (November 7, 2012)
When voters elected East Palo Alto’s first majority-Latino City Council in 2008, the political landscape finally caught up to a demographic shift that had happened a decade earlier. But those gains have yet to solidify.

In the face of economic struggles, young Obama supporters see reasons for hope (November 3, 2012)
Young voters helped Barack Obama win the White House. Four years later, enthusiasm levels may be diminished, but many Peninsula supporters stand by their candidate.

East Palo Alto school board revisits controversial fee hike for youth sports groups (October 7, 2012)
Responding to complaints that increased rental rates for fields and gyms have jeopardized after-school sports programs, Ravenswood district officials agree to reconsider some fees and look for new funding sources.

Freeway Farmer (July 2, 2012)
In the shadow of 101, grower preserves East Palo Alto’s agricultural history.