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[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Formerly incarcerated East Palo Alto re-entry center case manager is role model for clients A couple years after Jose Cabrera was released from prison and got help from the David Lewis Reentry Center, he returned to work for the center as a case manager — now helping others get another chance at life.

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[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Without funding, East Palo Alto prisoner re-entry center on the verge of closing The David Lewis Reentry Center helps formerly incarcerated persons with services to aid their reintegration into society. But despite its apparent success, the program has continually struggled to find funding.

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[11 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Despite drop in crime, East Palo Alto has mixed record of loosening the grip of gangs 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.

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[13 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Former UFC fighter Eugene Jackson working to mentor East Palo Alto youth Eugene “The Wolf” Jackson is working with a coalition to fund after-school boxing programs, golf programs, music programs and other initiatives for the youth of East Palo Alto.

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[31 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
East Palo Alto parcel tax has benefited police more than violence prevention efforts 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.

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[23 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
San Jose puts spotlight on gang-related crime in series of community meetings Despite a reported drop in gang-related violent crimes, San Jose is hosting town hall meetings to listen to community concerns about gang members selling drugs outside schools and wall graffiti marking turf.

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[21 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
New California law redefines drug transport charge in effort to ease prison crowding Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 721, which narrows the definition of drug transport to drug possession with the explicit intention to sell.

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[10 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Menlo Park to deploy cameras in Belle Haven and license-plate readers in three police cars Menlo Park police will use technology to identify stolen or suspicious vehicles and to monitor Belle Haven neighborhood streets. But some are concerned about privacy and racial profiling.

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[16 Apr 2013 | Comments Off | ]
San Jose tattoo removal program helps give troubled youth a fresh start San Jose’s Clean Slate program has been rehabilitating local young adults for nearly 20 years by offering them free removal of the tattoos that are preventing them from moving forward with their lives.