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Homeless Vets Get “Hand-Up” Not a “Hand-Out”

Anish Blon - January 22, 2015

MC Volunteer Bob Sitzwohl’s video “East Bay Stand Down: Forgotten Faces” is live on Youtube and playing on our channels.   The video captures a four-day event that takes place every two years at the Alameda Fairgrounds.   The Military, the US Department for Veterans Affairs (“VA”), corporate donors and civilian volunteers join forces to Read More…

Lifetime Warranty Gifts

Anish Blon - December 24, 2014

Tonight is Christmas Eve and tomorrow many of us will be opening gifts.  Others of us opened our last Hanukkah gifts last night.  We’ve all occasionally stopped unwrapping to affirm to one another that the best gifts don’t come in packages……health, love, etc.   This year,  I’m very aware that I got five precious, un-box-able gifts Read More…

Access Cable TV Gains Unanimous Support at Sacramento Hearing

Anish Blon - March 25, 2014

Under a ground swell of 54 support letters and more than a dozen speakers,  Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 39, aimed at helping fiscally struggling public, education and government(PEG) cable television channels, earned unanimous 12-0 approval Monday by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee at the California State Capitol. Speakers line up to show support for AJR 39 before a CA Assembly Read More…

A State Resolution That Would Protect Centers Like Ours

Anish Blon - March 21, 2014

Annie Folger On Monday, March 24, 2014, our Executive Director, Annie Folger, will travel to Sacramento to support a resolution introduced in the State Assembly that would protect community media centers that operate public access facilities and cable TV channels. Since 2006, at least 51 of those centers have closed in California alone and many Read More…

16 Finalists From the Media Center in Upcoming WAVE Awards

Anish Blon - October 21, 2013

Get out your boas and penguin suits.  It’s time to celebrate! Media Center Productions have garnered sixteen finalist awards in the WAVE Awards contest, conducted by the Western Region of the Alliance for Community Media. This year the WAVE Awards Gala, at which the winners will be announced, is being held in San Jose at the Doubletree Hilton on Read More…

New Computers for Public Access

Anish Blon - October 16, 2013

Does size matter? We think it does. New classrooom computers are now installed! They are 27″ iMac computers with 3.5Ghz i7 CPUs and 8GB of RAM.  They replace 24″ iMacs with 2.8Ghz Intel Core Duo CPUs that were purchased in May 2008. Come try them out.  Give Chris Pearce, our I-T expert a high-five! Sign Read More…

MISSION POSSIBLE – MC Sports Takes Paly Football Live!

Anish Blon - September 16, 2013

Mukund on Camera It seemed a lot to ask!  There were a dozen obstacles!  Our production truck, beaut that it is, is analog.  There was no ethernet connection at the Paly football field available for us to tap.  How were we going to get a signal from the production truck back to the Media Center? Read More…

“Made Into America” Stories Project

Anish Blon - April 15, 2013

What is your family’s immigration story? The Media Center will launch a web site for immigration stories in the next few weeks. Everybody is welcome to post a story about a relative who left another country to start a new life in the U.S.  The site will become a repository for hundreds of short profiles Read More…

MC Staff & Youth Promote City’s “Carbon Neutral” Agenda

Anish Blon - March 14, 2013

The Palo Alto City Council voted last week to  take a big step down the path to a carbon-free future.  Palo Alto is one of the few places on earth  committed to using completely carbon neutral electricity from now on! In order to spread the word, the Media Center staff and youth partnered with the Read More…

YVC Visits White House, Meets President and First Lady – YVC Reporting from Washington – The Inauguration Blog Day 5

Anish Blon - January 22, 2013

Our scheduled penultimate day in DC turned out not to be our penultimate day!  Today turned out to be our penultimate day… we missed our plane… but thank goodness Southwest came through for us… they thought it was a o k once we told them we got held up at the White House!  You won’t Read More…