In the Press


Honoring Our Families’ Immigrant Narratives

Elliot Margolies - January 14, 2016

As we navigate a political landscape that is too often hostile toward immigrants, it’s a good time to remember that the vast majority of us are here as American immigrants. The Power of Storytelling Recent anti-immigrant rhetoric in the news is disheartening and infuriating, and it urgently pushed us to address these issues in our Read More…

‘Lights! Camera! Community Action!’ Midpen Media Center celebrates 25 years of community broadcasting

Elliot Margolies - December 29, 2015

by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly TD Daniell, center, operates the switcher as fellow Midpen Media Center volunteers Sean George, front left, and Ken Dickman, back left, watch as “Other Voices”, a monthly live talk show hosted by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center is filmed in the studio on Sept. 8. Photo by Read More…

MC Sports camps: Local production company gives instruction to youth

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By John Reid Daily News Staff Writer POSTED: 06/24/2015 03:33:57 PM PDT Romtin Rezvani, of Los Altos, knows what he wants to do for a living. Rezvani was one of eight sixth- through 12th-graders attending the MC Sports Broadcasting Camp at the MidPen Media Center in Palo Alto this week. “I want to be a Read More…

Kids Learning Sports Broadcasting

Elliot Margolies - July 6, 2015

The Daily News 06/26/2015 Daily News Staff Writer Romtin Rezvani, of Los Altos, knows what he wants to do for a living. Rezvani was one of eight sixth- through 12th-graders attending the MC Sports Broadcasting Camp at the MidPen Media Center in Palo Alto this week. “I want to be a camera guy when I Read More…

Announcing “BAY VOICE” Community Education Channel

Elliot Margolies - July 3, 2015

First-of-its-Kind Regional Channel Serves 400,000 Comcast Cable Households in 15 Bay Area Cities May 13, 2015 04:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time SAN JOSE, Calif. & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CreaTV San Jose, KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media (Mountain View) and Midpeninsula Community Media Center (Palo Alto) proudly announce the launch of Read More…

Let’s Talk: A Community Conversation – Healthy Kids & Healthy Schools

Lupita Segura - February 27, 2015

February 25, 2015 Co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Unified School District, City of Palo Alto and Project Safety Net Goals: Increase awareness of community resources and efforts by partners to promote well being. Increase awareness of risk and resilience factors. Provide information on what schools/parents/friends/community members can do to build healthier environments for all kids Read More…

PA Police Use New Video to Solve Cold Case

Elliot Margolies - February 10, 2015

By Chris Nguyen   They’ve released a video, a short documentary of sorts, hoping to stir up anyone’s memory about what may have happened. “The shooter may have identified themselves to other people,” said Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns, who was also there the night of the shooting. He says sharing this video through Read More…

Palo Alto cops hope video will bring leads in slaying

Elliot Margolies - February 9, 2015

Palo Alto police on Friday released a video they hope will generate new leads in the 2001 shooting death of a woman outside a popular nightspot. Maria Hsiao, 21, of San Leandro, as well as three friends and her older sister, were leaving the now-shuttered Q Café, a pool and dance club on Alma Street Read More…

Palo Alto cold case: Video released in Maria Hsiao homicide investigation

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The Palo Alto Police Department is counting on the power of social media to provide the spark needed to solve a 13½-year-old cold case homicide. On Friday, authorities released a video calling for anyone with information about the killing of Maria Ann Hsiao, 21, of San Leandro, to come forward. Hsiao was shot once in Read More…

Police release video on unsolved 2001 homicide

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by Jocelyn Dong / Palo Alto Weekly Maria Ann Hsiao was fatally shot on June 10, 2001, in downtown Palo Alto. A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible. Photo courtesy Palo Alto Police Department. Maria Ann Hsiao’s death has haunted Lt. Zach Perron for Read More…