Palo Alto


Voter Alert! Get Informed Here!

Anish Blon - September 25, 2013

You never want to pull the curtain on the voting booth, stare blankly at the names, and start reciting “eeny-meeny-miny-moe.” This is the kind of off-year election where it’s hard to find much information about candidates and measures – especially for local races such as the Menlo Park Fire Protection District where five candidates are 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…

Press Release: Youth Video Corps to Attend Inauguration!

Anish Blon - January 15, 2013

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Youth Video Corps to Attend Inauguration! In recognition of their production of two videos about Palo Alto infrastructure on behalf of the City of Palo Alto, the five high school members of the 2012 Palo Alto Mayor’s Youth Video Corps will attend Inauguration in Washington, DC Read More…

2010 Accomplishments Aplenty

Anish Blon - April 6, 2011

We decided to enter the national Hometown Video Festival in the “Overall Excellence” category. The award, from the Alliance for Community Media, goes to the media center that exemplified the best practices in the previous year and served their community best. We have to answer three questions in 250 words (each) or less, which is Read More…

Election Programming Plans

Anish Blon - July 13, 2010

There will be some contentious local measures on November ballots in Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto, along with city council races in Atherton, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park. The Media Center is gearing up for election programming to provide voters with a good look at candidates and issues before the November Read More…

National Program, 4/6 Tue Eve, Features Palo Alto Students

Anish Blon - April 5, 2010

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, April 6) at 8:30 PM, a new documentary involving Palo Alto high school students, will air on cable Channel 27. (You can view the webstream in real time here.) The documentary, entitled “Communities Uniting Against Hate,” was produced as part of a series called “Not In Our Town”, by the Oakland, CA Read More…

Palo Alto Story Project Launched by the Palo Alto Weekly

Anish Blon - August 24, 2009

The Palo Alto Weekly launched the PALO ALTO STORY PROJECT this past weekend. They videotaped clips of locals telling their favorite Palo Alto story. The taping of these 1-3 minute informal videos took place at the Palo Alto Weekly’s booth at the Palo Alto Arts Festival both Saturday and Sunday. I, of course, had to Read More…

Parent Event: Are Your Kids Safe & Smart Online?

Anish Blon - April 28, 2008

The Media Center is sponsoring a presentation for parents who want to keep up with what kids are doing online and acquire tips to keep them safe and smart internet-users. Patty Page, from the Common Sense Media Volunteer Speaker Bureau will present a media-rich, interactive program in the Media Center’s TV studio on Monday, May Read More…