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Local Heroes 2015

Elliot Margolies - October 19, 2015

The Media Center’s Local Hero Awards series has recognized five people from the Mid-Peninsula in 2015 for making outstanding contributions to the community or overcoming significant hardship.  The videos tell their inspiring stories. They will air on cable TV . Alternatively, you can click on each hero’s name below and watch individual profiles right now. MARIBEE Read More…

Made Into America

Elliot Margolies - February 8, 2015

We are building an archive of immigration stories to highlight the vital role of immigrants in the US and the heroic odysseys away from everything familiar – leading to re-invented lives. Please visit the archive, read some of the accounts (some are videos; most are written) and leave a comment when you are so moved. Read More…

Local Heroes 2014

Louise Pencavel - February 7, 2015

The Media Center’s Local Hero Awards series showcase six people from the Mid-Peninsula for making outstanding contributions to the community or overcoming significant hardship.  The videos tell their inspiring stories. They will air on cable TV . Alternatively, you can click on each hero’s name below and watch individual profiles right now. AMBER STIME is a Read More…

Alive and Free Youth Media

Elliot Margolies - September 13, 2013

“Alive and Free” Stories East Palo Alto is a tough town to grow up in. There’s a lot of love and community, but also a lot of gang activity centered around turf and drug sales. A lot of young people have died before their time. Others have wasted many years in prison. In 2009, two Read More…

Borderless Dreams

Elliot Margolies - November 5, 2010

Telling documentary co-produced by the Media Center and the Day Worker Center of Mountain View – looks at the lives and work of undocumented migrants who came to Mountain View, CA to provide for their families.