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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…

Can You Help Us Solve a Cold Case Homicide?

Elliot Margolies - February 9, 2015

Produced for the Palo Alto Police Department. “We’re looking for tips to help us solve the unsolved murder of Maria Hsiao, a 21-year-old college student.”

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…

City of Palo Alto Apps Challenge Grand Finale

Elliot Margolies - July 2, 2014

The Palo Alto Apps Challenge,  part of the 2nd National Day of Civic Hacking, was a competition to help launch awesome civic innovation apps. During the call for entries period we received 74high-quality app ideas. 30% of the entrants were younger than 18.  More info & videos on the event website.  The Grand Finale video was produced by the Media Center’s Pro 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.

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…