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…

Come to the 10th Annual Greenlight Film Festival

Nancy Brown - April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 7pm Cubberley Theater 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 FREE Event! Join us on the red carpet as youth receive awards and inspiring clips are shown to celebrate Earth Day. Hosted by former Palo Alto Mayor and environmental activist Peter Drekmeier and Louise Pencavel of the Media Center. This year the 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…

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…

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…

Fotoohi and Speaking Tips

Elliot Margolies - November 5, 2013

Winner of a WAVE Award in the Educational Category, this was produced by the Toastmaster Club, at the Media Center access studio. Neema Fotoohi gives us dating tips in “3 First Date Principles All Women Wish Men Knew” and is evaulated by Juanita Dion. We get speechmaking tips from three experienced Toastmasters: Derrick Pallas, Sharon Read More…

Types

Elliot Margolies - September 17, 2013

Personality researchers David and Katherine Fauvre guide viewers in a monthly exploration of the Enneagram, a psycho-spiritual personality system. Discover your type!!  

Make The Call

nod_user - September 16, 2013

The Make the Call television show – co-produced by the East Palo Alto Police Dept. and the Media Center – profiles unsolved homicide cases (“cold cases”). It features the friends and families of murder victims and local law enforcement, to humanize the victims, encourage witnesses to get involved, and elicit information that will help solve Read More…

Michael Killen on Sustainability

Elliot Margolies -

Produced by Charlie Class, hosted by Michael Killen. The show enables viewers to discover how artists and business persons of all types create the new. Michael Killen asks them how they developed from childhood to do what they do, how they think, what are they creating now, and where are they going in the future. Read More…