3 Things-Beto, Golden Globes, and Closer Consideration of East Palo Alto

by - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

1.The Return of Beto- We can finally get back to zumba, and I am elated to be the good kind of sore again.
2. Amy and Tina- Gah, love them. “Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher look took two hours to put on, including his hairstyling and make-up. Just for comparison, it took me three hours today to prepare for my role as human woman.”
3. "East of Palo Alto's Eden"- Tech Crunch posted an article on East Palo Alto, which remains the most interesting, bizarre, and problematic section of the Bay Area. This area, where I volunteered as a tutor, has an almost unbelievable history of racism and city planning (it's junk land), poverty, and crime. Now, it has been overtaken by techies and Stanford students, driving up the prices and driving out the families who live there (also eliminating any spaces for working class families anywhere on the Bay). The kids I worked with are going to end upeven further from their parents workplaces and the influx of wealth is breaking up their community. This story isn't finished (and is repeated in the Mission within the City)

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