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East Palo Alto Edition: February 23, 2021

East Palo Alto Edition

Beginning Feb. 22, San Mateo County expanded COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers and child care providers, first responders and food and agricultural workers who are eligible under the state’s Phase 1B as supply allows. Find out which groups are currently eligible to get a vaccine in California. 

Hand in Hand EPA is a new one-stop-shop directory of food services, groceries and more for people in East Palo Alto. The site also rounds up volunteering opportunities across East Palo Alto in English and Spanish.

Palo Alto’s Restaurant Relief Grant Program applications are due on March 8, and restaurant owners affected by the pandemic can apply at this link: www.cityofpaloalto.org/restaurantrelief.

Grants of up to $10,000 will help restaurants cover various business operating expenses, including rent, payroll, and facility modifications to accommodate outdoor dining.

Click the play button above to listen to the live newscast with info & resources in East Palo Alto.

Sonia Narang is the editor and project manager for KALW's Health & Equity series. Before that, she managed elections coverage for the station. Over the past decade, Sonia reported social justice stories from her home state of California and around the globe for PRI's The World radio program, NPR News, The Washington Post's The Lily, and more.
Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.