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East Palo Alto's Cooley Landing gets $5 million grant

Original post made on Apr 9, 2012

East Palo Alto's Cooley Landing Park Project has received a $5 million grant from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, the city announced Monday.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This is wonderful news! I share the mayor's excitement & enthusiasm.

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Posted by Terry
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

That's GREAT!!! now if only they could get rid of the massive drugs that are being sold at one complex by the Hatian's that have taken over the complex!!and the gangs and the shootings that are still going on over in EPA! Maybe the money could have gone to more police or to help the schools? Get rid of the crack house's and all the pot growing houses and just maybe EPA gets a second breath of life for the hard working families and there children that deserve to have it.

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Posted by Marrol
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

I believe Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Take a lesson from nature and practice patience." The serious matters and negative elements in East Palo Alto did not happen overnight, nor will it change overnight. This type of development is exactly what that community needs to eventually turn itself around. One only needs to look at the development of the former Whiskey Gulch area to see the transformation. Where once there were dive bars, dilapidated buildings, prostitution, and drug dealing, now there is a luxury hotel and professional office buildings. The Home Depot/Ikea Center across the highway was home to a vacant and ravaged former school site and several low income apartment building that were well known drug havens. It all changed over time.

East Palo Alto will continue to enjoy its rebirth as more developments like these continue to materialize. Bay front property on the Peninsula will only remain untapped for so long. It is far too attractive a location, and being surrounded by highly desirable communities only makes the prospects even greater. With this progress will come gentrification and eventually quality schools, housing, entertainment & recreation, dining, and shopping. It won't happen overnight, but the future is bright for East Palo Alto and the entire Peninsula.

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Posted by Terry
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Well resident of Oaks/leland neighborhood since YOU do not live here!
You sure have alot to say!!!! for not living here! come here at nite walk the streets with your kids or better yet just come her at nite alone and just hang around!or even durning the day! and from where you live you really do not no our issues WE deal with here! so keep your psyc. talk for someone else! or you sell your house and move Here!

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Terry - the grant obtained isn't available for the things that you mentioned. EPA certainly can use a lot more grants for various projects.

As for the drug dealing that you mentioned, if the cops aren't any help, you can contact the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force and/or the DEA, anonymously.

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Posted by cleanup
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Cleaning up toxic waste should be a top priority of any community. Why did this take so long?

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

cleanup - did you do anything about it? I did. It took the youth of our city to get clean up done re Romic, too. I recall a friend & her son having to get cleaned in the street after some hazmat spill at Romic.

Asking why about something so important, here online, means generally you won't get a real answer. Ask our city council &/or administration about what happened & why.

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