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East Palo Alto police take a public-health approach to fighting crime

Original post made on Apr 7, 2013

On a cloudy afternoon at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, a young girl wearing a helmet and fluorescent safety vest waited eagerly on a bike behind East Palo Alto Police Lt. Rod Norris.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 7, 2013 at 10:20 am

This sounds like a great program. However, Dr. Iton's comment, "Tell me your ZIP code, and I can tell you how long you'll live" doesn't work with ZIP code 94303 because 94303 also covers part of Palo Alto (where I live, two blocks from Middlefield). The life statistics for East Palo Alto and Palo Alto are very different, and some people assume that if you live in 94303 you live in East Palo Alto.

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Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Apr 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

@ parent
Exactly what I was thinking about the zip. I am just across in 94306, but have family in 303.
Besides that minor detail, I really hope the program works!

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Talk about being literal! We've had this zip code for decades & there's been a health disparity for decades. Just use the name of your city.