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Cover Story - September 19, 2014

From R.I.P. to 'Live in Peace'

East Palo Alto program builds a culture of life

by Photo essay Veronica Weber/ Story Sue Dremann

With its burgundy walls, Persian rugs, faux-leather seating and black cocktail tables, the basement of the single-story dwelling in East Palo Alto looks like a hip lounge. On a recent Wednesday evening, the band at 321 Bell St. was jumping.

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Staff Photographer Veronica Weber and Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at [email protected] and [email protected]


Posted by Well done!
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

Great young people...taking positive action to work toward a better future. I'm so glad to see this highlighted in the press. They are setting a great example...and I have no doubt they can do a lot to make positive change in their own lives and for others.

Well done!

Posted by Myrtle Walker
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

Thank you for printing something positive about our community!

Posted by EPAMom
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:59 am

This sounds wonderful and just what EPA needs.

Posted by Patricia V.
a resident of another community
on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

What I've read and see here is amazing. Good for your Freddy Lopez for your contribution and to all the kids that come forth and want to show a different side of themselves. BRAVO to all the talened young adults and their want to make a better future for themselves and others coming up behind them. This is the way a community should be. Family like, enjoying what everyone has to offer and knowing that its ok to be yourselves,you tend to become like the company that you keep- so keep this type company around you,just be the perfect amazing you!. You are like no one else, you are unique and are a symbol of hope and you have a beautiful god given talent.. spread the word... just like you are. Wonderful and God Bless

Posted by Rev. Teirrah McNair
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm

This program is a genuine community asset and well deserving of accolades and support. They are not just producing phenomenal artists but they are producing artists with character who will contribute to community and the society at large for years to come.

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a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:27 am

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Posted by revdreileen
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm

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We are blessed in this community with many amazing young people. Thank you for giving the PA Online community a glimpse into their lives.

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