Sunday - Jul 05, 2020

Salvadorian union leader and water protector speaks in the Bay Area


Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff

 

Marielos de León, leader of one of the largest union federations in El Salvador, will speak about labor’s current alliance with environmental and community organizations to fight against corporate control of water in El Salvador. $5 to $10 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 6 p.m., Redstone Labor Temple, 2940 – 16th Street, San Francisco. For more information, call the Bay Area chapter of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador at (415) 503-0789, or email bayarea@cispes.org.
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), Bay Area chapter
Saturday, April 4, 2940–16th Street #301, San Francisco. For info call 415-503-0789, email: sflivingwage@riseup.net, www.livingwage-sf.org, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Serve your community: Apply for a Commission opening in Palo Alto

Do you have a passion for public art or are you a “friend of the library”? Or do your interests lie in human relations or issues surrounding utilities?  No matter what your calling is, we may have just the way you can serve the Palo Alto community. We have openings for each of the following commissions:
Human Relations, Library, Public Art, Utilities.
The City Clerk’s Office continuously accepts applications for Boards and Commissions.
Spring Recruitment, all applicable terms will end on May 31. Deadline March 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Please email all completed applications to Jessica.Brettle@cityofpaloalto.org or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 650-329-2571.

 

Message from the City Manager of Redwood City

Ed Shikada, Palo Alto’s City Manager shared an update on what the City is doing to ensure essential services continue during this public health emergency, and reinforced ways the community can help slow the spread of the virus by sheltering in place at the City Council meeting on Monday. He also urged community members to be kind, demonstrate self-discipline and stay connected and informed. If you missed the first ever remotely-attended/YouTube livestreamed City Council meeting, this blog provides a summary of his comments to keep you informed.
Give Blood
Blood donations are in high need during our public health emergency. To find a location to donate blood, please visit the American Red Cross or Stanford Blood Center website. If you schedule an appointment for this weekend, you might see our City Manager, Ed Shikada, at the Stanford Blood Center in Campbell. If you do, say hello.

 

Message from Mission District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen – sumary of the last 10 days

Since this is such an unprecedented crisis, my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors and I are splitting up into different areas of focus so we can better address the needs of all communities. I’m focusing on aid packages to assist small businesses, immigrant workers, sheltering people experiencing homelessness, and helping relieve debt for renters and homeowners.
Here is a quick snapshot of what the District 9 team has been working on during the last 10 days:
Introduced legislation to create a Small Business Rentzons
Called on Governor Gavin Newsom, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and President Donald Trump to impose a moratorium on rent and mortgages
Worked to move people experiencing homelessness into San Francisco’s 30,000 empty hotel rooms
Responded to hundreds of constituent emails and phone calls to answer your questions and concerns, both individually and in virtual bilingual townhalls.
Convened a working group to come up with strategies to support gig workers, immigrants, and other marginalized groups that are being left out of state and federal aid packages.
We are available by email: ronenstaff@sfgov.org or by phone at 415-554-5144 (leave a message, and we will call you back– we are checking our voicemails frequently).