Mark Dinan

Mark Dinan

Shaky, Shaky, Shaky! Are We Ready For an Earthquake in EPA?

Labor Day 2028 - A 7.2 Earthquake hits the Hayward Fault, and East Palo Alto - located in a liquefaction zone - is devastated. Multiple aging apartment buildings collapse, and hundreds of people suddenly lose their homes.  Many residents have been injured in the earthquake and are desperately looking

Let's Build More Housing in East Palo Alto!

Housing is the single biggest concern of East Palo Alto residents.  Our current housing stock is expensive, old, overcrowded. People simply cannot afford to live here anymore, and are moving out of the city at a rapid pace.  We need to build more housing in East Palo Alto, and need

COVID Is Not Over

I went out looking for take home COVID tests today in East Palo Alto and was shocked that I could not find any, even for sale.  My son had COVID a few weeks ago, and we got free tests from the YMCA to test our family while he recovered. The

Let's Improve Our Parks In East Palo Alto!

Today (July 2nd, 2022) , I walked through an empty Martin Luther King Park on a beautiful Saturday morning on the Fourth of July Weekend. Parks around the country are packed with activity this holiday, but here in EPA MLK Park was completely empty, with both the gate to the parking

Resources for Dog and Cat Owners in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto is a great place to have a pet. Many of our neighbors have dogs, cats, and one neighbor even has a zebra! Every day I see people walking their dogs on the Bay Trail, and there are thriving small businesses in our community walking dogs, boarding pets,

East Palo Alto Rebuilds

The City of East Palo Alto is in deep, deep trouble.  If EPA was an NFL Team, we would be operating without a permanent head coach, a defensive coordinator, an offensive coordinator, and only have half of the roster spots filled up with rookies, washed up veterans, and only a

Why Does Palo Alto Own The Bay Trail In East Palo Alto?

The Bay Trail in East Palo Alto is heavily used by East Palo Alto residents and non-residents alike.  On any given day you will see families strolling together after dinner, parents walking in the morning pushing baby strollers,  Labradors, Pitbulls, and Chihuahuas walking with their owners, people jogging, and bikers

Proposed OPA In East Palo Alto Raises Many Questions, But Provides Few Answers

Ferbruary 23rd 2022 East Palo Alto City Council will again discuss and try to pass OPA, the “Opportunity to Purchase Act” on Tuesday, March 1rst at 6:30pm.   The city has not done any substantive economic analysis, but many experts believe that OPA will lead to lower home values due