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Charity Rummage Sale at St. Bede's in Menlo Park on June 28 Will Benefit GAIA

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (111)
(Republished without permission from InMenlo.com)
 
 
 
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park
Image (c) 2014 Linda Hubbard for InMenlo
 
 
St. Bede’s semi-annual rummage sale offers clothes, shoes, books, CDs, household items, toys, knickknacks, craft items and more — you never know what treasures you’ll find — plus free refreshments. The church promises prices that are famously low and friendly volunteers to help you find what you are looking for.The sale takes place in Lehman Hall, the first building on right as you enter the church parking lot off Monte Rosa Dr., on the south side of Sand Hill Road, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
 
No early birds please: There is a 12-step meeting in the Hall until about 10:30am, but you are welcome to sit in the courtyard and enjoy lemonade or coffee until the sale opens.
 
All sales will help fund an annual Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance nursing scholarship in Malawi, which provides tuition, books, supplies and a stipend to a young woman. She commits to serving an equal number of years in the country — thousands may be helped by her care. Any funds above $1,300 ($600 has already been raised) will benefit local nonprofits, including Ecumenical Hunger Project.
 
(Our CEO is a member of St. Bede's, and several of his fellow parishiners are to be among the regifted stockholders of DSBE. Besides supporting his church, this auction is especially dear to him because he first became aware of Malawi and its potential from a presentation by a member of GAIA to the members of St. Bede's who'd gathered for a simple supper in Lehman Hall. The corporations long-range plans for Namibia and then Malawi were inspired by this talk's insights.
 
So long as he's been homeless, our CEO has also been a benefiary of the Ecumenical Hunger Program's services in East Palo Alto.)

Buddhist Volunteers Needed for Stanford Hospital

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM Comments comments (181)
Central Incense Brazier, Chua Giac Minh


After praying here this morning, our CEO took note of the following appeal for volunteers.  Two days before, he had observed and spoken with a gentleman who had scaled the fence of the Pagoda's grounds.  He acted out of concern for the safety of its monks, nuns, and sanctity.  Fortunately, the gentleman and his family simply came from Modesto to purchase tofu from the temple and ask the nuns to pray for his daughter, who is recovering from surgery at Stanford Hospital.

Our CEO prayed for her full recovery, longevity, and happiness -- endorsing the following public announcement:

Buddhist volunteers are needed to visit with Buddhist patients at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.  The only requirement is that you have compassion and can speak English (bilingual in an Asian language is a big plus.) There will be a single day (6 hours) training session on Saturday, October 19.  In addition, there will be a few on-line modules to complete, blood test screening, background check, and on-the-job mentoring by three experienced volunteers.

For more information and/or an application form, please contact Don S. Gee at 1 408 942 1706 or [email protected]


Namo Amitabha.




New Playground for Bell Street Park

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 12:08 AM Comments comments (234)
The City of East Palo Alto, Coupons.com, KaBOOM!, and the YMCA are working together to realize the fourth plank of DSBE's legislative platform for the City of East Palo Alto: "Install a new children's playground in Bell Park to replace the one torn out years ago."
 
Image Courtesy of Wikipedia
 
 
 
Community children and adults will help design the new playground on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  There will be a site visit from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. followed by a Kids' Design Workshop from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and an Adults' Design Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. which our CEO and Public Relations Director has committed to volunteering his and DSBE's time to. 

The designed playground will be built by community, KaBOOM!, and Coupons.com volunteers on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m..
 
For more information, see http://www.cityofepa.org/NewPlayground or call 1 650 853 3253.


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EPAPD June Community Beat Meetings

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 6:09 PM Comments comments (128)

S.T.R.I.V.E.
(Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Vision, and Excellence)
Mural at East Palo Alto Police Department Headquarters
Image (c) 2014 DSBE dsb-e.com All Rights Reserved.


The East Palo Alto Police Department's Community Beat meeting schedule for June, 2014 is as follows.

Beat One and Beat Four

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Location: Community Room at City Hall
(2415 University Avenue, EPA, CA 94303)
 
Beat Two

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Location: Ecumenical Hunger Program
(2411 Pulgas Avenue, EPA, CA 94303)

Beat Three

Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Location: Palo Mobile Estates
(1885 E. Bayshore Road, EPA, CA 94303)

The Crime Prevention Newsletter will be available on the City website.  For more details, contact the East Palo Alto Police Department at 1 650 853 3160. 

East Palo Alto Bayshore Rotary Club at the YMCA 2/26/14

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 9:34 AM Comments comments (65)
DSBE's Director of Public Relations arrived an hour late to yesterday's Rotary Club meeting at the YMCA, which had begun at 7:00 p.m..
 
 
 
Luckily, he arrived in time to listen to the speaker, a former resident of East Palo Alto who lived in a house on Donohoe Street in 1963, talk about Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria.  The speaker was also a former District Governor for our Rotary district.
 
Rotary International, along with the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, UNICEF, and increasingly the Gates Foundation, has been committed to the global eradication of polio.
 
The presentation on Nigeria was of interest to DSBE because of its plans to expand to Namibia, Malawi, and Viet Nam, where polio may not yet be eradicated.  Poverty, health care infrastructure, and sanitation will likely pose similar challenges in parts of those countries, particularly the sub-Saharan ones.
 
The speaker touched upon the religious opposition to immunizations among some conservative Muslims.  It was also shown in his slide as Pakistan and Somalia have the highest numbers in cases worldwide.  This could be a factor for Rotary International's efforts in Malawi, where 40% of the population in Muslim (but without the level of bloodshed one finds in Nigeria,) which DSBE would want to support, if polio has not been eradicated by the time it gets to Blantyre.
 
 
 
Somali Boy Recieving Being Injected with the Polio Vaccine
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
 
(Our PR Director was formerly the Outreach Liason of a Sunni mosque, and is familiar with this reticence in discussions he had had in the brothers prayer hall after having had his annual flu shot.  Some Muslims believe it is contrary to the will of Allah, and therefore haram.  Our PR Director was a progressive Muslim whose parents taught him to get his flu shots each year. Few brothers agreed with him.)
 
Given how polio's been eradicated in the U.S., DSBE does not plan to take an active interest in this issue until it expands to Namibia and joins the Rotary Club of Windhoek.  For now it is a very sympathetic and compassionate observor of the progress made to eliminate this horrible disease.
 
 
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DSBE Works With EPAPD

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 10:22 AM Comments comments (106)
 
STRIVE
Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Vision, and Excellence
Mural Outside East Palo Alto Police Department Headquarters
Image (c) 2014 DSBE dsb-e.com All Rights Reserved
 
 
 
DSBE is committed to working with the East Palo Alto Police Department to support its efforts in enforcing our laws and reducing the crime in our community.
 
Our Director of Public Relations, David Shaw Bass, attends the Department's Community Beat Meetings conducted by its Community Services Officer, Elizabeth Lam, so as to provide observations of concern from DSBE to the Department.
 
This is in line with a published mission statement of DSBE's Market Intelligence Division.
 
The Market Intelligence division also makes pro bono labor contributions to National, State, County, and Civic government agencies and remains committed to these efforts when in line with the corporation's objectives, both philanthropic and for-profit.
 
DSBE seeks to displace the existing illicit drug industry in East Palo Alto with legitimate work for its citizens, thereby lifting up our people from their bondage to deadly addictions and our taxable revenue for good government and city's economic stimulus.  Working closely with the EPAPD will advance this corporate goal.
 
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Mi Pueblo Pays For CRV Bottles and Cans

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:27 AM Comments comments (184)
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Mi Pueblo Foods of San Jose's East Palo Alto store pays cash for recyclable bottles and cans, as shown by the receipts in these photos.
 
They have been legally obliged to do so by CalRecycle (the State of California's Department of Conservation, Division of Beverage Container Recycling) since December 21, 2012.  However, very few people in East Palo Alto or our neighboring citys and towns know this.
 
This is in large part due to Mi Pueblo's refusal to comply with CalRecycle's regulations.  They have never posted the mandated signage which would let its patrons know they pay cash for bottles and cans.  They don't pay for CRV containers during all normal business hours, as required by State regulations.  As a result, people in East Palo Alto either throw potential money away in the trash, or they pay needless money and time to take their recyclables out of their hometown to get paid -- all because Mi Pueblo won't obey California's laws.
 
Mi Pueblo is well aware of these obligations.  The State of California gave them due notice, by certified letters well in advance of December 21, 2012.  DSBE's Sauber Janitorial Services division has also told them many times, and attempted to negotiate a solution with rePLANET for Mi Pueblo so they could stay out of the recycling business, which they clearly don't want to be in.
 
These efforts haven't been strong enough to date.  People in and around East Palo Alto remain unserved by CalRecycle's mandates.  DSBE's intentions are to sue Mi Pueblo for the recovery of its needless costs of business, and then open a class action lawsuit to the community through its Legal Services Division.  Concurrently, it is escalating its pressure upon the City, County, and State governments to correct Mi Pueblo's non-compliance.
 
When it can afford to, DSBE's Sauber Janitorial Services division will open a recycling center in East Palo Alto, by which Mi Pueblo could lawfully secure an exemption as it had years ago when the East Palo Alto Recycle Center was open for business.  For now, Mi Pueblo is exempting itself by its contempt for the community of East Palo Alto and the State of California.
 
 
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Gunfire on New Year's Eve

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (282)
Shot to the Skull
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
 
 
On New Year's Eve, our CEO walked across town to the East Palo Alto's 7-11, admiring the fireworks from Whiskey Gulch and listening to the celebratory gunfire with concern.
 
 
 
University Circle, Built on the Bones of Whiskey Gultch, East Palo Alto
Image Courtesy of Wikipedia
 
 
Justifiably, as one of those gunshots misfired, critically wounding the celebrant.
 
 
 
 
Sergeant Liu prepared this press release from the East Palo Alto Police Department.
December 31, 2013 – At approximately 9:07 PM, East Palo Alto Police responded to an address on the 900 block of Bay Road for the report of a shooting victim. Police found a 26 year old male East Palo Alto resident suffering from a severe gunshot wound to his head. Paramedics rendered immediate aid to the victim and quickly transported him to a local hospital for additional treatment. At this time, the victim is in critical condition.
 
During further investigation, police learned that the victim had been consuming alcoholic beverages in addition to handling his loaded firearm. The investigation at this point shows the victim accidentally shot himself in his head. All witnesses or people with knowledge of this incident are requested to contact us via any of the following means:  East Palo Alto Police Dispatch 650-321-1112  Send an anonymous email to [email protected]  Send an anonymous text from your cell phone to 650-409-6792  Leave an anonymous voice mail by calling 650-409-6792
 
 
DSBE's CEO spoke with a close friend of the 26 year old.  He didn't believe his friend had meant to harm himself or anyone else.  He'd simply wanted to celebrate the birth of 2014 with his homeboys.
 
It's hoped and prayed for he'll survive his mistake and in all events be a testament to the importance of properly, which includes soberly, handling firearms.
 
 
 
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Next Year's Christmas Card

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM Comments comments (408)
Our founder would always buy his Christmas cards during the clearance sales immediately after the previous Christmas, thereby getting the best quality cards at deeply discounted prices.  So for him to keep his eyes out for next year's image for DSBE's Christmas cards before the Epiphany arrived just fit.  This is what he found.
 
 
Santa, Jet Fighter Pilot
Image (c) 2013 and Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force
 
 
The U.S. Air Force officially approved DSBE's use of this image in its tweet from @USAirForce to @DSBE_Inc of December 28, 2013.  Look for it in corporate collateral in Q4 2014 from DSBE Legal Services.

Goals for 2014

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM Comments comments (175)
Tiger in Grace Cathedral, Chinese New Year's, 2013
Image (c) 2013 Grace Cathedral
 
 
DSBE's immediate goals for the coming year include getting its affairs in order with the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board, the Secretary of State, and the Board of Equalization.  It's license with the City of East Palo Alto is already in the process of being renewed.
 
Besides the required paperwork, this will require additional capital.  The primary sources for this shall be income from its Legal and Sauber Janitorial Services Divisions, judgements from lawsuits in its favor, and additional funding from its founder.
 
DSBE will then primarily focus upon the development of those two divisions, Legal and Sauber Janitorial, as it amasses enough capital  this year to self-finance development of some of its other divisions next year.
 
It is hoped the Training Services division will be able to begin offering the Mental Health First Aid law enforcement module in 2014 to local law enforcement and emergency response organizations.  Accounting Services may also begin to be offered by the end of 2014 to its short-term target market of East Palo Alto based non-profits, providing DSBE has adequate resources.
 
 
A Tiger in the Cathedral
Image (c) 2013 Grace Cathedral
 
 
In its pro bono non-profit work a priori to the creation of DSBF, DSBE will continue its work on the organization and incorporation of EPAMA, the "Homeless Citizens' Guidebook to East Palo Alto," in the East Palo Alto Bayshore Rotary Club, and on its recycling agenda for the community.
 

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