Special Programs


Come to the 10th Annual Greenlight Film Festival

Nancy Brown - April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 7pm Cubberley Theater 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 FREE Event! Join us on the red carpet as youth receive awards and inspiring clips are shown to celebrate Earth Day. Hosted by former Palo Alto Mayor and environmental activist Peter Drekmeier and Louise Pencavel of the Media Center. This year the Read More…

Can You Help Us Solve a Cold Case Homicide?

Elliot Margolies - February 9, 2015

Produced for the Palo Alto Police Department. “We’re looking for tips to help us solve the unsolved murder of Maria Hsiao, a 21-year-old college student.”

Made Into America

Elliot Margolies - February 8, 2015

We are building an archive of immigration stories to highlight the vital role of immigrants in the US and the heroic odysseys away from everything familiar – leading to re-invented lives. Please visit the archive, read some of the accounts (some are videos; most are written) and leave a comment when you are so moved. Read More…

City of Palo Alto Apps Challenge Grand Finale

Elliot Margolies - July 2, 2014

The Palo Alto Apps Challenge,  part of the 2nd National Day of Civic Hacking, was a competition to help launch awesome civic innovation apps. During the call for entries period we received 74high-quality app ideas. 30% of the entrants were younger than 18.  More info & videos on the event website.  The Grand Finale video was produced by the Media Center’s Pro Read More…

Fotoohi and Speaking Tips

Elliot Margolies - November 5, 2013

Winner of a WAVE Award in the Educational Category, this was produced by the Toastmaster Club, at the Media Center access studio. Neema Fotoohi gives us dating tips in “3 First Date Principles All Women Wish Men Knew” and is evaulated by Juanita Dion. We get speechmaking tips from three experienced Toastmasters: Derrick Pallas, Sharon Read More…


Elliot Margolies - September 17, 2013

Personality researchers David and Katherine Fauvre guide viewers in a monthly exploration of the Enneagram, a psycho-spiritual personality system. Discover your type!!

Make The Call

nod_user - September 16, 2013

The Make the Call television show – co-produced by the East Palo Alto Police Dept. and the Media Center – profiles unsolved homicide cases (“cold cases”). It features the friends and families of murder victims and local law enforcement, to humanize the victims, encourage witnesses to get involved, and elicit information that will help solve Read More…

Michael Killen on Sustainability

Elliot Margolies -

Michael helps leaders in various fields share their important business, civic, cultural, energy environment, political, scientific, and social message with viewers. He has produced over 600 interviews around the world. They have included interviews with guests such as the Minister of PTT, Germany; son of the founding Prime Minister of Singapore, Director Fair Trading, UK; Read More…

Alive and Free Youth Media

Elliot Margolies - September 13, 2013

“Alive and Free” Stories East Palo Alto is a tough town to grow up in. There’s a lot of love and community, but also a lot of gang activity centered around turf and drug sales. A lot of young people have died before their time. Others have wasted many years in prison. In 2009, two Read More…

Borderless Dreams

Elliot Margolies - November 5, 2010

Telling documentary co-produced by the Media Center and the Day Worker Center of Mountain View – looks at the lives and work of undocumented migrants who came to Mountain View, CA to provide for their families.