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CicloSDias Uses City Space to Promote Safe Streets

CicloSDias is a community event in San Diego organized to promote bicycle transportation. “The goal is to create safe streets where people can bike, walk and take transit more often.” … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ode to oppression

In this poem, Fresno teen Maya Vannini writes that laws and history do not favor minorities.  The poem expresses frustration about the country’s hostile atmosphere while acknowledging it’s far from … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Lives Matter forum sparks internal reflection among Merced community groups

A local training on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement this week turned into an important examination of outreach practices among Merced’s community advocacy groups, drawing attention to what some … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Teen ‘candidate’ for mayor seeks more city funds for youth development

High school senior Jacky Vargas is running for mayor of California’s largest metropolis, the City of Angels. She’s not on the official ballot, but she announced her mock candidacy at … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

More than just health care for Inland Empire children

Inland Empire health clinics are bringing therapists and counselors into the exam rooms to help low-income and undocumented families access mental health services.  It’s part of a program to create … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fears under the Trump Administration? Local youth weigh in

Asked about their fears during Donald Trump’s presidency, young people in Kern County talked about tyranny, access to healthcare and deportation. “He’s leading with fear when it shouldn’t really be … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

North Richmond kids create ‘Magic’ murals

Colorful new murals cover the walls of the Richmond Art Center. Children learned to draw and paint for the project, and they will see their handiwork when they walk through … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Losing a parent sucks

Just days after her fifth birthday, Leslie Perry’s father died. The Bay Area teen has found ways to  hold his memory close and bear the grief. “If you did lose … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Volunteers gather to help Sacramento get green

AccessLocal visits Sacramento’s Soil Born Farms. Volunteers prepare trees to plant in the city. “This goes much further than your own neighborhood, this helps Sacramento as a whole.” Watch the … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

What are you afraid of?

Fresno youth speak about their fears, from the impact Washington, D.C. politicians can have on their lives to the chance they might experience personal failures. Mostly, they fear for their … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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