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Water filters may soon be a reality at Arvin High

Arvin High School may be next in line for water stations with arsenic-removing filters — several sites in South Kern County have been found to have unsafe arsenic levels in the water, … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

As funding runs out, residents reimagine their parks

Parks throughout Los Angeles County have relied on local, voter-approved funding for over 20 years, but those green spaces are currently in a financial rut. Experts have pointed out the benefit … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

East Valley residents say climate change, immigration are priorities this election

Eastern Coachella Valley residents are gearing up for the California primary, and thinking about what qualities they look for in a presidential candidate. Voters in the valley share some common … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

South Kern celebrates safe water at #Agua4All Rally

Community members gathered at the #Agua4All rally to celebrate progress on the effort to bring safe drinking water to South Kern. The installation of 71 water stations and 88 point-of-use filters in … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Emerald Alleys’ coming to Richmond

The Mathieu Court alley in Richmond’s Iron Triangle was a paved alley that had become a dumping ground for excess garbage, lined with overgrown brush. But the City of Richmond joined with … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Governor signs $177 million battery plant cleanup bill

The Governor signed legislation recently that promises $176.6 towards testing and cleanup of lead contamination in communities surrounding the former Exide battery recycling plant. The plant was forced to shut down after … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bringing safe drinking water to rural communities

The Agua 4 All pilot program recently brought 75 water stations to the Eastern Coachella Valley, a community with high levels of arsenic in its groundwater. Hoping to harness public attention to the water crisis in … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Local college to go smoke-free

The Sacramento Community College is going smoke and tobacco free by the fall semester, making it the last of the Los Rios colleges to ban smoking on campus. This change comes after … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

It feels like there’s not enough oxygen in the air

Among the American Lung Association’s list of most polluted cities in the country, multiple cities in California’s Central Valley appear; Merced County children are diagnosed with asthma at more than twice the statewide average. Asher Pan has suffered from … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The State of the City, through youthful eyes

The fifth annual People’s State of the City packed an auditorium last month with hundreds of Long Beach residents gathering to discuss topics ranging from schools and safety to environmental health and … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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