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Running for their lives – Boyle Heights Bridge Runners

Neighborhood resident David Gómez founded the Boyle Heights Bridge Runners in 2013 with the idea of getting the community together actively. He wondered why only affluent neighborhoods seemed to have clubs like this. Residents … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Live the challenge: 100 days to better health

Kern County ranks 58th among California’s 58 counties when it comes to preventing heart disease, and 57th in diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In Kern, 6 … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Zumba is revolutionizing exercise with music and dance

Zumba has been the emerging workout craze over the past decade, with studios and classes popping up across the country. The Latin music incorporated into Zumba classes makes the form especially popular in Boyle Heights, where dozens … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Faces and places behind CicLAvia

Thousands braved the scorching heat on Sunday to participate in CicLAvia, the event that closes streets to make way for a mass of cyclists. People walked, biked, or skated through different neighborhoods, including … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Running for my uncle

Coachella Unincorporated writer Johnny Flores Jr. blogs about signing up for “Por Vida,” the Live Well Clinic’s intensive six-week training program for running. . Designed to promote fitness, the training also … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

With boxing, a teen learns discipline

Boxing, says Berkeley High junior Luis Buendía, can teach you discipline, dedication, and even maturity. He’s been training from ten years-old with his dad. Now the Buendía family is giving free boxing lessons to give other young … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fruit-infused waters are an appealing alternative to sugary drinks

As part of their Rethink Your Drink initiative – a state-driven public health effort to educate residents about the risks of sugary beverages and choosing better drink options –  the Regional Access Project Foundation served sugarless … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Holding onto myself while losing weight

By being “the fat kid,” Derek Williams says he developed positive character traits that he would have missed out on if he was keeping up with the boys on the field. Now … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Local boxing coach trains champions in Richmond

Coach John Island has been boxing since he was 10 years-old, but he never thought about teaching the sport to others until a cancer diagnosis slowed his own career. Now Island … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Residents take a dip in Eastside’s first Olympic-sized pool

Dozens of kids in East Los Angeles enjoyed the grand opening of a new aquatic center at Belvedere Park. In addition to the swimming pool, the $14.8-million center includes pools … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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