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Community Health, Youth Voices

WALKSacramento aims to improve neighborhood streets

Broken streetlights, speeding cars and sparse crosswalks have made it hard for people to walk and bike in south Sacramento. Members of WALKSacramento teamed up with residents at the Fruitridge … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Richmond opens tool lending library

Founders of the new Richmond Tool Lending Library hope residents will face fewer barriers to fixing a leaky faucet or sprucing up the yard. Joining cities like Oakland, Berkeley and Santa Rosa, … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Plans for the future of 1st and Boyle lot set to move forward

What should the city of Los Angeles build on a long vacant lot in the heart of Boyle Heights? That question is still unanswered seven years after the city bought … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bicyclists highlight the murals and history of the East Side

Nearly a hundred bicycling advocates and community members turned out for the Eastside Mural Ride. The ten mile ride, with stops at historic murals throughout Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, didn’t just focus … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Painting Positivity

North Park San Diego, once seen as an undesirable area, was revitalized by a movement to exhibit local artistic and cultural elements throughout its streets. This narrated video interweaves images of the street art that … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ethnic studies classes educate Boyle Heights students on neighborhood history

On March 6, 1968, hundreds of students poured out of their classrooms and marched to the main entrance of Theodore Roosevelt High School. With Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles at the … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Ride of Silence’ commemorates cyclists – and all those killed in Richmond

About 40 people took part in the 5th annual Ride of Silence in Richmond last month, part of a national bike ride to bring attention to cyclists maimed or killed … Continue reading

June 11, 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

Losing Walmart: unforeseen changes in my community

A Wal-mart closure has a big effect on a young person living in East Oakland, leaving her without a place to get many of the basics she relies on. “In my … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Residents explore alternatives in intervention

Is it possible to confront neighborhood violence by organizing as citizens, without police or government? Hundreds of Long Beach residents gathered recently to explore this question, and an alternative approach known as transformative … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

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