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 on the street art and history of the neighborhoods; cyclist and pedestrian safety was also discussed, and lights and helmets were distributed. “Everybody really enjoys the ride. They have a really […]

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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, and elementary schools in the district have been equipped with refillable water stations and filtered fountains.  Community members say it’s time for high schools to share in the benefit. “I […]

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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 of increased park space for community health — especially for younger residents in these areas. Long Beach locals firmly back funding for maintenance of safe, accessible parks. “It’s not […]

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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 authorities found that lead emissions exceeded permitted levels and that the plant was using illegal methods to dispose of, store, and transport hazardous waste. “The effort, which some say has […]

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