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Kern County high school board OKs guns on campus

Do guns belong on high school campuses? The Kern High School District board recently voted to allow people with concealed weapons permits to bring guns onto campuses. For 19-year-old community … Continue reading

July 30, 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

Orlando shootings: LGBTQ community still lives in fear

June is Pride month. There are celebrations all over the country. Bars and nightclubs are more packed than usual. There is strength in numbers, bravery too. Richmond’s Keisa Reynolds reflects … Continue reading

June 24, 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

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

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

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

Neighborhood welcomes hard-won traffic signal

After a years-long effort, residents victorious in their campaign for a traffic signal at an intersection where elementary school children cross a busy thoroughfare in Boyle Heights.  “The community deserves … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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