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Community Health, Youth Voices

What happens on your way home?

Students traveling home use different modes of transportation; some take the bus; others the trolley; some walk and some get car rides. When a group of teens talked about their transportation experiences, an … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Neighborhood council approves controversial development

While transportation board members were almost unanimous in their approval of the Lorena Plaza mixed-use development project, the low-income apartment building is still controversial among some Boyle Heights residents. The developer has said that half … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The youth movement for ‘free opportunity passes’

The fight continues to fund the “free opportunity pass,” a program that gives youth in San Diego free public transport. “Everything young people want to do in life – school, work, education, extracurricular activities – they … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bus ads are not ‘too political’

South Fresno residents are engaged in an ongoing campaign to balance the number of public green spaces between the north and south sections of the city, the latter consisting of areas of highly concentrated poverty. So … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Confronting Operation Lemon Drop: police tactics gone too far?

This video focuses on Operation Lemon Drop, which the San Diego Sheriff says prevents crime by checking up on people on probation or parole.  Officers converge on the Lemon Grove trolley station, asking passengers to present … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Students raise questions about transit project

Students from the Land Use Planning Awareness project and Coachella Unincorporated youth reporters held a discussion about the CV Link project, a proposed 50-mile active transportation trail. Students voiced concerns about safety, privacy, … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Time to think about drowsy driving

Most teens know – or at least have heard – about the dangers of driving drunk or stoned. Texting and driving is another big problem. What about draws driving? “Three of my … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unlimited transit pass for students ending soon

A pilot program in San Diego high schools gives students unlimited access to public transit – but only through June. Students support the program, which saves them and their parents money and gives them … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Uber and Lyft force taxi drivers to make a change

Uber and Lyft drivers are offering people in Long Beach quicker service and often cheaper fares than traditional taxis. Uber has become a multinational, multibillion dollar company. Meanwhile, the costs of business for taxi drivers are higher than … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Youth share concerns about CV Link access

CVLink is a proposed 50-mile path that would stretch from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs to Coachella, making a safe, walkable connection between areas currently only connected by a highway. The pathway would allow pedestrians, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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