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Los Angeles State Historic Park: Historic Groundbreaking for Parks, Planning, and People

The Park reflects a seminal moment in the history and greening of Los Angeles in three ways: parks, planning, and people.

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I am a civil rights attorney. Fighting for the simple joys of playing in the park and school field for children of color and low income children is the hardest work I have ever done.
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'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

Dayana Molina received "dreamer" status under the temporary federal program for young undocumented residents. She tells us about her dream status, and her community organizing work ...
Rim of the Valley: Congressman Adam Schiff Agrees Connecting Urban Residents to Parks Must Be a Priority

Rim of the Valley: Congressman Adam Schiff Agrees Connecting Urban Residents to Parks Must Be a Priority

The proposal includes plans for adjustment of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to provide more recreational opportunities for urban residents.
Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

This year, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the President's Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice and health, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and ...
L.A. River Restoration Environmental and Health Justice Alternative 20

L.A. River Restoration Environmental and Health Justice Alternative 20

Diverse allies have submitted public comments on greening the Los Angeles River to support Alternative 20, which is the best alternative to help ensure healthy, livable communities ...
The Affordable Care Act and Health Justice in All Policies

The Affordable Care Act and Health Justice in All Policies

In addition to providing health insurance coverage for many people who previously could not afford it, Affordable Care Act also provides important protections against health discri ...
It's Our River: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

It's Our River: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

The L.A. River is highlighted in an exhibit focusing on reclaiming the edge of urban waterways around the world.
Support Teachers and Students to Ensure Quality Physical Education for All [Updated]

Support Teachers and Students to Ensure Quality Physical Education for All [Updated]

LAUSD school board members have introduced a resolution to support physical education for all students in California.
Three Generations Sue U.S. EPA over Toxic Pesticides at Schools

Three Generations Sue U.S. EPA over Toxic Pesticides at Schools

David Garcia suffered exposure to disparate and adverse levels of methyl bromide while attending Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, California, according to the suit.
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