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Whittier Narrows Parks: A Story of Water, Power and Displacement

Whittier Narrows Parks: A Story of Water, Power and Displacement

Whittier Narrows Parks is an oasis in the heart of Greater Los Angeles with a complex history tied to California's water sources and politics and community displacement.
Taking Public Transit to the Beach in L.A. County and Beyond

Taking Public Transit to the Beach in L.A. County and Beyond

Spike Jonze's recent film "Her" depicted Angelenos taking luxurious class trains to to the beach -- but we don't have to wait until the future to reach the ocean via public transit ...
Leaving a Lasting Mark: Inserting Student Voices into School Decisions and Policy

Leaving a Lasting Mark: Inserting Student Voices into School Decisions and Policy

When students have input the top down structure of schools is disrupted in a way that can be empowering for students and provide both academic and social skills.
Where the West Begins

Where the West Begins

Justice Antonin Scalia's parenthetical assumption about the exceptional irrelevance of the California scene to the broad American vista only looks peevish and trivial. It isn't.
Creating Opportunities for Students to Learn Through Civic Journalism

Creating Opportunities for Students to Learn Through Civic Journalism

Students ask questions and explore ideas that are meaningful to them and their experiences. This facilitates deeper and richer conversations about important issues in their commun ...
Downey in the Past, Present, and Future

Downey in the Past, Present, and Future

The changes that occurred in Downey during the 1980s and 1990s mirror the wider regional changes that occurred across not only Los Angeles, but all of California and the nation.
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