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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.
Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

For close observers, signs of a Japanese American presence are visible throughout the Crenshaw district.
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 ...
Workmen's Circle Mural: A More Beautiful and Better World in South Robertson

Workmen's Circle Mural: A More Beautiful and Better World in South Robertson

The entire history of the left wing/liberal/progressive/activist side of the American Jewish experience can be seen, in a microcosm, at the corner of Robertson and Horner.
The Uncertain Future of Leimert Park's World Stage

The Uncertain Future of Leimert Park's World Stage

The impending Metro Station has brought unexpected changes to Leimert Park with increased rents threatening local businesses and longtime cultural spaces such as the World Stage.
The Center Can Hold: Leimert Park and Black Los Angeles

The Center Can Hold: Leimert Park and Black Los Angeles

Nurtured by three generations of African Americans with a shared vision of economic self-empowerment, the patronage of black businesses, the cultivation of black arts, and the main ...
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