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National Park Service Recommends Designation of San Gabriel and Santa Monica National Recreation Area

National Park Service Recommends Designation of San Gabriel and Santa Monica National Recreation Area

The proposed expansion would go a long way to ensure access to green space and better health for park poor, income poor communities.
East of East: Using Vacant Space to Create Place in South El Monte

East of East: Using Vacant Space to Create Place in South El Monte

Artists have played a large role in developing community identity and establishing a sense of place in communities with lower incomes and fewer resources.
I Am Los Angeles: The Art of Being Earnest

I Am Los Angeles: The Art of Being Earnest

OBEY/Studio One artist Ernesto Yerena grew up in El Centro near the border, where there was a distinction between "good" and "bad" Mexicans.
Santa Monica Mountains for All: Expanding the Largest Urban National Park for Green Justice

Santa Monica Mountains for All: Expanding the Largest Urban National Park for Green Justice

The Santa Monica Mountains are L.A.'s backyard, but for children of color living in poverty with no access to a car, they may as well be worlds away.
Alicia Escalante: From Texas Teenage Runaway to Leading East L.A. Chicana Activist

Alicia Escalante: From Texas Teenage Runaway to Leading East L.A. Chicana Activist

Her voice roared across audiences and moved mountains.
RIP Bud Goldstone, the Hero Who Saved Watts Towers

RIP Bud Goldstone, the Hero Who Saved Watts Towers

Bud Goldstone, a former aerospace engineer who worked for over 50 years to save Watts Towers, has died at the age of 86.
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