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Full and Fair Funding for Parks and Recreation, and a Healthier, Prosperous City

Full and Fair Funding for Parks and Recreation, and a Healthier, Prosperous City

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's new proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14 continues to drain money away from the Department of Recreation and Parks.
Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice

Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice

In Los Angeles County, children who are of color and low income disproportionately live in the areas with the highest levels of obesity and the worst access to parks and schools fi ...
Johnny Carson Park Upgrade Includes Plans to Restore Natural Streambed

Johnny Carson Park Upgrade Includes Plans to Restore Natural Streambed

All Burbank needs is just a little more funding to proceed with the renovation.
Development Endangers L.A. River-Adjacent Open Space in Studio City

Development Endangers L.A. River-Adjacent Open Space in Studio City

Profit motives may hamper the efforts to save the last open remaining unprotected open space along the L.A. River within the San Fernando Valley.
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.
Exploring the San Gabriel River's West Fork

Exploring the San Gabriel River's West Fork

Last week the Departures production crew headed out on a little field trip eastward to Azusa at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.