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Possibilities of a Future L.A.

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What do we think of when we consider the future of our city? What is possible and realistic? What does it mean to improve our quality of life with the current and upcoming impacts of climate change? Some of the images below can help to imagine what is possible. These are realistic opportunities right here in Los Angeles and right in your own front yard. These are changes that not only improve the way we live in this city by making it more beautiful, all of the changes that can be seen below also help to cool our city and invigorate our comfort in the place we call home. Click on the images below and see what LA could look like.

My Figueroa, Multi-Modal Connections - Before
My Figueroa, Multi-Modal Connections
My Figueroa, Multi-Modal Connections - After
My Figueroa, Multi-Modal Connections - After
My Figueroa - Complete Street Improvements, Before
My Figueroa - Complete Street Improvements
My Figueroa - Complete Street Improvements, After
My Figueroa - Complete Street Improvements, After
Boyle Heights - Pedestrian Street Improvements, Before
Boyle Heights - Pedestrian Street Improvements
Boyle Heights - Pedestrian Street Improvements, After
Boyle Heights - Pedestrian Street Improvements, After
York Blvd, Public Street Porch in underused right of way - Before
York Blvd, Public Street Porch in underused right of way
York Blvd, Public Street Porch in underused right of way - After
York Blvd, Public Street Porch in underused right of way - After
Castelar Elementary - Pedestrian Improvements, Before
Castelar Elementary - Pedestrian Improvements
Castelar Elementary - Pedestrian Improvements, After
Castelar Elementary - Pedestrian Improvements, After
Green outdoor space and community gardens at school - Before
Green outdoor space and community gardens at school | TreePeople, Jolly de Guzman​
Green outdoor space and community gardens at school - After
Green outdoor space and community gardens at school - After
Native plant landscaping to replace lawns - Before
Native plant landscaping to replace lawns | TreePeople, Jolly de Guzman
Native plant landscaping to replace lawns - After
Native plant landscaping to replace lawns - After
Permeable street surfaces replenish ground water - Before
Permeable street surfaces replenish ground water | TreePeople, Jolly de Guzman​
Permeable street surfaces replenish ground water - After
Permeable street surfaces replenish ground water - After
LA River, cantilevered greenway trail - Before
LA River, cantilevered greenway trail
LA River, cantilevered greenway trail - After
LA River, cantilevered greenway trail - After
LA River, terraced seating and native wildlife habitat - Before
LA River, terraced seating and native wildlife habitat
LA River, terraced seating and native wildlife habitat - After
LA River, terraced seating and native wildlife habitat - After
LA River, "greening" of sections through Canoga Park - Before
LA River, "greening" of sections through Canoga Park
LA River, "greening" of sections through Canoga Park - After
LA River, "greening" of sections through Canoga Park - After
El Sereno, Public Street Plaza near Food 4 Less - Before
El Sereno, Public Street Plaza near Food 4 Less
El Sereno, Public Street Plaza near Food 4 Less - After
El Sereno, Public Street Plaza near Food 4 Less - After

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(LEFT) ER nurse Adwoa Blankson-Wood pictured near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, wearing scrubs and a surgical mask; By October, Blankson-Wood was required to don an N-95 mask, protective goggles, a head covering and full PPE to interact with patients.

As A Black Nurse at The Pandemic's Frontlines, I've Had A Close Look at America's Racial Divisions

Most of the time, I was able to frame conversations within the context of the virus and not race, telling patients that we were doing our best, trying to be the heroes they kept calling us. But I was dying inside .... It was easier to find solace in my job, easier to be just a nurse, than to be a Black nurse.
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Long-Awaited COVID-19 Vaccine Access Expanding in L.A. County Monday

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort will expand vastly Monday, but health officials said today those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots.
Photo from above of people waiting in line on a sidewalk.

COVID-19 Pushes Many Indian Employers to Grant Informal Employees New Work Benefits

Bank accounts, housing and fixed wages among new benefits being offered to some of India's vast army of informal workers.