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Bicycle Friendly Business Districts

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A Bicycle Friendly Business District is a partnership between the City, neighborhoods, and local businesses to improve a community's bicycle friendliness through bicycle infrastructure and business promotions to bicyclists. This effort aims to encourage and promote local trips by bicycle, especially for shopping, dining, and recreation. LADOT offers free amenities, including bicycle racks and corrals, public bike stations, maps,

and wayfinding signage.

A pilot program is currently being tested in the area. As part of this effort, there are also opportunities to design bicycle racks that reflect the identity of each neighborhood.

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Olfactory Racism in the United States Has a Very Old Stench

The stigmatization of Chinese immigrants as a threat to public health and safety has a long history in the United States. It emerges from an entrenched mode of racism that targets not only Chinese bodies, but Chinese air.
Perez takes a break during his therapy. He could barely breathe when he was admitted to Los Angeles County’s Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in early June of last year.

Learning to Live Again: A Lazarus Tale from the COVID-19 Front Lines

Vicente Perez Castro, a 57-year-old cook from Long Beach, could barely breathe when he was admitted to Los Angeles County’s Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. At a certain point, the doctors told his family that he wasn’t going to make it. Months later, here he was — an outpatient at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, the only public hospital in the county whose main mission is patient rehab.
A keychain hangs from a lock on a doorknob.

Landlords Can Sign Up for Rent-Guaranteed Program to House Homeless Angelenos During the Pandemic and Beyond

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority today urged property owners to sign up for a program that matches landlords with people experiencing homelessness, with rent guaranteed by the government.