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Fine Cut

Fine Cut: Twenty Seasons of Opening Doors for Young Filmmakers

For twenty seasons, "Fine Cut" has been the launchpad for the dreams of many young filmmakers. Learn more about its beginnings and its relevance, especially today.
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Broken Bread

Food Waste and Climate Change: How to Tackle Both from the Kitchen

It’s hard to eat, drink, and be merry when you think about just how much our food system contributes to climate change around the world. But it also means there’s plenty you can do to help mitigate the effects of climate change right from your kitchen.
Taylor Yard circa 2019 | Lauren Herstik
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Earth Focus

Taylor Yard Receives $500k for Clean Up

Taylor Yard River Park, a former rail yard adjacent to the L.A. River in the heart of the city will see an influx of resources for critical remediation of the site’s contaminated soil.
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Artbound

Behind the Scenes of the 1st White House Dept. Resignation

When the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities issued its letter of resignation August 18, it was the final move in a long chess game to protect and advance the arts under a changing administration.
Los Angeles River | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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$100 Million for L.A. River Completes a Trifecta of Funding for L.A. River Improvements

The bond allocation adds to Metro's $365 million commitment to add an 8-mile bike bath, plus a hike in development fees for parks and river revitalization.
Rendering for the North Atwater Bridge, aka La Kretz Crossing | L.A. River Revitalization Corps
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The Rising Cost of the North Atwater Bridge Puts Its Future in Question

[Update: The North Atwater bridge as originally designed was unanimously approved by City Council May 26, 2017. The remaining funds donated by Morton La…
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