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Lucy Guanuna

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Lucy Guanuna,  a freelance journalist, reports on a variety of issues including business, culture and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in The Eastsider L.A. and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. You can catch her on air Wednesday nights with her bi-monthly segment focusing on the politics, culture and identity of the Latino community on KPFK-FM 90.7. 

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Haitian migrants waiting in a Tijuana, Mexico line. | GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images
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Earth Focus

How Technology is Keeping Climate Migrants Connected Worldwide

With more than half the world’s population now using the internet, social media and messaging apps like WhatsApp have transformed migration networks.
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SoCal Connected

Long Term Exposure to Green Spaces Affects Children’s Cognitive Development

There is more evidence green does a brain good. School aged children who have long term exposure to green space are less distracted and experience improved memory, according a recently published study co-authored by UCLA researchers.
Santa Ana Promotora
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City Rising

Santa Ana Promotores Work to Create a Safe Space for Their Community

As a promotora, Sarai Arpero organizes community events and goes door-to-door to educate the local community on issues like diabetes, obesity, domestic violence and, unlike most promotore models that focus solely on health, gentrification.
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City Rising

Mariachi Plaza Development and Its Effect on Local Vendors

Over the past few decades, street vendors in Boyle Heights have faced the threat of displacement as Metro’s extension plans have displaced many small businesses and created barriers for street vendors.
Sal LaBarbera
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Link Voices

Homicide Detective Reflects on 28 Years in South L.A.

Being a patrol officer was never enough for Detective Sal LaBarbera, who recently retired after 28 years at the LAPD South Bureau's homicide division. He knew he wanted to work homicide because "you have the chance to speak for the voiceless."
Bishop K. Donnell Smith
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Link Voices

Bishop in South L.A. Has Made it His Mission to Lead Crips to Christ

Bishop Smith grew up in Mid-City in the '80s, at the height of the gang wars in L.A. As a member of the Crips, a life-threatening experience led him to join the ministry, where he has made it his mission to help other members and victims of gang violence.
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SoCal Connected

How Other Cities Have Tackled Homelessness

Many cities are moving fast to get their homeless populations off the streets and into housing by creating efficient models that Los Angeles could consider
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Earth Focus

City of Los Angeles Acquires Long Sought-After Crown Jewel

On Friday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of what Mayor Garcetti has called the “crown jewel” central to the revitalization of the L.A. River.
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Departures

Unaccompanied and Pregnant, Challenges of Finding Health Services

One-third of the unaccompanied minors flooding the southwest border are girls, many escaping sexual violence in Central America, and arriving in the U.S. pregnant or with young children and are left to navigate a precarious health care system.
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Departures

Unaccompanied Minors and Their Harrowing Journey to Safety

Since 2014, nearly 40,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the U.S. each year to escape the widespread violence in Central America. On their harrowing journeys, these children commonly become victims of sexual assault, robbery, and forced labor.
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