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Paula Kiley

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Paula Kiley (she/her) is a multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work about arts and culture, education and food equity has appeared in EdSource, VoiceWaves and her college publications. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a bachelor's in journalism and a minor in film. When she's not reporting, she's tending to her army of houseplants or rollerskating in various parts of San Bernardino.

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An elder woman reaches up at the branches of an orange tree to pick an orange. The woman is wearing blue rubber gloves and a KN95 face mask. Next to the elder woman is a much younger woman holding a shallow woven basket full of oranges. Strapped to the younger woman's chest is a baby looking into the contents of the basket.
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Broken Bread

These SoCal Community Gardens Offer Radical Visions of Food Systems and Care

Here are three community gardens across SoCal, from the Inland Empire to South L.A., that are creating self-sustaining food sources, validating cultural heritage and strengthening their communities.
A group of volunteers at No Us Without U stand for a group photo along a curb in Los Angeles. Some of the volunteers are sitting on plastic produce crates while others stand behind them with their arms crossed or at their side. Behind the group of volunteers is a collapsable outdoor tent where there are stacks of plastic produce crates and a plastic table for distributing food. Parked along the curb is a small moving truck with graffiti on the back.
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Broken Bread

13 Restaurants and Organizations Changing the Food Industry for the Better

Here are 13 restaurants and organizations who are putting equity on the plate in the restaurant industry. From worker-owned models of ownership to food distribution, these restaurants and organizations are bringing their visions of care and ethical practices to life.
A group of people sitting around a table enjoying a meal and laughing.
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Broken Bread

Meet the Faces and Organizations in Broken Bread Season 2

Meet the organizations and restaurants creating a more equitable and ethical restaurant industry, featured in Season 2 of "Broken Bread."
A hand kneads dough that will become bolillos at local panadería Cuscatleca.
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The Migrant Kitchen

Baking Bread at Panadería Cuscatleca

Panadería Cuscatleca has been in business for almost two decades, serving up comfort in the form of baked goods to their Pico Union customers. Go behind the scenes as they bake bolillo early in the morning.
An elderly man stands wearing a powder blue puffer jacket and a teal windbreaker underneath. His hands are in his pockets and a baseball cap sits on top of his head. Behind him is a gorgeous landscape consisting of a towering, snowcapped mountain to his left and a forest of trees of various shades of greens, orange and yellow.
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Fine Cut

'Your Friend, Ranger Doug' Tells the Story of Climate Change on a Human Scale

Five Chapman University students braved the Montana winter to tell the story of longtime park ranger Doug Follett as he confronts the decline of Glacier National Park and reflects on the legacy he leaves behind in short documentary "Your Friend, Ranger Doug."
Children and youth engage in arts education throughout Los Angeles County.
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Artbound

Where to Find an Arts Experience Near You

Art is a fundamental need, yet there are a lot of barriers to students having access to arts education, especially in California where less than 40% of students are enrolled in any sort of arts class. This resource serves as a guide to available programs in all 78 school districts in Los Angeles County.
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Artbound

Making a Monument: Archive Shows How 'The Great Wall of Los Angeles' Was Created

Recently acquired by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, "The History of California" Archive is a collection that features over 350 objects related to the development and execution of Judy Baca's monumental mural "The Great Wall of Los Angeles." The pieces in the archive reflect several parts of the mural's development process from concept drawings to final colorations.
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