Five SoCal Must-Reads: Healthiest City Gets a Fast Food Joint | KCET
Five SoCal Must-Reads: Healthiest City Gets a Fast Food Joint
A big picture look at the region:
- They are iconic, but they do come with problems. The Atlantic Cities examines issues surrounding palm trees in urban settings, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica (and make sure to read A Brief History of Palm Trees in Southern California by L.A. as Subject).
- 42 state nurses have each made more than $1 million over the past six years, according to Bloomberg, which says "the extra pay that allows some nurses to triple their regular compensation underscores a broader trend in California." CalCoastNews says the top paid nurse works for California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
- In the Inland Empire, ethnic and niche food stores are replacing traditional supermarkets or are opening at new shopping centers," says the San Bernardino Sun. For context on the diversity of the I.E., read Susan Straight's KCET commentary, The American Tableau at a Riverside City Park.
- Loma Linda, the Inland Empire's vegetarian mecca due to its strong Seventh-day Adventist community, "has one of the highest rates of longevity in the world according to some estimates," but it is in a bit of a pickle right now -- the city council has approved a McDonalds. The New York Times takes a look at the issue and culture of the city, and the commenters sound off (Noted: "If opening a McDonald's is the worst thing that happens in this community, I want to move there!").
- GOOD Magazine's education series with City Year Los Angeles, which sends tutors and mentors into classrooms, continues with Liz Warden's Going Back to Basics Is Key to Achievement.
Here are seven articles that help illuminate how California voter choices will affect youth — and how this next generation is responding to the needs of the times.
It Takes “The Town” to Fight for a Quality Education: Oakland and The Challenges Ahead for Public Schools
Improving the quality of education in Oakland public schools has been an ongoing uphill battle. In recent months, there have been significant wins, but due budget cuts and the current global pandemic, there are several looming threats.
Increasing inequality in society calls for a re-evaluation of national understandings of who and what a voter looks like, the precedent for enfranchisement expansion and reform, and what the possible consequences would be of lowering the voting age.
Proposition 16 is intended to bring affirmative action back into the way Californians do business. I studied both the arguments for and against Proposition 16 and found that those against the ballot perpetuate several myths about affirmative action.
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