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Central Alameda residents want more parks

Residents: Children need green space, during the pandemic and beyond
Brian Perez, Community News Reporter October 12, 2021

On the streets of South Los Angeles’ Central Alameda neighborhood, it’s common to see stretches of restaurants, liquor stores, and auto body shops. What’s rarer to see, however, are parks,...

Coyote in grass, courtesy of Dr. Niamh Quinn

Alhambra residents worry about coyote attacks: Is your pet at risk?

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter September 24, 2021

Hungry Coyotes roaming the neighborhood? Check. Coyotes becoming bolder and coming closer to humans? Absolutely. Coyotes preying on pets? Sadly, yes. Coyote sightings and attacks on pets have...

Man with trash bag stands on top of a hill

How to organize a community cleanup

Advice from “Heroes of Elephant Hill” on combating unsightly trash
Brian Lai, Community News Reporter April 14, 2021

Elephant Hill is one of the crown jewels of the neighborhood, with its rolling hills and vistas of the Downtown  skyline and the San Gabriel Mountains. But not everything is scenic about Elephant...

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Eagle Rock’s Beautiful Boulevard proposal stirs controversy

Stephanie Presz, Community News Reporter March 28, 2021

The Beautiful Boulevard proposal, as lovely as it may sound, is causing a rift among some Eagle Rock residents and business owners. A neighborhood group composed of volunteers from the area created...

Safety during the pandemic drives changes on LA Metro buses and trains

Safety during the pandemic drives changes on LA Metro buses and trains

Metro reps discuss precautions being taken at Highland Park meeting
Mia Alva, Community News Reporter March 15, 2021

Despite its ridership declining by more than half, due to the coronavirus pandemic and related closures, LA Metro buses and trains are still chugging along. At a recent Historic Highland Park Neighborhood...

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Plans in play to renovate Rio Hondo Park

Pico Rivera’s $8.5 million proposal includes new playing fields, courts, fitness area and playground
Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter March 15, 2021

Pico Rivera’s Rio Hondo Park has acre after acre of grassy fields, a playground, handball and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, a rec center, and a distinctive colorful mural depicting the...

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PC: Louis Easton

Highland Park business blossoms amid pandemic

Ronald Cruz, Community News Reporter March 11, 2021

Highland Park resident Louis Easton planted the seeds for his future in 2016 when he started Easton Garden Designs. After he lost his job as an instructor during the pandemic, he had more time to tend...

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Taking care of a city’s trees

Sam Garcia, Community News Reporter March 2, 2021

In the city of Bell, Public Works Manager Gabino Luna speaks for the trees — or at least he did at a Community Services Council meeting last week to review the city’s tree maintenance program. What...

Trash, including empty boxes, are piled up next to a garbage bin.

Boyle Heights residents complain of overfilled trash cans and take action

Informal field survey shows some infrastructure-related issues
Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 15, 2021

Boyle Heights’ main commercial strip has about half the number of public trash bins and one-third the number of bike racks compared to a similar stretch of Los Feliz, according to an informal survey...

Vehicles clogging Los Angeles roadways emit pollution that hurts the environment.

Air pollution’s disproportionate impact in Los Angeles

State data shows Eastside had higher levels of certain pollutants
Zoe Little and Jericho Caleb Dancel December 22, 2020

A lifelong resident of East Los Angeles recounted the struggles she faced while growing up in a home approximately 800 feet from the 5 freeway. “I recall always feeling pain in my lungs,” said Adelita...

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South Gate residents question water quality issues

Tahiti Salinas, Community News Reporter December 22, 2020

Water quality reports from the city of South Gate obtained by UT Community News show that three wells and a park reservoir have levels of Tetrachloroethene, or PCE, higher than the maximum levels recommended...

PS126 Investments LLC on Belmont and Rockwood Ave. has six of ten oil wells labeled idle since 2018

LA County takes a step toward addressing unused oil wells

Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter November 4, 2020

Unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County still had 1,046 active oil wells, 637 idle wells and 2,731 abandoned wells as of June 1. That’s partly why the county’s Board of Supervisors took action...

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