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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,...

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Art and culture converge in El Monte

Memories of El Monte community space launched amid pandemic.
Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter October 12, 2021

Four dancers wear headpieces adorned with fierce animal heads. They ask ancestors for permission to perform honored traditions, commanding the attention of a hushed crowd. As the performers throw themselves...

Residents of Illumination Foundation enjoying time outside by (Braylin Collins,_UT)

Help sought as Lincoln Heights employees clash with folks experiencing homelessness

Groups like Illumination Foundation provide services for unhoused residents
Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

Of the long list of improvements Lincoln Heights residents are seeking for their community — rent stabilization, more affordable housing, better parking — none seem to be more urgent for some than...

A woman sits in front of the El Monte Access Center located on Santa Anita in El Monte, California on Sept. 14, 2021. Photo by Victoria Ivie

Will homelessness increase as eviction moratorium ends and COVID-19 funding dries up?

Officials say long-term solutions require understanding between housed and unhoused residents
Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

A silver lining for Los Angeles residents during the pandemic has been the moratorium on evictions: Even while their lives were being upended by jobs and other losses, working-class families could still...

Football players run through a play during practice at Rivera Park (Eileen Osuna_UT)

Youth football and cheer in Pico Rivera are back

After a yearlong hiatus, Dons and Donnas keep kids busy and social
Eileen Osuna, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

As Pico Rivera resident Cynthia Carlos sat between two fields at Rivera Park watching her children, a son in football and daughter in cheer practice, she thought about how good it felt to be back. Their...

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