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Courtesy of Liberty Hill By Nick Wilson/Special to LAist Four Los Angeles City Councilmembers co-introduced a motion Friday that would transform L.A.’s toxic hotspots into “Green Zones.” The first-in-the-nation initiative would grant the low-income and heavily polluted communities of Pacoima, Boyle Heights and Wilmington access to economic assistance for cleanup efforts. The motion co-introduced by […]

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Molly Peterson kpcc A coalition of neighborhood groups in Los Angeles is backing a plan to create what they’re calling green zones. In the Harbor area, in Pacoima and in Boyle Heights, local rules would target polluting industries with inspections, promote green businesses with incentives and keep environmental concerns in mind during planning. Leonardo Vilchis […]

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City officials to clean up toxic spots in LA City officials to clean up toxic spots in LA. This morning the Union de Vecinos, together with CBE, Pacoima Beautiful, Coalition for a Safe Environment and allies (ELACC, AGENDA, Eastyards) Announced our Clean Up Green Up LA campaign watch the video LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Community […]

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Community Launches Clean Up Green Up LA Campaign LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Community leaders are joining with city officials in a drive to clean up toxic hot spots in three Los Angeles neighborhoods.Several Los Angeles city leaders are taking steps to clean up the air and soil in some industrial areas of the city.They’ve launched a campaign […]

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Los Angeles’ ‘green zone’ plan is aimed at low-income, high-pollution areas ‘Toxic hot spots’ Pacoima, Boyle Heights and Wilmington would get incentives to attract clean industries. Polluters would be targeted with tougher inspections and enforcement. January 21, 2011|By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times For more than four decades, a grimy, rough-edged stretch of Branford Street […]

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Boyle Heights pide por todos – La Raza – impre.com JAN 13 2011  Vecinos exponen en su posada los problemas que enfrentan Rubén Moreno | 2010-12-24 | La Raza No se trataba de los parajes desérticos que atravesaron María y José cuando, según los evangelios, iban buscando posada. Pero anoche también hacía frío en las calles […]

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L.A. housing official sought to evict nine tenants who protested at his home City Council members voice outrage at the actions of Rudolf Montiel and order the evictions halted. He denies that his move was retaliatory. The tenants were part of what his lawyer calls a ‘screaming and shouting mob’ that he says trapped Montiel […]

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National Campaign to discredit Public Housing Continues In this New York Times article the reporter refers to bad housing conditions and the act that there is no money for repairs. he article fails to mention that since the beginning of the Reagan era, the federal government has been draining the public housing coffers. This has […]

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LA Times Corrects the record on Union de Vecinos. AUG 26 2010 In its Corrections Page The LA Times has corrected the charges made in an article stating that Union de Vecinos was running a lead abatement program in which no lead was removed. Union de Vecinos Job was to provide Healthy Homes Education and […]

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Se niegan a pasarse a la ‘Sección 8’ AUG 13 2010 Residentes de los ‘proyectos’ acuden a debate sobre el futuro de su plan Jorge Morales Almada/ jorge.morales@laopinion.com Hojas amarillas en las que se leía: “No Sección 8”, era lo que alrededor de 200 residentes mostraron ayer a la Junta de Comisionados y al Presidente […]

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