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First Phase of Boyle Heights Living Streets Initiative Completed By EGP Staff Report Boyle Heights celebrated the completion of the first phase of its Living Streets initiative earlier this month with folkloric dances, live music, and more. The first phase of the four-part initiative involved installing benches, tables, planters, and community bulletin boards at the […]

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  We take a look at something so basic, you probably don’t even think about it — the air we breathe. But as you’re about to see, not all air is equal, and one group of Angelenos is hit particularly hard by pollution. Is there anything they can do about it? Correspondent Vince Gonzales takes […]

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De estación de policía a nido de maleantes POR: Isaías Alvarado / 02/10/2012 | La Opinión “¡Mire!”, expresa José Andrés Castillo apuntando un preservativo tirado en el suelo. “No le estoy mintiendo, vienen aquí a tener relaciones sexuales”, comenta este residente de Westlake sobre lo que ocurre todas las noches a sólo unos pasos de […]

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Unión de Vecinos realiza posada, en la que también se llama a la solidaridad y la justicia – Por Mayra Azanza 2011-12-23 Así como María y José pidieron posada hace un poco más de dos mil años, 150 miembros de la organización Union de Vecinos de Boyle Heights sortearon las calles de su vecindario, tocando […]

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Comunidad juega papel decisivo en creación de zona verde en Maywood Por Jorge Morales Almada, La Opinion | 2011-11-13 | El nuevo parque que ayer se inauguró en Maywood está chiquito, pero los niños del área están requetecontentos. Y no sólo los chamacos están felices, también lo están los vecinos de la avenida Pine, entre […]

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In smoggy Los Angeles, one neighborhood pushes back By Jasmin López, Newsdesk.org April 25, 2011 News about Boyle Heights in Los Angeles tends to be about crime or gentrification. There’s little coverage of air pollution, lack of safe and green spaces, lack of access to affordable and healthy food options — or the residents and […]

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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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