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    Gerardo Tinoco – On a Mission to Secure Clean Water for Arvin

    Jun 23, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro reports on Arvin resident Gerardo Tinoco, who decided to return home to use his education to address the issues impacting residents in his hometown.
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    Gerardo Tinoco – On a Mission to Secure Clean Water for Arvin

    Jun 23, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro reports on Arvin resident Gerardo Tinoco, who decided to return home to use his education to address the issues impacting residents in his hometown.
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    Health4All Kids Expected to Serve 185,000 Undocumented Children

    May 17, 2016

    Amanda Flores

    Senator Ricardo Lara (D- Bell Gardens), along with Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), was in Coachella on Saturday morning at Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo to promote enrollment in the Health 4 All Kids Medi-Cal expansion.
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    Health4All Kids Expected to Serve 185,000 Undocumented Children

    May 17, 2016

    Amanda Flores

    Senator Ricardo Lara (D- Bell Gardens), along with Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), was in Coachella on Saturday morning at Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo to promote enrollment in the Health 4 All Kids Medi-Cal expansion.
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    As Park Funding Runs Out, Residents Reimagine Their Parks

    May 11, 2016

    Rudy Cardoso-Peraza

    Los Angeles County parks are currently in a financial rut, but a new plan hopes to implement residents' vision for green spaces and bring in new funding.
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    As Park Funding Runs Out, Residents Reimagine Their Parks

    May 11, 2016

    Rudy Cardoso-Peraza

    Los Angeles County parks are currently in a financial rut, but a new plan hopes to implement residents' vision for green spaces and bring in new funding.
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    Bill Looks to Enact Suicide Prevention Policies in CA Schools

    May 06, 2016

    Ben Novotny

    Just a few months ago, I lost my uncle to suicide. Maybe I couldn’t save him, but a new bill on the horizon looks to save the lives of California students who may be contemplating the same fate.
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    Bill Looks to Enact Suicide Prevention Policies in CA Schools

    May 06, 2016

    Ben Novotny

    Just a few months ago, I lost my uncle to suicide. Maybe I couldn’t save him, but a new bill on the horizon looks to save the lives of California students who may be contemplating the same fate.
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    Healthcare for Undocumented Youth is Coming. Is LB Ready?

    Apr 22, 2016

    Rebecca Medel

    Unlike a lot of people her age, Karen Villasenor knows how important medical coverage is. That’s because growing up undocumented in Long Beach meant not always being able to see a doctor when she was ill. But times are changing and and today’s undocumented youth may no longer have to worry about paying out of pocket for doctor visits or delaying...
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    Healthcare for Undocumented Youth is Coming. Is LB Ready?

    Apr 22, 2016

    Rebecca Medel

    Unlike a lot of people her age, Karen Villasenor knows how important medical coverage is. That’s because growing up undocumented in Long Beach meant not always being able to see a doctor when she was ill. But times are changing and and today’s undocumented youth may no longer have to worry about paying out of pocket for doctor visits or delaying...
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    Long Beach Nutritionists Link 'Clean Eating' to Eating Disorders in Young Women

    Apr 14, 2016

    Colette Killworth

    Health gains that result from adopting new fad diets can be offset when they are taken too far, which is what nutrition experts in Long Beach say they are seeing more of, especially among young women.
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    Long Beach Nutritionists Link 'Clean Eating' to Eating Disorders in Young Women

    Apr 14, 2016

    Colette Killworth

    Health gains that result from adopting new fad diets can be offset when they are taken too far, which is what nutrition experts in Long Beach say they are seeing more of, especially among young women.
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    Agua 4 All Brings Safe Drinking Water to Rural Communities

    Apr 14, 2016

    Amber Amaya

    Community members and elected officials recently celebrated the installation of 75 water bottle refilling stations in the eastern Coachella Valley. In a community that has long struggled with high levels of arsenic in the groundwater, these new water stations are providing much-needed access to safe drinking water for local students and families.
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    Agua 4 All Brings Safe Drinking Water to Rural Communities

    Apr 14, 2016

    Amber Amaya

    Community members and elected officials recently celebrated the installation of 75 water bottle refilling stations in the eastern Coachella Valley. In a community that has long struggled with high levels of arsenic in the groundwater, these new water stations are providing much-needed access to safe drinking water for local students and families.
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    Youth Advocacy Scores Win in Arvin With New Skate Park

    Apr 08, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Skaters in Arvin are celebrating a decision to rebuild a skatepark that was taken down years ago because of safety issues. The decision to build the new park comes after advocacy efforts by local youth who say the city offers few alternatives for outdoor activities.
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    Youth Advocacy Scores Win in Arvin With New Skate Park

    Apr 08, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Skaters in Arvin are celebrating a decision to rebuild a skatepark that was taken down years ago because of safety issues. The decision to build the new park comes after advocacy efforts by local youth who say the city offers few alternatives for outdoor activities.
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    Op Ed: Passing a Soda Tax in Kern County

    Mar 17, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Sugar sweetened beverages have become a daily ritual for far too many. With soda often cheaper than bottled water, and with the questionable quality of the local tap water across many parts of Kern County, it isn’t hard to understand why that is the case.
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    Op Ed: Passing a Soda Tax in Kern County

    Mar 17, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Sugar sweetened beverages have become a daily ritual for far too many. With soda often cheaper than bottled water, and with the questionable quality of the local tap water across many parts of Kern County, it isn’t hard to understand why that is the case.
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    #Lunches4All:Kids Should Not Go Hungry at School

    Mar 03, 2016

    Jeremiah Castillo

    Jeremiah Castillo, 13, is a seventh-grader at Cruickshank Middle School, part of the Merced City Elementary School District, which in January approved a new policy requiring all students to pay $1.50 for extra helpings during meal time. Castillo recently testified at a community forum hosted by the district, where he spoke out against the policy.
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    #Lunches4All:Kids Should Not Go Hungry at School

    Mar 03, 2016

    Jeremiah Castillo

    Jeremiah Castillo, 13, is a seventh-grader at Cruickshank Middle School, part of the Merced City Elementary School District, which in January approved a new policy requiring all students to pay $1.50 for extra helpings during meal time. Castillo recently testified at a community forum hosted by the district, where he spoke out against the policy.
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    Video: Diet and Diabetes

    Nov 20, 2015

    Cindy Maldanado

    Follow one man's journey to health, one salad at a time.
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    Video: Diet and Diabetes

    Nov 20, 2015

    Cindy Maldanado

    Follow one man's journey to health, one salad at a time.
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