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    Building a Bike Culture in Richmond

    Dec 26, 2014

    Nancy DeVille

    When Matthew Schwartz moved to Richmond earlier this year, he noticed the city offered plenty of miles to bike, but no shop where he could take his bike parts and build a bicycle.
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    Building a Bike Culture in Richmond

    Dec 26, 2014

    Nancy DeVille

    When Matthew Schwartz moved to Richmond earlier this year, he noticed the city offered plenty of miles to bike, but no shop where he could take his bike parts and build a bicycle.
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    Water Stations Filling a Huge Need in East Valley

    Dec 22, 2014

    Ivan Valenzuela

    For farmworker families living in the eastern Coachella Valley, it’s a well known fact: you can’t trust the water coming out of your faucet. Due to high levels of arsenic found in the groundwater here, residents have grown accustomed to buying bottled water, for drinking and cooking, from the nearest store, sometimes traveling miles to do so.
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    Water Stations Filling a Huge Need in East Valley

    Dec 22, 2014

    Ivan Valenzuela

    For farmworker families living in the eastern Coachella Valley, it’s a well known fact: you can’t trust the water coming out of your faucet. Due to high levels of arsenic found in the groundwater here, residents have grown accustomed to buying bottled water, for drinking and cooking, from the nearest store, sometimes traveling miles to do so.
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    Hundreds Enroll In Healthcare In Long Beach

    Nov 20, 2014

    Adalhi Montes

    On Nov. 15, nearly 600 Long Beach residents attended the Long Beach WeConnect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair. Residents accessed various resources including health coverage renewal and enrollment support, medical services, financial advising and a healthy grocery giveaway.
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    Hundreds Enroll In Healthcare In Long Beach

    Nov 20, 2014

    Adalhi Montes

    On Nov. 15, nearly 600 Long Beach residents attended the Long Beach WeConnect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair. Residents accessed various resources including health coverage renewal and enrollment support, medical services, financial advising and a healthy grocery giveaway.
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    Study: Trauma Follows Children Into Adulthood, Threat to Public Health in CA

    Nov 18, 2014

    Anna Challet

    Past experiences of childhood trauma are common among California adults, and those experiences correlate with harmful behaviors and chronic disease at a level that constitutes a “public health crisis,” according to a new study.
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    Study: Trauma Follows Children Into Adulthood, Threat to Public Health in CA

    Nov 18, 2014

    Anna Challet

    Past experiences of childhood trauma are common among California adults, and those experiences correlate with harmful behaviors and chronic disease at a level that constitutes a “public health crisis,” according to a new study.
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    Migrating Traumas: Local Immigrants Tell Their Stories

    Sep 30, 2014

    Michael Lozano

    Long Beach is home to immigrants from across the globe. While many leave their home countries in search of better economic opportunities, some are fleeing domestic violence, gangs, and war. For these residents, life in the US isn't just about finding work. It's spent coping with post traumatic stress.
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    Migrating Traumas: Local Immigrants Tell Their Stories

    Sep 30, 2014

    Michael Lozano

    Long Beach is home to immigrants from across the globe. While many leave their home countries in search of better economic opportunities, some are fleeing domestic violence, gangs, and war. For these residents, life in the US isn't just about finding work. It's spent coping with post traumatic stress.
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    Could Low-Income Women Benefit More From Doulas?

    Sep 24, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    It was spring of 2010 when Long Beach resident Elizabeth Thai gave birth to her first born. She was a teen and had not taken any birthing classes because she didn’t think she could afford them. By the time she learned that her health care plan did cover the cost of classes, it was almost time to go into labor.
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    Could Low-Income Women Benefit More From Doulas?

    Sep 24, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    It was spring of 2010 when Long Beach resident Elizabeth Thai gave birth to her first born. She was a teen and had not taken any birthing classes because she didn’t think she could afford them. By the time she learned that her health care plan did cover the cost of classes, it was almost time to go into labor.
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    What Is a Dental Dam, and Why Can’t My Sex Ed Class Tell Me?

    Aug 25, 2014

    Maria Hammett

    I remember having to do an exercise in class that made girls sit on one side of the classroom and guys sit on the other. The girls had to write on a piece of paper what they found attractive in guys and the guys had to do the same for girls. As a lesbian, I remember being extremely uncomfortable with this exercise.
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    What Is a Dental Dam, and Why Can’t My Sex Ed Class Tell Me?

    Aug 25, 2014

    Maria Hammett

    I remember having to do an exercise in class that made girls sit on one side of the classroom and guys sit on the other. The girls had to write on a piece of paper what they found attractive in guys and the guys had to do the same for girls. As a lesbian, I remember being extremely uncomfortable with this exercise.
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    Internship Teaches Health Solutions to Local Teens

    Aug 22, 2014

    Sonya Mann

    Tamajiea Videau is 16 years old, just halfway through high school, and already she can picture her future career. “I always loved going to the doctor’s office,” Videau said. “Even if I had to get a shot. I didn’t enjoy that part, but I loved going,” she added, with a laugh.
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    Internship Teaches Health Solutions to Local Teens

    Aug 22, 2014

    Sonya Mann

    Tamajiea Videau is 16 years old, just halfway through high school, and already she can picture her future career. “I always loved going to the doctor’s office,” Videau said. “Even if I had to get a shot. I didn’t enjoy that part, but I loved going,” she added, with a laugh.
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    What It’s Like to Lose Your Best Friend to Suicide

    Aug 14, 2014

    Alma Rodriguez

    I was probably seven years old when we first met. My mom and my aunt were both in charge of a group at church. Many kids came and left those Fridays, but one of those nights, a kid named Ryan came and sat by me.
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    What It’s Like to Lose Your Best Friend to Suicide

    Aug 14, 2014

    Alma Rodriguez

    I was probably seven years old when we first met. My mom and my aunt were both in charge of a group at church. Many kids came and left those Fridays, but one of those nights, a kid named Ryan came and sat by me.
    Continue to Long Beach Voicewaves
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    Q&A: Meet Dr. Ontiveros, A Mentor for Pre-Med Students

    Aug 08, 2014

    Clarisa Olaguez

    When young Dr. Ontiveros first thought about becoming a doctor, he didn't know the pathway. He was just happy to be in college, given he was a first-generation college student. But when he met a Latino doctor at UCLA, he thought, "If he did it, I can probably do it too."
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    Q&A: Meet Dr. Ontiveros, A Mentor for Pre-Med Students

    Aug 08, 2014

    Clarisa Olaguez

    When young Dr. Ontiveros first thought about becoming a doctor, he didn't know the pathway. He was just happy to be in college, given he was a first-generation college student. But when he met a Latino doctor at UCLA, he thought, "If he did it, I can probably do it too."
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    Initiative Brings Water Stations To South Kern Schools

    Aug 02, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    This fall hundreds of Drink Up water stations will be installed throughout schools and public spaces in South Kern and the Eastern Coachella valley. The Drink Up initiative is only part of a wider effort in South Kern to address unsafe drinking water, namely water with high levels of arsenic.
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    Initiative Brings Water Stations To South Kern Schools

    Aug 02, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    This fall hundreds of Drink Up water stations will be installed throughout schools and public spaces in South Kern and the Eastern Coachella valley. The Drink Up initiative is only part of a wider effort in South Kern to address unsafe drinking water, namely water with high levels of arsenic.
    Continue to South Kern Sol
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