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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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    Connecting Police and Young People Through Hoops

    Aug 18, 2015

    Erica Marquez

    As the sun set in downtown Fresno the sound of basketballs echoed into the evening in front of the police precinct.
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    Connecting Police and Young People Through Hoops

    Aug 18, 2015

    Erica Marquez

    As the sun set in downtown Fresno the sound of basketballs echoed into the evening in front of the police precinct.
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    Fresno BMX Riders Need Home

    May 28, 2015

    Nate Ferry

    Find out why BMX biking matters to this Fresno teen's community, and about his struggle to find a place to ride.
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    Fresno BMX Riders Need Home

    May 28, 2015

    Nate Ferry

    Find out why BMX biking matters to this Fresno teen's community, and about his struggle to find a place to ride.
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    Lakers Show LB Teens How To Stay Fit

    Dec 18, 2014

    Adalhi Montes

    This week, Lakers basketball players and staff visited students at Cabrillo and Poly high schools in Long Beach to chat about staying in school and staying healthy. See the messages the Lakers shared and the reactions from young people.
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    Lakers Show LB Teens How To Stay Fit

    Dec 18, 2014

    Adalhi Montes

    This week, Lakers basketball players and staff visited students at Cabrillo and Poly high schools in Long Beach to chat about staying in school and staying healthy. See the messages the Lakers shared and the reactions from young people.
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    Youth Football Coaches Tackle Violence Issue Head On

    Dec 01, 2014

    Victor Martin, Jr.

    The latest accusation of domestic abuse perpetrated by a professional athlete surfaced last month, when a doctor reported that NBA player Dwight Howard used “excessive force” while physically disciplining his 6-year old son.
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    Youth Football Coaches Tackle Violence Issue Head On

    Dec 01, 2014

    Victor Martin, Jr.

    The latest accusation of domestic abuse perpetrated by a professional athlete surfaced last month, when a doctor reported that NBA player Dwight Howard used “excessive force” while physically disciplining his 6-year old son.
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    El Cerrito High School Track Star Runs With the Best

    Jul 03, 2014

    Sukey Lewis

    Kaylah Robinson jumps up and down rolling her head from side to side. Her deep brown eyes focus on the horizon—past the yards of track and two hurdles in front of her.
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    El Cerrito High School Track Star Runs With the Best

    Jul 03, 2014

    Sukey Lewis

    Kaylah Robinson jumps up and down rolling her head from side to side. Her deep brown eyes focus on the horizon—past the yards of track and two hurdles in front of her.
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  • worldcup Sports

    South Kern Youth Root For Mexico in the World Cup

    Jun 27, 2014

    Chris Romo

    During Word Cup season, it can become hard to find a Mexico jersey in South Kern. Costco had them last week and ran out in a matter of days. The excitement is in the air when Mexico is playing; local restaurants are filled with people wearing green or red jerseys, and there are people cheering everywhere.
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    South Kern Youth Root For Mexico in the World Cup

    Jun 27, 2014

    Chris Romo

    During Word Cup season, it can become hard to find a Mexico jersey in South Kern. Costco had them last week and ran out in a matter of days. The excitement is in the air when Mexico is playing; local restaurants are filled with people wearing green or red jerseys, and there are people cheering everywhere.
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    Why Do Male Athletes—Gay or Straight— Get More Attention Than Female Athletes?

    May 23, 2014

    Karen Marin

    When the openly gay Mizzou football player Michael Sam was successfully drafted by an NFL team, it was national news. But when openly lesbian basketball player Brittany Griner became the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft, no one batted an eye.
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    Why Do Male Athletes—Gay or Straight— Get More Attention Than Female Athletes?

    May 23, 2014

    Karen Marin

    When the openly gay Mizzou football player Michael Sam was successfully drafted by an NFL team, it was national news. But when openly lesbian basketball player Brittany Griner became the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft, no one batted an eye.
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    In Richmond, A Love of Soccer But Nowhere to Play

    Jul 11, 2012

    Monica Quesada

    Diego Garcia, vice-chair of the Recreation & Parks Commission estimates that nearly 5,000 children and adults in Richmond that are playing soccer, but only two fields in the city were built to be used for the sport. In a city where the Latino population, with a strong soccer tradition, is now 40 percent and growing, the lack of fields is noticea...
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    In Richmond, A Love of Soccer But Nowhere to Play

    Jul 11, 2012

    Monica Quesada

    Diego Garcia, vice-chair of the Recreation & Parks Commission estimates that nearly 5,000 children and adults in Richmond that are playing soccer, but only two fields in the city were built to be used for the sport. In a city where the Latino population, with a strong soccer tradition, is now 40 percent and growing, the lack of fields is noticea...
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    Boxing Gym Helps South Kern Youth Achieve Their Dreams

    Jun 08, 2012

    Berenice Sanchez

    “A couple of girls and guys that first came here were shy -- they didn’t really talk. Now they’re outgoing, confident and all while learning boxing,” said Ana. “We don’t allow disrespect, bullying, nothing negative. It’s a fun, safe environment and everyone’s really happy here.”
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    Boxing Gym Helps South Kern Youth Achieve Their Dreams

    Jun 08, 2012

    Berenice Sanchez

    “A couple of girls and guys that first came here were shy -- they didn’t really talk. Now they’re outgoing, confident and all while learning boxing,” said Ana. “We don’t allow disrespect, bullying, nothing negative. It’s a fun, safe environment and everyone’s really happy here.”
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    Turf Battle: When the Baseball Diamond Becomes a Soccer Field

    Dec 08, 2011

    Andres Garcia

    On any given day, you can find the benches of Lamont Park occupied by a group of abuelos (grandpas), tios (uncles), fathers and sons, playing a casual game of cards or dominos. On the other side of the park where the sports field is located, however, it’s a frenzied battle for territory. No, I am not talking about gangs fighting over ‘their turf...
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    Turf Battle: When the Baseball Diamond Becomes a Soccer Field

    Dec 08, 2011

    Andres Garcia

    On any given day, you can find the benches of Lamont Park occupied by a group of abuelos (grandpas), tios (uncles), fathers and sons, playing a casual game of cards or dominos. On the other side of the park where the sports field is located, however, it’s a frenzied battle for territory. No, I am not talking about gangs fighting over ‘their turf...
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