• food stamps Economy

    Food Stamp Cutbacks Hit Home

    Nov 12, 2013

    Various

    Youth from Merced discuss the importance of food assistance programs in their own lives, and how they foresee federal cutbacks on food stamps affecting their households.
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    Food Stamp Cutbacks Hit Home

    Nov 12, 2013

    Various

    Youth from Merced discuss the importance of food assistance programs in their own lives, and how they foresee federal cutbacks on food stamps affecting their households.
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    Documentary Highlights Affordable Housing Struggles

    Oct 09, 2013

    Adalhi Montes

    Rat infestations, high rents and overcrowding—these are just some of the housing issues that some residents in Long Beach face, according to Housing Long Beach (HLB), a local non-profit. HLB hopes to shine a light on these issues in its 30-minute documentary film, The Cost of Living: The Face of the Housing Crisis in Long Beach.
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    Documentary Highlights Affordable Housing Struggles

    Oct 09, 2013

    Adalhi Montes

    Rat infestations, high rents and overcrowding—these are just some of the housing issues that some residents in Long Beach face, according to Housing Long Beach (HLB), a local non-profit. HLB hopes to shine a light on these issues in its 30-minute documentary film, The Cost of Living: The Face of the Housing Crisis in Long Beach.
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  • fast food strike Economy

    Fast Food Chains — Sweatshops By Another Name

    Oct 04, 2013

    Sean Shavers

    Major fast food corporations have long benefited from hiring young employees on the cheap. But nowadays, workers of all ages rely on these jobs for their bare necessities, some supplementing their wages with public assistance. On a nationwide day of strikes on August 30th, I spoke to local fast food employees about why they were taking to the st...
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    Fast Food Chains — Sweatshops By Another Name

    Oct 04, 2013

    Sean Shavers

    Major fast food corporations have long benefited from hiring young employees on the cheap. But nowadays, workers of all ages rely on these jobs for their bare necessities, some supplementing their wages with public assistance. On a nationwide day of strikes on August 30th, I spoke to local fast food employees about why they were taking to the st...
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  • frutera Economy

    A Day in the Life of a 'Frutera'

    Oct 02, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    According to Raquel, a shaved-ice vendor in Richmond, most "fruteras" do not carry permits, which makes them vulnerable to having their carts, and the food in them, confiscated by police.
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    A Day in the Life of a 'Frutera'

    Oct 02, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    According to Raquel, a shaved-ice vendor in Richmond, most "fruteras" do not carry permits, which makes them vulnerable to having their carts, and the food in them, confiscated by police.
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    After Wage Victory, Hotel Workers Hit With Less Hours

    Sep 26, 2013

    Adalhi Montes & Summer Culbreth

    Eleven months after a living wage measure for hotel workers passed in the City of Long Beach, workers at the Hilton Hotel say that the wage increase to $13 an hour has resulted in a reduction of their work hours.
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    After Wage Victory, Hotel Workers Hit With Less Hours

    Sep 26, 2013

    Adalhi Montes & Summer Culbreth

    Eleven months after a living wage measure for hotel workers passed in the City of Long Beach, workers at the Hilton Hotel say that the wage increase to $13 an hour has resulted in a reduction of their work hours.
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    Second Hand Hustlin' in Silicon Valley

    Aug 28, 2013

    Fernando Perez

    One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure – and for some in Silicon Valley, it is an entire economy. As unemployment checks run out and jobs continue to run scarce, I’ve seen a major increase in what I call “second-hand hustlers.” They are the entrepreneurs who scour local garage sales armed with smart phones to check on values and make deals.
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    Second Hand Hustlin' in Silicon Valley

    Aug 28, 2013

    Fernando Perez

    One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure – and for some in Silicon Valley, it is an entire economy. As unemployment checks run out and jobs continue to run scarce, I’ve seen a major increase in what I call “second-hand hustlers.” They are the entrepreneurs who scour local garage sales armed with smart phones to check on values and make deals.
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  • Reinaldi Gilder Economy

    Staying Off Probation, and Teaching Others How

    Aug 13, 2013

    Pendarvis Harshaw

    In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail. Since his release in December of that year, he’s not only managed to keep his word, he has also shown others that they can do the same.
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    Staying Off Probation, and Teaching Others How

    Aug 13, 2013

    Pendarvis Harshaw

    In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail. Since his release in December of that year, he’s not only managed to keep his word, he has also shown others that they can do the same.
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    Memories of My Father, BART and a Bygone Era

    Jul 03, 2013

    Rosa Solorzano

    This week's BART strike brings back memories of my childhood, growing up as the daughter of a proud BART employee.
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    Memories of My Father, BART and a Bygone Era

    Jul 03, 2013

    Rosa Solorzano

    This week's BART strike brings back memories of my childhood, growing up as the daughter of a proud BART employee.
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  • harvest Economy

    REVIEW: Film Reveals Heartbreaking Struggle of Child Farmworkers

    Jun 21, 2013

    Alejandra Alercoon

    The documentary The Harvest/La Cosecha follows three migrant children who do backbreaking labor along with their families as they travel the state to find work. Zulema, Perla and Victor are three of the 400,000 children who feed America's population. <br/>
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    REVIEW: Film Reveals Heartbreaking Struggle of Child Farmworkers

    Jun 21, 2013

    Alejandra Alercoon

    The documentary The Harvest/La Cosecha follows three migrant children who do backbreaking labor along with their families as they travel the state to find work. Zulema, Perla and Victor are three of the 400,000 children who feed America's population. <br/>
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  • donny Economy

    In Love, But Out of a Job

    Jun 03, 2013

    Donny Lumpkins

    I’ve never been broke and in a relationship at the same time, and the sacrifices and ego-clipping that come with it tell me that slumming it might be something best done alone. Then I think of what my dad used to say. “If love is all you got, then it’s what you need.”
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    In Love, But Out of a Job

    Jun 03, 2013

    Donny Lumpkins

    I’ve never been broke and in a relationship at the same time, and the sacrifices and ego-clipping that come with it tell me that slumming it might be something best done alone. Then I think of what my dad used to say. “If love is all you got, then it’s what you need.”
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