KCET SoCal > Departures > Land of Sunshine > Green Justice > Native American Values, Health, and Green Access in Southern California Native American Values, Health, and Green Access in Southern California by Robert Garcia Native Americans inhabited most of what is now California for more than 10,000 years before European contact. There are nearly 170,000 Native American residents throughout the nine counties [...]
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Reburials at Campo Santo in El Pueblo de Los Angeles National Historic Site in April 2012. The cries of Native Americans and descendants of the Pobladores – the original 44 settlers of Los Angeles — stopped the appalling and horrific excavations of more than 100 people there by the County of Los Angeles. UN Report [...]
Click on the text or images for more information. Save Watts Towers! LACMA New York Times Why Didn’t They Just Stop? Public Outcry Stops Excavation at El Pueblo Campo Santo Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Orange County Policy Report / Parques, Escuelas y Comunidades Saludables: Acceso Verde y Equidad en el [...]
Posted: December 27th, 2008 http://www.cityprojectca.org/blog/archives/1205 Los Angeles Times Editorial OUT HERE The Acjachemen’s victory The Acjachemen quietly marked the win against the Foothill South toll road by honoring land that will not be disturbed. December 27, 2008 On the chilly morning of the winter solstice last Sunday, the sun was just cresting the ridgeline of [...]
Social Justice Advocate Robert García American Public Health Association’s Presidential Citation AwardWednesday, November 10th, 2010
DENVER — Robert García, founding director and counsel of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit The City Project, has received the American Public Health Association’s prestigious Presidential Citation, recognizing García’s work empowering underserved communities throughout California.
Past recipients of the award include Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Ralph Nader, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
http://witnessla.com/environment/2010/admin/can-we-keep-our-state-parks-healthy-post-prop-21/ On Tuesday, voters rejected Prop. 21, the ballot measure that would have added $18 to most vehicle registrations and allocated that money to support California’s state parks. And not only did the voters of California nix Prop 21, they did so by a healthy margin—with 58 percent voting NO. So what does that mean? [...]
American Public Health Association (APHA) awards City Project’s Executive Director President’s Citation Robert García, The City Project’s Executive Director, Counsel and Founder, will receive the APHA President’s Citation at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom 1. Prior recipients include Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, [...]
31% of children in San Diego are overweight or obese. Simply stated, overweight and obesity are part of a health crisis in San Diego. Map SD-3 shows that the rates of child obesity are high throughout the San Diego region. This map also shows that the highest concentrations of obese children are in the southwestern [...]
Despite vast amounts of green space in San Diego County, not all residents have equal access to these resources. The most park poor areas of the region are also the areas with the highest concentrations of low income households and people of color. In fact, there are few areas in the region with high concentrations [...]