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Los Angeles Celebrates its First Indigenous Peoples Day

Great Wall of Los Angeles © SPARC Judy Baca Los Angeles celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day on October 8. Los Angeles has the largest indigenous population of any city in the United States (UCLA, Mapping Indigenous LA). It is […]

Equal Access to Pools, Schools, Parks, and Beaches JUMMP SwimLA

  The Miguel Contreras High School Pool, Los Angeles, CA The struggle continues for equal access to pools, schools, and pools: 79 percent of children whose families make less than $50,000 a year cannot swim. The 2017 study by the […]

Health Justice: Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity 2018 National Public Health Law Conference The City Project October 4-6

The 2018 National Public Health Law Conference‘s theme is “Health Justice: Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity” in Phoenix, AZ. “Neighborhoods Matter: Using Law to Improve Communities through Access to Transportation, Green Spaces, and Stable and Healthy Housing” will […]

Open Space, Recreation, Biodiversity and Habitat: An ‘Our County’ Workshop Liberty Hill

Open space begins with open communication. The LA County Chief Sustainability Office and Liberty Hill held a workshop at the LA Trade-Tech College in preparation for the LA County Sustainability Plan on September 17, 2018. Nonprofits deliberated over the Office’s […]

The City Project 19th Anniversary Equal Justice, Democracy & Livability for All!

September 15 . . . The City Project’s flagship project has led to LA State Historic Park, Rio de Los Angeles State Park, revitalizing the LA River, saving and expanding Baldwin Hills Park, saving Panhe and San Onofre State Beach, […]

Ted Jackson CA State Parks & Recreation Hero. Presente!

Ted Jackson as Chief of Operations at the California Department of Parks & Recreation worked with the people to transform state parks for all. Ted is a personal hero and friend. QDP. Robert García.   L.A. River Master Plan kick […]

President picks David Vela as new National Park Service Director

Rob Hotakainen and Corbin Hiar, E&E News reporters Published: August 31, 2018 The White House said today the president had picked David Vela, the superintendent of Grand Teton National Park, to become the new director of the National Park Service. He […]

Biddy Mason Born into Slavery 200th Anniversary Forgotten L.A. . . .

  A woman born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, Biddy Mason walked behind her owner’s wagon, first to Utah then to Los Angeles. A federal judge freed her in 1856, before the US Supreme Court held slaves were not […]

California Outdoor Engagement Coalition Gathering Irvine

“Nature for the sake of community empowerment makes us people,” said Juan Martinez of Children & Nature Network as he began the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition Meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and reaffirmed that civil rights and access to […]

Trump admin has declared war on the environment | Capitol Weekly

This op-ed was re-printed in Political Pulse, a monthly newsletter published by the owners of Capitol Weekly and distributed in Sacramento capitol area.  By Robert García Opinion August 2018 The resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was met […]