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Articles by Nancy Martinez

School Expands Horizon for Children of Vernon Workers

For the last 20 years, Woodcraft Rangers, an after-school program designed for low-income neighborhoods that offer limited opportunities to its youth, has allowed kindergarten through sixth grade students at Vernon Elementary to participate in programs that would otherwise be out of their reach.
categories EducationNeighborhoodsYouth

MUSD Approves Ethnic Studies Requirement

Montebello Unified School District took the first steps in implementing an ethnic studies graduation requirement, following in the footsteps of nearby districts and becoming the third largest district in the county to approve such a resolution.
categories EducationNeighborhoodsRace/Ethnic RelationsYouth

Vernon Opens Lottery for New Affordable Housing

Deadline to apply is Feb. 27.
categories City AffairsFamily/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoods

Montebello Hills: Details Matter

Residents and the council have been divided for years over the specifics of a plan to build a many as 1,200 single-family detached and attached homes in Montebello Hills. For environmentalists, loss of open space, an active oil field and the endangered California gnatcatcher are reason enough to reject the project. Part two of two.
categories City AffairsFamily/Inter-generational NewsGreen NewsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Why Not in Monterey Park?

City council candidates discuss economic development at forums.
categories BusinessCity AffairsEconomyNeighborhoodsPolitics

Montebello Hills: Decades In the Waiting

The Montebello Hills Planned Community would be built in one of the few remaining large undeveloped areas in the San Gabriel Valley. Part 1 or 2.
categories BusinessCity AffairsNeighborhoods

Lead Blood Testing Extended for Residents Near Exide

Only 500 people have been tested so far.
categories BusinessHealthNeighborhoodsPublic Safety

Bell Gardens Reflects on ‘Trying’ Year

City council chooses new mayor, mayor pro tem.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Monterey Park Housing Project Moves Forward Despite Council Split

The time granted to a local developer to pay off nearly $3 million it will owe the city was nearly doubled Monday over the vocal objections of two Monterey Park city council members.
categories BusinessCity AffairsFinanceNeighborhoods

Bell Gardens Has Yet to Address Water Rates

It will not stop the bleeding, but a new service contract approved Monday by the Bell Gardens City Council is expected to improve operation of the city-owned water system while reducing costs at the chronically deficit-plagued system by $10,000 a year.
categories City AffairsEconomy
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