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Articles by Nancy Martinez

One Woman Can Make a Difference

In Bell Gardens, she runs Neighborhood Watch.
categories NeighborhoodsPolitics

Election Brings Some Changes to Local Councils

Change can be scary, so can the unknown. Election results have yet to be officially certified in Monterey Park or the City of Commerce, but it appears voters in those cities have for the most part opted to stick with what’s familiar.
categories City AffairsPolitics

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
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