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Category: View From The Street

Election 2012: City Council Candidates Placido and Salinas face-off on YouTube

The Alhambra Preservation Group sat down with candidates Dr. Steven Placido and Elizabeth Salinas and asked them about development, city pride, and their plans for the future.
category View From The Street

Urban Market Report: Crenshaw Farmers Market Near Leimert and Baldwin Hills

Leimert Park local reporter Walter Melton interviews Crenshaw Farmers Market visitors about their favorite shops and products.
categories Arts & CultureBusinessFoodHealthNeighborhoodsView From The Street

Community Spirit Gets a Trim in South L.A.

Barbershop in Leimert Park goes quiet and "empathy from others no longer helps" those feeling extreme stains of the economic downturn.
categories BusinessEconomyFamily/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoodsNooks & CranniesView From The StreetWeathering the Storm

Getting Started in South Los Angeles

A couple of grass-roots journalistic efforts combine forces to open the debate on Marlton Plaza, a shopping center that's been ravaged by time and a developer's bankruptcy.
categories BusinessEconomyNeighborhoodsView From The Street

Collaborators in South Los Angeles

Working journalists are teaming up with community members in a bid to take "citizen journalism" to a new level. They want to know why the long-talked-about Marlton Square development sits empty after all these years.
categories BusinessCity AffairsEconomyNeighborhoodsPoliticsView From The Street

Where Skid Row Meets Arizona

Some see the controversial immigration-enforcement law passed in the Grand Canyon State as a reminder of civil rights abuses they allege to be commonplace in the hard-pressed district of Downtown.
categories ImmigrationNeighborhoodsPoliticsView From The Street

Social Security Cops a Plea in Snafu on Warrants

Now comes the challenge of locating individuals who are due back-payments on benefits. Experts say 7,000 live in Los Angeles area, with senior citizens and members of ethnic communities making up a significant portion of the total.
categories EconomyJusticeView From The Street

Time for Alternative Programs for Drug Dealers

They are viewed by many as piranhas or parasites. Most of them will remain so — whether in prison or on the streets — because they're as addicted to the game as most of their customers are to the product they peddle.
categories BusinessCity AffairsJusticeNeighborhoodsPublic SafetyView From The Street

Getting Past the Past

A lot of convictions can be expunged, clearing an obstacle on the path to landing the sort of job that might help a lot of folks get in on this healthcare reform that everyone's talking about.
categories BusinessEconomyHealthJusticePoliticsView From The StreetWeathering the Storm

Black Baby Boomers Drop the Ball

It's easy to knock right-wing Republicans, but go below the surface and you'll start hearing this question: Have members of the generation who reaped the first harvest of the Civil Rights movement grown too reluctant to question African-American politicians?
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsJusticeNeighborhoodsPoliticsRace/Ethnic RelationsView From The Street
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