French Deeds Prevent 9th Ward houses from Federal Assistance

After Katrina hit the low income neighborhood of 9th Ward, all residents were left neglected. Their homes were destroyed and the federal government left them without safety resources. The neglect they faced from the government was due to the fact that many of these deeds came from the French colonial era and others had their […]

Eagle Rock’s Past, Present and Future for School Canyon

By Marisa VasquezOctober 14 As a resident of Eagle Rock for more than 20 years, I have seen the neighborhood go through its share of change. Our small pocket of Los Angeles has always prided itself for being out of sight and out of mind from people who prefer the limelight of Hollywood or Santa […]

Mattress recycling springs to life thanks to California law

By Cesar TapiaOctober 11 Illegal dumping has long been an epidemic throughout the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. You are bound to see piles of a variety of materials strewn about the streets, particularly in areas south and east of the city where the less affluent reside. Those doing the dumping range from contractors looking to […]

Stormwater Pollution is Affecting the Health of Los Angeles Residents and Aquatic Organisms

By Michelle Ontiveros October 12, 2019 Stormwater pollution has been a problem for Los Angeles residents for about the past twenty years. Storm drains are meant to take only rainwater, however, when contaminants like fertilizers, animal waste, litter, or automobile fluids get into the drainages it pollutes the county’s water. When these pollutants reach the […]

Climate change worsening California’s Wildfires.

California wildfires have been on the rise in the most recent years. They have a huge impact on the environment and people’s health. One of the main contributors to the California wildfires is climate change. The climate in California has warmed by 3 degrees in the past decade. Lack of rain is making summers hotter […]

The problem with drinking water in the San Fernando Valley

By Tamar MlikyanOctober 13 The San Fernando Valley basin is a significant source of drinking water for the Los Angeles district metropolitan region. It incorporates Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando, and La-Canada. The drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants like leads, Arsenic and CR+6. THE […]