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Some Southern California students spend their days in air conditioning, but others are not so lucky even as temperatures reach over 100 degrees. And those hot classrooms can impact kids' ability to learn.
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Access to medical care in all of America’s inner cities is a pressing need, particularly in light of possible drastic changes to Medicare and Medicaid.
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The largest child welfare system in the nation has undergone major reforms in recent years. But some of these changes have come at the expense of crucial attachments that link children to caring adults.
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The Magnolia Place Community Initiative brings together more than 70 county, city and community services and organizations to make children's lives better.
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Record temperatures aren’t just threatening cracks in distant polar ice — they’re raising questions about how well California’s most vulnerable city dwellers are coping with urban heat impacts.
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The burst of media coverage on the surge of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S. in recent years has since ebbed, but the migration continues and many of the children’s basic needs still go unmet.
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Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when she was 11 years-old, Carolina takes three types of insulin and four other medications every day. Diabetes experts say the family's situation is fairly common.
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Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program is mainly aimed at African American and Latino residents of public and low income housing. The project coincides, say organizers, with HUD’s proposed ban on smoking inside individual units.
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Residents living near the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling center in east Los Angeles fought hard to close the lead-emitting plant. But their struggles continue, as they now turn to a cleanup effort of daunting proportions.

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“To find out after the fact that this could have been avoided — you put my kid through a little nightmare here and you affected his health,” said one mother whose 13-year-old son fell ill after jet skiing in the lake.

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