Treatment vs. Incarceration: $20 Million Proposed for Mental Health Programs

Treatment vs. Incarceration: $20 Million Proposed for Mental Health Programs

Los Angeles County incarcerates the largest population of mentally ill people of any county in the nation. District Attorney Jackie Lacey, jail reform advocates, fiscal watchdogs, and the supervisors all have voiced concerns about the County’s inhumane and expensive system, which repeatedly cycles mentally ill people in and out of custody.

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Watts Student Athlete Becomes Fulbright Scholar
Watts Student Athlete Becomes Fulbright Scholar

Watts Student Athlete Becomes Fulbright Scholar

Caylin Moore never had it easy: years ago his mother went through a terrible depression after being assaulted, and Caylin, only in grade school, helped nurse her back to health.

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Dodgers Dreamfield Dedicated at Ted Watkins Park
Dodgers Dreamfield Dedicated at Ted Watkins Park

Dodgers Dreamfield Dedicated at Ted Watkins Park

For many children, the baseball diamond is a place to learn sportsmanship, strategy and self-confidence. And this summer, a freshly renovated baseball field has opened in Watts.

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Making Art with Lemons
Making Art with Lemons

Making Art with Lemons

It’s not often a lemon is considered a canvas. But to the artists David Burns and Austin Young of the collaborative Fallen Fruit, that is exactly what a lemon will be for their next experiment in bringing communities together through, well, fruit.

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Freedom Schools are Here

Freedom Schools are Here

For the fifth summer in a row, the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools, an exciting six-week summer literacy and enrichment program for children ages 5 to 18-years-old, has come to the Second District.

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