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Compton council supports tax reduction for farming company

COMPTON — Local residents and the City Council shared their mixed feelings on helping an indoor vertical farming company move to the city during a public hearing Sept. 10.  In the end, the council voted unanimously tosupport Plenty’s proposal. San Francisco-based company, Plenty Unlimited Inc., known as Plenty, proposed expanding its company with a new Read More…

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Playworks provides personalized programs for child’s play

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Ann Nguyen joined Playworks Northern California in 2009.  For two years, her students at East San Jose’s Santee Elementary knew her as “Coach Ann.” While in that role, Nguyen served the kids in her community with the power of play, transforming the culture of the school.  After spending five years as a Read More…

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L.A. Regional Food Bank gets donation from Starbucks

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Los Angeles’ homelessness epidemic isn’t the only issue plaguing several low-income communities.  The county is full of “food deserts” leaving many residents — children, adults and seniors alike — to face the realities of hunger. Helping fight the issue is local nonprofit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which has worked to Read More…