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Environmental group gets grant to plant trees in Baldwin Hills

BALDWIN HILLS — North East Trees is a community-based nonprofit whose mission statement is to “bring nature back to our urban environment.” The group has planted thousands of trees in the Baldwin Hills/Baldwin Village area over the last 10 years, using a $1 million grant from the state through a program called, “Cal Fire” to Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization serves health needs of South L.A.

It has been 25 years since nonprofit Community Health Councils first rose to the occasion. The occasion in 1992 included a health crisis in South Los Angeles, Veronica Flores, the organization’s chief executive officer, said. Fed up with the state of emergency that South L.A. was in, then-City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and others sprang into Read More…