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Girls seek opportunities at empowerment conference

By Vicky Nguyen Contributing Writer MONTEREY PARK — At 13, Genesis Holmes isn’t sure what she wants to be when she grows up. She wants to become a singer, a brain surgeon or work in sports medicine. Holmes was one of an estimated 400 girls ages 11-18 who attended the “I Matter” Girl Empowerment Conference Read More…

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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…