Month: May 2019

LAUSD takes steps to provide clean drinking water to students

On April 23rd, the LAUSD school board approved the allocation of $15 million towards comprehensive lead testing and the establishment of water infrastructure to keep lead levels below 5 parts per billion (in contrast to the state level of 15 ppb). This is an important step in reducing a known hazard in the schools. It …

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Are farmers markets located where they should be?

When farmers markets came into being in California in 1978, one of the goals was to provide for greater access to fresh foods in underserved and low-income communities. Even before the term “food desert” was coined, people were thinking that farmers markets would serve communities where grocery stores could not. Today, there are over 130 …

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