In this story we go to the small cities southeast of Los Angeles which have among the highest childhood obesity rates and the fewest parks in the state. The region has been notorious for poverty, pollution and dirty politics. But, now as reform-minded politicians take over some local city halls, young people are pushing for change. One group of high school students is learning to lobby for green space and greater play opportunities for the area’s youngest children.
Author: Robin Urevich and Pedro Avila
Dr. Rishi Manchanda believes the key to better health for homeless veterans is improving their lives. He’s developed a clinic at the VA hospital in Los Angeles where vets can find housing, mental health care and help with benefits and legal issues.