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Children call for the shutdown of Whiteman Airport

Lead spews from some Southern California airports; cleaner fuel is coming

Both of Lori Shepler’s 5-year-old twins have had serious health problems throughout their young lives. She keeps a particularly close watch on Ayla, who’s in remission from cancer that cost her a kidney and regularly deals with respiratory issues.

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Ve y Vota: Foro Comunitario - Pacoima

El Fondo Educativo NALEO, Telemundo 52 y NBC4 organizaron un foro comunitario para discutir los temas más importantes para su comunidad y la ciudad de Los Angeles.

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Profiling Pacoima's Climate Activists

The climate activists with the group "Pacoima Beautiful" are trying to make change happen for the better to improve air quality for the residents of the San Fernando Valley. 

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Cal State Northridge students revitalizing abandoned community garden in Pacoima

A group of students from Cal State Northridge working toward getting green thumbs are revitalizing a community garden in Pacoima abandoned last year when coronavirus restrictions shut down operations.

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Contaminación ambiental y accidentes aéreos, dos problemas que aquejan a los residentes de Pacoima

Un gran porcentaje de los habitantes de ese vecindario de Los Ángeles son latinos. Sin embargo, muchos de ellos aseguran sentirse abandonados y desprotegidos, especialmente aquellos que viven cerca del Aeropuerto Whiteman.

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Valley Gas Plant Stacks

Update on Valley Generating Station Campaign

News that the Valley Generating Station has been leaking gas for at least two years has created a strong reaction in our community. Pacoima Beautiful was motivated to educate, organize, and advocate for the closure of gas operations at Valley Generating Station (VGS).

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Vaccines Are Not Reaching Hardest Hit Los Angeles Communities

Veronica Sance was irate. For days, she’d been monitoring the sidewalk in front of a prime South Los Angeles COVID-19 vaccination site, Kedren Community Health Center. And she did not like what she was seeing.

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Pacoima residents, community call for action against Whiteman Airport

Eva Avalos-Benitez ran and fell away from the flames that threatened her home as she and her grandson escaped through the back with the help of their neighbors, her hair and sweater covered with debris.

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Protestors outside the Valley Gas Plant

LA Council Moves to Shut Down Valley Gas Generating Facility

The shutting down of the Valley Generating Station owned and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) in Sun Valley took a big step forward after the LA City Council approved Council President Nury Martinez’s motion calling for said action, and to determine a timeline for

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Pacoima Neighbors Call For Whiteman Airport To Be Closed After Fatal Plane Crash

LOS ANGELES — More than a week after a plane crashed into their neighborhood, residents in Pacoima say Whiteman Airport is a safety threat and want it to be shut down.

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Community calls for the shutdown of Whiteman Airport

Time to close Whiteman Airport

Los Angeles – Pacoima Beautiful, the leading San Fernando Valley environmental justice organization, calls upon the County of Los Angeles to close and support the redevelopment of the Whiteman Airport in the wake of another small plane crash last week.

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Whiteman Airport Accident on November 12, 2020

Pacoima Beautiful would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the pilot impacted by his or her tragic passing, we are truly sorry for your loss. And we wish you healing and peace during this difficult time.

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The health of the Northeast Valley community finally prioritized as City Council President submits motion calling for a sunset date to gas operations at the Valley Generating Station

Los Angeles – After news broke of a methane leak at the Valley Gas Plant, Pacoima Beautiful escalated advocacy efforts to secure a clean energy future for the Northeast San Fernando Valley through the Clean Energy for the NESFV first! campaign.

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Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down

Andres Ramirez doesn’t know who scrawled the words “SHUT DOWN THE PLANT” across a cinder-block wall outside Valley Generating Station, where red and white smokestacks tower over the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley.

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Methane Gas Leak Protest

Sun Valley residents and activists marched from Alliance High School to the LA Dept. of Water and Power’s Valley Generating power station on Tuesday, Sept.8, to protest the methane gas leak occurring at the facility. LADWP first acknowledged the leak on Aug.

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Residents and activists protest outside the LADWP plant in Sun Valley

Residentes de Sun Valley: ‘Queremos que pare la fuga de metano’

María Madrigal ha vivido en el mismo vecindario de Sun Valley, en el Valle de San Fernando, por los últimos 33 años.

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LADWP transparency broke down in midst of Sun Valley methane leak, officials say

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Tuesday, Sept.

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Valley Gas Plant Stacks

Community calls for immediate fix to methane leak at Valley Generating Station

Los Angeles – Pacoima Beautiful leads a march and rally in Sun Valley to voice outrage over a methane leak in their community that has existed for more than a year.

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Electric vehicle rental program to be rolled out in Pacoima

A Pacoima nonprofit will be experimenting with an electric vehicle “car-sharing” program as a way to give families in the northeast San Fernando Valley an additional way of getting around.

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Esta organización inspira a jóvenes para que sean agentes de cambio en su comunidad

Pacoima Beautiful es una organización sin fines de lucro enfocada en la justicia ambiental. Además de proveer servicios a los residentes del Valle de San Fernando, educan a niños, adolescentes, adultos y ancianos para que contribuyan positivamente en sus comunidades.

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Joaquín Flores

Celebrating the Life and Giving Spirit of Sr. Joaquín Flores

Pacoima Beautiful desea darle las gracias a Sr. Flores quien en vida fue uno de nuestros donadores de frutas locales, desde los inicios del programa Mercado Pacoima.

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2019 AQMD award winners: Carlos Regalado, Yesenia Cruz and Diego Ortiz

Recognizing Pacoima Youth as Clean Air Heroes for the Environmental Protection work done in their frontline neighborhoods.

Pacoima, CA – October 4, 2019, The South Coast Air Quality Management District recognized Pacoima Beautiful’s Youth United Towards Environmental Protection (YUTEP) group as the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s 

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Valley Gas Plant through fence

Jóvenes piden transición de la planta de gas del Valle de San Fernando a energía renovable

A medida que aumenta la concientización sobre la importancia del medio ambiente, los métodos de producción de energía que contaminan el aire van caducando y desapareciendo, dando lugar a sistemas de energía renovable.

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Pacoima, Sun Valley youth are a part of a ‘front-line’ community affected by climate change, say local group

For 17-year-old Michelle Gutierrez, the youth rally held Friday in downtown Los Angeles and across the nation to raise awareness about the urgency of climate change was deeply personal.

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Volunteers and partners at Pacoima’s Wheelchair Wash and Resource Fair

Our Member Martin Received a Surprise Visit From Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez: Here’s Why

Aside from their cleaning gloves and work badges, the smiles you see above are what all our volunteers and partners were wearing for Pacoima’s first ever Wheelchair Wash and Resource Fair.

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