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A nonprofit called the Sidewalk Project supplies unhoused people with Narcan, clean syringes, condoms, pipes, and marijuana.

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Dr. Meena Said’s family fled Afghanistan as refugees when she was a baby.

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South Bay Wildlife Rehab in Rancho Palos Verdes has taken in more than 300 birds this year, and is currently bulging at the seams with 111 patients.

South Bay Wildlife Rehab teaches birds of prey to slay all day

South Bay Wildlife Rehab in Rancho Palos Verdes has taken in more than 300 birds this year, and is currently bulging at the seams with 111 patients.

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High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

What to do when parents won’t let their teens get COVID vaccines? VaxTeen offers guidance on consent laws

High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

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Several mutual aid groups popped up around the city during the pandemic to help their fellow Angelenos.

Burnout plus up-and-down donations: How some LA mutual aid groups are faring more than a year into COVID

Several mutual aid groups popped up around the city during the pandemic to help their fellow Angelenos.

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The nonprofit Sisters of Watts is made up of four sisters who’ve lived in Watts nearly their entire lives.

Sisters of Watts distribute food, clothes, and vaccine advice

The nonprofit Sisters of Watts is made up of four sisters who’ve lived in Watts nearly their entire lives.

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Many Southern Californians found refuge in the woods during the pandemic. Some took strolls through their neighborhood park or hiked into their local national forest.

Have you hit the trails this year? Give back by joining a trail crew

Many Southern Californians found refuge in the woods during the pandemic. Some took strolls through their neighborhood park or hiked into their local national forest.

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If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

Food truck offers halal tacos and COVID vaccines at mosques, uniting OC Muslims and Latinos

If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

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A new Latinx-owned ice cream pop-up in Koreatown is using sweet treats to broach sensitive topics surrounding mental health and self care.

Sad Girl Creamery offers mental health support, scoop by scoop

A new Latinx-owned ice cream pop-up in Koreatown is using sweet treats to broach sensitive topics surrounding mental health and self care.

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Haijun Si and his family have become the victims of ongoing harassment by a group of local teenagers. His neighbors have kept watch outside the house at night.

OC neighbors protect Chinese family facing harassment, students push for action against racism

Haijun Si and his family have become the victims of ongoing harassment by a group of local teenagers. His neighbors have kept watch outside the house at night.

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Across LA, many offices, industrial warehouses, and strip mall units have been sitting empty as people are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One woman’s quest to put unhoused neighbors into South LA’s empty buildings

Across LA, many offices, industrial warehouses, and strip mall units have been sitting empty as people are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The husband and wife duo of Hot and Cool Cafe plan meals at the start of each week, prepare them in the restaurant, package them individually, and hand-deliver them to seniors.

Hot and Cool Cafe delivers free food to seniors during coronavirus pandemic

The husband and wife duo of Hot and Cool Cafe plan meals at the start of each week, prepare them in the restaurant, package them individually, and hand-deliver them to seniors.

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Every Tuesday, an apron-clad Heleo Leyva mans a red hot charcoal grill, where he roasts pounds of marinated carne asada and chicken.

Community Cookouts: How street vendors are fighting hunger in East Hollywood

Every Tuesday, an apron-clad Heleo Leyva mans a red hot charcoal grill, where he roasts pounds of marinated carne asada and chicken.

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During this pandemic, many Angelenos are facing unemployment and food insecurity, and dealing with mental health issues. All of this might be more acute during the holidays.

How to volunteer, in person or virtually, this holiday season in LA

During this pandemic, many Angelenos are facing unemployment and food insecurity, and dealing with mental health issues. All of this might be more acute during the holidays.

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Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

Community Cookouts: How street vendors are fighting hunger in East Hollywood

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

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Filmmaker Jack Henry Robbins visited small businesses in LA that are still open during the pandemic, but may not be able to stay afloat much longer.

Instagram’s ‘The Spot We Love’ highlights stories of LA’s small business owners during COVID

Filmmaker Jack Henry Robbins visited small businesses in LA that are still open during the pandemic, but may not be able to stay afloat much longer.

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Tutor Together has 60 tutors who help more than 600 students internationally, says founder Emme Shaffer.

California high school students offer free tutoring to anyone in need around the world

Tutor Together has 60 tutors who help more than 600 students internationally, says founder Emme Shaffer.

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Climate Jam Project started when a few friends in LA were commiserating about the prospects of a planet in trouble.

A project born out of friendship and dialogue at the Echo Park Lake aims to fight climate change

Climate Jam Project started when a few friends in LA were commiserating about the prospects of a planet in trouble.

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Dodger Stadium is home to one of the largest COVID-19 testing sites in the United States, with the capacity to test 6,000 Angelenos every day.

What it’s like testing Angelenos for COVID-19 at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium is home to one of the largest COVID-19 testing sites in the United States, with the capacity to test 6,000 Angelenos every day.

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Zahalea Anderson's Urban School of Self-Defense was burned down when looters ransacked businesses in Long Beach in May.

Strangers help a Black martial artist get her dojo back after looting in Long Beach

Zahalea Anderson's Urban School of Self-Defense was burned down when looters ransacked businesses in Long Beach in May.

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