The Helpers

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.

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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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One civically engaged designer in Los Angeles, Lex Roman,    has created a guide    for local voters to find out where to vote and how government works.

How to become a more civically engaged Angeleno

One civically engaged designer in Los Angeles, Lex Roman, has created a guide for local voters to find out where to vote and how government works.

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The government has tapped some city employees to do coronavirus contact tracing. But other Angelenos are volunteering to do it.

Why some Angelenos are volunteering to be COVID-19 contact tracers

The government has tapped some city employees to do coronavirus contact tracing. But other Angelenos are volunteering to do it.

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The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

South LA volunteer group delivers groceries to communities of color

The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

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“We’ve got milk, magnesia, blood stoppers, sterile cleaning stuff.

First-aid responders volunteer at George Floyd protests, ready with antacids and water bottles

“We’ve got milk, magnesia, blood stoppers, sterile cleaning stuff.

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Commercial photographer Robiee Ziegler is now using her camera to document the safer-at-home period in LA.   
  In a project she calls “   Making Waves   ,” Ziegler documents the…

Photographer Robiee Ziegler captures portraits of a pandemic

Commercial photographer Robiee Ziegler is now using her camera to document the safer-at-home period in LA.  In a project she calls “ Making Waves ,” Ziegler documents the…

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Dr. Susan Partovi was an early practitioner of “street medicine.”

Doctor uses ‘street medicine’ to care for Skid Row residents during coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Susan Partovi was an early practitioner of “street medicine.”

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The City of Commerce has some of the worst air pollution in Los Angeles County and is lacking in a resource many of us take for granted: shade.

TreePeople provides free fruit trees to the concrete expanse of Commerce

The City of Commerce has some of the worst air pollution in Los Angeles County and is lacking in a resource many of us take for granted: shade.

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