Can Guerilla Gardeners Transform Food Deserts?

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South Los Angeles is a neighborhood with many liquor stores and fast food outlets but very few grocery stores.  In this era of healthy-food consciousness, some residents have planted fruit trees and vegetables in the city-owned strips across the sidewalks from their front yards.  They share the bounty with hungry neighbors—so why are they in court fighting city orders to cease and desist?  Eight women have now come forward to report sexual harassment by San Diego’s new, Democratic Mayor Bob Filner.  Both California’s Democratic US Senators have called on him to resign--along with a host of other party officials and a unanimous city council.  But he’s still refusing to go—and he’s in a spat with the council over who should pay for what he concedes is a “mess.”    
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