Amanda Bloom

Policy Director for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy

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LA City Councilwoman  Jan Perry  wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in 32 square miles of Los Angeles—including Watts, the Crenshaw District and Baldwin Hills.

Council To Consider Fast-Food Restaurant Ban in South Central

LA City Councilwoman Jan Perry wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in 32 square miles of Los Angeles—including Watts, the Crenshaw District and Baldwin Hills.

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