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Listen to the story Read the story There’s a one-story brick building off of Central Avenue, in the heart of industrial South LA. It has no sign at the entrance;…

He lost his job when American Apparel closed, but this 73-year-old is still working

Listen to the story Read the story There’s a one-story brick building off of Central Avenue, in the heart of industrial South LA. It has no sign at the entrance;…

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She’s not the teacher, but when 70-year-old Joann Priestly shows up at this preschool, she is well-prepared for each lesson.

Preschoolers gain skills and elders find a ‘sense of purpose’

She’s not the teacher, but when 70-year-old Joann Priestly shows up at this preschool, she is well-prepared for each lesson.

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If there’s an expert on what it means to age in Los Angeles, it’s Dr. William Vega, Executive Director of USC’s Royal Institute on Aging. We talked to him at…

What makes life worth living today?

If there’s an expert on what it means to age in Los Angeles, it’s Dr. William Vega, Executive Director of USC’s Royal Institute on Aging. We talked to him at…

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