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Video: California Forever-Parks for the Future



Robert Garcia of The City Project discusses why parks are important to California in this video, California Forever: Parks for the Future. Garcia emphasizes that all residents living in California deserve the right to see green space in their ...

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“Calles Completas” (P. del S. 1857) (in Spanish)



The complete text to Puerto Rico's Complete Streets Policy, "Proyecto del Senado 1857 (P. del S. 1857)," approved in December of 2010, and filed into law as Ley Num. 201. ...

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“Can Laws Against Junk Food in Schools Rein in Child Obesity?”



Study found that students at schools with a more regulated food service program gained less weight than students at schools that had fewer ...

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“Carrot Juice Instead Of Coke? USDA Proposes New School Snack Rules”



NPR's take on the proposed USDA snack guidelines. ...

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“Baldwin Park Selected as Playful City USA Third Year In a Row”



According to this article in 2011 KABOOM!, a national non-profit organization that builds playgrounds, designated the city of Baldwin Park as a Playful City USA. Helen Hernandez, a program supervisor at the Baldwin Teen Center, describes her experience in helping create the city's action plan for getting children to use parks and playgrounds. As a result of being recognized as a Playful City USA, Baldwin Park will now have the opportunity to apply for exclusive grants which could bring more parks and playgrounds to the community. ...

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“Beacon Hill celebrates new linear park”



Phase I of the Beacon Hill Linear Park has now been completed, thanks to the collaboration of neighborhood members and officials from the City of San Antonio. ...

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“Bicycle lane education gears up”



By October of 2005, the city of Amarillo had begun to make bike lanes available to the community. In order to get residents active and using these bike lanes city officials would have to create a plan for educating the people on how to use bike lanes appropriately. Because the bike lanes were new to the community, bike lane proponents discussed practical ways to make residents aware of the city's bike ordinance. Ideas like increasing bike signage and including information on the water bill were some methods proposed. ...

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“Bills Aim to Stop Diverting Funds Meant for State Parks”



For the fiscal year 2014-2015 the House and Senate included funds for only 84 state parks. This means that the state would have to shut down 7 parks. Park advocates and state legislators in support of state parks are currently seeking ways to keep these parks open. ...

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” Local students encouraged to join Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program”



The Student Ambassador Program, a new initiative of the San Antonio Mayor's Fitness Council, will elect 35 students grades 5-12, to represent the county during the 2012-2013 school ...

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