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Rancho Park: Do you have a health story for KPCC's new series First Person?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 21, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

SCOTUS dismisses Prop 8; California can resume same-sex marriages. KPCC asks: How does decision affect you?

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional and dismissed Prop 8 on standing, meaning same-sex marriages can resume in California.

How do these decisions affect you? Are you planning to get married?

KPCC would like to hear from people whose lives are affected by this.

By sharing your story, you help us to follow this issue in a…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on June 26, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments

KPCC asks: Have you been priced out of a neighborhood?

L.A. neighborhoods are changing: Demographics shift. Businesses open and shutter. Residents are forced to adapt and, sometimes, move. 

In February, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum went to Highland Park—a rapidly changing neighborhood—to hold an an off-site conversation focused on "Changing Neighborhoods: Tradition, Transition, and Gentrification in L.A." (Click the …

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on March 7, 2013 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?

Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.

Tell us: How has mental illness affected your…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Do you suffer from an 'invisible' condition like migraines or rheumatoid arthritis?

Do you or a loved one suffer from an illness like migraines, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome? KPCC reporter José Martinez is working on a series of stories that…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 11, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

KPCC asks: What are the sounds unique to Rancho Park?

Every neighborhood has a soundscape, a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical noises all its own. Whether it's music, birds, car horns or ice cream trucks, KPCC's Take Two morning show wants to feature those sounds (good and bad) that provide a soundtrack to your every day. 

We have created a short set of questions and a way to record and upload audio. 

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on January 30, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

Tell KPCC: Do you work in the grocery industry?

Southern California is home to hundreds of grocery stores, and KPCC journalists are always looking to connect with employees at grocery chains and local food emporiums.  Do you work at a major chain like Vons, Albertsons or Ralphs? What about Fresh and Easy or 99 Ranch Market or an independent store? 

KPCC journalists want to hear from you.

We read every response, and…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on January 9, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments

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