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    By Dianne Anderson Another 25 new graduates from the local Environmental Justice Ambassador program are taking on bigger battles for their community – like climate adaptation plans, voting, sustainability, and how to participate in government meetings. Should they choose to accept the challenge, the next phase of instruction covers how to change policy at the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Environmental justice ambassador Evan Webb doesn’t have to think too hard about why more people that look like him aren’t involved in the fight for clean air and water, but he knows it’s not always easy. Between working and being a full-time student, the commitment requires a strong sense of community and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Warehouses are once again under scrutiny by the state of California and the community. Wherever warehouses thrive comes the nonstop rumble and roll of trucks and pollution. Last week, over 40 spoke out to uphold the community’s appeal against another warehouse going up behind Poplar Elementary School. The protest was hosted by ...
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    By Dianne Anderson On the Westside of San Bernardino where Ericka Flores grew up, there was always a hefty daily dose of pollution, much of it coming from local transportation systems, Omnitrans and BNSF railroad. It’s also the area where her friends, community activists Jan Misquez, Sally  Morana, and Marilyn Alcantar, spent years leading the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In pollution ridden parts of San Bernardino, crusaders have chipped away at policy change for over 20 years, but it’s finally happening. Some got tired, others passed away, and many continued to carry the baton for a safer Westside. The victory this week belongs to the enduring community, especially the early mothers ...