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From Food Deserts to Food Oases

Oh my gosh! It's suddenly Hanukkah, and Christmas is right around the corner!
Believe it or not, I’m not thinking about gifts. I’m thinking about cooking. And eating. Maybe for our family's potluck dinner I’ll prepare my crunchy marinated green bean dish--raw, fresh green beans and mushrooms, locally grown and organic. Whatever I decide to bring, everything will be organic, purchased from a farmers market or my local Whole Foods.

Hold Banks Accountable

ACCE (Californians for Community Empowerment), led by Amy Schur, one of Liberty Hill’s 2010 Grassroots Leaders To Watch, is celebrating passage of Los Angeles’s “Foreclosure Registry” ordinance. Liberty Hill grantee LAANE, SEIU Local 721 and allied organizations are cheering as well.

Economic Growth vs. Economic Equity? That's the Wrong Question.

In the American Prospect, Peter Dreier, Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College, examines new approaches to urban development and how more and more city governments, prodded by local activists, have been using their gatekeeper powers to successfully promote growth with equity.   Led by Liberty Hill partner, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Los Angeles is pioneering this national movement calling for grea