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School Meals for All Celebration at LAUSD

On December 7th, Los Angeles Unified – the state’s largest school district – hosted California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblymembers Luz Rivas and Miguel Santiago, and Kat Taylor along with members of the School Meals for All Coalition to celebrate and showcase California’s […]

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If you bank with the Big 4, your money has an alarming carbon footprint

By Kat Taylor and Bill McKibben As the world warms, expect a lot more heat aimed at global banks, in particular at the biggest American ones. That’s because they’ve allowed themselves to become the ultimate and most powerful enablers of the fossil fuel industry — and because, in recent weeks, some of their peers in […]

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Meet the Heroes Nourishing California’s Students

Before School Meals For All and additional investments in related nutrition programming, California school districts were only reimbursed for feeding the lowest-income students. This left far too many families behind, particularly in California, where the cost of living is among the highest in the nation.  Now, with the opportunity to transform school food and expand […]

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LAUSD leaders push healthy meals for kids

Los Angeles Daily News By Marianne Love December 7, 2022 California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, education leaders and a dozen parents held a roundtable press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7, focused on the state’s School Meals for All initiative, at which she said that schools “play a crucial role in feeding […]

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Billionaire activist uses her wealth to be an agent of change

By LA Stories Staff Billionaire activist and philanthropist Kat Taylor has made it her life mission to bring equity to underserved and underrepresented communities across the country. As the co-founder and board chair of Beneficial State Bank, she aims to make banking more accessible to under-resourced communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. What […]

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Celebrating Farm to School Month

October is Farm-to-School Month – a time to celebrate the connections between local food producers, school nutrition programs and students. We recently traveled with the Center for Ecoliteracy  – our partner in the School Meals for All Coalition – to learn about Riverside Unified School District’s innovative model and how it might offer lessons to other […]

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Allensworth, a town founded by Black settlers, secures new funding and a better future

By Denise Kadara Sept. 26, 2022 Many of us living in the Central Valley have long known and experienced the effects of discrimination and divestment. Allensworth, California’s first all-Black town established in 1908, has not been an exception. Once a thriving farm community inspired by the dream of self-determination, Allensworth has grappled with arsenic contamination […]

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Honoring Our Partners During Hispanic Heritage Month

In California, we are blessed to live and work alongside many talented, dedicated and courageous Hispanic American champions.  Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) is an annual celebration of the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. September 15 is significant because […]