13th Annual Los Angeles River Ride — Sunday, June 9, 2013
Maui: Road to Hana, Nahiku, Wai'anapanapa, whale watching off Lahaina, Old Lahaina Luau dancers, snorkling at Ka'anapali — Sunday to Tuesday, February 10 - 12, 2013
Maui: DT Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua, Kahakuloa, Lahaina, Olowalu petroglyphs, A & B Sugar Plantation in Pu'unene and Chinese New Year festivities in Kahalui — Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9, 2013
Endeavour treks through Westchester and Inglewood — Friday, October 12, 2012
Space shuttle Endeavour flies over Los Angeles — Friday, September 21, 2012
Aquarium of the Pacific, downtown Long Beach, California — Saturday, August 24, 2012
Police killing protest at the Anaheim Police Department in downtown Anaheim, California — Sunday, July 29, 2012
Puye Cliff Dwellings, Taos, Taos Pueblo, Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley — Monday - Wednesday, July 9 - 11, 2012
Road Trip to Santa Fe via Seligman, Winslow, Gallup, Coronado State Monument — Thursday - Saturday, July 5 - 8, 2012
Los Angeles River Ride, Griffith Park, Los Angeles — Saturday, June 10, 2012
Lower Compton Creek, LA River Cleanup — Saturday, April 28, 2012
Leupp Indian Boarding School and Leupp Citizen Isolation Center ruins, Old Leupp, Arizona — Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Navajo water rights meeting, Teesto, Arizona — Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Canyon de Chelly, Arizona — Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24-25, 2012
From inside and outside the barbed wire, Santa Fe — Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 2012
Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site at former Catalina Federal Honor Camp near Tucson, Arizona — Thursday, April 19, 2012
Road Trip Arizona — Thursday, April 19, 2012
First game of the season, Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley — Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Day 30 at Occupy Los Angeles — Sunday, October 30, 2011
Jam session at Te'Amir's 25th birthday party, near Mar Vista — Saturday, October 8, 2011
LA Bike Summit — Long Beach — Friday, September 30, 2011
Photos of California Coastal Cleanup — Dominguez Channel, Gardena — Saturday, September 17, 2011
MMA at the Normandie Casino in Gardena, California — Saturday, June 18, 2011
2011 LA River Ride — Sunday, June 5, 2011
Community Voices | Literacy for All of Monterey Park (LAMP) poetry reading — Monday, May 3, 2011
2011 LA River cleanup [La gran limpieza] at Willows Street Estuary in Long Beach — Saturday, April 30, 2011
Photography from Red Rock Canyon, NV, Hoover Dam, Calico, CA — February, 2011
Student shooting in Gardena — January 18, 2011
Kabuki Renaissance — Redondo Beach, November 13, 2010
CicLAvia — Los Angeles, October 10, 2010
Kings Canyon National Park — September 11-13, 2010
Nisei Week Festival 2010 — Sunday, August 15, 2010, in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles
Gardena obon matsuri 2010 — Saturday and Sunday, July 31 - August 1, 2010
Bell residents demand ouster of overpaid city officials — Monday, July 26, 2010
LA River Cleanup, Atwater — Friday, April 30, 2010
Manzanar Pilgrimage — Former prisoners, their families and a diverse group of supporters traveled Saturday, April 24, 2010, to Manzanar, California, the site of the prison camp that held 11,070 Japanese Americans during WWII.
Over a hundred volunteers, including students from Banning High School, Serra High School and CSUDH, and members of the L.A. Conservation Corp, participated Saturday, September 17, 2011, in the statewide environmental remediation effort dubbed the California Coastal Cleanup. The students teamed up with Heal the Bay and Adopt a Stormdrain Foundation to remove around thirty cubic yards of debris from the Dominguez Channel in Gardena.
Over a hundred volunteers, including students from Banning High School, Serra High School and California State University, Dominguez Hills, and members of the L.A. Conservation Corp, participated Saturday, September 17, 2011, in the statewide environmental remediation effort dubbed the California Coastal Cleanup.
A student signs up for a morning of community service.
Students take plastic bags and donated equipment to the Dominguez Channel site.
Banning High School and Serra High School students walk along the bike path bordering the Dominguez Channel. The Dominguez Channel near the Artesia Transit Center in Gardena was selected by organizers as one of five code red sites in the Los Angeles area due to the high level of environmental degradation.
Members of a local dance troupe help gather debris along the rock and concrete lined stream.
A volunteer begins removing old clothes and garbage from a homeless encampment on the bike path. The homeless population earlier was asked to remove any valuables from the area and was promised a meal if they helped remove the refuse.
Four volunteers remove styrofoam and other waste from a drain on the bank of the stream. Most of the student volunteers are black or latino.
Four volunteers remove styrofoam and other waste from a drain on the bank of the stream.
A used container of paint thinner lies along the heavily polluted waterway. The area was labeled one of five code red sites in Los Angeles by Heal the Bay engineers due to the large amount of waste accumulated there.
Many homeless immigrants spend the night at encampments under the 182nd Street bridge after waiting to be hired as a day laborers outside the nearby Home Depot.
At least one day laborer cleaned the area before the arrival of the volunteers.
Serra High School students work the bank of the channel.
Serra High School students remove trash from the bank of the channel.
Serra High School students remove trash from the bank of the channel.
Large numbers of styrofoam fast food containers lie strewn about the area. Unlike paper products, styrofoam is not biodegradable and does not decompose into inert materials.
Students of Serra High School, a private Catholic school in Gardena, must complete twenty hours of community service yearly. According to a teacher working alongside the students, the main reason the community takes care of the local environment is because "we love God".
The son of one of the organizers, acting as site captain, rides a motorized bicycle to bring water and snacks to volunteers.
Students work near the site of the old Ascot Park dirt racetrack and across the channel from the L.A. Unified School District garage.
Volunteers drag a shopping cart out of the stream and up the bank.
Members of the L.A. Conservation Corp clear brush and debris from a patch of land near Vermont Avenue and Artesia Boulevard.
A group of Banning High School students use nets to collect debris from the channel south of Artesia Boulevard.
By the end of the event, the debris from the homeless encampment is bagged.
Crews load a pickup with bags of trash to take to a waiting dumpster.
Members of the Earth Sciences Club of Cal State University at Dominguez Hills work together to clean the area.
A torn trash bag spills its contents as students walk back to the staging area at the end of the event.
Signs of the event sponsors
By the end of the event, the partially filled dumpster was full of nearly thirty cubic yards of garbage.
Earth Sciences Club of Cal State University at Dominguez Hills
Serra High School
L.A. Conservation Corp
Banning High School
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