Karsplus Warehouse – just, no.

Oops. In an earlier post if I spelled the name wrong of the car store. I know that the story is true because it happened to a friend of mine who then posted a review on Yelp. The car store has harassed her for posting her story. People who are low-income have a hard time … Continue reading Karsplus Warehouse – just, no.

Pacoima Food Pantries

Note: Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show client's current residential address. Some pantries have an application process … Continue reading Pacoima Food Pantries

This week out of the Welfare office

In the welfare office things are as predicated ... The super large former gang banger is collecting toys for his side charity work. My boss snickers when I mention that some individual recognition for my quality of work would be both shocking and appreciated. Administration remains oblivious that actual people work and create the number in … Continue reading This week out of the Welfare office

Local activism

Dear @fuentds4la, I love Pacoima and bought a home here but now there is talk of gentrification what are the plans to keep the low income families in their homes and what's the plan to boost mom and pop businesses and reduce crime. Let's work together to make Pacoima a place of universal pride so … Continue reading Local activism

Pacoima , Facebook, and a man on the streets

Homelessness is real  a nd affects everyone. Here, in Pacoima, this man is a fixture on a local street. The Facebook group for the neighborhood is learning the worst of all truths about homelessness: there is no easy cure. There are no available shelter beds. We can't find a place for him to sleep MEND … Continue reading Pacoima , Facebook, and a man on the streets

Amen to MEND for the Merry Christmas Adopt A Family Program

as written about in @ladailynews. This is why I love @mendpoverty1. Dennis McCarthy wrote this lovely story: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_19521454 . To be honest, this is not just a story of how two families connected - it is the spirit of MEND in Pacoima, and the reason I  (way out here in Arcadia) love the San Fernando Valley … Continue reading Amen to MEND for the Merry Christmas Adopt A Family Program