Their Best Shot

Their Best Shot

How USC Alumni Led Pasadena to One of California’s Highest COVID Vaccination Rates Last Christmas Eve, while many Americans were at home with their families, Manuel Carmona MPA ’06 sat inside a Pasadena Public Health Department office, anxiously watching a...
State of the Art

State of the Art

How the Pandemic Changed Museums Forever (or Did It?) The exhibition “We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles” opened at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena to great uncertainty. Just two days earlier, the World Health Organization declared...
A Misguided Crackdown

A Misguided Crackdown

How ‘Law and Order’ Rhetoric Hurts Communities Reeling from COVID-Related Spike in Violence At the Roots Community Health Center in East Oakland, California, founder Noha Aboelata, M.D., is accustomed to caring for individuals and families who have been...
Journaling Helps with COVID-19 Emotions

Journaling Helps with COVID-19 Emotions

In the midst of a global pandemic and economic turndown, many Americans are battling stress, depression, and despair. Since COVID-19 emerged, the number of adults who have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder has risen from 1 in 10 to 4 in 10. Many have...
How to Save a Sanctuary

How to Save a Sanctuary

Farm animal sanctuaries across the country have had to adapt in these unprecedented times. Here’s a case study of how one has innovated. Since its founding in 2016, Charlie’s Acres—a farm animal sanctuary in Sonoma, CA—has been a place where visitors can make personal...