At Nixon Elementary's old playground, kids were getting hurt when they slid down the cracked slide (bottom right) and bounded through the patched up bridge (top right).Provided

Dangerous Hermosa Playground Replaced After Parents ‘Kept Knocking’ On Closed Doors

For years, kids were "slicing open legs and arms" on the dangerous equipment. But thanks to dedicated parents and supporters, that's about to change.

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$22.8 Million City ‘Wellness’ Program Has No Proven Benefits, City Watchdog Says

Inspector General Joe Ferguson said the city has taken no steps to show the program works.

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Avondale Food Pantry Closed Monday Because Manager Hurt In Hit-And-Run While Waiting For Food Dropoff

Up to 50 people were left without food after the manager at Sabeel Food Pantry at 3031 W. Belmont Ave. was hit.