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Feeding the NHPI Community During A Pandemic

By Corina Penaia Outside of Hawaii, Los Angeles County (LAC) is home to more Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) than any other community in the United States. LAC’s NHPI communities are diverse and they include Samoans, Tongans, Native Hawaiians, Chamorros/Guamanians, Fijians, and Marshallese. Many NHPIs live in multigenerational households…...

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Mental Health and the Mountains

During the quarantine, being in nature has really benefited my mental health. It's been a much needed source of relaxation and exploration for me. I've been to more parks and beaches during these past few months than I ever have. Now I know more about local parks in my area,…...

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My First Time Hiking the San Gabriel Mountains

My favorite of hiking Eaton Canyon was seeing the waterfall itself because this was my first time hiking the trail! It did look smaller than I originally thought, but I heard this area changes throughout the different seasons, so I want to check it out again another time....

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Machiko’s Memories of the San Gabriel Mountains

Thanks to living near the trails in Altadena, I've been able to go hiking safely during this quarantine - on week nights and early mornings. I've seen a family of deer, rabbits, and even a bobcat. I've been able to notice the color of buckwheat turn from light pink in…...

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San Gabriel Mountains Testimonials

Over 15 million people live within 90 minutes of the San Gabriel Mountains (SGM). Additionally, 3.5 to 4 million people visit the SGM National Monument each year! Every experience in the SGM is different, so take a peak at the memories that other folx have created there....

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Pregnant During a Pandemic

Being pregnant in the middle of a pandemic was an interesting and challenging experience. My mental health was definitely tested when social interacting decreased and all my favorite places to go shut down. One thing that I was still able to do, though, was go outside and stay active with…...

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Black Lives Matter

We at APIFM, stand together with our Black community, and other communities who are protesting and grieving the senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. Racism, violence and trauma are public health issues, and must be addressed alongside the country‚Äôs response to the COVID-19 pandemic,…...

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My Experience as an APIFM Intern

By Zihan Zhou My name is Zihan Zhou (she/her) and I am a senior undergraduate student at UCLA, majoring in physiological science and minoring in Asian American Studies. My career interests include community health, health education, health equity in the AANHPI community, and mentorship opportunities and I was so glad…...

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Reflection on My APIFM Internship

By Jeanelle Daus Hi everyone, I’m Jeanelle Daus and I was an intern at APIFM this past Winter Quarter for UCLA. I am a fourth year Biology Major and Asian American Studies Minor in hopes to go into the Public Health field to make resources, such as health and education,…...

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RECIPE: Soba Noodle Salad

Ingredients: Soba Noodles Romaine Lettuce 1 Bell Pepper 1/2 Red Onion 1 Cucumber 1 Persimmon 1 Asian Pear (any seasonal fruit works! Strawberries for Summer, Asian Pear for Fall, etc) Ingredients for Dressing: 1/2 cup Olive Oil 1/4 cup Sesame Oil 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 1/2 cup Vinegar 1 tsp…...

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