Build a Class and They Will Come

Once the domain of those who could afford gym memberships, fitness classes are now increasingly available to low-income families, who are flocking to them. The programs not only yield personal health benefits but also empower communities.

The Paradox of Latino Health

Orange County’s Mexican immigrants arrive in the U.S. in better health than the wealthier, native-born population by many measures. But over time their health begins to recede.

Living Dangerously to Pay the Rent

As rents rise and incomes stagnate, people are increasingly
sharing apartments with strangers, putting children at risk and
creating unhealthful, crowded homes.

The Good and the Bad of Vending Trucks

The trucks, which are ubiquitous in Santa Ana, provide a vital
service to many residents in the city’s urban core. But they also
contribute to increasing obesity rates.