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Clean Streets Hero in Wilmington.

Clean Streets Hero, Diana Medel from the Wilmington Neighborhood Council is a great example of the youth making a significant and positive impact in the community.

Born in Mexico City and raised in Wilmington California, Diana Medel is a 20 year old community activist and current board member of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council. Seeking the American Dream, her mother brought Diana to California at the young age of 8 years old. Through opportunities in high school, Diana began to take a leadership role on campus and throughout her community. She began as vice president of her learning academy, president of a Relay for Life team, and got involved with the unique experience of mentoring middle school girls. Diana is a relatively new board member on the Wilmington Neighborhood Council, works at a non-profit called South Bay Center for Community Development, is the I Heart Wilmington outreach coordinator, and gets involved in annual neighborhood clean-ups, information fairs, town halls, and other civic activities. Diana works very closely with Councilman Joe Buscaino and his staff on a regular basis and on a variety of issues and events that make a positive impact in the community. Her passion is to empower community members to make significant changes in their neighborhood. She continues to pursue her education at Los Angeles Harbor College and aspires to obtain her Master’s degree in communications. For more information about the Wilmington Neighborhood Council go to http://wilmingtonneighborhoodcouncil.com.

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Call 311 or use the MyLA311 app to report abandoned waste and illegal dumping in the public right of way near you. When making a report, please provide as much detail about the location and debris as possible so the appropriate level of resources can be directed to the site.

To download the MyLA311 app, visit Google Play or Apple App Store.

Clean Streets Hero in Pico Union.

Clean Street Hero, Jesus Banuelos from the Pico Union Neighborhood Council is proud of his involvement in the Neighborhood Council system and his contribution to the community through street clean ups and trash reporting.

Born in Fresnillo, Zacatecaz, Mexico, Jesus Bañuelos has been a resident of the Pico Union community for 35 years, is an active parishioner at the Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, a board member on the Pico Union Neighborhood Council, and a volunteer with the Olympic Police Station. Jesus is very well known in the community and has an exceptional relationship with Councilman Gil Cedillo and his staff because of his activism, friendly and welcoming demeanor. He annually gets involved with cleanups, movies festivals, National Night Out events, and other civic activities. Jesus’ contributions to his community go beyond his neighborhood including helping coordinate community events that have helped Angelenos get their driver’s licenses, get access to better housing, and get their citizenship. Jesus is married to Zoila Bañuelos, also a community activist, and is father to three sons including Jesus, Oswaldo, and Sergio. Jesus strongly believes in continuously inviting residents to become part of community organizations where they can work to better the community; to be active and to work together for the community. For more information about Pico Union Neighborhood Council go to www.PicoUnionNC.org

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Call 311 or use the MyLA311 app to report abandoned waste and illegal dumping in the public right of way near you. When making a report, please provide as much detail about the location and debris as possible so the appropriate level of resources can be directed to the site.

To download the MyLA311 app, visit Google Play or Apple App Store.