The West Long Beach neighborhood is a large community afflicted with many environmental and health problems caused by the ports. Because of this large prevalence in the area, myself and the group have decided to focus our reporting on the effects of ports on the community.
At the moment, everyone in the group is assigned to contact someone to lock in leads for interviews to take place next week. We hope to get an interview with a school nurse, Jessica Tovar from LLBACA and a council member in charge of the provisions for emissions. This will provide a great background for the story and encompass the three areas we hope to focus on: the affected community, the policy makers, and those who work at the ports. By taking each area into account, we will be able to report the issue from every aspect.