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Closure of Ralphs in South LA highlights continuing food desert issues




Customers of Ralphs supermarket use plastic bags to carry their groceries home on October 25, 2011 in Glendale, California.
Customers of Ralphs supermarket use plastic bags to carry their groceries home on October 25, 2011 in Glendale, California.
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Residents and community activist gathered last night to protest the scheduled closure of the Ralph's at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Western Avenue.  Fresh food advocates say this will be a serious blow to the community, but there have been efforts underway to get more healthy affordable food to residents in south Los Angeles.

Here to tell us more is Charles Fields from the California Endowment.