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How might Garcetti's 'Great Streets' impact the health of Boyle Heights residents?

by Adrian Florido | Take Two

Graciela Villeda suffers debilitating pain from gallstones, but she is undocumented and uninsured. She qualifies for a county program called Healthy Way L.A. Unmatched, but because it mostly covers emergency care, she says she can't get the operation she needs to relieve her pain. Adrian Florido

Loa Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets initiative is intended to increase the economy and culture along 15 major streets. One of them is Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights.

It's a largely Latino neighborhood, where many struggle with chronic disease. KPCC's Adrian Florido walked the street to find out what kinds of improvements residents would like to see.

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