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Ashley Alvarado

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Community News Editor


Ashley Alvarado is the community news editor for California Watch and The Bay Citizen, where she oversees the news-engagement and public engagement staff. She is focused on helping to reach new audiences and engaging communities around CIR, California Watch and Bay Citizen stories. Ashley is also CIR's Public Insight Network analyst. She currently serves as managing editor of Los Cabos Magazine and previously worked at Los Angeles and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles magazines. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

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My priorities

Finding new ways to reach readers who don't rely on traditional media and to incorporate readers into the reporting process.

Recent Spotlight Articles

React & Act: Understanding ‘ghost tribes’
Explore our resource guide about ghost tribes, including frequently asked questions and key contacts.
React & Act: What is second-mortgage debt?
To understand Rick Jurgens’ article on the second-mortgage debt and one Texas firm’s aggressive collection methods, you must first look at the origins of the mortgage crisis. Here, we provide an explainer, a glossary of terms, a guide to available resources and a recommended reading list.
React & Act: Key players for developmental centers
There are many agencies and individuals involved in the daily operations of California’s developmental centers and its police force, the Office of Protective Services. Here we list them – as well as organizations focused on protecting residents – by category.
React and Act: Contacts for unincorporated communities
Many residents in low-income, unincorporated neighborhoods across California are living in substandard conditions. Within this React & Act, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions and more resources for the more than 1 million people living in California’s unincorporated communities.
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