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Written by rudyarispe on Aug 13, 2010
Oscar Maldonado, 30, works hard for his money.He sells paletas from his bicycle, a job that's helped him lose 100 pounds  since December, going from 326 pounds to 226 pounds.Maldonado sells paletas part time, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and he also works for Alamo Concrete from midnight to 7 a.m., driving bulldozers.He said the paleta sales help him save money to restore a '67 GT Mustang.
Written by David McLemore on Aug 02, 2010
If you can't go in person for the unveiling of Phase I on Dec. 18, take this multimedia tour of the Mission Reach project as it transforms the San Antonio River on the city's South side, connecting neighborhoods and people ... The river has always been there. And now it's changing in ways that are part engineering, part alchemy.   Jason Stevens and his wife, Leslie Raymond, watch backhoes rip dirt from the banks of the San Antonio River downstream from Roosevelt Park. To them, it sounds like music.  
Written by Heather DiMasi on Jul 30, 2010
Looking for a playground in your neighborhood? KaBOOM, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America's children, has a map that is searchable by city or Zip Code so you can find the nearest play area to you.According to KaBOOM's website,
Written by Michele Olivarez on Jul 29, 2010
Once again, Communities in Schools, joined by corporate partners and nonprofit agencies, will Stuff the Bus with school supplies and school uniforms for kids in Bexar County.The long-running yearly project by Communities in Schools began July 25 and runs through Aug. 22. About 1,200 volunteers will be out across the city collecting school supplies Aug 6.
Written by Jennifer Herrera on Jul 23, 2010
San Antonio has embarked on an ambitious effort to make the city a more bike-friendly place. And city planners want your ideas.Julia Diana, senior management analyst for San Antonio’s Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation department, said San Antonio is working on educating residents about cycling issues, including bike safety laws, new bike racks and a bike-share program which is scheduled to launch in 2011.