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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

Three ovals depicting the proposed fitness center, each with a different color scheme. One is black and green, another is orange and blue and the third is black and gray.

A ‘neon’ green light for City of Bell fitness center

Sam Garcia, Community News Reporter April 27, 2021

After getting feedback and discussing the proposed look of the Ernest Debs Park Fitness Gym Rehabilitation Project at five meetings — and receiving some criticism about what was described as a “Monster...

bright green playground equipment

Color them confused: City of Bell leaders question neon green in park proposal

Sam Garcia, Community News Reporter March 10, 2021

Before Bell city council members could approve the final design for the Ernest Debs Park Outdoor Fitness Gym Rehabilitation project, they had to address the elephant in the room — a green one, that is. The...

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September 30, 2021

Trees creating shade at daytime

Taking care of a city’s trees

Sam Garcia, Community News Reporter March 2, 2021

In the city of Bell, Public Works Manager Gabino Luna speaks for the trees — or at least he did at a Community Services Council meeting last week to review the city’s tree maintenance program. What...

Screenshot of Marcel “Sel” Blanco’s Instagram post, courtesy of Mr. Blanco, showcasing the mural he painted for Estrella Jalisco in South Gate. Credit: Tahiti Salinas screenshot of post.

Mural celebrating South LA activist also faces some community backlash

Tahiti Salinas, Community News Reporter November 29, 2020

In September, South Gate residents were treated to vibrant new artwork on the facade of a local flower shop: A yellow mural featuring a man painted blue, holding a microphone out, as if to the community. “When...

Bar graph displaying a timeline, from 2010 to Aug. 2020, of the total crime reports made in the city of South Gate ranging from homicide, rape, robbery assault, burglary, larceny, GTA, and arson. Data visualization by Tahiti Salinas using data from South Gate Police Dept.

Even as crime dips, South Gate community ambivalent about ‘defunding’ police

Tahiti Salinas, Community News Reporter October 18, 2020

Supporters of "defunding" the police in South Gate point to a downward trend of violent and nonviolent crimes in the city, adding the money could go into community programs that prevent criminal activity...

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