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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

 The group pictured in front of the old schoolhouse includes Esperanza and Marguerite Batz, from a family of early farmers. Photo hangs inside the Farmdale Schoolhouse Museum.

Farmdale Schoolhouse brings history to life in El Sereno

Evelyn Contreras, Community News reporter May 11, 2022

When Jorge Garcia attended El Sereno Middle School, he always wondered about the old wood-framed schoolhouse on the campus site but never heard much about it. More recently, when his kids started attending,...

El Sereno fatal shooting remains a mystery

Juan Ricardo Gomez, Community News Reporter December 28, 2020

Updated Jan. 20: An arrest has been made. Dominic Holden was 20 years old when he was tragically shot and killed in El Sereno on July 23, 2020. He was found in his mother’s car at 4227 Lowell Ave.,...

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Community-owned land as a way to challenge gentrification

Arlyn Lopez , Community News Reporter March 11, 2022

The El Sereno Community Land Trust sees gentrification, climate change, and homelessness as the most pressing issues currently affecting East L.A residents. About a week ago, the group held a grand...

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Eastside resident shares creativity and life lessons through workshops

Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter December 21, 2021

Bobby Ramirez, who grew up in El Sereno, had a cousin that graduated from Columbia Law School and another doing life in prison. Which cousin’s path would he follow? The right choice seems obvious...

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The pandemic’s toll: Three Eastsiders share their stories

Mia Alva, Community News Reporter April 29, 2021

Depression, panic attacks and anxiety. These are some of the challenges faced by three Los Angeles County residents who live in Echo Park, Montebello and El Sereno, respectively. On top of the mental...

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How to organize a community cleanup

Brian Lai, Community News Reporter April 14, 2021

Elephant Hill is one of the crown jewels of the neighborhood, with its rolling hills and vistas of the Downtown  skyline and the San Gabriel Mountains. But not everything is scenic about Elephant...

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Eastside neighborhood council elections: Who’s running and why

Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter April 3, 2021

Growing ranks of residents experiencing homelessness. Public transit and traffic-related issues. And crime and public safety. These are some of the issues affecting Los Angeles residents that the city’s...

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Fighting vaccine inequities

Jathniel Coronado, UT Community News Digital Editor March 2, 2021

Los Angeles County leaders passed a measure last week that is aimed at ensuring equitable access of vaccines to people of color and vulnerable groups. The motion directs the Direct the Department of...

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A whole new meaning to certain crimes in California?

Brandon Rodriguez, Community News Reporter October 12, 2020

Should some criminal activity that would be charged only as misdemeanors under current law, such as theft or fraud, be considered felonies? That’s the question posed by a measure on the November ballot,...

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