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University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

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Huntington Park residents start online petition to recall city council members

Erick Cabrera, Community News Reporter April 22, 2021

Huntington Park residents started an informal online petition, asking for an audit and a recall of city council members. It has over 170 signatures, a small fraction of the city’s population of more...

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Huntington Park to Get 10-Block-Long Park

Joshua Letona, News Editor October 29, 2019

Huntington Park residents were excited to learn recently that they’re not just getting another new park in town: They’re getting a 10-block-long stretch of green space where almost every block with...

Lydia Hoffman (left) and Nelson Cox (right) instruct volunteers before they install fire alarms in homes. Photo by Joshua Letona.

American Red Cross brings fire safety to Huntington Park

Joshua Letona, Community News Reporter March 21, 2019

The American Red Cross is more than just blood drives. On a recent Saturday, volunteers for the group installed hundreds of smoke alarms in local homes as part of the sixth annual “Sound the Alarm”...

Local Business Advocates Against Measure C by Joshua Letona

Huntington Park voters say “yes” to a possible new Costco

Joshua Letona, Community News Reporter March 21, 2019

Huntington Park residents overwhelmingly voted to support bringing a new Costco to their city. Nearly 1,900 voted “yes” and 304 voted “no” on the advisory measure this month, which asked if they...

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The lost and found theaters of Eastside LA

William Baker, Community News Reporter December 9, 2021

What movie houses are left in Northeast Los Angeles and on the Eastside? It can be hard to tell because some have been razed to make way for development while others are being used for something else...


September 30, 2021

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Salt Lake Park project moves forward after controversy over no-bid contract

Erick Cabrera, Community News Reporter March 2, 2021

After being challenged over a no-bid contract of more than $24 million, the city of Huntington Park is making moves on its Salt Lake Park redevelopment. During the Huntington Park City Council meeting...

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Some Eastside and South LA communities disproportionately impacted by COVID

Natalie Alcala, Community News Reporter December 12, 2020

Some communities on Los Angeles’ Eastside and in South L.A. were among those with the highest rates of COVID-19 infections. That is according to a UT Community News analysis of data from Nov. 18 from...

Eagle Rock High School student Sarah Goldstein sits at her work station that she has designated for herself since classes at ERHS have transitioned online. Photo courtesy of Sarah Goldstein.

Learning hindered, memories never made

Kilmer Salinas and Marisa Martinez May 20, 2020

When a fire in Brentwood led her university to close this fall, Jasmin Chavez was bummed but she took solace in knowing she’d soon be back on the university’s idyllic campus in the Santa Monica Mountains. Chavez,...

March 19, 2020

Here is a basic earthquake kit with water, sanitation and hygiene products, work gloves, flashlight, batteries, emergency blankets, whistle, safety vest and a notepad.

Earthquake preparation 101: What you can do before the ‘big one’ hits

Catherine Valdez, Community News Reporter January 8, 2020

We all know that California has a lot of seismic activity but not all of us are properly prepared should a major earthquake strike. “My son was 2 months when the 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City...

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