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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

Football players run through a play during practice at Rivera Park (Eileen Osuna_UT)

Youth football and cheer in Pico Rivera are back

Eileen Osuna, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

As Pico Rivera resident Cynthia Carlos sat between two fields at Rivera Park watching her children, a son in football and daughter in cheer practice, she thought about how good it felt to be back. Their...

Benjamin Cárdenas posing for a photo wearing a suit and tie.

Will East LA ever be its own city?

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter June 30, 2022

Despite multiple attempts over the course of six decades to become its own city, the predominantly Latinx 7.5 square-mile barrio of East Los Angeles is still part of unincorporated Los Angeles County. That...

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September 30, 2021

The last birthday party I shared with my sister. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Medina

My ‘forever best friend’: Love lives on after death

Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter April 17, 2021

In some ways, Oct. 29, 2017, was a typical morning. I woke up early, showered and got ready for work. But something gnawed at me all morning and my anxiety only grew worse when my mom, Susan Raya, called...

Aerial photo of people standing on a basketball court and waving

Plans in play to renovate Rio Hondo Park

Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter March 15, 2021

Pico Rivera’s Rio Hondo Park has acre after acre of grassy fields, a playground, handball and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, a rec center, and a distinctive colorful mural depicting the...

Students waiting in line to get their lunch at El Rancho High School.

Some parents reluctant to send kids back to school

Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter March 4, 2021

Remote learning has turned the lives of Dianamarie Lemus and her sons upside-down. Their home is their classroom. They struggle to keep up with the various teachers and meeting times. They look forward...

Four individuals who participated in the meeting. Top left (Nancy), Top Right (Mariella), Bottom left (John), Bottom right (Raquel). (Photo Taken by Natalie Alcala)

Free transportation, food and shelter is available for seniors and others in need

Natalie Alcala, Community News Reporter November 29, 2020

Senior citizens are most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, which means access to food, housing and other services, provided safely, are even more important to them than the general population. That...

Photo depicts a luxury apartment building in Alhambra.

Alhambra housing troubles worsen as coronavirus pandemic continues

Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Reporter May 26, 2020

Alhambra resident Laura Linares was barely making ends meet before the pandemic. Now that she has been laid off from her job as an input coordinator, the situation is dire. She told her apartment...

Pico Rivera senior center staff prepare meals for delivery. (Photo courtesy of the city of Pico Rivera)

Social service program provides seniors with take-out and delivery meals

Denae Ayala, Community News Reporter April 15, 2020

Senior citizens southeast Los Angeles County and unincorporated areas who participated in senior center activities and especially the lunch programs were worried when the centers were closed after Gov....

March 19, 2020

Students waiting in line to get their lunch at El Rancho High School.

Dine in the cafeteria, and shine in the classroom?

Denae Ayala, Community News Reporter May 28, 2019

Carrots and broccoli may never be a kid’s favorite food to eat during lunch. Although a review of local school district menus shows healthier food options in recent years, some administrators note...

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