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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

My mom, brother and myself in 2006

Memories of Maywood: A love letter to an imperfect city

Michelle Leon, Community News Reporter October 5, 2021

When I was 4, my dad was shot outside of our home in Tijuana. Though he survived, my parents knew we had to leave but where to? The answer was clear: Maywood, California, where my mother was raised. That...

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Maywood residents question city’s use of CARES Act funds

Genesis Gonzalez, Community News Reporter March 21, 2021

Nearly one-third of the roughly $344,000 in CARES Act funds that the city of Maywood spent as of late last year went to administrative expenses. That’s according to documents obtained by Community...

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Maywood corruption scandal leaves residents feeling angry and ‘powerless’

Genesis Gonzalez, Community News Reporter March 9, 2021

A political scandal that resulted in former Maywood Mayor Ramon Medina and 10 others being charged last month with 34 counts of criminal corruption has rattled city residents. “The corruption scandals...

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Maywood councilman facing corruption lawsuit encourages residents to hold officials accountable

Krysta Pae, Community News Reporter December 29, 2020

Eddie De La Riva — who is facing a lawsuit alleging him, the city and two others of corruption — stepped down from his position as Maywood's mayor as part of the council's annual reorganization. At...


September 30, 2021

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Food for All

Brennan Hernandez, Community News Reporter September 25, 2019

Maywood may be a small community, but it still musters up enough resources to run a food bank that benefits not just its residents, but those beyond its borders. “There are times where my family are...

Una ciudad para todos los niños

Nasario Vasquez, Editores February 13, 2019

Este sábado, 9 de febrero la organización Great Public Schools Now (por sus siglas en inglés) organizó su primera convocatoria Una Ciudad, Todos los Niños 2019 reunió a más de 1.500 padres de todo...

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After School Program Relies on Food Donations

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing Writer November 13, 2018

Kids who attend the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club’s afterschool program have time to play, learn through science and other educational activities, and of course, have a snack. And they come hungry....

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