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An illustration of Cafe Tropical by UT Community News.

Cafe Tropical set to reopen after outpouring of support

Tupac Zapata, Community News Reporter March 12, 2024

After a soft launch two weeks ago, Cafe Tropical in Silver Lake plans to re-open next week – after a soft re-opening this Thursday. That’s according to Danny Khorunzhiy, one of its owners. “We’re...

Berenecea Johnson Eanes will start her term as president in Spring 2024. Photo courtesy of the Cal State La Public Affairs Office.

First ever Black female Cal State LA president appointed

Anne To and Brian Lai September 15, 2023

  Cal State LA’s first ever Black woman president in history, just got appointed by the CSU Board of Trustees.    Berenecea Johnson Eanes will serve as the ninth president for the...

The predicted path of Tropical Storm Hilary according to the National Hurricane Center. Image from NOAA

Breaking News: Classes canceled due to Tropical Storm Hilary

Thomas Davila and Anne To August 21, 2023

When it rains; it pours. That certainly happened over the weekend when Tropical Storm Hilary hit Southern California bringing a year's worth of rain to Los Angeles in a single night. Southern California...

Candles lit in honor of Edgar Aguirre, who was shot near campus on April 1 weekend, was Austin Maces roommate on campus. Photo by Will Baker.

BREAKING: Second Cal State LA student death ruled ‘natural’

Will Baker and Erik Adams April 8, 2023

Austin Mace, a junior studying English, was found deceased in his on-campus apartment on April 5. A campus-wide email notified the Cal State LA community of the tragic news on the same day. Mace’s...

Cal State LA student Edgar Aguirre was shot and killed on Saturday, April 1, 2023, near the Golden Eagle Apartments. Photo by Will Baker.

BREAKING: Cal State LA student shot and killed near campus

Victoria Ivie, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2023

On Monday, April 3, a campus-wide email revealed that a Cal State LA student was the victim who was shot and killed on Saturday, April 1, near the Golden Eagle Apartments. Edgar Aguirre, the victim...

10 Freeway near Cal State LA shutdown on Friday, March 31. Photo by Denis Akbari.

BREAKING: 10 Freeway shutdown near Cal State LA causes traffic and complaints

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor March 31, 2023

The article has been updated. The 10 Freeway reopened after being closed for almost ten hours on Friday. Cars were packed along nearby streets as they rerouted around the closure. A safety advisory...

District Attorney George Gascón gave a press release about the factual innocence filing of Maurice Hastings case at the Cal State LA campus on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. Hastings served 38 years for a crime that DNA evidence revealed he did not do. Photo by Victoria Ivie.

BREAKING: Cal State LA’s Innocence Project and district attorney attempt to clear wrongfully convicted man’s record

Victoria Ivie, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

The Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and the Los Angeles Innocence Project held a news conference on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Cal State LA campus to announce the findings of an investigation...

A man and a woman were shot on Valley Boulevard, less than a mile from Cal State LA, on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Photo by Anna Kuchison.

BREAKING: Two people shot half a mile from Cal State LA campus

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter February 27, 2023

A man and a woman were shot on Valley Boulevard across the street from The High Note, a cannabis dispensary near the Cal State LA Golden Eagle apartments. The shooting occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at...

A sinkhole on the Cal State LA campus has caused road closures. Students were informed by campus-wide email on Saturday, Feb. 25. Photo by Anthony Aguilar.

BREAKING: 20-foot sinkhole creates closures across campus

Anne To and Anthony Aguilar February 26, 2023

This story has been edited to add updated information. A report was made to the Eagle Patrol at 10 a.m. Saturday morning about a “big hole” at Circle Drive at the Cal State LA campus. When workers...

2023 graduating students will hold commencement on a campus parking lot, just like last year.

BREAKING: The countdown to commencement comes with disappointment

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor February 1, 2023

This article has been updated to add a statement from the university. One hundred and nine days until commencement and graduating students have mixed feelings about what Cal State LA has in store for...

Cars parked in one of the Cal State LA parking lots.

BREAKING: Cal State LA increases parking permit fees by 10% due to Los Angeles Tax

Anne To, Multimedia Reporter December 8, 2022

In a campus-wide email, Cal State LA’s Parking and Transportation services stated that starting Jan. 1, 2023, all permits, including hourly, daily, monthly, and semester permits, will include a 10% tax.  The...

ormer ASI president, Jaime Arellano with his hands up and wearing a mask.

BREAKING: ASI president resigns for undisclosed reasons

Anne To, Will Baker, Brian Lai, Multimedia Reporter & multimedia and social media editor November 16, 2022

In an Instagram post, ASI announces that Jaime Arellano resigned as president on Nov. 15. The post explained that according to ASI bylaws, “The Vice President for Administration will assume the responsibilities...

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