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Help sought as Lincoln Heights employees clash with folks experiencing homelessness

Groups like Illumination Foundation provide needed services
Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

Of the long list of improvements Lincoln Heights residents are seeking for their community — rent stabilization, more affordable housing, better parking — none seem to be more urgent for some than...

A woman sits in front of the El Monte Access Center located on Santa Anita in El Monte, California on Sept. 14, 2021. Photo by Victoria Ivie

Will homelessness increase as eviction moratorium ends and COVID-19 funding dries up?

Officials say long-term solutions require understanding between housed and unhoused residents
Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

A silver lining for Los Angeles residents during the pandemic has been the moratorium on evictions: Even while their lives were being upended by jobs and other losses, working-class families could still...

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Youth football and cheer in Pico Rivera are back

After a yearlong hiatus, Dons and Donnas keep kids busy and social
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...

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Alhambra residents worry about coyote attacks: Is your pet at risk?

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter September 24, 2021

Hungry Coyotes roaming the neighborhood? Check. Coyotes becoming bolder and coming closer to humans? Absolutely. Coyotes preying on pets? Sadly, yes. Coyote sightings and attacks on pets have...

A road with a building along it - Tweety Blvd. (Oscar Torres/UT)

South Gate: Where the lights are as almost as old the city itself

Residents hope officials can help improve lights, parking and traffic
Oscar Torres, Community News Reporter September 24, 2021

South Gate residents love the area for its rich history: The city will be 100 years old in just over one year. What they don’t like is the infrastructure, some of which is nearly as old. Among...

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The dancer who found a new beginning in vegan cooking

Meet the Salvi Vegan
Marisa Martinez, Community News Editor August 18, 2021

Norma Pérez was stunned as she watched the 2005 documentary “Earthlings.” She couldn’t shake off scenes of animals being skinned alive and close-ups of shelter dogs being euthanized. With...

Rooted Cafe in South L.A.: Made at home, served at home

Catherine Valdez, Community News Editor July 12, 2021

Guadalupe Herrera's cafe gives new meaning to the term "homegrown business." Rooted Cafe is housed in her front yard in South Los Angeles. This story was produced for JOUR 2950 and published after additional...

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Surviving, even thriving in a pandemic

Adjustments help a small business in Japantown
Brian Lai, Community News reporter June 23, 2021

After working hard for nearly a decade to build up her children’s clothing and toy shop, Monkey Pants in Little Tokyo, Mychaela Hardy was excited to spend more time at home with her daughter, who was...

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What almost happened to me could happen to you if you don’t seek help

A personal essay about my mental health
Cornell Chuaseco, Community News reporter June 23, 2021

In 2014, I was studying engineering at Cypress College. I had a caring girlfriend and lived with my loving mother and older brother. From the outside, everything seemed great. I had people around me...

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One battled Covid-19. Another dropped out of school. A third faced desolation.

College students share pandemic experiences and what’s next
Brian Lai, Community News reporter June 17, 2021

Jeremy Lua got the worst surprise on his birthday last year: Covid-19. “I have had asthma in the past, so it hit me harder than normal,” Lua, a student at CSU Channel Islands, said in an interview...

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Leaving corporate America to start a Hawaiian ‘hot dog’ stand

Whittier man decides to invest his hard work ethic into his own business
Stephanie Medina, Community News reporter June 17, 2021

Jay Salazar considered himself a loyal employee. When his boss at the printing company where he worked asked him in late 2020 to drive 100 miles to Palm Springs to service some printers, he didn’t...

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Local La Puente artist pays homage to his city

Briana Munoz, Community News reporter June 14, 2021

La Puente resident Emmanuel Salgado used the city as his canvas in the making of his latest music video “27 Dream”. Salgado, also known by his artistic name “Manny Maverik,” released the video...

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