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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

A memory table remembering Edgar Aguirre. Provided by Project Rebounds Project Coordinator Jeff Stein.

VIDEO: Arrest made in the death of former Cal State LA student

Tristan Longwell, News Editor May 13, 2024

Police have made an arrest in the death of Edgar Aguirre, a 38-year-old Cal State LA student who was shot and killed a few blocks from campus on April 1, 2023. Detectives from Central Bureau Homicide...

Enecon Tejada, a senior at Cal State LA and director of the The Evils of Elvis, stands by writer Amir Medina, and his cast.

Gen Z Latinos Fight an Uphill Battle to Reach the Film Industry

Joseph Chavarria, Community News Reporter May 9, 2024

When people think of the topic of film, they think about the power it has to influence, entertain, and create change. When it comes to creating change, the film industry in recent years has put an emphasis...

The site of the future Bill Greene Memorial Park at 5800 S Figueroa St., in South L.A. on March 7, 2024.

South L.A. residents ask for green park space — the city answered with concrete and fencing

Jackson Tammariello, Community News Reporter April 1, 2024

South Los Angeles residents are calling for a pause on the development of a sought-after park until city planners address their concerns of its concrete design and lack of green space. The corner of...

Tony Lozano stands outside his gym.

South Central gym acts as a sanctuary

Jonathan, Chung April 1, 2024

Tony Lozano grew up in South Central Los Angeles, where he said gangs, violence and gunshots were common.  It seemed few local businesses promoted a healthy lifestyle. That’s a big reason why...

UCLA alumna Laura Rodriguez poses for the camera while inside the library.

Not your typical veteran

Joseph Chavarria, Community News Reporter April 1, 2024

Laura Rodriguez is not your ordinary veteran. Rodriguez, 52, grew up in East Los Angeles and was raised solely by her mother after her father passed away. She got accepted into UCLA and sought to make...

Warren High School Athletics Director Samantha Miyahara posses with two Warren players in Fall 2022.

Rising Above Expectations: How Samantha Miyahara Broke Barriers at Warren High School

Omar Ortiz, Community News Reporter April 1, 2024

Samantha Miyahara's relationship with athletics started when she was young. “My parents exposed me to everything when I was little... they wanted me to be a part of a team,” Miyahara said. That...

Downey resident Alan Tier claimed the planning commission “didn’t care” about the neighborhood’s problems at city planning meeting last month.

Downey Condominium Saga Continues After Public Hearing Postponement

Omar Ortiz, Community News Reporter March 28, 2024

Frustrations continue to mount for residents who oppose a proposed condominium project in Downey’s “Treasure Island” neighborhood. Their search for answers was delayed. Irma Huitron, Downey Director...

Berenice De Anda is a first-generation college student, and La Puente native. She is majoring in political science at UC Riverside. Her goal is to be a member of Congress in the future.

La Puente struggles with air pollution, social-emotional issues that impair academic success

Ashley Cortes and Bianca Morgan March 28, 2024

Berenice De Anda, raised in La Puente, said the city was a wonderful place to grow up and her education there gave her the foundation she needed to thrive at University of California, Riverside, where...

Los Angeles County residents have attended Narcan clinics at various county libraries, including in El Monte.

Los Angeles County Libraries Host Free Narcan Clinics

Joseph Chavarria, Community News Reporter March 27, 2024

  Multiple Los Angeles County libraries hosted free Naloxone clinics to fight the opioid epidemic on Wednesdays. County libraries in El Monte, East LA, Willowbrook, Lennox, Lancaster, Norwalk,...

Overlooking CSULA parking lot from structure E.

Robbery and carjacking in campus parking lot

Cynthia Harbott, Multimedia Reporter March 14, 2024

On Friday, March 1, the Department of Public Safety notified students that an attempted robbery and car theft occurred around 6:30 p.m. in parking Lot 4.  The suspect approached the victim, who remains...

Parking Lot 4 on campus.

How safe do you believe Cal State LA to be?

Brian Lai and Calista Pineda March 13, 2024

Cal State LA is monitored by the Department of Public Safety, which is in charge of patrolling the campus, managing the lost and found and following up on reports and suspicious activity. Public Safety...

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...

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