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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

Joshua Alvarado in front of his high school holding a check for $50,000.

South Gate High School scholar awarded a $50,000 college scholarship

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Social Media Editor April 29, 2023

A South Gate High School Student received a life-changing surprise that he didn’t see coming during his school’s career day. Joshua Alvarado, 18, a senior at SGHS, was attending the school’s...

Christina Castellon with Brianna Garcia and Angel Garcia

Sales rep carries his upbringing in Boyle Heights and parents’ values with him

Denis Akbari, Community News Editor in chief April 28, 2023

Even when it seemed like there was no way out, Los Angeles native Angel Garcia saw the “light at the end of the tunnel” and believed he was destined to break out of Boyle Heights. Garcia’s desire...

A group of people/teachers holding signs protesting against district layoffs.

Teacher, aide layoffs looming at El Rancho Unified School District

Jessica Hernandez, Community News Reporter April 24, 2023

Pico Rivera teachers and staff are worried their careers may end prematurely after the El Rancho Unified School District recently rescinded less than 20% of expected layoffs announced in March. With...

A image of Rosemead City Hall.

Rosemead aims to help those experiencing homelessness with new campaign

Sherman Liang, Community News Reporter April 11, 2023

The city of Rosemead received a special round of funds aimed to help those without homes. An amount of $1,222,084 was awarded from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be used...

A photo of the Alhambra Police Department.

Resources for women following convicted rapist

Cynthia Harbott, Community News reporter April 8, 2023

Nicolas Morales, 44, was recently sentenced to 310 years in prison for seven alleged rapes. The assaults occurred over a 15-month period from October 2016 to January 2018. The attacks were dispersed across...

A picture of a camera hooked onto a street light.

East LA residents report concerns about street light cameras

Anthony Aguilar, Community News Social Media Editor April 1, 2023

Is something awry with the red light cameras in East Los Angeles? That’s a question in the mind of a number of residents who say they have been burned recently by what they say are mistaken tickets...

front view of the restaurant

Meea’s Hot Dog joint in Eagle Rock will soon serve its last customer

Marcos Franco, Contributor March 29, 2023

Little league games with his girlfriend and her nephew, followed by hot dogs and tater tots at Meea’s restaurant in Eagle Rock.That cherished routine of Mick Kowaleski’s will come to a halt this week...

The area was roped off with yellow police caution tape, still seen here days after the shooting at the intersection of N Mission and Broadway in Lincoln Heights. Photo by Will Baker.

Students concerned amid recent violent crimes near campus

Erik Adams, Senior Multimedia Reporter March 21, 2023

Three police officers were shot in the nearby Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights on Wednesday, March 8, just under four miles away from Cal State LA’s campus. In a press conference on the...

PE Teacher Joshua Pera in a field.

Physical education teacher wins $20,000 grant money

Jessica Hernandez, Community News Reporter March 13, 2023

Soccer balls and new gym equipment are some of the ways Pico Rivera teacher Joshua Perea recently distributed the proceeds of a grant for athletes in his weightlifting, football, and track and field programs. Perea...

A couple of students and kids sitting down and watching the podium.

Roger W. Temple Intermediate kicks off year with annual ‘Dinner and a Show’

Sherman Liang, Community News Reporter March 2, 2023

Roger W. Temple Intermediate’s annual “Dinner and a Show” finally took place after a two-year break in Rosemead. The event, which is organized by middle school students, had been put off due to the...

Kids playing Baseball

70 years strong for South Gate youth sports program

Alysia Burke, Community News Reporter March 1, 2023

As the city of South Gate celebrates its Centennial Year, some in the community are reflecting on the importance of the South Gate Junior Athletic Association (SGJAA), which has been a part of the community...

A mural of a cemetery

Boyle Heights artists create connections at a local coffee shop while being inspired by the community

Denis Akbari, Community News Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

At the Weird Wave Coffee Brewers in Boyle Heights, owner Jackson Defa provides a space for some of the community's artists to grab a cup of joe and seek inspiration for their next masterpieces. Boyle...

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