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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

 The group pictured in front of the old schoolhouse includes Esperanza and Marguerite Batz, from a family of early farmers. Photo hangs inside the Farmdale Schoolhouse Museum.

Farmdale Schoolhouse brings history to life in El Sereno

Evelyn Contreras, Community News reporter May 11, 2022

When Jorge Garcia attended El Sereno Middle School, he always wondered about the old wood-framed schoolhouse on the campus site but never heard much about it. More recently, when his kids started attending,...

A Director at LAHSA attended the Alhambra Homeless Count to help organize the event

L.A. County homeless count goes digital, raising concerns about its new app

Anne To, Community News Reporter May 5, 2022

Pens and clipboards were replaced with an app this year for hundreds of volunteers who participated in the annual Homeless Count organized by the Los Angeles Homeless Security Authority.  The new tallying...

A snapshot of Destiny Estrada

Unhoused Eagle Rock resident died before he got into his tiny home

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter May 5, 2022

It was just weeks until Gabriel Estrada, 38, planned to get off the streets and into his own tiny home in Eagle Rock. “He was very excited,” said Maria Ramirez, his neighbor in an encampment under...

Myself, Sister and father on staircase in home

Growing up Black in Lynchburg, Virginia

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter May 2, 2022

When I was 4, my parents, sister and I left West Covina, California, for Virginia, 2,234 miles away. We ended up moving to the city of Lynchburg — a name that seemed to figuratively foreshadow our...

A carnival with many people of all ages having fun

El Monte Spring Fair gives small businesses a platform

Anne To, Community News Reporter May 2, 2022

Brightly colored ticket booths, bustling carnival games, and towering roller coasters drew droves of customers to the El Monte Spring Fair last month. Waiting on the sidelines were vendors offering...

Verizon Wireless float attendees dance along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Networking with other family-run businesses helps Eagle Rock events planner thrive

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter May 2, 2022

Small businesses in Eagle Rock don’t just make the neighborhood special, but they support each other -- helping them survive threats from chain businesses and economic downturns alike. That’s according...

A building selling burgers to people.

Controversy and conflict of interest charges swirl around Alhambra car wash proposal

Anne To, Community News Reporter April 21, 2022

The Alhambra city council held a special meeting last month, after a potential conflict of interest related to a development permit to build a car wash on West Valley Boulevard and Cabrillo Avenue. Richard...

Open House sign that says 1-Bed room and 2-bath home for rent in South L.A.

Making the best of downtime during the pandemic

Nick Juarez, Social Media Editor April 18, 2022

For many, less time working or commuting during the pandemic allowed for more time to cook, exercise or enjoy family. La Puente resident Franco Fallone used the time to shape his future. "I went...

A group of siblings having fun and watching a movie together.

How movies helped me succeed in stressful times

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor April 15, 2022

Growing up, I didn’t have any siblings yet. It was pretty dull with no other person my age at home. My parents weren’t around during the day because my dad was at work, and my mom was still in college. I...

A shot of Russell Navarrette

The light at the end of the tunnel

Russell Navarrette, Community News Reporter April 11, 2022

 The day I turned 18, my parents kicked me out of the house.  I had been gone for two days. I was making an attempt at a good gesture for my parents. My mistake was asking my aunt for a haircut, while...

A women walking through the walkway

Shining a light on autism in Watts

Evelyn Contreras, Community News Reporter April 8, 2022

Laquanda Wilson, who has been raising awareness about autism in the Watts community for the past five years, is holding her annual Autism walk this April. She described why she started doing it and the...

A family walking their dog through the dog park

Will dog owners be cited as a way to enforce leashes at Eagle Rock parks?

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter April 5, 2022

Pet owners like Johana Cabrera lead their four-legged friends through the Eagle Rock recreation center more cautiously after recent tensions overuse of leashes throughout the park In June, Cabrera’s...

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