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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

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East LA residents raise concern over street light cameras

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

East Los Angeles residents try to be careful to not get tickets from the street light cameras on 3rd Street and S Mednik Ave and 3rd Street and S Ford Blvd, but they seem to not be working correctly. Residents...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Brandon Tsay waiting an award.

Man who disarmed suspected Monterey Park shooter invited to SOTU address

Tristan Longwell, Community News Reporter February 3, 2023

An invitation to attend Tuesday’s State of the Union address is the latest honor for Brandon Tsay, the 26-year-old dance studio manager who disarmed the alleged Monterey Park mass shooter last month....

DeAngelo Ramirez in the PASRC.

Four ways for Black students to find community on campus

Alyssah Hall, Senior Multimedia Reporter January 27, 2023

I enrolled at Cal State LA for the fall semester of 2021, and during that time the majority of classes were on zoom due to the pandemic. I always wanted to find community with other Black students but...

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Rocketing rent prices outpace housing vouchers

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter January 1, 2023

Rental prices are rising throughout Southern California but what happens when they surpass allowable limits set by public housing vouchers? Vouchers are now set at 28% below average Eastside and South...

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Prices rise at Disneyland since reopening

Oscar Beltran and Trevor Megginson December 17, 2022

For many fans, Disneyland is a magical place where fairytales come to life. For some, that’s true only until they’re hit with recent ticket prices. A UT Community News analysis of ticket prices...

Allegations fly between Boyle Heights council members

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Reporter December 17, 2022

A Boyle Heights council meeting this fall ended in a resignation. One Boyle Heights neighborhood council member alleged her colleagues of bullying and corruption. Another alleged unprofessional behavior...

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