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Salt Lake Park project moves forward after controversy over no-bid contract

City of Huntington Park reverses course on contract after pressure from trade group
Erick Cabrera, Community News Reporter March 2, 2021

After being challenged over a no-bid contract of more than $24 million, the city of Huntington Park is making moves on its Salt Lake Park redevelopment. During the Huntington Park City Council meeting...

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Fighting vaccine inequities

LA County leaders push to get vaccines to vulnerable groups
By Jathniel Coronado, UT Community News Digital Editor March 2, 2021

Los Angeles County leaders passed a measure Tuesday that is aimed at ensuring equitable access of vaccines to people of color and vulnerable groups. The motion directs the Direct the Department of Public...

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Taking care of a city’s trees

Sam Garcia, Community News Reporter March 2, 2021

In the city of Bell, Public Works Manager Gabino Luna speaks for the trees — or at least he did at a Community Services Council meeting last week to review the city’s tree maintenance program. What...

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Redeveloping Alhambra’s Main Street

The “Old Town” idea and others will be examined
Jericho Caleb Dancel, Digital Editor February 25, 2021

An “Old Town Alhambra” idea seems to be gaining steam. The city of Alhambra hosted workshops with residents late last month about what to do with East Main Street, hired a consultant to examine...

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LA County wage gap points to hiring biases, glass ceilings and ‘gendered’ jobs

Gaps widen for women of color
Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Editor January 21, 2021

Women in America have grown up hearing that they earn 70 cents to every dollar a man earns. The question is, what is the gap now and how do wages stack up in Los Angeles? A UT Community News analysis...

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El Monte residents torn on new developments

Revenue from new businesses and housing is needed but traffic and parking problems are not
Zoe Little, Community News Reporter January 16, 2021

Bringing in new businesses and housing developments is vital for the growth of any city but some El Monte residents feel they are losing the city they call home in the process. City officials have worked...

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Eastside woman battles mental illness — and barriers to getting help

Struggles include stigma and secrecy
Briana Muñoz, Community News Reporter January 16, 2021

Growing up in a dysfunctional household on the Eastside, Crystal Maldonado developed complex post-traumatic stress disorder. “I didn't know I had anxiety as a child. I didn't know I was depressed....

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Mariachi Plaza development planning gets extension

Metro needs more time to analyze the project, ensure it will work
Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 15, 2021

At a virtual meeting on Dec. 3, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved a 6-month extension on its agreement with the East LA Community Corporation, which is planning...

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Boyle Heights residents complain of overfilled trash cans and take action

Informal field survey shows some infrastructure-related issues
Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 15, 2021

Boyle Heights’ main commercial strip has about half the number of public trash bins and one-third the number of bike racks compared to a similar stretch of Los Feliz, according to an informal survey...

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Eastside Los Angeles landmarks: 12 of the community’s favorite places

A virtual tour of East Los Angeles and neighboring communities
Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 8, 2021

Many of us are stuck indoors during the COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the places and landmarks that make the Eastside so special. The UT’s Community News section asked Eastsiders...

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The fight to preserve two former Chicano art centers in Highland Park

Zoe Little, Community News Reporter January 6, 2021

Highland Park and Northeast Los Angeles was once a massive hub for Chicano art and activism.  Many of the most influential Chicano artists of the 1970s came together and created the two most influential...

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School, work, babysitting, COVID-19: How I learned my limits

A personal essay on conquering the toughest months of my life
Kenya Romero, Community News Reporter January 6, 2021

The past several months have been the most challenging of my entire life, by far. They have been the most rewarding for my work and school career, yet the worst for my mental well-being. The COVID-19...

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