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 student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

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...

Sam Groft stares at his reflection. Photo taken by Tristan Longwell.

Unhoused LA residents report trauma, mental illness, addiction and housing prices as key obstacles

Tristan Longwell, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

On a recent afternoon, 43-year-old Sam Groft pulled out of his red and beige tent red wine he received for the holidays. It’s something small that many Los Angelenos take for granted. A full bottle...

Maywood City Councilmembers and city staff during the meeting on Sept. 27, 2023, in Maywood, California.

Maywood expands protections for renters

Jackson Tammariello, Community News Reporter November 17, 2023

The Maywood City Council on Oct. 25 unanimously approved a sweeping ordinance to expand protections for tenants, complementing the city’s rent stabilization ordinance that went into effect late August....

James Butts played on the basketball team at Cal State LA when he was a student. This team photo is from the documentary, Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend and was provided by James Butts.

From Cal State LA to mayor of Inglewood

Saadia Jones, Community News Social Media Editor October 17, 2023

In many smaller cities in Southern California, people don’t know who the mayor is. In Inglewood, residents not only seem to know Mayor James Butts, but they re-elected him to a fourth term last year. Butts...

A barrier converted in recent years to a park divides El Sereno and South Pasadena. Photo by Andre Rueda.

Was the barrier dividing El Sereno and South Pas fueled by a need for safety — or racial stereotypes?

Andre Rueda, Community News Reporter September 30, 2023

On a crisp summer afternoon, a walk to the end of El Sereno’s Van Horne Blvd. will lead into a small park-like fixture at the top of the hill. Ornamental trees surrounded by lush green grass greet...

tree and power lines on left and white apartment building on right at daytime

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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