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Overlooking CSULA parking lot from structure E.

Robbery and carjacking in campus parking lot

Cynthia Harbott, Multimedia Reporter March 14, 2024

On Friday, March 1, the Department of Public Safety notified students that an attempted robbery and car theft occurred around 6:30 p.m. in parking Lot 4.  The suspect approached the victim, who remains...

Parking Lot 4 on campus.

How safe do you believe Cal State LA to be?

Brian Lai and Calista Pineda March 13, 2024

Cal State LA is monitored by the Department of Public Safety, which is in charge of patrolling the campus, managing the lost and found and following up on reports and suspicious activity. Public Safety...

Joseph Mancillas Florence resident.  Photo by Arturo Orellana

Crime rate doubles in just a few years, putting residents on edge

Arturo Orellana, Community News Reporter December 2, 2023

The crime rate in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles County more than doubled just since 2019. Its violent crime rate per 100,000 residents was 2,659 in 2021, up from 823 in 2019,...

University Times staff interviewing a voter.

A ‘perfect storm’ in South Central LA: Bumps in crime, businesses closing

Jonathan Chung, Community News Reporter December 1, 2023

South Central Los Angeles is working to rebound from the pandemic years when there was a bump in crime and a depressed economy due to businesses closing or losing sales. Many people and businesses were...

A billboard near the corner of Moorpark Street and Laurel Canyon in Studio City.

Studio City leaders support new street racing bill

Tristan Longwell, Community News Reporter October 4, 2023

Studio City is joining the city of Los Angeles in a crack down on street racing and illegal street takeovers.  On May 17, the Studio City Neighborhood Council board unanimously passed a motion on the...

The City of South Gate Hall of Justice is home to the City’s police department. 
Photo courtesy of the City of South Gate Police Department Facebook page.

South Gate Police Dept. aims to prioritize officer mental health

Alysia Burke, Community News Reporter September 30, 2023

The City of South Gate Police Department (PD) received a grant from the State of California to establish and improve programming geared toward the wellness of its employees.  South Gate PD was awarded...

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...

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...

A mourner takes a photo of candles during a candlelight vigil at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio In Monterey Park.

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....

Alhambra Police welcoming guests to their Know Your Neighbor event.

Alhambra police outreach welcomed by some

Oscar Beltran, Community News Reporter November 15, 2022

Christina Gonzalez's 4-year-old daughter was there when police officers took her father away in handcuffs. So it’s no surprise the child is scared of the police. At a recent Alhambra Police Department...

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