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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

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...

Building with encampments in front

Supporters say need for affordable housing measure stems from Segregation Era law

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter October 23, 2022

When Natalie Vargas’ mother left her father in 2017, the two became homeless.  “We didn't have anywhere to go. We slept in our car or in a storage area behind my grandmother’s house,” Vargas,...

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City of LA measure ULA: Affordable housing could benefit homeless, elderly

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

Campaign Manager Yuval Yossefy is so excited about a city of Los Angeles ballot measure to tax millionaires, billionaires, and corporations in order to fund affordable housing efforts. That’s why...

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Eastside parents pay close attention to LAUSD’s District 2 race

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

Declining enrollment over the past two decades. School policing issues. Funding and resource management. Learning losses due to the global pandemic. Children having to learn remotely. These are some...

The East Los Angeles Womens Center building with people passing by.

Eastside nonprofit aims to tackle root causes of violence

KeAndre Berry, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

In the 1990s, violence pervaded neighborhoods around East Los Angeles. The violent crime rate in 1990 in East Los Angeles, for instance, was more than double that for the region -- compared to just...

 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,...

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East LA tortilleria attracts loyal customers and Michelin recognition after a decade of hard work

Ronald Cruz, Community News Social Media Editor November 15, 2021

 When Juan and Candy Villa purchased La Azteca Tortilleria in East Los Angeles in 2010, they had no idea how to make handmade tortillas or how to run a business. What they knew is that...

A stand with vegetables under an awning and women standing in front of the table.

East LA farmers market brings fresh produce and a crowd to Whittier Boulevard

Zoe Little, Community News Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2021

There has been another reason to visit Whittier Boulevard in recent weeks. On Saturday mornings, near the landmark Whittier Boulevard arch, a farmer’s market has brought fresh produce, music and community...

East LA walkouts likened to activism today

Fernanda Hernandez, Community News Reporter March 21, 2019

Much like students now – who have been active in movements such as #NeverAgain and #ImAlreadyHome – East Los Angeles high school students fought to improve their conditions. Rita Ledesma was one...

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