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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

Lady with neon green vest and red cap leading kids to cross at crosswalk

At a crossroads on crossing guards

Oscar Beltran and Trevor Megginson November 17, 2022

Why did the Alhambra student cross the street? Because there was a police officer to help substitute for the missing crossing guard. The city of Alhambra is short five crossing guards. Thankfully,...

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Prop. 29: Kidney dialysis measure back on the ballot, and just as hotly contested

Vincent Moc, Community News Reporter October 29, 2022

Wonder why Proposition 29 -- which would beef up requirements at kidney dialysis clinics -- looks so familiar? That’s because similar measures were on the ballot twice before and both times, rejected....

Abortion rights supporters protest on the streets with signs.

Prop. 1: Access and affordability of abortion services are on the line in the November election

Denis Akbari and Asha Johnson October 17, 2022

Supporters of a statewide ballot measure to widen access to and affordability of reproductive healthcare say it is a basic human right while opponents offer preventative measures for abortion. Proposition...

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Prop. 31: Measure would uphold ban on flavored tobacco products

Andrew Perez and Brian Perez October 14, 2022

Melon twist. Cherry crush. Very vanilla. Bubble gum. These sound like candy flavors but they’re actually the kinds of tobacco products that critics say are marketed to kids. “As a kid, if you...

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A proposal for more public parks and spaces

Andres Perez, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

Eileen Balam sees a city that has been indoors for too long.  That must change, she insists. That’s why she is for the city of Los Angeles’ measure SP, which would fund the acquisition, development,...

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The lasting impacts of bullying

Evelyn Contreras, Community News Reporter July 29, 2022

In many ways, Justin Tran considered himself a “normal” kid in junior high and high school. He enjoyed taking part in activities on campus and talking with his classmates and teachers.   But...

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LA city council looks to combat trash and illegal dumping

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter March 21, 2022

Have you ever wondered what’s up with the trash scattered around various Los Angeles neighborhoods and why it can take the city days to respond to complaints about trash? There is an assortment of...

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A Compton woman’s story of escaping domestic violence

Xennia Hamilton, Community News Reporter November 24, 2021

Josephine Lara, of Compton, was a star athlete on her track team in high school when she fell in love with a friend. Over time, her dream guy became a nightmare of a man. This is the story of how she...

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Back to school fraught with questions and worry for some La Puente parents

Nicholas Juarez, Community News Reporter October 25, 2021

With her daughter back at school in person this fall, La Puente resident Christine Frontanez got the call that no parent wants to get.   Her daughter had been exposed to someone who tested positive...

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Keeping ourselves healthy during the pandemic

Briana Muñoz, Community News Reporter December 4, 2020

This year came with many uncertainties. That’s why taking care of my well-being — including being considerate about the food I consume — has been so important. It really has made a difference...

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