University Times

Are Your Voting Rights In Jeopardy?

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

A 2017 lawsuit challenging a state law that allegedly suppresses minority voters from making it to the polls could influence the November election. “California is failing to comply with these requirements because its DMV fails to provide voters with the proper application process for voter regist...

Newsom and Cox differ drastically on immigration, transportation and healthcare

Newsom and Cox differ drastically on immigration, transportation and healthcare

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

Californians will decide next week between two very different candidates for governor. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco, supports the state’s sanctuary law. John Cox, a political outsider and businessman, wants to do away with it. Newsom supports the bullet train and ...

Transfer retention rate rises

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018

Graduation rates for transfer students attending Cal State La for three years have increased to 64 percent in 2014 -- up from nearly 38 percent in 2005, according to data from university’s Enrollment Reporting System.   University staff and administrators credit resources such as student support services and advisement opportunities and new policies -- including requiring a transfer orientation. &...

“Dreamgirl” comes to campus

“Dreamgirl” comes to campus

P'Etra Davis, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

Cal State LA Alumna’s Career Started Early — in 4th Grade

Cal State LA Alumna’s Career Started Early — in 4th Grade

Boushra Rafi, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

Mesmerized by theater and the storytelling involved, Randee Trabitz wrote and directed her first play when she was in fourth grade. It seems she never stopped since. She went on to do stage managing, screenwriting and directing. She’s a story analyst for Disney Animation. She was a theater critic...

Should paramedics be required to be on-call during breaks?

Should paramedics be required to be on-call during breaks?

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018

Los Angeles residents will decide whether or not companies can require emergency ambulance employees to be on-call during their lunch breaks. Proposition 11, the Emergency Ambulance Employee Safety and Preparedness Act, would allow paramedics who work for private ambulance companies to stay on-call du...

Glendale measure would raise $30M a year for city services: Questions raised about city resources used to “educate” people about it

Glendale measure would raise $30M a year for city services: Questions raised about city resources used to “educate” people about it

Boushra Rafi, Contributnig Writer

October 23, 2018

Glendale voters will decide on a sales tax measure to raise $30 million to improve city services and infrastructure such as public safety, fire, roads, parks, recreations and housing. That’s according to city officials, who said under the measure, people shopping in Glendale would pay 10.25 percent...

Measure would approve $1.5B for children’s hospitals

Measure would approve $1.5B for children’s hospitals

Berenice Moreno, UT Community News Reporter

October 23, 2018

Voters will decide next week on a state ballot measure that would allow the state to issue $1.5 billion bond to improve and expand children’s hospitals. Eight private nonprofit children’s hospitals and five University of California children’s hospitals will be eligible for the bond, including Childr...

Election Guide 2018

Election Guide 2018

October 23, 2018

Housing prices, aging infrastructure among issues California voters will weigh in on next week Skyrocketing housing prices, immigration, homelessness, aging hospital equipment, concerns about the gas tax and educational inequalities are some of the issues that have inspired ballot measures and candidat...

Housing Measure Would Raise Billions for Residents

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018

East and South L.A. residents struggling with the high cost of rent may get help if voters approve a state ballot measure to borrow $4 billion dollars for more affordable housing construction and subsidized home loans for new homeowners. The biggest chunks of that money –$1 billion and $1.5 billion...

Burbank Tax Measure Would Raise $9M For Local Schools

Burbank Tax Measure Would Raise $9M For Local Schools

P'Etra Elise

October 23, 2018

Burbank voters will decide on Tuesday, Nov. 6 whether they want to pay more in property taxes in order to raise money for local schools.   The tax would generate an estimated  $9 million a year to help attract and retain quality teachers, maintain small classroom sizes for young children, a...