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

Berenice De Anda is a first-generation college student, and La Puente native. She is majoring in political science at UC Riverside. Her goal is to be a member of Congress in the future.

La Puente struggles with air pollution, social-emotional issues that impair academic success

Ashley Cortes and Bianca Morgan March 28, 2024

Berenice De Anda, raised in La Puente, said the city was a wonderful place to grow up and her education there gave her the foundation she needed to thrive at University of California, Riverside, where...

Katy Chen spoke up at the Alhambra city council meeting in late September. Photo courtesy of the city.

Gun control gains traction in cities like Alhambra

Arturo Orellana, Community News Reporter December 15, 2023

In response to the 2023 mass shooting in Monterey Park, the city council of Alhambra discussed three ordinances in late September to curb gun violence and passed one, but is it enough?  That was the...

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...

Union members chant that they are ready for a strike.

Some unions strike a deal with the CSU after getting ‘strike ready’

Leslie Magaña Arias and Anne To November 7, 2023

“We are ready, we are ready, we are ready for a strike,” shouted picketers in a mock strike.   On Oct. 6, three CSU unions came together and held an event to get Cal State LA “strike ready.”   “It’s...

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...

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...

Black garbage bags on sidewalk with trash around it

Controversy over how to pick a trash hauler in Rosemead

Thomas Davila, Community News Reporter December 16, 2022

Should Rosemead pay a consultant nearly $140,000 to find a new trash hauler -- or renew its longtime garbage company, Republic Services? Council members debated that issue recently. A council member...

American Flags lined up in a row as a huge building towers over them

Lincoln Heights neighborhood council: ‘No confidence’ in council members Kevin de Leon and Gilbert Cedillo

Denis Akbari, Community News Reporter November 15, 2022

The Lincoln Heights neighborhood council voted “no confidence” and demanded the censure and immediate resignation of council members Kevin de Leon and Gilbert Cedillo. Lincoln Heights neighborhood...

An illustration of Eastside Los Angeles landscape and the words 2022 Voter Guide

2022 Voter Guide

October 20, 2022

Peruse the 2022 Voter Guide produced by UT community News at this link.

birds-eye casino shot

Measures to legalize sports betting and online gambling spark strong feelings

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

California’s newest gambling ballot measures, Propositions 26 and 27, have shattered fundraising records and splintered public opinion. “If a kid or teenager could order something off of Amazon,...

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