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Shot of the Council members (Oscar Torres/UT)

Businesses and homeowners helped by millions in federal housing funds

Oscar Torres, Community News Reporter November 17, 2021

What has the city South Gate done with its nearly $6 million in funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in the past year or so? That was the subject of part of a council...

Job seekers wait in line to attend employment fair. (Denae Ayala/Community News)

LA County wage gap points to hiring biases, glass ceilings and ‘gendered’ jobs

Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Editor January 21, 2021

Women in America have grown up hearing that they earn 70 cents to every dollar a man earns. The question is, what is the gap now and how do wages stack up in Los Angeles? A UT Community News analysis...

Vehicles clogging Los Angeles roadways emit pollution that hurts the environment.

Air pollution’s disproportionate impact in Los Angeles

Zoe Little and Jericho Caleb Dancel December 22, 2020

A lifelong resident of East Los Angeles recounted the struggles she faced while growing up in a home approximately 800 feet from the 5 freeway. “I recall always feeling pain in my lungs,” said Adelita...

In the informal survey of 56 students, some members of the Cal State LA community will be voting for the former vice president. Survey made by Joshua Letona.

Cal State LA students share who they are voting for in this Presidential election

Mia Alva and Tahiti Salinas October 25, 2020

In an informal survey conducted by the University Times, Cal State LA students look to be voting overwhelmingly blue for the upcoming national election. The survey of 56 responses showed 82% of students...

Bar graph displaying a timeline, from 2010 to Aug. 2020, of the total crime reports made in the city of South Gate ranging from homicide, rape, robbery assault, burglary, larceny, GTA, and arson. Data visualization by Tahiti Salinas using data from South Gate Police Dept.

Even as crime dips, South Gate community ambivalent about ‘defunding’ police

Tahiti Salinas, Community News Reporter October 17, 2020

Supporters of "defunding" the police in South Gate point to a downward trend of violent and nonviolent crimes in the city, adding the money could go into community programs that prevent criminal activity...

Photo depicts a luxury apartment building in Alhambra.

Alhambra housing troubles worsen as coronavirus pandemic continues

Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Reporter May 26, 2020

Alhambra resident Laura Linares was barely making ends meet before the pandemic. Now that she has been laid off from her job as an input coordinator, the situation is dire. She told her apartment...

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