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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

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CSI welcomes back students to a new era for Cal State LA

Erik Adams, Reporter September 4, 2022

Even with Thursday’s high temperatures, the Center for Student Involvement’s Welcome Home BBQ event was able to greet new and returning students to a more typical in-person campus experience this semester.  Along...

Aerial shot of a commercial strip of shops in Highland Park.

Developers allegedly skirt laws, razing beloved park in Northeast LA

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief August 2, 2022

Unwanted land. A spiritual oasis. A development opportunity. A wildlife corridor known as the Emerald Necklace.  These are the various ways Poppy Peak, a hillside area in the northern park of Highland...

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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...

A art of a computer with NFT sneakers while energy is being consumed

NFTs: Trending and dangerous?

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor February 27, 2022

Every day, thousands of people hop onto the internet to hang out with friends, look at videos or play video games for dozens of hours.  They can also find pictures costing thousands of dollars being...

Angel Saavedra is organizing his plants to make it look nice for customers

The little nursery that could

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor February 23, 2022

Some kids collect rocks or trading cards. For Angel Saavedra, he collected plants as a child. He loved planting them and seeing them grow. It was a simple pleasure that brought him pure joy. Slowly,...

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Central Alameda residents want more parks

Brian Perez, Community News Reporter October 12, 2021

On the streets of South Los Angeles’ Central Alameda neighborhood, it’s common to see stretches of restaurants, liquor stores, and auto body shops. What’s rarer to see, however, are parks,...

Coyote in grass, courtesy of Dr. Niamh Quinn

Alhambra residents worry about coyote attacks: Is your pet at risk?

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter September 24, 2021

Hungry Coyotes roaming the neighborhood? Check. Coyotes becoming bolder and coming closer to humans? Absolutely. Coyotes preying on pets? Sadly, yes. Coyote sightings and attacks on pets have...

Man with trash bag stands on top of a hill

How to organize a community cleanup

Brian Lai, Community News Reporter April 14, 2021

Elephant Hill is one of the crown jewels of the neighborhood, with its rolling hills and vistas of the Downtown  skyline and the San Gabriel Mountains. But not everything is scenic about Elephant...

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Eagle Rock’s Beautiful Boulevard proposal stirs controversy

Stephanie Presz, Community News Reporter March 28, 2021

The Beautiful Boulevard proposal, as lovely as it may sound, is causing a rift among some Eagle Rock residents and business owners. A neighborhood group composed of volunteers from the area created...

Safety during the pandemic drives changes on LA Metro buses and trains

Safety during the pandemic drives changes on LA Metro buses and trains

Mia Alva, Community News Reporter March 15, 2021

Despite its ridership declining by more than half, due to the coronavirus pandemic and related closures, LA Metro buses and trains are still chugging along. At a recent Historic Highland Park Neighborhood...

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Plans in play to renovate Rio Hondo Park

Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter March 15, 2021

Pico Rivera’s Rio Hondo Park has acre after acre of grassy fields, a playground, handball and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, a rec center, and a distinctive colorful mural depicting the...

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PC: Louis Easton

Highland Park business blossoms amid pandemic

Ronald Cruz, Community News Reporter March 11, 2021

Highland Park resident Louis Easton planted the seeds for his future in 2016 when he started Easton Garden Designs. After he lost his job as an instructor during the pandemic, he had more time to tend...

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