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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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The day that changed my life, maybe forever

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter November 24, 2021

I will never forget the color of the sky that day: A vivid blue flecked with clouds. It was a slightly cool day Nov. 18, 2020, at the outdoor skatepark my friend and I frequented. But on this day,...

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Alhambra’s farmers market boosts economic recovery

Imari Jackson, Community News Reporter November 6, 2021

  A lot has changed in Alhambra over the years but one thing that has gone strong for 34 years now is the city’s farmers market. That’s not to say it didn’t shut down temporarily during...

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Students and faculty open up about COVID-19 safety concerns

Mia Alva and Rosio Flores November 4, 2021

Although the university has a mask and vaccine mandate in place, many students are concerned over the fact that there are no procedures to enforce social distancing in classes or on campus. “When...

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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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‘The Mental Health Project’ Underway

Stephanie Medina, Reporter October 21, 2021

Focusing on students’ growth in self-care and community care, the first day of the Project Rebound mental health workshop was recently held virtually. Project Rebound assists formerly incarcerated individuals...

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COVID-19 vaccinations return to campus with the AltaMed Clinic

Zoe Little, Social Media Editor September 16, 2021

The AltaMed pop-up clinic on campus will be offering both the Pfizer and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines to all students, faculty and community members. Patients opting to get the Pfizer...

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What almost happened to me could happen to you if you don’t seek help

Cornell Chuaseco, Community News reporter June 23, 2021

In 2014, I was studying engineering at Cypress College. I had a caring girlfriend and lived with my loving mother and older brother. From the outside, everything seemed great. I had people around me...

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When the world turned into a ‘zombie apocalypse’

By Mia Alva, Community News Reporter May 13, 2021

For many, the pandemic has been fraught with loneliness, economic hardships and fear of catching Covid-19 or passing it to a loved one. Not so for 9-year-old August Toshima. He felt some fear in...

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A battle with myself

Genesis Gonzalez, Community News Reporter May 11, 2021

It started when I was 10 years old. “You need to start eating less,” my friend told me. That’s when it hit me: My classmates are almost all thin. Over the next few days and weeks, self-doubt...

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The pandemic’s toll: Three Eastsiders share their stories

Mia Alva, Community News Reporter April 29, 2021

Depression, panic attacks and anxiety. These are some of the challenges faced by three Los Angeles County residents who live in Echo Park, Montebello and El Sereno, respectively. On top of the mental...

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After the vaccination: Questions and experiences from Cal State LA students

Mia Alva, Social Media editor April 27, 2021

Now that all individuals age 16 or over are eligible to be vaccinated in Los Angeles County, Cal State LA students share their vaccination experiences and pending questions. In an informal survey with...

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