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Fighting vaccine inequities

LA County leaders push to get vaccines to vulnerable groups
By Jathniel Coronado, UT Community News Digital Editor March 2, 2021

Los Angeles County leaders passed a measure Tuesday that is aimed at ensuring equitable access of vaccines to people of color and vulnerable groups. The motion directs the Direct the Department of Public...

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Students hope for improvements on mental health services on campus

Student government resolution drives positive changes
Mia Alva, Social Media editor February 26, 2021

Ezmee Gollas, a kinesiology major, said she saw a Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) psychiatrist in Fall 2019 and that it felt like an “uphill battle” just to make an appointment. “I had...

FEMA personnel gather in the parking lot in front of LACHSA at Cal State L.A. in preparation for the federal vaccination site that is set to open soon.

Medical experts move in to administer vaccine rollout

University relocates Cal State LA students allowing deployed medical personnel a place to stay
Marisa Martinez, Audio Editor February 15, 2021

Update: March 1, 2021 @ 6:05 p.m. As the nearly year-long pandemic continues, the Cal State LA campus is once again buzzing with a significant number of people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

BREAKING: Cal State LA chosen as a COVID-19 vaccination site

BREAKING: Cal State LA chosen as a COVID-19 vaccination site

Joshua Letona and Mia Alva February 3, 2021

As part of President Biden’s first 100-day plan to vaccinate 100 million people, Cal State LA will become a vaccination site. News that the campus was working to become a vaccination site came in...

Weighing the options: Cal State LA students consider the COVID-19 vaccines

Mia Alva, Staff Reporter January 31, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccine sites popping up in California, Cal State LA students are beginning to think about which vaccine they should take, or if they want it all. Senior Martha Nerio works as a healthcare...

As rollout continues, Cal State LA officials are working with Los Angeles County to make the campus a vaccine site.

Cal State LA hopes to become a future COVID vaccination site

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2021

Cal State LA may become a coronavirus vaccination site, according to a message for the University community on Wednesday. The announcement came from the Student Health Center Director Monica Jazzabi,...

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Eastside woman battles mental illness — and barriers to getting help

Struggles include stigma and secrecy
Briana Muñoz, Community News Reporter January 16, 2021

Growing up in a dysfunctional household on the Eastside, Crystal Maldonado developed complex post-traumatic stress disorder. “I didn't know I had anxiety as a child. I didn't know I was depressed....

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Boyle Heights residents complain of overfilled trash cans and take action

Informal field survey shows some infrastructure-related issues
Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 15, 2021

Boyle Heights’ main commercial strip has about half the number of public trash bins and one-third the number of bike racks compared to a similar stretch of Los Feliz, according to an informal survey...

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School, work, babysitting, COVID-19: How I learned my limits

A personal essay on conquering the toughest months of my life
Kenya Romero, Community News Reporter January 6, 2021

The past several months have been the most challenging of my entire life, by far. They have been the most rewarding for my work and school career, yet the worst for my mental well-being. The COVID-19...

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

Air pollution’s disproportionate impact in Los Angeles

State data shows Eastside had higher levels of certain pollutants
Zoe Little and Jericho Caleb Dancel December 22, 2020

A lifelong resident of East Los Angeles recounts 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...

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South Gate residents question water quality issues

Tahiti Salinas, Community News Reporter December 22, 2020

Water quality reports from the city of South Gate obtained by UT Community News show that three wells and a park reservoir have levels of Tetrachloroethene, or PCE, higher than the maximum levels recommended...

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Thankful for my job, worried about my family

A personal essay about being an essential worker
Natalie Alcala, Community News Reporter December 22, 2020

Societal burdens that have grown heavier through the pandemic have been carried on the backs of essential workers. I am one of those workers. Soon after COVID-19 began to make its way across the country,...

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