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Director Neal Tyler (left), Alhambra City Mayor Katherine Lee (middle), Producer Kevin Knight (right). (Priscilla Caballero/UT)

Car show in Alhambra supports documentary about homeless children

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter December 12, 2021

Film director Neal Tyler’s work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic, Animal Planet, A&E, Amazon Prime, and others. Now, he’s working on a documentary set in Alhambra about homelessness...

A Photo of Braylin Collins and his daughter Evelynn by Braylin Collins (Braylin Collins/UT Community News)

My reason why: How I became homeless and faced the worst night of my life

Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter November 18, 2021

Some of the toughest battles I have faced in life came from within: Not feeling accepted, doubting my self-worth, feeling angry and depressed. It all seemed to hit me at once in a series of unfortunate...

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...

Residents of Illumination Foundation enjoying time outside by (Braylin Collins,_UT)

Help sought as Lincoln Heights employees clash with homeless

Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

Of the long list of improvements Lincoln Heights residents are seeking for their community — rent stabilization, more affordable housing, better parking — none seem to be more urgent for some than...

A woman sits in front of the El Monte Access Center located on Santa Anita in El Monte, California on Sept. 14, 2021. Photo by Victoria Ivie

Will homelessness increase as eviction moratorium ends and COVID-19 funding dries up?

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

A silver lining for Los Angeles residents during the pandemic has been the moratorium on evictions: Even while their lives were being upended by jobs and other losses, working-class families could still...

A road with a building along it - Tweety Blvd. (Oscar Torres/UT)

South Gate: Where the lights are as almost as old the city itself

Oscar Torres, Community News Reporter September 24, 2021

South Gate residents love the area for its rich history: The city will be 100 years old in just over one year. What they don’t like is the infrastructure, some of which is nearly as old. Among...

Image shows Cal State LA dorms.

Student Housing East has become the ‘college experience’ for freshman and sophomores

Genesis Gonzalez, Reporter September 23, 2021

Cal State LA freshmen and sophomores looking forward to the college experience are brought together by the new dorms. “It is a home away from home,” said Danae Rodriguez Castro, a criminal justice...

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Displacements divide Echo Park: ‘We are fighting against each other’

Genesis Gonzalez, Community News Reporter March 27, 2021

Echo Park residents say the homeless encampment evictions this week represent a bitter stew that has been simmering for years and boiled over during the pandemic. Contributing to the shutdown, they...

Budget Inn over Valley Blvd. in El Monte is blocked off due to its remodeling. Photo Credit-Ronald Cruz, UT Community News Reporter

Delays in El Monte’s emergency housing program leave residents out in the cold

Ronald Cruz, Community News Reporter March 22, 2021

Some El Monte residents waiting for relief from the homelessness crisis will be waiting a little longer than expected for help. The city received $17.7 million from the state’s Homekey program on...

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

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...

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El Monte residents torn on new developments

Zoe Little, Community News Reporter January 16, 2021

Bringing in new businesses and housing developments is vital for the growth of any city but some El Monte residents feel they are losing the city they call home in the process. City officials have worked...

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Mariachi Plaza development planning gets extension

Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 15, 2021

At a virtual meeting on Dec. 3, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved a 6-month extension on its agreement with the East LA Community Corporation, which is planning...

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