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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

Six men in suits with one woman in light blue on a stage

Hefty contributions for LA mayoral candidates from wealthy areas, including outside the city

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter May 23, 2022

As Los Angeles enters a post COVID-19 era, the city is yet to fully recover from the effects of the two-year pandemic that left more people on the streets and impacted the livelihood of working Angelenos. So...

A Director at LAHSA attended the Alhambra Homeless Count to help organize the event

L.A. County homeless count goes digital, raising concerns about its new app

Anne To, Community News Reporter May 5, 2022

Pens and clipboards were replaced with an app this year for hundreds of volunteers who participated in the annual Homeless Count organized by the Los Angeles Homeless Security Authority.  The new tallying...

A snapshot of Destiny Estrada

Unhoused Eagle Rock resident died before he got into his tiny home

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter April 27, 2022

It was just weeks until Gabriel Estrada, 38, planned to get off the streets and into his own tiny home in Eagle Rock. “He was very excited,” said Maria Ramirez, his neighbor in an encampment under...

Open House sign that says 1-Bed room and 2-bath home for rent in South L.A.

Making the best of downtime during the pandemic

Nick Juarez, Social Media Editor April 18, 2022

For many, less time working or commuting during the pandemic allowed for more time to cook, exercise or enjoy family. La Puente resident Franco Fallone used the time to shape his future. "I went...

A family walking their dog through the dog park

Will dog owners be cited as a way to enforce leashes at Eagle Rock parks?

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter April 5, 2022

Pet owners like Johana Cabrera lead their four-legged friends through the Eagle Rock recreation center more cautiously after recent tensions overuse of leashes throughout the park In June, Cabrera’s...

A navy tent with several people talking under it.

Eagle Rock tiny homes finally open

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter April 4, 2022

After numerous obstacles and a six-month delay, the Eagle Rock tiny homes village opened its doors on Tuesday making a sizable difference for tenants who can trade their tent in for a bedroom.  An...

A green sign with white letters reading Skid Row - City limit - too many on a wall in front of two men sitting on sidewalk

Rises in homelessness don’t deter Skid Row residents

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter March 31, 2022

Deborah Glover wants her own space, but she hasn’t had a permanent one in over a decade. She has dreams of having a house one day. She’s awaiting potentially moving into a duplex, which she says...

Open House sign that says 1-Bed room and 2-bath home for rent in South L.A.

What LA residents need to know about the eviction moratorium, tenant rights

Russell Navarrette, Community News Reporter March 24, 2022

Los Angeles county's COVID-19 tenant protection program expired last year but the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the program earlier this year until at least Dec. 2022. Landlords...

A beautiful shot of the land trust

Community-owned land as a way to challenge gentrification

Arlyn Lopez , Community News Reporter March 11, 2022

The El Sereno Community Land Trust sees gentrification, climate change, and homelessness as the most pressing issues currently affecting East L.A residents. About a week ago, the group held a grand...

The recently built South Village dorms at the Cal State LA campus.

Student housing residents excited about new renovations made to the South Village

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter March 3, 2022

Prior to the construction of the South Village in 2021, Cal State LA only had student apartments for on-campus housing. Now, more students are able to call Cal State LA home. The South Village is intended...

Another closer shot of the tiny houses being close to completion

Construction, permit and staffing issues lead to delays for Eagle Rock tiny homes

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

When a project to build 48 “tiny homes” in an Eagle Rock parking lot broke ground in September, mixed emotions flooded the neighborhood from concerned homeowners to excited unhoused community members. Five...

Liza Luna Chan taking a picture behind a white screen

Housing shortage for buyers leads some agents to shift focus to sellers

Arlyn Lopez , Community News Reporter February 14, 2022

In the third year of the pandemic, the American housing market is still stuck in a strange place with low inventory and sky-high prices. The rising costs of homes and construction materials for new...

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