The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

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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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...

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Maywood residents question city’s use of CARES Act funds

Genesis Gonzalez, Community News Reporter March 21, 2021

Nearly one-third of the roughly $344,000 in CARES Act funds that the city of Maywood spent as of late last year went to administrative expenses. That’s according to documents obtained by Community...

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Salt Lake Park project moves forward after controversy over no-bid contract

Erick Cabrera, Community News Reporter March 2, 2021

After being challenged over a no-bid contract of more than $24 million, the city of Huntington Park is making moves on its Salt Lake Park redevelopment. During the Huntington Park City Council meeting...

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

Air pollution’s disproportionate impact in Los Angeles

Zoe Little and Jericho Caleb Dancel December 22, 2020

A lifelong resident of East Los Angeles recounted 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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Regulations legalizing street vending pose challenges for vendors

Zoe Little, Community News Reporter November 29, 2020

A state law intended to decriminalize street vending has led to an abundance of food options in certain areas such as Valley Boulevard in El Monte. Some of the loyal customers who wait in lines — for...

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Alhambra housing troubles worsen as coronavirus pandemic continues

Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Reporter May 26, 2020

Alhambra resident Laura Linares was barely making ends meet before the pandemic. Now that she has been laid off from her job as an input coordinator, the situation is dire. She told her apartment...

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