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Eastside neighborhood council elections: Who’s running and why

A guide to Los Angeles neighborhood elections in Highland Park, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, LA-32
Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter April 3, 2021

Growing ranks of residents experiencing homelessness. Public transit and traffic-related issues. And crime and public safety. These are some of the issues affecting Los Angeles residents that the city’s...

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Maywood residents question city’s use of CARES Act funds

Administrative expenses outpaced housing and food programs late last year
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...

Deputy Daniel Padilla is at the sheriff's station in the city of Industry as he prepares for a 10-hour shift.

Should La Puente have a public safety committee?

Briana Munoz, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

The city of La Puente has a committee that honors the beauty of the area’s homes and one that works with local school districts. But a bigger concern of some residents is public safety in light of...

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Maywood corruption scandal leaves residents feeling angry and ‘powerless’

Genesis Gonzalez, Community News Reporter March 9, 2021

A political scandal that resulted in former Maywood Mayor Ramon Medina and 10 others being charged last month with 34 counts of criminal corruption has rattled city residents. “The corruption scandals...

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

City of Huntington Park reverses course on contract after pressure from trade group
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...

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Dreamers look forward to President Biden’s new immigration policies

The immigration reform bill by President Biden is expected to be unveiled this week
Briana Munoz, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

Members of the Cal State LA community who are part of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program said they breathed a sigh of relief when they found out about President Biden’s plans for immigration. The...

Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders on his first day of his office as president of the United States. Image from Flickr and Creative Commons 2.0.

Unpacking President Biden’s policy agenda

Ethan Axtell, Copy Editor January 20, 2021

Despite weeks of efforts from the Trump administration, Joe Biden has been sworn in as president of the United States. With four years ahead, Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute...

President Trump incited an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building during the final Electoral College vote. Photo from Unspash.com.

Cal State LA community members respond to the U.S. Capitol insurrection

Joshua Letona, Tahiti Salinas, and Marisa Martinez January 13, 2021

Last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol displayed a “double standard” for Melina Abdullah, Cal State LA professor and co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement. The...

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Maywood councilman facing corruption lawsuit encourages residents to hold officials accountable

Councilman calls the allegations "baseless"
Krysta Pae, Community News Reporter December 29, 2020

Eddie De La Riva — who is facing a lawsuit alleging him, the city and two others of corruption — stepped down from his position as Maywood's mayor as part of the council's annual reorganization. At...

An image of a stadium with the NFL letters and logo on top from the city of Inglewood site.

Inglewood OKs LA Clippers stadium

Some residents worry about gentrification, housing prices
Brandon Rodriguez, Community News Reporter October 29, 2020

The reconstruction of the Forum back in 2014, the construction of the SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Rams’ new high-tech home. And, the forthcoming Los Angeles Clippers basketball arena. These are...

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ASI and local nonprofit break down California propositions

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

Cal State LA’s Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), recently hosted the “Ballot Breakdown: Know Your Propositions” event to help students cast their vote for measures that will be on California’s ballot. The...

In the informal survey of 56 students, some members of the Cal State LA community will be voting for the former vice president. Survey made by Joshua Letona.

Cal State LA students share who they are voting for in this Presidential election

Mia Alva and Tahiti Salinas October 25, 2020

In an informal survey conducted by the University Times, Cal State LA students look to be voting overwhelmingly blue for the upcoming national election. The survey of 56 responses showed 82% of students...

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