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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council President Sara Clendening signs papers at an event.

Her Lincoln Heights business was torn down to build a luxury apartment hotel. Now, she’s fighting inequities and making residents’ voices heard

Denis Akbari, Community News Reporter September 13, 2022

Gentrification, displacement, housing affordability, lack of equity, crime, and safety.  These are some of the most pressing issues facing Lincoln Heights residents, according to the neighborhood council’s...

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What can be learned from housing successes in Eagle Rock?

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter September 13, 2022

If one looks carefully, the Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles have had some recent successes in the affordable housing arena that other communities can learn from, according to...

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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...

A graph chart of In custody deaths statistic from Report and Oversight Efforts

Record number of deaths in LASD jails

Jessica Lopez , Community News Reporter March 22, 2022

In-custody deaths at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department saw a dramatic rise to 55 deaths in 2021 — the highest when compared to every year since 2013. That’s according to a report by the...

a public hearing meeting for El Monte city council

Big election change in the works for El Monte

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter March 18, 2022

Updated April 10, 2022: El Monte's city council approved district-based elections by a 3-2 vote with Mayor Pro Tem Alma Puente, Councilmember Maria Morales, and Councilmember Martin Herrera voting for...

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Will Alhambra’s Lunar New Year fest be canceled for the third year in a row?

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter October 26, 2021

While cities across Los Angeles County prepare for New Year’s celebrations, Alhambra is known for organizing a Lunar New Year festival about one month later. Whether that would happen this year remained...

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Huntington Park residents start online petition to recall city council members

Erick Cabrera, Community News Reporter April 22, 2021

Huntington Park residents started an informal online petition, asking for an audit and a recall of city council members. It has over 170 signatures, a small fraction of the city’s population of more...

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Eastside neighborhood council elections: Who’s running and why

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

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 sheriffs 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

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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