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Rooted Cafe in South L.A.: Made at home, served at home

Catherine Valdez, Community News Editor July 12, 2021

Guadalupe Herrera's cafe gives new meaning to the term "homegrown business." Rooted Cafe is housed in her front yard in South Los Angeles. This story was produced for JOUR 2950 and published after additional...

Eastsiders get help from YMCA during the pandemic

Jorge Garcia and Kilmer Salinas June 14, 2021

Community members get food and showers at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA. Community News contributors Jorge Garcia and Kilmer Salinas produced this story for JOUR 4920: Advanced News Writing &...

neon sign that says electric mile

Drive-in and virtual events are providing an ‘escape’ from the pandemic

Cal State LA students and faculty share their drive-in and virtual event experiences.
Tahiti Salinas, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021

Companies have adapted to the changes brought on by the pandemic by creating events that can be experienced from the safety of a car. Events like Electric Mile, Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience...

Pivoting during a pandemic

Small Eastside business owners shares struggles and advice
Cornell Chuaseco, Community News Photojournalist April 19, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic led many business around Los Angeles to lay off employees or shut down altogether. Small business owners Doreen Nakama-Martinez and Adam Martinez, owners of East Los Musubi,...

A sign which is stating Eres Poderosa: You are powerful: ELAWC

Eastside woman battles mental illness — and barriers to getting help

Struggles include stigma and secrecy
Briana Muñoz, Community News Reporter January 16, 2021

Growing up in a dysfunctional household on the Eastside, Crystal Maldonado developed complex post-traumatic stress disorder. “I didn't know I had anxiety as a child. I didn't know I was depressed....

Fall 2020 Recap | News Break Ep. 3

Catherine Valdez, Staff Reporter December 30, 2020

Today on the News Break, host Catherine Valdez recaps the major news of the Fall 2020 semester. Happy Holidays from Golden Eagle Media.

El Sereno fatal shooting remains a mystery

Family members pray for answers
Juan Ricardo Gomez, Community News Reporter December 28, 2020

Updated Jan. 20: An arrest has been made. Dominic Holden was 20 years old when he was tragically shot and killed in El Sereno on July 23, 2020. He was found in his mother’s car at 4227 Lowell Ave.,...

Cal State LA becomes a voting center | News Break Ep. 2

October 30, 2020

Today on the News Break, we’ll talk about cal state la becoming a voting center. Students from the campus share who they will be voting for and ASI breaks down the California propositions. We’ll also...

Housing Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 | News Break Ep. 1

Catherine Valdez, Staff Reporter October 16, 2020

Welcome, Golden Eagles, to our very first news show, News Break with your host Catherine Valdez. Take five minutes to sit down and recap yourself with current events of the last two weeks provided by the...

Meet the Fall 2020 Editors | Time to Talk – Ep 9

September 14, 2020

On this week’s special edition of Time to Talk, the University Times assembles the Fall 2020 editors to speak on their time in quarantine, answer some fun questions and give some hot takes.

Time to Talk – Ep. 8

August 26, 2020

This week University Times Managing Editor, Tahiti Salinas and Golden Eagle Radio Station Manager and UT Digital Editor, Marisa Martinez sit down with Associated Students Incorporated President, Diana...

Gabriel Posadas, 2, born with with a rare genetic disorder called Larsen’s Syndrome, which affects the development of bones throughout the body.

Medical supplies shortage hurts children with special needs

Denae Ayala, Community News Social Media Editor May 27, 2020

From the day Gabriel Posadas was born almost two years ago, his mother, Sabrina Renteria, worried about him. Among other issues, he had been born with dislocations of the knees and was diagnosed with...

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