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The Breed Street Shul, once the center of Jewish worship in Los Angeles, has been closed for renovations

Take a scenic hike through… Boyle Heights?

Jordan O’Kelley, Community News Reporter October 13, 2021

When you think of taking a long, recreational walk-in California, images of sunny hillsides and calm beaches may come to mind, not the bustling streets of Los Angeles. However, representatives of an...

A woman sits in front of the El Monte Access Center located on Santa Anita in El Monte, California on Sept. 14, 2021. Photo by Victoria Ivie

Will homelessness increase as eviction moratorium ends and COVID-19 funding dries up?

Officials say long-term solutions require understanding between housed and unhoused residents
Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

A silver lining for Los Angeles residents during the pandemic has been the moratorium on evictions: Even while their lives were being upended by jobs and other losses, working-class families could still...

Football players run through a play during practice at Rivera Park (Eileen Osuna_UT)

Youth football and cheer in Pico Rivera are back

After a yearlong hiatus, Dons and Donnas keep kids busy and social
Eileen Osuna, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

As Pico Rivera resident Cynthia Carlos sat between two fields at Rivera Park watching her children, a son in football and daughter in cheer practice, she thought about how good it felt to be back. Their...

Darwin Lopez is pictured with his mother and sister.

‘Zooming’ to graduation

A personal essay about our need to celebrate, even if it’s online for now
Darwin Lopez, Community News Editor May 18, 2020

If you told me when I was a freshman in 2015 that my graduation might be canceled and classes would be on Zoom, I probably would have said “Oh well.” Graduation, to me, was expensive, and frankly,...

Those who can’t afford to stock up lose out on some basic necessities

Working families often suffer a double penalty, say shoppers in East and South LA
Catherine Valdez and Denae Ayala, Community News Reporters March 20, 2020

By now, shoppers are well aware of the empty shelves and lines out the door. What is less expected during this time of the coronavirus pandemic is that basic necessities for their babies are sold out,...

Students in hands-on classes are expected to face obstacles in light of coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College)

As classes move online, students’ anxieties shift into high gear

Kilmer Salinas, Community News Reporter March 17, 2020

Erika Gonzalez, a fourth-year student at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in South Los Angeles, already has a lot going on in her life: While both of her parents work, Gonzalez, a first-generation college...

Eastsiders prepare for possible spread of coronavirus

Los Angeles residents on the Eastside stock up on supplies, families prepare for remote classes
Vanessa Wyatt and Marlene Cordova, Community News Reporter March 11, 2020

From products flying off the shelves to local families preparing to work or take classes remotely, coronavirus fears shook the Eastside. Disinfectants, hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes, water and...

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