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Maywood City Councilmembers and city staff during the meeting on Sept. 27, 2023, in Maywood, California.

Maywood expands protections for renters

Jackson Tammariello, Community News Reporter November 17, 2023

The Maywood City Council on Oct. 25 unanimously approved a sweeping ordinance to expand protections for tenants, complementing the city’s rent stabilization ordinance that went into effect late August....

a photo of free menstrual dispensers

Free menstrual products are now more accessible to students

Denis Akbari, Intern Reporter October 31, 2022

The installation process of free menstrual products began in early October in the South Village dorms and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month, according to the university. In accordance...

Building with encampments in front

Supporters say need for affordable housing measure stems from Segregation Era law

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter October 23, 2022

When Natalie Vargas’ mother left her father in 2017, the two became homeless.  “We didn't have anywhere to go. We slept in our car or in a storage area behind my grandmother’s house,” Vargas,...

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

Inglewood councilman: City is poised for growth with new stadiums and venues

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

Inglewood Councilman Alex Padilla is brimming with excitement about the new Inuit Dome stadium in Inglewood. While some naysayers worry it will continue driving up housing prices and burdening existing...

A navy tent with several people talking under it.

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...

Open House sign that says 1-Bed room and 2-bath home for rent in South L.A.

Making the best of downtime during the pandemic

Nick Juarez, Social Media Editor April 18, 2022

For many, less time working or commuting during the pandemic allowed for more time to cook, exercise or enjoy family. La Puente resident Franco Fallone used the time to shape his future. "I went...

The recently built South Village dorms at the Cal State LA campus.

Student housing residents excited about new renovations made to the South Village

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter March 3, 2022

Prior to the construction of the South Village in 2021, Cal State LA only had student apartments for on-campus housing. Now, more students are able to call Cal State LA home. The South Village is intended...

Another closer shot of the tiny houses being close to completion

Construction, permit and staffing issues lead to delays for Eagle Rock tiny homes

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

When a project to build 48 “tiny homes” in an Eagle Rock parking lot broke ground in September, mixed emotions flooded the neighborhood from concerned homeowners to excited unhoused community members. Five...

Liza Luna Chan taking a picture behind a white screen

Housing shortage for buyers leads some agents to shift focus to sellers

Arlyn Lopez , Community News Reporter February 13, 2022

In the third year of the pandemic, the American housing market is still stuck in a strange place with low inventory and sky-high prices. The rising costs of homes and construction materials for new...

A “Mask On” COVID-19 safety sign outside the Cal State LA student dorms.

Students living in Cal State LA dorms share concerns on COVID safety

Jessica Liu, Intern reporter February 4, 2022

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Cal State LA students living in the dorms have mixed feelings on how safe it really is to live there.  Jasmine Mendoza, a criminal justice major, said that she experienced...

cream building that says La Puente Park Apartments

La Puente’s homeless population rose six-fold in just three years

Nicholas Juarez, Community News Reporter December 21, 2021

La Puente resident Maria Soto knows the fear and anxiety felt by the growing number of folks in the city who don’t have a bed to sleep in every night. That’s because she was in a similar position...

Shot of the Council members (Oscar Torres/UT)

Businesses and homeowners allocated millions in federal housing funds

Oscar Torres, Community News Reporter November 17, 2021

What has the city South Gate done with its nearly $6 million in funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in the past year or so? That was the subject of part of a council...

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