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Renter protections for LA citizens in a time of COVID-19

LA renters are protected from eviction during the COVID-19 crisis.

Jessica Canul, Reporter

April 23, 2020

In order to assist tenants affected financially by COVID-19, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council have implemented various protections for renters in LA. “Maybe you’ve had your hours cut or you’ve been laid off or you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and you’re unable to work,”...

Families in San Fernando line up to receive COVID-19 resources

Volunteers load up boxes of fruit and non-perishable foods on April 23 for anyone who waited in line, no questions asked. The food drive was organized by The Wild Horse Children’s Foundation, LA Regional Food Bank, Magaly’s Tamales and Mexican Grill restaurant, and The Knotted Apron to provide families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

April 23, 2020

Eight seconds. That’s how long it took volunteers to open and load vehicles with boxes full of fresh fruit, rice, oatmeal and pasta for a food distribution drive in the city of San Fernando. Today, hundreds of vehicles lined around every block, waiting to get to the food drive tents on Second Street....

LA County is now offering testing to front-line workers, with or without symptoms

Screenshot from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's livestream via Facebook.

Logan Bik and Gillian Moran-Perez

April 22, 2020

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that testing will be available to asymptomatic workers on the front lines which includes health care professionals, grocery workers, first responders and government personnel. Garcetti says testing will begin tomorrow after hearing from Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Talking with an urgent care provider about COVID-19 protocols

Eden Vogel, 31, is a regional lead MA/XT Coordinator at Exer Urgent Care, but has transitioned from her normal training duties to test patients for coronavirus.

Gillian Moran-Perez, News Editor

April 22, 2020

As Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan to expand the amount of COVID-19 testing done across the state earlier this month, Exer Urgent Care has become one of the many medical facilities offering drive-up testing across Southern California. Like many other facilities, Exer also offers VirtualCare wh...

Life during COVID-19: Mai Moriya, Japan

CSUN grad student Mai Moriya returns to Tokyo, Japan due to the pandemic.

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

April 20, 2020

Mai Moriya is an international graduate student from Japan who returned to her hometown of Tokyo due to the COVID-19 crisis. The CSUN student shares details of her trip back home and how life has been in mandatory self-isolation.

Zoom Q&A with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison

Zoom Q&A with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

April 17, 2020

Below is a summarized version of the interview. It has been edited to fit a text format and is not a transcript. What is the university’s protocol when it is made aware that a member of the CSUN community has tested positive for the virus? We’ve established the practice of communicating wi...

While masks are in short supply, these LA County residents are stepping up

A Santa Monica police officer wears protective gear on March 28.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 17, 2020

When Janie Ebert heard her nurse friends in West Hills hospitals had to share face masks, she decided to make masks for them. Using leftover fabric from when she used to sew in her spare time, Ebert has been making and donating face masks to healthcare workers. “It started when one of my nurse friends...

UFC stands down for now

The lineup for the highly anticipated, now canceled UFC 249 that was set to air on April 18.

Alex Behunin, Reporter

April 16, 2020

UFC President Dana White has wanted to continue to broadcast MMA fights for the fans, but first and foremost for the fighters. The fighters need to fight to get paid. However, the UFC finally had to stand down at the request of ESPN. The UFC had to cancel three events due to COVID-19. The events were...

The process of seeing one COVID-19 patient

The process of seeing one COVID-19 patient

Gillian Moran-Perez, News Editor

April 16, 2020

There’s a reason why doctors, nurses and other medical workers have to go through medical supplies quickly. Dr. Boris Vaisman practices Family Medicine at Woodland Hills Urgent Care Center but often has access to see his patients at neighboring hospitals: Providence Cenars-Senair Tarzana Medical Center...

Will the MLB return?

Dodger Stadium remains closed as opening day is delayed.

Alex Perl, Reporter

April 15, 2020

With the NBA season in jeopardy, another major sport league’s season has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic — Major League Baseball. Opening Day this year was scheduled for March 26, but the season was suspended due to the virus. There is no time frame for a return, if one is even possible....

AS allocates $20,000 to high-in-demand emergency grant

AS allocates $20,000 to the MataCare grant in response to COVID-19.

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 15, 2020

The Associated Students Senate voted unanimously on Monday, April 13 to approve the allocation of $20,000 to the MataCare grant, an emergency grant created by the university for students in great financial need. AS President Diana Vicente said donating to the grant was the best way for the organizat...

CSUN AS offers ‘Virtual Earth Month’

With the trails closed in LA County, Associated Students has created virtual tours of National Parks to celebrate Earth Month.

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus Editor

April 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift in the university’s traditional week-long celebration to commemorate Earth Day this April. Associated Students and other entities on campus have collaborated to create a “Virtual Earth Month.” AS has announced online environmental workshops, digital tours of national parks and various inte...

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