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Activists say the 2028 Olympics could cause police militarization and increase disparity in L.A.’s low-income neighborhoods

SoFi stadium under construction in Los Angeles, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The stadium will host the 2028 Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies.

Trevor Morgan, Contributor

September 17, 2020

Amid a large scale advertising campaign, the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics are under intense scrutiny by a group called NOlympics L.A., who say the games will cause lasting effects including an increase in police militarization and racial disparity. L.A.’s official Olympic organization, LA28, released ...

COVID-19 Update: Mayor Garcetti encourages Angelenos to get flu vaccines by end of October

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Sept. 17.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

September 17, 2020

Los Angeles County has the most cases in the United States, as other hotspots like New York have seen a decrease in the number of new cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County currently holds the record for the m...

L.A.’s poor air quality expected to last for weeks, according to experts

The sun covered by smoke from the El Dorado Fire in Big Bear, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2020

Here’s what you need to know: The state of California is in the midst of a destructive and volatile wildfire season that is covering most of the state in smoke. Los Angeles County is under air quality warnings and has seen several days of unhealthy air. The air quality will not comple...

Associated Students holds moment of silence in memory of Casey Hargis

First responders attended to a five-vehicle crash that killed two and injured four others on Wednesday Sept. 9 at the corner of 70th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2020

During the Associated Students meeting on Monday, President Rose Merida called for a moment of silence to recognize and honor Casey Hargis, a 22-year-old CSUN student who was killed alongside her friend Kiana Taylor, 22, in a car crash Wednesday night in San Diego. According to reports, Hargis and Taylor entered the intersection to make a left turn onto 70th Street from El Cajon Boulevard in Taylor's Ford Fusion, when a vehicle slammed into their car from behind. The car subse...

Majority of police reform bills struggle to pass California Legislature

An LAPD officer raises his less-than-lethal weapon as protesters begin throwing debris at police during a protest in downtown Los Angeles on May 29.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2020

Here’s what you need to know: The California State Legislature attempted to pass several bills related to police reforms on their last day before the recess, on Aug. 31. Several bills related to regulating the use of tear gas and rubber bullets, investigating fatal officer-involved incident...

Hundreds attend pro-Trump caravan in Studio City

Mark Reed, a candidate for California's 30th Congressional District, poses atop a vehicle during a pro-Trump caravan on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Emily Holshouser and Samantha Bravo

September 13, 2020

*Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images and words that may offend some readers. We believe that they are a crucial aspect of telling the most accurate story and have decided to include them in this article. STUDIO CITY — Around 100 people gathered at a parking lot in Studio City, ne...

COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 testing positivity rate in L.A. remains low

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Sept. 11.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

September 11, 2020

Los Angeles County has the most cases in the United States, as other hotspots like New York have seen a decrease in the number of new cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County currently holds the record for the m...

L.A. remembers first responders who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001

Mayor Eric Garcetti gives a firefighter food.

Sloane Bozzi and Emily Holshouser

September 11, 2020

Today, Los Angeles remembered first responders who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. An event was held at Fire Station 3 in downtown Los Angeles with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas in attendance. The event was focused on thanking first responders and...

Newsom signs AB 2147 into law, allowing inmate firefighters to pursue firefighting profession

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 2147 into law, which will  reform existing a California legislation that prevents former inmates from being able to become a professional firefighter.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Friday that will introduce reforms to California’s inmate firefighter program. Assembly Bill 2147, authored by Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), will allow inmate firefighters to pursue a professional career in firefighting after the end of their...

New legislation allows inmate firefighters to be eligible for professional firefighting careers

A group of inmate firefighters clear a line to prevent further fire spread during the Amigo Fire in Porter Ranch, Calif. on Sept. 5, 2020.

Mayra Lopez, Reporter

September 10, 2020

The California Senate approved a bill on Aug. 31 that will allow nonviolent offenders who volunteer in fire camps as inmate firefighters to get their records expunged and become eligible to serve as firefighters once released. The bill was passed in midst of the state’s wildfire season and modified operations to slow the spread of COVID-19, as well as widespread calls for the early release of inmates...

Campuses to continue virtual instruction next semester, CSU announces

Chancellor Timothy P. White announced all 23 CSU campuses will continue virtual instruction for the spring 2021 semester.

Madalyn Amato, Daily Forty-Niner

September 10, 2020

All 23 California State University campuses will continue with mainly virtual instruction through the spring 2021 term, Chancellor Timothy P. White announced Thursday. “After extensive consultation with campus presidents and other stakeholders, and careful consideration of a multitude of factors – regarding the pandemic and its consequences, as well as other matters impacting the university and its operations – I am announcing that the CSU will continue with this primarily virtual instructional approach for the academic term that begins in January 2021, and also will continue with reduced populations in campus housing," White said in the statement. ...

USU hosts cultural welcoming

USU hosts cultural welcoming

Danielle Tranter, Reporter

September 9, 2020

In light of not being on campus this semester, CSUN’s University Student Union is hosting a three day, virtual “Cultural Welcomes” event. The series began Tuesday and will continue Wednesday and Thursday aimed to familiarize students with their campus community. Each session is dedicated to...

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