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Governor orders L.A. County bars and in-door restaurant operations to close

Gov. Newsom's latest order requires  restaurants in L.A. County to seat customers outdoors, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

July 1, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the immediate closure of indoor operations at restaurants, bars, wineries, cardrooms, entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos and museums in 19 counties, including Los Angeles County. The halt of indoor operations will be in place for three consecutive weeks. Newsom said...

CSUN announces detailed plans for fall 2020

CSUN's plans rely on the fall semester being virtual with limited in-person class sessions while adhering to health authorities' guidelines.

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor

June 30, 2020

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced detailed plans for the upcoming fall semester Tuesday. The plans include limited face-to-face courses, reduced on-campus housing and self-screening protocols. Harrison also introduced a website, named CSUN as One, that lists specific procedures and requirem...

CSUN students provide free clothing for women in Skid Row

Samantha Machado, a volunteer and CSUN student, helps organize the outfits on the table.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 30, 2020

Associated Students President Rose Merida and James Mizuki, a CSUN alumnus and founder of The Giving App, provided nearly 100 women with outfits from iToo Fashion during a clothing drive at the Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center for Women on Saturday. This is the first event organized by Th...

Los Angeles County beaches closed for Fourth of July weekend due to spike in coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend, which typically sees large gatherings. L.A. County continues to see a steep increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 29, 2020

Los Angeles County Public Health officials ordered the closure of beaches from Friday to Monday in an attempt to slow the community spread of COVID-19. L.A. County beaches, piers, bike paths and parking lots will be closed to prevent crowding and slow the spread. L.A. County is also prohibiting any...

Q&A: Melina Abdullah on student activism, defunding police, upcoming November election and more

Black Lives Matter L.A. co-founder Melina Abdullah addresses the crowd at the #JackieLaceyMustGo protest outside the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles on June 17, 2020.

Orlando Mayorquin and Michaella Huck

June 26, 2020

Melina Abdullah is a co-founder of Black Lives Matters Los Angeles and a professor of Pan-African studies at Cal State Los Angeles. She answered a few questions on topics such as student activism, the role of media coverage, defunding the police and more.   What does it mean to defund the pol...

AS President Merida and The Giving App team organize event focused on giving back to community

AS President Rose Merida, CEO and founder of The Giving App James Mizuki and product manager Justin Punzalan are working together to create and organize events to help their local communities.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

June 26, 2020

Associated Students President Rose Merida, CSUN alumnus James Mizuki and CSUN computer science major Justin Punzalan, the creators of a community service app called The Giving App, are hosting a women’s clothing drive in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Mizuki graduated from CSUN in 2017 and is...

CSUN considers renaming Oviatt Library after students claim Delmar T. Oviatt was racist

The Delmar T. Oviatt library received its name in 1973 in honor of CSUN's administrator Delmar T. Oviatt who served as Interim president in 1969. Oviatt died of a heart attack on December 24, 1971.

Orlando Mayorquin and Gillian Moran-Perez

June 25, 2020

A CSUN working group hosted a meeting Wednesday, allowing the campus community to weigh-in on whether the university should change the name of CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library, after students accused former CSUN Interim President Delmar T. Oviatt, of being racist and an oppressive figure. The Ov...

Life during COVID-19: Danielle Feitosa, Brazil/U.S.

Jane Partizpanyan and Tiago Barreiro

June 24, 2020

Having graduated from CSUN this spring with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Danielle Lima Feitosa, an international student from Brazil, made the difficult decision to stay in Los Angeles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hopes to continue working in the United States. Many...

LAUSD votes against defunding school police, Superintendent introduces School Safety Task Force

Xavier Recarte (left) and his mother, Maria Recarte hold signs in support of the rally to defund the Los Angeles School Police Department on June 23.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant News Editor

June 24, 2020

The Los Angeles Unified School District board rejected three resolutions on Tuesday to reform the Los Angeles School Police Department. One of the rejected resolutions, proposed by board member Monica Garcia, would have defunded the LASPD by 50% in the 2021-22 fiscal year. The LASPD is the largest...

Ongoing coverage of protests in L.A.

A crowd of protesters listening to Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter L.A., as she performs a libation for the lives lost to police brutality in front of the LAUSD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Logan Bik, Samantha Bravo, Gillian Moran-Perez, Michaella Huck, Mano Baghjajian, Tiago Barreiro, Tyler Ridgle, Victor Rojas, Robert Gonzalez, Cristina Boktor, Chris Torres, Sloane Bozzi, and Orlando Mayorquin

June 23, 2020

Updates on demonstrations calling for justice, defunding of police.

Artists’ Black Lives Matter murals deemed “too political,” removed temporarily from Hollywood Boulevard

Dezcjon Lathrop's mural, outside of the Hollywood Pantages Theater.

Sloane Bozzi, Reporter

June 23, 2020

As tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hollywood on June 7 to protest against police brutality, artists lined the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard to paint murals on boarded up shops.  Dezcjon Lathrop, a Black artist, had been working for hours on his mural in front of the ...

Cre8 The Change hosts Juneteenth Celebration Rally in Sherman Oaks

Families and Cre8 The Change dancers enjoy music on stage during the Juneteenth Celebration Rally in Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Memorial War Park on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 21, 2020

SHERMAN OAKS — This year’s Juneteenth Celebration Rally at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Memorial War Park featured music, spoken poetry and dance on Friday. Juneteenth, or June 19, marks the day the last slaves were freed from slavery in the United States. About a dozen performers entertained a...

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