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Laura Rathbone and Manny Flores from North Valley Cares Services at the United Methodist Church in North Hills, Calif. on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Front-Line Heroes: Staff and volunteers of North Valley Caring Services

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2021

Every Friday morning, more than 200 cars line up outside the North Hills United Methodist Church for a food pantry organized by the nonprofit organization North Valley Caring Services. The program has...

A sign hanging in the encampment at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Unrest at Echo Park Lake involving unhoused residents’ rights, recapped

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2021

It was seven in the morning when activists began to gather at Echo Park Lake on March 24. They were there to pass out water at the park’s commune-like encampment and help organize belongings as dozens...

Liz Hasegawa is a science teacher at James Monroe High School in North Hills, Calif. Hasegawa has adapted to the switch to virtual learning by creating science videos that are engaging for her students instead of relying on long lectures.

Front-Line Heroes: Liz Hasegawa, science teacher

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2021

This week’s front-line hero is Liz Hasegawa, a 9th grade science teacher at James Monroe High School in North Hills, a Los Angeles Unified School District school. The school receives Title I aid, a form...

Jacqueline Lopez, a grocery store cashier at El Super in Los Angeles, continues to stay cautious by double masking even though she has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Front-line Heroes: Jacqueline Lopez, grocery store cashier

Cesar Saldana, Reporter March 12, 2021

“Front-line Heroes” is a Daily Sundial weekly series that honors those who are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines — doctors, food bank volunteers, retail workers, testing site volunteers and other...

As Los Angeles County moves into the red tier thanks to a lower number of COVID-19 cases, indoor operations with limited capacity, such as indoor restaurants and gyms, can resume business as soon as Monday.

Indoor dining, movie theaters to reopen Monday in Los Angeles County

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor March 12, 2021

County officials announced in a press release that Los Angeles County will move into red tier reopenings starting Monday. In what the county described as a “major milestone,” the move into the red...

Campus police look on as a crowd forms in the Quad over a religious demonstration at Cal State University, Fullerton on Oct. 22, 2018. Photo by Riley Mcdougall, The Daily Titan

UC, Cal State police much less diverse than the students they serve

Omar Rashad and Katherine Swartz March 12, 2021

IN SUMMARY At 32 of 33 UC and CSU campuses, police officers are whiter than the students — and in many cases, disparities are glaring Lea este artículo en español. California’s public...

Theme parks and stadiums in California may reopen with limited capacity if the county it is based in isn't in the purple tier. The reopening could happen as soon as April 1.

California allows reopening of theme parks, stadiums with restrictions

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor March 5, 2021

On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom updated the California COVID-19 Safer At Home blueprint, allowing theme parks, as well as some sports stadiums, to reopen with limited capacity in counties that are in the...

Sam Sherry, right, vaccinates his colleague, Holly Malloy, another CSUN nursing student.

Front-line Heroes: Sam Sherry, CSUN nursing student

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor March 4, 2021

“Front-line Heroes” is a Daily Sundial weekly series that honors those who are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines — doctors, food bank volunteers, retail workers, testing site volunteers and other...

Porter Ranch residents and advocates against the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility Jane Fowler, left, and Loraine Lundquist raise their fists and hold signs in front of the facility's entrance in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021.

Porter Ranch residents suffer negative health effects following Aliso Canyon gas leak

Chris Torres, Photo Editor March 3, 2021

After sneaking backstage while attending the 2019 California Democratic Convention in San Francisco, Porter Ranch resident and Aliso Canyon protester Jane Fowler was able to approach Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Los Angeles County, which advances to Phase 1B of the vaccine rollout soon, will prioritize immunizing K-12 school employees. Negotiations on the  reopening of elementary schools, however, are still ongoing.

LA County expands vaccine rollout; Teachers among those eligible

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor February 26, 2021

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday education workers will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 1. The move comes as the county prepares to enter Phase...

The interior of 64 square feet tiny home which has two beds, shelves for storage, heat and air conditioning in North Hollywood, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.

LA City-funded Tiny Homes project hopes to tackle ongoing homelessness crisis

Cesar Saldana, Reporter February 24, 2021

The first ever tiny homes community in Los Angeles County opened in North Hollywood on Feb. 1 as part of a continued effort to combat the ongoing homelessness crisis. Managed by Hope of the Valley, the...

Local high school students organize book drive for those in need

Chris Torres, Photo Editor February 23, 2021

After staying awake for 24 hours playing video games and watching anime with his friends, Nirvan Rayamajhi, a junior at Granada Hills Charter High School, found himself in a monotonous situation with nothing...

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