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Activists organize car caravan protest for unhoused community on MLK Day

An activist speaks through a bullhorn during the car caravan protesting for the unhoused community on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020.
Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2021

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, activists gathered on Skid Row for a “freedom ride” car caravan to protest homelessness in Los Angeles and to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement leader’s birthday. The...

Pacoima residents, community call for action against Whiteman Airport

Two scorched cars are seen in front of residential homes after a single-engine plane crash near Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Cali., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Neighbors pass by the cars days after the accident that left the pilot dead.
Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor December 30, 2020

Eva Avalos-Benitez ran and fell away from the flames that threatened her home as she and her grandson escaped through the back with the help of their neighbors, her hair and sweater covered with debris....

L.A.’s new district attorney’s policies signal change for criminal justice

Newly elected Los Angeles Attorney General George Gascon takes oath of office on his inauguration day.
Trevor Morgan, Contributor December 16, 2020

Newly elected Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón implemented several new policies on Dec. 7, aimed at reforming the city’s criminal justice system. Gascón ran against the eight-year incumbent...

Valley Park Church food drive sees an increase in demand since COVID-19

Valley Park Church food bank volunteers help to disseminate food items to people in need in North Hills, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Everyone inside the church needed to wear a mask and properly social distance to ensure the safety of the volunteers and food pantry attendees.
Samantha Bravo, Contributor December 8, 2020

Families waited in line to fill their shopping bags with fresh and non-perishable food items at the weekly food distribution at Valley Park Church in North Hills on Wednesday. Valley Park Church...

Las Calles Del Valle holds buy out event for street vendors in Van Nuys

Jose Juan works at his stand during the buyout.
Emily Holshouser and Trevor Morgan November 3, 2020

Las Calles Del Valle, a community organization that supports street vendors, hosted a buy out event on Saturday for street vendor Jose Juan and his wife Irene Gonzales who were recently evicted. Around...

Online learning facilitates conversation on disclosing gender pronouns

Online learning facilitates conversation on disclosing gender pronouns
Caitlin Cook, Contributor October 14, 2020

In recent years, stating one’s gender pronouns has become a larger part of daily life. Social media bios and email signatures now often contain personal information such as “she/her/hers” or “they/them/theirs.”...

American Indian Studies Association hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration via Zoom

The American Indian studies program, American Indian Student Association and Fernando Tataviam Band of Mission Indians hosted a Zoom meeting for Indigenous Peoples Day on Mon. Oct, 12, 2020.
Samantha Bravo and Sloane Bozzi October 12, 2020

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day, CSUN students and faculty, the CSUN American Indian studies association program and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, shared the history, language and sovereignty...

Abolish Campus Police-CSU leads protest against campus police

A woman holds a sign that says,
Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor October 2, 2020

On Thursday afternoon, students from various California State University campuses rallied at the Chicanx House at CSUN to demand that police be removed from CSU campuses. The protest was organized...

Ongoing coverage of protests in L.A.

Northridge Black Lives Matter and protesters sitting on the steps of Oviatt Library at the end of their protest on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
Updates on demonstrations calling for justice against police brutality.

Teens raise funds for hygiene kits for local homeless shelters

Sahara Karki, left, Nirvan Rayamajhi and Neil Rayamajhi hold up the hygiene kits for the homeless during their Bee The Hope packing event in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.
Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor September 21, 2020

Earlier this year, 16-year-old Nirvan Rayamajhi was planning to travel to Nepal to help create a school sports program, but due to COVID-19, his plans changed. Since then, Nirvan Rayamajhi has focused...

Residents and activists remove stones set up to deter homeless encampments

Two induvial images show the rocks that were used on the sidewalk to prevent homeless encampments from popping up in the Cattaraugus Tunnel.
Samantha Bravo and Melanie Gutierrez September 19, 2020

Earlier last week, local community members in the neighborhood of South Robertson placed dozens of boulders at the 10 Freeway underpass, also referred to as Cattaraugus Tunnel, on Cattaraugus Avenue in...

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...

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