As she scrubbed the colorful trays from which other students had eaten dinner, Melissa Cuddy worried about when she would have time to finish her psychology homework and begin studying for her midterm exam. She still needed to take out the trash and scrub the men’s urinals before getting off her shift at the crowded Carrillo Dining Commons.
On Aug. 9, 2014, a young black unarmed man, Michael Brown, was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Some witnesses said he had his arms raised in the air when he was shot in the head, shoulder, arm and hand. The shooting led to various riots and protests from hundreds to thousands on the […]
As Janelle Smith walked past the chilly dairy section at a local grocery store, colorful branded yogurt cups stared back at her. She picked up two brands of vanilla yogurt. Both nutrition facts were almost exactly the same, except right above the bar code of one of the yogurts, Smith noticed the label “GLUTEN-FREE” […]
As Chaysen Olshansky walked into the crowded café just north of Beverly Boulevard, she scanned the room. Even though it was a Saturday morning and many people were out drinking coffee and working on their computers, she was lucky to find a space large enough to hold the women she was planning to meet.
Mayor Garcetti announced the “Raise The Wage LA” plan that would increase the current minimum wage of $9 to $10.25 with an overall expected plan to continue increasing annually until the minimum wage is at $13.25 by 2017.
We’ve all been to the grocery store and been asked the question, “Would you like paper or plastic today?” But with so many different bags, what is the right one for our community? A variety of bags are available to us as consumers—from polyethylene plastic, biodegradable plastic, paper, to reusable. Plastic bags have been banned […]