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Yolanda Ramirez Dedicates Award to All Classified Staff

Yolanda Ramirez Dedicates Award to All Classified Staff

Pete Escobar, A&E Editor
May 10, 2017
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The first ever Classified Employee Award was granted to Yolanda Ramirez, Secretary in the Math and Science Division, by President Teresa Dreyfuss and the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees April 12, at Rio Hondo College. The award commends a person who is a shining example of professionalism in their...

The Rio Promise: Free Tuition for a Priceless Future

The Rio Promise: Free Tuition for a Priceless Future

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor/ Co EIC
May 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Rio Promise had its official announcement and launch at the RHC Campus May 4th. The program provides free tuition, priority registration, and a comprehensive educational plan for graduating High School seniors. The V.I.P. reception took place at the Administration's Board room where district officials...

The House just passed a bill that affects overtime pay

The House just passed a bill that affects overtime pay

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
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The House just passed a bill that can change the way some employers pay workers for overtime with a vote of 229 to 197. The measure, backed by Republicans, would allow private-sector employers overtime to be paid in paid time off instead of time-and-a-half pay. The bill passed May 2 and had no Democra...

Man and Woman gunned down behind Pomona market

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
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A man and woman were gunned down behind a Pomona liquor store Tuesday night. Investigators are searching for the gunman, Pomona police officials said. Just before 11pm, Pomona police were called to Perez Market at the corner of Ridgeway Street and Barjud Avenue following reports of a late night sh...

Uber CEO under fire for breaching Apple’s privacy guidelines

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Writer
May 9, 2017
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Uber’s C.E.O., Travis Kalanick, has recently risked having the Uber app removed from the Apple App Store after it was discovered that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones long after the app had been deleted from one's phone— violating Apple’s privacy guidelines. This illegal act...

Long Time Administrator, VPAA, Dr. Joanna Schilling Becomes Cypress College’s President

Long Time Administrator, VPAA, Dr. Joanna Schilling Becomes Cypress College’s President

Zachary Mejia, Managing Editor
May 2, 2017
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This semester Rio Hondo College not only bids farewell to Spring 2017 graduates but also to Interim Vice President Dr. Joanna Schilling. After meeting with Cypress College’s board of trustees, and addressing the college’s campus community at an open forum, with five other finalists, Schilling was ...

Armenian Genocide Memorial in Southern California

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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Thousands of people gathered at the Montebello monument April 24th to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Many gathered to hear speakers such as Congressman Adam Schiff, California treasurer John Chiang, as well as others that shared their stories. The yearly event occurs April 24th...

Shooting spree throughout Whittier, Pico Rivera and La Mirada

Corbin Boone and Diana Juarez
May 2, 2017
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One person died and three were wounded when an unidentified gunman went on a shooting spree through the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera, and La Mirada on Saturday, April 29. The dead victim was only specified to be an older male and three wounded people were taken to nearby hospitals. "The crime wa...

El Monte hosts a free immigration forum at local church

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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The City of El Monte and its partners hosted an informational forum on immigration and resource fair for community members at the Nativity Catholic Church April 27. After a similar event called “Know Your Rights” seminar at the Grace T. Black auditorium in El Monte that was hosted by Congressw...

Uber CEO under fire for breaching Apple’s privacy guidelines

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under News

Uber’s C.E.O., Travis Kalanick, has recently risked having the Uber app removed from the Apple App Store after it was discovered that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones long after the app had been deleted from one's phone— violating Apple’s privacy guidelines. This illegal act...

No Hate or Fear, Immigrants Welcome Here!

No Hate or Fear, Immigrants Welcome Here!

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
May 1, 2017
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Hundreds of people spent their first day of May gathering in Downtown L.A to protest the recent string of anti-immigration policies. Calling it the MayDay March and Rally, taken from their website go.peoplepower.org, all groups participating declared their opposition to President Trump and his policie...

Elevated Lead Levels Poisoning Families in L.A. County

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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Across Los Angeles County, more than 15,000 children under 6 tested high for lead between 2011 and 2015, according to an investigation by Reuters. 323 neighborhoods were identified as having elevated levels of lead that were as high as the levels in Flint, Michigan. The data gathered by Reuters reveals that ...

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