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Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
March 21
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Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was found guilty March 15 on obstructing a federal investigation into corruption within county jails and lying to cover up the interference as reported by the Los Angeles Times. The verdict, that jurors reached on their second day of deliberations, leaves a ...

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
March 21
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The vibrations, notes, lights, and guitar flourishes: all converging as an exaltation of the senses. This musical wave, a euphoria that slapped me and wrapped around my very being came from the Indie rock band Japandroids. The opening act, Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers, were slightly underwhelming....

‘Hard Day’s Night’ performance in the Wray Theater

‘Hard Day’s Night’ performance in the Wray Theater

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
March 15
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Beatles enthusiasts filled seats in the Wray Theater at Rio Hondo College Mar. 11 for a one of a kind experience put on by Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night. The attendees, old and young, were not let down. Audience members heard countless songs that were sung in a near exact tone to The Beatle’s,...

Gallery: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Dread Mar I, and more headline Skanking Reggae Festival 2017

Gallery: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Dread Mar I, and more headline Skanking Reggae Festival 2017

Pete Escobar, A&E Editor
March 14
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Even with headliner complications, Ska, Punk, and Reggae lovers rejoiced at this years Skanking Reggae Fest, located at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. One day before the fest, it was announced that previous headliners Panteon Rococo and Antidoping would not be performing due to visa complications. Adri...

Emergency Medical Services Respond to Call at Rio Hondo College

Blanca Martin and Angelo Torres
March 8
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Campus security was called to the RHC Bookstore at 11:15 a.m. March 8 due to an individual’s concerning behavior. The school’s psychologist and authorities were contacted to respond to the situation, and the individual was escorted off the premises. Officer Blanco from campus security was th...

Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Jake Laurell, Reporter
February 16
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United States Immigration Authorities have conducted series of raids across 11 states targeting undocumented immigrants throughout the country last week. This law enforcement comes from President Trump’s recently signed executive order January 25, cracking down on the millions of illegal immigrants ...

Rio Cafe Long Wait Times Cause Frustration

Rio Cafe Long Wait Times Cause Frustration

Angelo Torres, Reporter
February 6
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Rio Hondo College opened its doors again January 30, to mark the start of the 2017 Spring semester. However, the hustle and bustle of the new semester has also created a flood of hungry students at Rio Cafe, causing some students to complain. Food quality aside, a common complaint of Rio Cafe, many student...

Three Car Collision Adds to Parking Woes First Week of Semester

Three Car Collision Adds to Parking Woes First Week of Semester

Diego Crespo, Editor-in-chief
February 2
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A three-car collision involving Rio Hondo students occurred on Wednesday morning, February 1 at 11:15 a.m. The first vehicle, a Ford Cruze, drove East, up College Drive, trying to make a left turn. The driver did not see the second vehicle to his left, a Toyota Scion, coming West down College Drive. ...

Jose Antonio Vargas Shares Message of Unity

Jose Antonio Vargas Shares Message of Unity

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
November 29
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Pulitzer prize winner and immigration activist, Jose Antonio Vargas, spoke to the Rio Hondo community Nov. 16th about racial inequality and immigration policies in the United States. The Wray theatre was filled to capacity when Vice President of Student Services, Henry Gee introduced Vargas to studen...

Berkeley High School Students March in Protest Day After Election

Berkeley High School Students March in Protest Day After Election

Sandra Reyes, Ads Manager
November 15
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Protesters continue to flood streets across the nation after Donald Trump’s win of the presidential election. Students in California high schools staged walkouts, while many marched onto streets and other California campuses. Several East Bay school students walked out in protest, according to CBS San F...

Trump victory spurs protests in Los Angeles and across the country

Trump victory spurs protests in Los Angeles and across the country

Pete Escobar, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 10
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Anti-Trump protesters filled the streets of Los Angeles Nov. 9, in an effort to spread a message of disapproval towards the new President-elect Trump. Rallies began as early as 6pm in Pershing Square. Once a large amount of demonstrators were rallied, people marched to City Hall where hundreds of other prot...

It’s Over: The End or New Beginning?

It’s Over: The End or New Beginning?

Zachary Mejia, Political Correspondent
November 9
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President-elect Donald Trump has clinched the 2016 presidential election after a tight battle to the last minute with his opponent, Hillary Clinton. His victory marks the closest election since Bush v Gore, and like the 2000 elections, third party candidates played a key role in the outcome. While m...

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