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Federal authorities knew about hundreds of Wells Fargo whistleblowers

Zachary Mejia, Managing Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

New revelations have surfaced in the Wells Fargo fake account debacle, and can be considered the most troubling since the scandal was first uncovered September of last year. A report released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an independent bank regulating bureau within the U.S Treasury,...

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Noah Garcia and Pete Escobar
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Dozens of Whittier Law School students protested Friday, April 21, over the Whittier College Board of Trustees' decision to terminate the college's law program at the end of the 2017 school year. Centered around the Administration building, disgruntled protesters marched on the corners of Painter and P...

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison Cell

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison Cell

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

The once tight-end for the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez, committed suicide early Wednesday morning, according to the Department of Correction. A statement from the department said the former Patriot was found hanging by a “bedsheet that he attached to his cell window” at approximately...

Clippers Look to Even Up Series with Jazz after Heart-Breaking Game One Loss

Clippers Look to Even Up Series with Jazz after Heart-Breaking Game One Loss

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

Joe Johnson's buzzer-beater gave the Utah Jazz the 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 97-95 home defeat the Clippers were dealt now makes game two of the series a must-win. The second game of the series will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Game...

United States Drops “The Mother of all Bombs” in Afghanistan

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan Thursday April 13, the Pentagon said. It is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal. The bomb is so massive that it has to be delivered via cargo plane and dropped from the rear of th...

President Trump Removes Chief Strategist From National Security Council

President Trump Removes Chief Strategist From National Security Council

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under News

Steve Bannon, President Trump’s Chief Strategist, was removed from the US National Security Council Tuesday morning, April 5. Multiple sources have given differing reasons for Bannon’s dismissal, and who was behind his removal from the council. After the resignation of Michael Flynn as Nation...

Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of FUI

Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of FUI

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under News

Darrell Roberts, 58, was arrested late Monday night after deputies discovered him under the influence after making an emergency landing for his aircraft. As Roberts had attempted to fly his 1973 Piper PA – 28- 140 airplane from Temecula to San Diego he ended up going in the wrong direction and some...

Anti-Abortionists Exert Their Right of Freedrom of Speech on Campus

Anti-Abortionists Exert Their Right of Freedrom of Speech on Campus

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under News

The Center of Bio-Ethical Reform made their annual two-day visit to Rio Hondo College to present their Genocide Awareness Project to students on campus. CBE came to Rio Hondo April 4 and 5 and displayed their multi-sided posters with images of unborn children and its comparison to genocide on the upper...

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

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 ...

Kellyanne Conway’s comments add fuel to the fire

Kellyanne Conway’s comments add fuel to the fire

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under News

Recently, President Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, made comments based off of Trump’s previous claims suggesting that former president Barack Obama had wire tapped his telephone with a number of different devices. Conway was quick to clarify that she did not intend to accuse the former...

U.S. Attorney Fired After Refusing Jeff Sessions’ Order to Resign

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under News

One of the most prominent U.S. prosecutors, Preet Bharara, was fired Mar. 11 after refusing to step down, according to The Guardian. In a tweet Bharara said, “I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the U.S. Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” During...

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