Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Mass cremation sites such as this one burn deceased individuals day and night.

India’s Second COVID-19 Surge is the Worst Yet

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2021

India has been overwhelmed with record breaking numbers of COVID 19 cases. This is the worst surge of the pandemic to date. The Surge According to Reuters, more than 300,000 people a day have been infected for over a week straight. Every day breaks each previous day’s record. As of April 30, India...

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Scientists and doctors of Pfizer work relentlessly during Phase 3 of the vaccine

Coronavirus Vaccine Is on the Way

Luke Perez, Reporter November 18, 2020

Pfizer, a biopharmaceutical company, and their partner BioNTech, a German biotech company, have created a vaccine to battle the coronavirus. They have reported that it is 90% effective and that their late-stage trials were a success. The FDA is waiting to call for distribution until test patients receive...

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Gavin Newsom issues new travel advisory for the state of California.

California Issues Travel Advisory in Light of Recent COVID-19 Spikes

Ethan Huang, Reporter November 15, 2020

The Advisory On Nov. 13, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a travel advisory by live your aloha in light of recent coronavirus spikes. This past week, the state of California reached a total of 1 million cases, and chances are that it will continue to climb. Governor Newsom describes that...

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Masks, sanitizer, and 10-15 student classes become the new norm for students in the U.S.

Schools Brace for Reopening

Ethan Huang, Reporter October 15, 2020

In the seventh month of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the nation are still discussing how to effectively reopen schools. The top priorities for these schools: being health-conscious while maintaining productivity for students. Experimental Education After the initial shutdown in March, there...

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The first presidential debate of 2020 kicked off in Cleveland, Ohio. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were asked about different topics, from their views on healthcare to their policies on climate change.

2020 First Presidential Debate

Lorenzo Arce and Sam Garcia September 30, 2020

Last night, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden exchanged heated words in their first presidential debate. The 95 minute discussion, mediated by Chris Wallace, featured fiery exchanges between the two presidential candidates. Appointing a New Supreme Court Justice There was the...

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California residents can head to the vote.gov site for further information on the upcoming 2020 Elections.

Guide to Voting 2020

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor September 16, 2020

With Election Day right around the corner, the USPS is expected to be running the show this year due to the ongoing pandemic. USPS will be mailing every American a Vote-By-Mail ballot twenty-nine days prior to election. Election Day is on November 3. Voters can also choose to vote in-person. There will...

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California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants program

May 13, 2020

The California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants program is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance program for undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide $500 in direct assistance to those who qualify, and a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household....

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A screenshot from El Monte's website displaying the Rental Assistance Program, a COVID-19 relief fund of $1,200 for renters within the community.

El Monte Launches Rental Assistance Program in Response to COVID-19

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor May 8, 2020

The city of El Monte launched a grant program on Tuesday May 6 that will provide one-time rental assistance up to $1,200. The program is a response effort to help residents that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. The program is directed towards low-income households that have experienced a...

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Rio Talk: Orange County wants its beaches to re-open during a pandemic

Manny Smith, Enrique Medina, Brandon Garcia, and Jonathan Smart May 5, 2020

Orange County wants its beaches to re-open while the COVID-19 pandemic has everyone in quarantine. Is it early to have people gather at the beach and risk contracting COVID-19?

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COVID-19: Working during quarantine

David Medina, Editor-In-Chief May 4, 2020

Covid-19 has brought closure to many businesses. Here's how a business continues to operate during a pandemic.

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City of El Monte Offers Short-Term Relief for Small Businesses

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor May 1, 2020

The city of El Monte developed a short-term relief fund for small employers called The El Monte Business Grant Program. Councilman Jerry Velasco introduced the grant program on Sunday April 24. Eligible businesses would receive a $10,000 stimulus. Online applications opened Monday April 27 at 9 am on...

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COVID-19 Update: Newport Beach

David Medina, Editor-In-Chief April 28, 2020

April 2020, Newport Beach continues to attract people during the quarantine stay at home order.

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