Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Pfizer and Moderna are the most popular types of vaccinations people can choose to receive in order to be better protected from COVID-19. It is now more important than ever to be vaccinated due to the recent vaccine mandates that have been ordered in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Vaccine Mandates: Good or Bad?

Ryan Leon, Opinion Co-Editor October 14, 2021

On Wednesday Oct 6, the Los Angeles City Council approved a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that will require proof of vaccination at most public places beginning on Nov 6. The cities of New York and San Francisco were the first to incorporate vaccine mandates earlier this year. Mandate Backlash This decision...

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Since the beginning of September, the number of new COVID 19 cases have been decreasing in California.

California has Lowest COVID 19 Case Rate

John Rodriguez, News/Photo Editor September 30, 2021

It has been almost two years since the start of COVID 19, and yet it won’t be gone anytime soon. However for California, one of the country’s most populated states officially has the lowest COVID 19 cases in the US. The CDC has provided information about the latest data on the state’s COVID 19...

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Covid-19 Essentials: Mask, Insurance Card, and Vaccination Card. Civilians now need to wear a mask to protect themselves, an insurance card to maintain their health, and vaccination card to attend local outings.

Vaccine Mandate in Los Angeles County

Marina Gutierrez, Reporter September 21, 2021

     Health officials have been contemplating whether or not to make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for weeks now.      Los Angeles County Health Officials have given the executive order that Los Angeles County will now require the Covid-19 vaccine for all indoor bars, nightclubs, wineries, and...

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

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief May 5, 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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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 Montes 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 4, 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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