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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....

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

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.

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...

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?

COVID-19: Working during quarantine

COVID-19: Working during quarantine

David Medina

May 4, 2020

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

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

The City of El Monte introduced the El Monte Business Grant Program on April 24, 2020 to provide 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...

COVID-19 Update: Newport Beach

COVID-19 Update: Newport Beach

David Medina

April 28, 2020

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

Looking For Work? LinkedIn Has Your Back

Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor

April 27, 2020

Here's who's hiring right now Some industries — from shipping to online learning — are hiring to meet coronavirus-related demand. Here are some of the companies hiring right now. Instacart says it’s looking to hire 300,000 contract workers over the next three months. Amazon says it’s looking to hire 175,0...

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at San Gabriel Valley Airport

El Monte Community Hospital teams up with LA county and El Monte Representatives as COVID-19 testing site opens at San Gabriel Valley Airport Wednesday morning.

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor

April 15, 2020

The city of El Monte opened up a COVID-19 testing facility on Wednesday Apr.15 located at the San Gabriel Valley Airport. Anyone can schedule an appointment online and testing is free. The county of Los Angeles, the city of El Monte and El Monte Community Hospital have all partnered up in order to get...

Angeleno COVID-19 Card For Emergency Financial Assistance

Angeleno COVID-19 Card For Emergency Financial Assistance

Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor

April 15, 2020

What is the Angeleno Card? With support from the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, the Angeleno Card provides financial assistance for in-need households via no-fee prepaid cards provided by Mastercard's City Possible network in amounts determined according to the follo...

Disney to Furlough “Unnecessary” Workers, Stop Collecting Payments for Annual Passes

Due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Disneyland parks, including Disney California Adventure, have been closed since March 16. In terms of reopening, no timetable has been set.

Sam Garcia, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Because of concerns over the COVID-19 virus, Disney has closed their theme parks indefinitely. Now, they have decided to furlough workers whose jobs “aren’t necessary at this time.” Disney parks have shut down operations since Mar. 15. Since then, the company has committed to paying workers’...

All Sports Competitions Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The Rio Hondo Softball Field completely empty as the 2020 college softball season is cancelled. Many sporting events from around the world are postponed due the Corona Virus outbreak.

Jesus Marquez, Reporter

March 15, 2020

California community college spring sports competition and professional sports have all been postponed due to COVID-19. The coronavirus has had a huge impact world wide. More than 160,000 cases across the world have been confirmed and for that reason, many sporting events have been cancelled right away...

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