Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Los Angeles Fashion Week makes a show-stopping return at The Petersen Museum

Los Angeles Fashion Week makes a show-stopping return at The Petersen Museum

Jasmine Soria , Print Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2021

  Los Angeles Fashion Week made a return for the first time since 2019, featuring four days of Cars and Fashion, Red Carpet, Contemporary, and Street Wear looks. That is to say, each day, four international/ LA-based designers showcased their collections. A total of 16 different designers...

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President Biden Proclaims Both Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day

President Biden Proclaims Both Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day

Jeffrey Barragan, Reporter October 11, 2021

On Oct 8, President Joseph R. Biden proclaimed Monday, Oct 11 as Indigenous Peoples' Day and Columbus Day. For the last 50 years, the second Monday of October has been observed as Columbus Day. It became a federal holiday in 1934. But for the first time, a US President has also proclaimed Oct. 11...

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DEA has launched One Pill Can Kill Public Awareness Campaign to educate the dangers of counterfeit pills to the Public. For more information on One Pill Can Kill, visit https://www.dea.gov/onepill.

DEA warns increase of Fentanyl and Meth in Fake Prescription Pills

John Rodriguez, News/Photo Editor October 6, 2021

An increase of fake prescription pills has been discovered that fentanyl and methamphetamine have been laced to many of the fake prescription pills.  Numbers of COVID 19 numbers weren’t the only numbers that had increased in the year 2020. Last year, drug overdose deaths hit the highest number...

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 Dr. Shum credits his staff with much of what he and The Oncology Institute have accomplished. The staff at The Oncology Institute clinic in Whittier are the backbone of patient treatment, as they attend to patients receiving treatments.

Oncologist Dr. Merrill Shum Named Top Doctor 2021

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Opinion Co-Editor October 4, 2021

Local Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Merrill Shum awarded Top Doctor 2021 by California Magazine and 2021 Super Doctor in his respective category by Los Angeles Magazine. Working out of The Oncology Institute clinic in Whittier, he also sees patients at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH) also...

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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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A street sign in California where Governor Newsoms new laws are taking place.

California Banishes the Word “Alien” From its Laws

Cassidy Anderson, Digital Photo Editor September 28, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed bill AB 1096 which banishes the word “Alien” from all sections of the California state code. Gov. Newsom believes this is a positive move forward, as he believes the previous wording is “an offensive term for a human being.”  California...

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Superior Grocers is one of many grocery stores that accepts EBT Cards as a form of payment. Superior Grocers in South El Monte, Calif.

Rio Hondo College Will Begin Promoting Calfresh to Students

Jeffrey Barragan, Reporter September 27, 2021

Rio Hondo College recently announced it will receive a $432,726 grant from the Calfresh program beginning in Oct until Sept of 2024. Calfresh is part of a federal program that assists low-income individuals and households purchase food and groceries. The school will use the grant to advocate the Calfresh...

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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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Speculation that Activision Blizzard stock is going to rebound has begun as the stock has began to stabilize, despite the lawsuit from shareholders.

State Of California Sues Activision Blizzard

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Opinion Co-Editor September 20, 2021

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is suing games publisher Activision Blizzard after a two year investigation. The suit was filed on July 20, alleging that Activision Blizzard was violating California’s workplace protections. The suit brings to light the “frat boy” culture...

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The Falcon 9 rocket launching into Earths orbit.

SpaceX’s first all-civilian flight into Earth’s orbit

Cassidy Anderson, Digital Photo Editor September 19, 2021

Space X successfully launched and landed their first all-civilian flight into Earth’s orbit this week. This flight will go down in history as it was the farthest any citizen has traveled away from Earth, 363 miles into Earth’s orbit.  Space X’s Inspiration4 mission involved four individuals,...

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A insurrectionist pepper sprays  police officers in front of the Capitol on Jan 6.

“Justice for J6” Rally Mostly Uneventful

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2021

The right-wing “Justice for J6” event scheduled for Sept 18 ended without major incident. A large law enforcement presence met the smaller than expected crowd. Police arrested two armed individuals. Most of the crowd consisted of media.  Ahead of the event, the fences and a barricade of dump...

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Due to the pandemic, ballots were sent out months in advance.

California Says “No” to the Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in office after the special recall failed tonight. With 65% of the vote in his favor, Newsom succeeded in stopping one of 46 candidates from taking office. Newsom was able to rally his base around the his “Stop the Republican Recall” campaign that drew support from celebrities,...

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