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Two Young Teens Involved in a Shooting in Pasadena

Villa Parke in Pasadena, CA. Villa Parke & Recreation Center hold programs such as dance, soccer, arts & crafts, self defense and many more.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Pasadena encountered a drive by shooting in Villa Parke last Sunday, September 14. Around 8:45pm, Pasadena Resident Nathan Rowe heard peculiar gun shots across from his home. “I just heard real quick five bangs and then I could hear a girl screaming,” Rowe says. An 18-year-old male had many shots...

Affect of the California Wildfires

Firefighters make a stand in the backyard of a home in front of the advancing CZU August Lightning Complex Fire Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Boulder Creek, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Wesley Fukuda, Reporter

September 22, 2020

For the past decade, California has had a streak of wildfires that have gone out of control every year. Wildfires have become so common in California that people have come to call the seasons between Summer and Fall “Fire Season”. Wild Fires Report This year California had 7,600 wildfire incidents and...

Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Juan Huerta, Reporter

September 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known for her accomplishments in the United States Supreme Court, has died at the age of 86. Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for many women and minorities with her powerful actions against conservatives. She was a scholar, lawyer, judge, justice and a mother with dreams of...

Guide to Voting 2020

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

Clarissa Martinez

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...

The 24 Hour Protest In Front of Whittier City Hall

The 24 Hour Protest In Front of Whittier City Hall

July 17, 2020

It’s been more than three weeks since the activist group Heart of Whittier started their 24 hour protest in front of Whittier city hall. The goal of the protest is to have the city open an emergency shelter as soon as possible to house the homeless until the Salvation Army Shelter the city counci...

BLM protests reach Whittier

BLM protests reach Whittier

Michael Saakyan, Contributor

June 1, 2020

Crowds gathered in front of the Whittier Police Station Sunday, demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while being detained by a Minneapolis police officer.  The death of George Floyd has sparked protests throughout the country leading many to loot and r...

NFL star Earl Thomas held at gunpoint by his wife

Leslie Lopez, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Nina Thomas, wife of Raven’s safety, Earl Thomas, was arrested on Apr.13 after an argument with her husband. She was charged with first-degree felony burglary of residence with the intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her lawyer claims she is innocent and was wrongfully arrested. Ea...

Woman falls into hot spring at Yellowstone

Sam Garcia, News Editor

May 14, 2020

A woman illegally entered Yellowstone National Park and fell into a hot spring. The incident happened yesterday, according to NBC. Park officials said the woman was backing up to take photos when she fell into a hot spring, near the Old Faithful geyser. Even though she was burned, the woman was ...

LA County to extend Stay-At-Home orders

Sam Garcia, News Editor

May 14, 2020

While Los Angeles County’s stay-at home order technically ends on Friday, residents can expect these restrictions to last through the summer. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer acknowledged as much during a Board of Directors meeting yesterday.  “We are being guided by science and data tha...

Canada Bans Assault Weapons

Sam Garcia, News Editor

May 10, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a nationwide ban on military-style assault weapons. This new ruling will make it illegal to sell, transport, or use 1,500 varieties of assault weapons, according to BBC News. The ban will take effect immediately, but there will be a two year amnesty...

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...

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...

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