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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...

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...

Virtual Decision Week:Celebrate your Success-Transfer Class of 2020

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Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor

April 21, 2020

Due to Covid-19, Rio Hondo's “Decision Day” event has been converted to a virtual celebration titled “Decision Week- Celebrate your Success”.  This is an event that is composed of utilizing the college's social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to recognize students'...

Chapman University Recognizes Top Employers

Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor

April 21, 2020

Chapman University recognized recruiters, alumni leaders and executives representing businesses from across the state, during the 2020 State of the University address. https://news.chapman.edu/2020/02/24/chapman-university-recognizes-top-employers/  

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...

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