Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

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

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

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor 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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On June 24th, 2021, the eastern side of the Champlain Towers South condo in Miami-Dade County, FL collapsed. As of Independence Day, there have been 27 known casualties and 115 people still missing.

Storms and Rubble: Inside the Miami Building Collapse

Ethan Huang, Contributor July 6, 2021

The Cause After further inspection, signs of potential collapse began to show early on. This became most apparent in 2018 when engineer Frank Moribato found a "major error" in the building's structure. He described that the waterproofing did not drain properly, leading the water to evaporate and damage...

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Cadets from the Rio Hondo Fire Academy graduated at the Santa Fe Springs facilities on Thursday May 27.

Class 96 Rio Hondo College Fire Academy 2021 Graduates

Mimi Castellanos May 29, 2021

On May 27, 2021, Rio Hondo’s College Regional Fire Academy held a ceremony for the graduating Class 96. Starting with 60 Cadets, 48 of them, two being women will move on as firefighters in the field as graduates. The Dean of Public Safety Division Mark Yokoyama congratulates Class 96 Fire Academy,...

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The Greater Idaho

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor May 26, 2021

Five counties of Oregon have become the latest to support seceding to Idaho.  In total seven counties, Union, Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur, Sherman, and Jefferson, have voted to support the grassroots “Greater Idaho” movement. Formally called, Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho, the movement’s...

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Freeway Shootings Throughout Los Angeles

John Rodriguez May 26, 2021

There have been multiple shootings along the 91 freeway over the last couple of weeks. They have happened across Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties. This has been a disturbing pattern to many people living in the area. As it seems like a freeway shooting is happening once a day now, many of the...

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Alhambra, Hacienda Heights, and San Gabriel were established from 1771-1961. Each cities crime rate has heightened within the past years. According to, Alhambra is rated 23, Hacienda heights 41, and San Gabriel 27, (100 being the safest).

Three Shootings Occur Back to Back in One Week

Mimi Castellanos May 25, 2021

Last week, multiple shootings have been taking place in neighboring cities. From San Gabriel to Hacienda Heights, three shootings and deaths occurred and are under investigation. Hacienda Heights Shooting Thursday May 20, Los Angeles deputies got a call at 1am of nearby gunshots around Hacienda Heights....

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Supreme Court to Review Mississippi Law on Abortions’

John Rodriguez May 20, 2021

On Monday May 17, 2021 the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a huge abortion case in Mississippi. This case could perhaps roll back the limits on abortion laws made by the most memorable reproductive rights case Roe v. Wade. The case will be the first major abortion dispute to test the three...

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Israel and Palestine shell each other; Igniting Long Standing Tensions

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor May 19, 2021

Starting May 10, the States of Israel and the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip have bombarded each other relentlessly. This marks the most recent escalation violence between the nations in recent times. Where it all began  Palestinians and Israel have had tension between each other...

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9-Year Old Soccer Player Struck and Killed by Lightning in Blackpool, England

Mimi Castellanos May 18, 2021

In Blackpool, England a devastating fate of a young soccer player's life. Nine-year-old Jordan Banks dies from a fatal strike with lighting. The Dark Incident On Tuesday May 11, Jordan Banks was practicing with his team in Common Edge fields in Blackpool Northwest side. Around 5pm, lightning struck...

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Profile picture of Dr. Earic Dixon-Peters.

Meet Rio Hondo’s New VP of Student Services

You can find him in the Administration Building Rm A101 or contact him at (562)-908-3489 or [email protected]
Viviana Reyes May 17, 2021

Rio Hondo College has a new Student Services Vice President, Dr. Earic Dixon-Peters. He officially started in April of this year.  Background As a SoCal native, Peters was raised in South Los Angeles and presently lives in Northeast Los Angeles with his partner and three sons. Finishing his time...

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Donald Trump Launches His Communications Platform

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor May 14, 2021

Former president Donald Trump launched a communications platform to relay messages to his followers on May 4. The site “From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump” has gained criticism ever since the idea of it was first conceived.   Trump has touted the idea of his own social media site since his...

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2020 Summer Olympics Ban Slogan “Black Lives Matter” in Tokyo

Mimi Castellanos May 10, 2021

With less than 80 days away, summer Olympics 2020 have pushed forward with their event. Located in Tokyo, Japan, the postponed Olympics are continuing their plan within the current pandemic. With the variety of social injustices around the world, Olympics will be banning any Black Lives Matter apparel. Problematic...

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