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Coronavirus Vaccine Is on the Way

Scientists and doctors of Pfizer work relentlessly during Phase 3 of the vaccine
November 18, 2020

Pfizer, a biopharmaceutical company, and their partner BioNTech, a German biotech company, have created a vaccine to battle the coronavirus. They have reported that it is 90% effective and that their late-stage...

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.
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...

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

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...

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at San Gabriel Valley Airport

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...

Shenzhen Becomes First Chinese City to Ban Consumption of Dogs and Cats

With the threat of the coronavirus hanging over the world, Shenzhen, China’s fifth largest city, has taken precautions to slow down the spread of the virus. Effective May 1, the consumption of cats and dogs will be banned.
April 12, 2020

Last Thursday, the city of Shenzhen announced legislation to ban the sale and consumption of dogs and cats, making it the first city in China to do so. The move comes after a similar announcement in...

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.
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...

BeatPort Hosts 34-Hour Virtual Music Festival

On Friday March 27, Los Angeles producer Tokimonsta live streamed her DJ set in isolation due to the current  pandemic.
March 30, 2020

BeatPort live stream had its first ever 34-hour virtual music festival called ReConnect on Friday March 27 through Sunday March 29. The event was curated as a way to raise money for the electronic music...

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.
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...

Coronavirus Rapid Spread through the Internet

Four of the squares shown on Pinterest, offering accurate information on how to properly handle the Coronaviruse.
February 6, 2020

The Coronavirus, is made up of a large group of viruses that could be found in both humans and animals.“Cousin” of the SARS virus and originating from Wuhan, China. When infected, symptoms are close...

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