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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...

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...

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.

Sam Garcia, News Editor

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 Feb, when Chinese authorities banned the sale and consumption of wildlife meat. That announcement ca...

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.

Sam Garcia, News Editor

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 have shut down operations since Mar. 15. Since then, the company has committed to paying workers’...

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.

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor

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 community who are now facing a huge loss financially with gig cancellations due to COVID-19. 8.5 mi...

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.

Jesus Marquez, Reporter

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 the world have been confirmed and for that reason, many sporting events have been cancelled right away...

Coronavirus Rapid Spread through the Internet

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

Vincent Franco, Reporter

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 to those of a common flu or cold. Since the outbreak of the virus in early January, over 28,000...

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