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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...

California Issues Travel Advisory in Light of Recent COVID-19 Spikes

Gavin Newsom issues new travel advisory for the state of California.
November 15, 2020

The Advisory On Nov. 13, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a travel advisory in light of recent coronavirus spikes. This past week, the state of California reached a total of 1 million cases,...

What to Do for Halloween During a Pandemic?

While trick or treating may not be appealing this year, there are still plenty of fun activities to do this Halloween season.
October 23, 2020

Halloween is known for many things: trick or treating, scary movies, and costume parties with friends, just to name a few. It is a time where we enjoy the thrills of getting scared, have mischievous fun,...

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...

MLB Draft to be Shortened, 2020 Season Proposal to Come this Week and More From MLB

MLB Draft to be Shortened, 2020 Season Proposal to Come this Week and More From MLB
May 14, 2020

Major League Baseball announced recently that its draft will be moved to only five rounds for the 2020 Major League Baseball Season. The MLB draft typically consists of 40 rounds, but due to the complications...

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...

Mental Health: In The Eyes of Bryan Chavez

April 23, 2020

Mental Health needs to be addressed. Acknowledge and be honest with yourself.

COVID-19 2020: Quarantine

April 23, 2020

California has been on lockdown for 2 months and has changed the world as we live it. From small businesses to government offices, all have been closed for quarantine due to COVID-19.

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...

Los Angeles Has the Cleanest Air Due to COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Los Angeles, one of the biggest cities in the United States, has one of the cleanest air in the world at the moment, thanks to COVID- 19. California's biggest city used to have the thickest air pollution...

Rio Talk: The effect of a virus pandemic on education

April 1, 2020

With no online education system set, how are students being affected?

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