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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 shelter as soon as possible to house the homeless until the Salvation Army Shelter the city counci...

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

Enrique Medina, Co Sports Editor

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 of the spread of COVID-19, the draft has been pushed back 35 rounds.  A key reason for t...

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...

Mental Health: In The Eyes of Bryan Chavez

Bryan Chavez

April 23, 2020

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

COVID-19 2020: Quarantine

Leslie Lopez

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

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...

Los Angeles Has the Cleanest Air Due to COVID-19

Jesus Marquez, Reporter

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 hanging over its downtown buildings. But today, with the orders of staying at home due to the coronavirus,...

Rio Talk: The effect of a virus pandemic on education

Enrique Medina, Manny Smith, Brandon Garcia, and Jonathan Smart

April 2, 2020

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

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