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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...

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’...

The Donald Is At It Again

Los Angeles has one of the most dense populations of immigrant communities that have been consistently criticized by Donald Trump.

Gerardo Hernandez, Co-Opinion Editor

March 5, 2020

The leader of the free world seems to relish the opportunity to display his xenophobia. This time, it came at the expense of the Oscar winning film, “Parasite.” Although the news of Donald Trump criticizing a foreign film is not surprising, it’s his audacity to do so in a ridiculing manner that ...

Elizabeth Warren Speaks at ELAC Day Before Super Tuesday Primary Vote

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren engages the crowd as she addresses her plans for the Green New Deal.

Clarissa Martinez and Gerardo Hernandez

March 4, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren held a speech Monday night at East Los Angeles College. The event was to highlight Warren's Democratic presidential candidacy platform . Students, families and Warren supporters gathered to listen to the candidate. She spoke on climate change policies, equal pay rights, LGB...

LA Art Show Returns for 25th Anniversary

The LA Art Show kicked off with a calm start on February 6th Thursday morning, allowing attendees a more personal experience with the art pieces.

Clarissa Martinez, Reporter

February 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Art Show celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Convention Center on Wednesday February 5th through Sunday February 9th. The convention included a variety of modern and contemporary art works. Over 120 galleries were on display from 23 different countries. Art works ranged from sculptures,...

Earth Day Event in Whittier

Sam Garcia, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Saturday, April 27, the city of Whittier held their annual Earth Day celebration. The event ran from 10 am to 2 pm. Environmental groups, like the San Dimas Forestry Unit and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California, were all in attendance. State Senator Bob Archuleta is one of the keynot...

Women’s Tennis: Third Time’s the Charm

Sam Garcia, Reporter

March 19, 2019

The Lady Roadrunners will take on the El Camino College Warriors today at the tennis courts at Rio Hondo. This will be Rio’s third time taking on the Warriors, but history is definitely not on their side, as they’ve lost the previous two matchups 6-3 and 8-1, respectively. However, they’ll be...

Faculty Art Show Open to All at Rio Hondo Gallery

Before commencing the art show, Art Gallery Director Robert Miller advised those who were present to be cautious of the art pieces displayed in the middle of the show floor. Students who took time from their classes to attend the show listened to the interesting backstories that accompanied the art pieces.

Jaime Aparicio, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 10, 2019

Although the art show has been open since February 5, Rio Hondo's Faculty Art Show held it's reception Thursday, February 7 to a full house. The art show welcomed both students from art classes coming in to view the pieces on display as well as most of the creators themselves. Current and past professors...

El Paisano Welcomes New Journalism Advisor

New El Paisano Advisor Wendy Carrera

Sandra Reyes, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016

Growing up in East Los Angeles, Wendy Carrera witnessed many things that would discourage people from following their dreams. But instead, she used those events as her motivation and made her dreams a reality. As a child, Carrera would mimic reporters on TV, telling her family that she wanted to ...

El Paisano editors are awarded scholarships

Rick Loza, Staff Writer

April 16, 2016

Two Rio Hondo Journalism students have been awarded a total of $500 in scholarships from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club. LAPC representative Fernando Del Rio presented the students with their checks last week. The two students are Editor-In-Chief and online and print News Editor Angela Hernandez...

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