Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

The Greater Idaho

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

Five counties of Oregon have become the latest to support seceding to Idaho.  In total seven counties, Union, Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur, Sherman, and Jefferson, have voted to support the grassroots “Greater Idaho” movement. Formally called, Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho, the movement’s...

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November 4, 2019 Jaden Smith, Co-founder, 501CTHREE.org & JUST water, during the opening night of Web Summit 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

Jaden Smith Opening a Restaurant to Feed the Houseless in LA

Jaden Smith continues to help those in need.
Viviana Reyes, Host of Rio Round Up May 20, 2021

Jaden Smith is not just any actor, singer, rapper, or songwriter. He’s not just the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He’s a humanitarian. He uses his platform and money on things that truly matter.  In 2012, he co-founded the eco-friendly company JUST Water. He launched the idea after...

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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 council...

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Whittier City Emergency Meeting: Closure of Parnell Park after a homeless woman’s death

Diana Juarez, Managing Editor January 9, 2020

City council of Whittier called a city emergency meeting to address the closure of Parnell Park after the death of a 22-year-old homeless ensued safety concerns in the community.

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 Megan Ortegas sister pleading to the audience to have sympathy for those at the encampments, January 6, 2020 - There was a dichotomy between the audiences perception of the homeless individuals, between criminals and addicts in need of help.

Park Closed After Emergency City Council Meeting

Diana Juarez, Managing Editor January 8, 2020
Mayor Joe Vinatieri of the city of Whittier called for an emergency city council meeting January 6th, 2020 after a 22 year old woman was found dead at Parnell Park on New Year’s morning.
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No Home, No Help, No Hope

No Home, No Help, No Hope

Noah Garcia, Associate Editor May 17, 2019
the residents of the Whittier Greenbelt have been cleared out by a combination of  law enforcement, social services and Caltrans , April 22, 2019. With the 38 tent community disassembled, many of the residents have been sent off, either on their own accord or to accept Whittier Area First Day two month hotel vouchers.It’s been weeks since the clean out and Whittier has already begun plans to make sure such an encampment would never form again.
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Rio Talk: Homeless

Madelyn Gastelum and Leo Villanueva April 17, 2019

Are you aware of the homeless living situation? For updates follow El Paisano on all social media. elpaisanoonline.com

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The events put on by the LA County Sheriffs Department and Operation Healthy Hearts give most of the homeless who attend their only chance to shower for the week.

LA County Sheriffs and Operation Healthy Hearts Provide Showers and More for Homeless

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor July 9, 2018

Homelessness has been a longstanding issue in Los Angeles. The homeless rate jumped 75% in the last six years, according to a LA Times report. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) has plans to help those unfortunate this summer and beyond. HOST...

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Salvation Army Hospitality House for Homeless opens in Whittier

Lisa Garcia , Staff Writer April 25, 2017

The previously closed Whittier Salvation Army hospitality house reopened two weeks ago as a women and children’s emergency shelter.  Nine families received a chance to move into the hospitality house, as officials and long time community members looked on to what they referred to as a blessing. It...

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Homeless in Old Town Sacramento 3rd Place Winner JACC

Eric Muñoz and Malissa Myers April 10, 2017

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Local organization brings mobile showers to homeless

Carlos Alvarado Jr., Staff Writer October 9, 2015

Los Angeles City Council members along with Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced the $100 million proposal that will promote shelters and permanent housing for those in need on Sept. 22. First, it will be brought up to the entire City Council and needs to be approved by unanimous vote. If approved,...

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