Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

A insurrectionist pepper sprays  police officers in front of the Capitol on Jan 6.

“Justice for J6” Rally Mostly Uneventful

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2021

The right-wing “Justice for J6” event scheduled for Sept 18 ended without major incident. A large law enforcement presence met the smaller than expected crowd. Police arrested two armed individuals. Most of the crowd consisted of media.  Ahead of the event, the fences and a barricade of dump...

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Alhambra, Hacienda Heights, and San Gabriel were established from 1771-1961. Each cities crime rate has heightened within the past years. According to, Alhambra is rated 23, Hacienda heights 41, and San Gabriel 27, (100 being the safest).

Three Shootings Occur Back to Back in One Week

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 25, 2021

Last week, multiple shootings have been taking place in neighboring cities. From San Gabriel to Hacienda Heights, three shootings and deaths occurred and are under investigation. Hacienda Heights Shooting Thursday May 20, Los Angeles deputies got a call at 1am of nearby gunshots around Hacienda Heights....

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The loss of Palestinian land over the years. All surrounding Arab nations have gone to war with Israel in support of Palestine at least once.

Israel and Palestine shell each other; Igniting Long Standing Tensions

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

Starting May 10, the States of Israel and the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip have bombarded each other relentlessly. This marks the most recent escalation violence between the nations in recent times. Where it all began  Palestinians and Israel have had tension between each other...

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Some of former President Donald Trump’s latest post on his new platform.

Donald Trump Launches His Communications Platform

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

Former president Donald Trump launched a communications platform to relay messages to his followers on May 4. The site “From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump” has gained criticism ever since the idea of it was first conceived.   Trump has touted the idea of his own social media site since his...

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The first encounter of protest during the Summer Olympics was in 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico.

2020 Summer Olympics Ban Slogan “Black Lives Matter” in Tokyo

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 10, 2021

With less than 80 days away, summer Olympics 2020 have pushed forward with their event. Located in Tokyo, Japan, the postponed Olympics are continuing their plan within the current pandemic. With the variety of social injustices around the world, Olympics will be banning any Black Lives Matter apparel. Problematic...

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Mass cremation sites such as this one burn deceased individuals day and night.

India’s Second COVID-19 Surge is the Worst Yet

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2021

India has been overwhelmed with record breaking numbers of COVID 19 cases. This is the worst surge of the pandemic to date. The Surge According to Reuters, more than 300,000 people a day have been infected for over a week straight. Every day breaks each previous day’s record. As of April 30, India...

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While multiple states are considering their steps towards transgenders, the transgender community has been around for many years. In 1952, Christine Jorgensen is the first publicized person to undergo sex reassignment surgery, being the first transgender woman.

Alabama Bans Transgender Girls from Competing in Female Sports, Florida following Their Footsteps

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 3, 2021

While the many controversies arise within the past year, LGBTQ+ community are pulled into another dispute. On April 23, Alabama becomes one of the first states to ban transgender girls from participating in women sports. Alabama's Reason Reasoning that Alabama is one of the conservative states, Republican...

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Graphic image of new COVID cases in the state of California given by The New York Times.

California has lowest COVID case rate in US

John Rodriguez, News/Photo Editor April 27, 2021

The state of California now has the lowest COVID case rate in the United States as of the third week of April.  California Beginning of the Year In the beginning of the year, California had one of the highest rates of COVID cases. On January 1st, the state had an average of 37,957 cases of the coronavirus....

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Tokyo, Japan will be the first Asian Country to host the Summer Olympics twice since 1964.

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Japan, Will the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Continue?

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief April 27, 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics Pending Since the multiple strands of COVID-19 have been plaguing the earth, sports events risk their continuation. With the Olympics being postponed to this July, there are still concerns of possible cancellation. The Liberal Democratic Party’s No.2 Torisho Nikai says the games...

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People celebrated the prosecution of Derek Chauvin. George Floyd square is one on the places where people crowded the streets.

Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murdering George Floyd

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all three counts of murdering George Floyd.  The Incident Last May, Chauvin and three other officers arrested Floyd for paying with an alleged counterfeit bill at a market called Cup Foods. Body cam footage showed officers approaching...

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Noah Green, the man who rammed into the Capitol Officers, recently lost his job. He said on social media the US government is the worst enemy to black people in America and believed he was being harassed by the CIA and FBI.

Nation’s Capitol on Edge After Car Crashes into Two Officers; Killing One

Lorenzo Arce, Digital Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021

One Capitol Police officer was killed and another severely injured by a car that rammed though a barricade protecting the US Capitol building on April 2. The driver ran towards officers wielding a knife. shot and killed he was. The Incident The attack occurred at 1 a.m. at a  police checkpoint on...

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Eyewitnesses recorded videos regarding the commotion in the parking lot and inside the store. It also shows employees and store shoppers hiding and fleeing the area to safety.

Boulder, Colorado Grocery Shooting: 2nd U.S. Mass Shooting in One Week

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief March 23, 2021

Yesterday on March 22, a mass shooting occurred in Boulder, Colorado. On a quiet Monday afternoon, a gunman killed 10 people, including a police officer at a King Soopers Supermarket. It was a sad day in Boulder being the second mass shooting in a week, following the Atlanta shooting on March 16. The...

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