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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...

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...

BeatPort Hosts 34-Hour Virtual Music Festival

On Friday March 27, Los Angeles producer Tokimonsta live streamed her DJ set in isolation due to the current  pandemic.

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor

March 30, 2020

BeatPort live stream had its first ever 34-hour virtual music festival called ReConnect on Friday March 27 through Sunday March 29. The event was curated as a way to raise money for the electronic music community who are now facing a huge loss financially with gig cancellations due to COVID-19. 8.5 mi...

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,...

All Around Rio: Stop The Bleed, Selena Night, & Karaoke

April 11, 2019

Diana and Erika discuss upcoming campus events on this episode with some important information for students transferring Fall 2019.  You can listen in on Buzzsprout....

RHC Staff Holiday Luncheon

RHC Staff Holiday Luncheon

Noah Garcia, Reporter

December 3, 2018

The Rio Hondo College Faculty Association and President’s office hosted the All Staff Holiday Luncheon “la Posada” at the Rio Campus Inn, where they treated the hard working RHC staff to lunch, prizes and entertainment, Thursday November 29.

DACA/DREAMer Advocacy Workshop Held at Rio Hondo

Anthony Moreno, Reporter

September 27, 2017

On September 21st Rio Hondo held a new workshop for students. The DACA/DREAMer Legislative Advocacy Workshop was held in the Student Lounge and lasted from noon to 1:30pm. Hosted by Russel Castaneda-Calleros, Dr. Juana Mora, and RHC alumni Angel Garcia, the group taught tips and tricks on ways to advocate...

Ensembling Emotion

Ensemble dancers mixed storytelling with elegant dance moves in the piece

Pete Escobar, Arts & Entertainment

May 16, 2017

The performances were all equally powerful and refreshingly unique. -Pete Escobar

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