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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...

Virtual Decision Week:Celebrate your Success-Transfer Class of 2020

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Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor

April 21, 2020

Due to Covid-19, Rio Hondo's “Decision Day” event has been converted to a virtual celebration titled “Decision Week- Celebrate your Success”.  This is an event that is composed of utilizing the college's social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to recognize students'...

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...

Women’s Basketball: Rio Hondo Vs. Cypress

Donteylor Maxwell (right) helped power the Lady Roadrunners to a three quarter lead. It wasn't enough as Rio Hondo fell to visiting Chargers of Cypress College 73-66

Stephinie Phan, Co-Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Last Friday, Feb.28, was an eventful day for the Rio Hondo College women’s Basketball team. They held on strong against the Cypress College Chargers, the No. 9th seed in the Southern California Regional Playoffs. They were ahead for three quarters before falling short and suffering a loss in the fin...

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,...

Mamba Forever: Rio Hondo Holds Touching Tribute for Kobe Bryant

Mamba Forever: Rio Hondo Holds Touching Tribute for Kobe Bryant

Enrique Medina, Reporter

February 5, 2020

Monday afternoon, Rio Hondo College’s student life and psychological services held an emotional tribute in Student Union 201, celebrating the life of NBA legend and sports icon Kobe Bryant. The tribute was held as a commemoration for remembering Kobe’s life and legacy along with remembering the live...

River’s Voice

River’s Voice is a journal of art and literature published at Rio Hondo College as a joint effort of the Communications and Languages Division, Arts and Cultural Programs Division, ASO, and ASRHC.

Jesus Manriquez, Editor-In-Chief

November 26, 2019

The 21st annual publication of River's Voice, Rio Hondo College's literary and visual art journal, is accepting submissions. The deadline is on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2020)! The journal welcomes submissions in poetry, drama, memoir, short fiction, and art. Student literary works are eligible ...

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...

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