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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...

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...

All Around Rio: Playing Catch Up

April 30, 2019

Erika and Diana catch up on campus life and announce the events going on for the first week of May.

All Around Rio: Introduction

March 5, 2019

Your hosts Erika Suarez and Diana Juarez introduce All Around Rio.  A student-based podcast that revolves around campus news and life at Rio Hondo College. Feedback is open and encouraged to everyone! You can listen in on Buzzsprout

Struggling to write your English paper? The Learning Resource Center is here to help

Cynthia Olvera

August 30, 2018

The Learning Resource Center is a highly-underused resource that is provided to the students here at Rio Hondo. The LRC helps you ease back to writing or researching for an essay from that extensive summer vacation in Maui. The Learning Resource Center is one of the newest buildings on campus located...

RHC men’s water polo team get first win

RHC men's water polo team get first win

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

The Rio Hondo Men’s water polo team has finally gotten their first win of the season against Los Angeles Trade-Tech College Sept. 28. The men's water polo team won by a score of 17-11, with Kent Mertins scoring a whopping four goals to help Rio Hondo get their first win of the season. The Roadru...

Men’s Soccer gets wins against Irvine Valley and San Bernardino College

Rio Hondo men's soccer player, freshman Antonio Villegas, times a ball as an opposing Mira Costa College player guarded him Aug. 26. Villegas scored a late 90th winner against San Bernadino College Sept. 20 to secure the Roadrunners' victory.

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

September 28, 2016

The Rio Hondo College men’s soccer team hosted Irvine Valley College Sept. 13 in what was a very even matchup, ultimately ending with Rio Hondo winning the game 3-2 after a stellar performance by Jesus Garcia. The Roadrunner’s found themselves a goal behind early on after Connor Elder got on the ...

Josue Alvarado: a product of the community

Josue Alvarado.

Zachary Mejia, Managing Editor

September 27, 2016

Last April Rio Hondo alumni Josue Alvarado was elected to represent the first district of Whittier in the new district-wide election system the city had adopted. Alvarado’s ascension is not only historic because it is the first to occur in the new voting system, but it is also the first time that district...

RHC Women’s Water Polo suffer defeat in opening conference vs. Cerritos

Rio Hondo women's water polo player, Evalina Macias, eyes the goal with pure concentration as she prepares to take a shot against Cerritos Sept. 7.

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

The Rio Hondo College women’s water polo team faced Cerritos College this past Sep. 7 for their first South Coast Conference match of the season. Head coach Todd Lim and assistant coach Uriel Villa had a quick pep talk with the team before the match started, letting them know what to expect from t...

Suspicion of gunman leads to campuswide evacuation

Under the suspicion of an armed-male student at Rio Hondo College, all students, staff, and faculty were directed to evacuate to nearby assembly points while sheriffs searched the campus.

Melissa Cano, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2012

A Rio Hondo College student was detained on the main campus in Whittier, Calif. today around 11:20 a.m. under the suspicion of possessing a concealed weapon. Students, faculty, and staff were instructed to exit all buildings and evacuate to their designated assembly points throughout the campus. A...

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