Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

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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 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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