West Covina City Council District 4 Council member Ollie Cantos moments before he was sworn into office on Dec. 20, 2022.

New West Covina City Councilman Ollie Cantos talks about tearing down stigmas and disability rights

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor February 1, 2023

Defying expectations every step of the way, newly elected West Covina District 4 Councilman Ollie Cantos has brought a breath of fresh air to city hall and has quickly asserted himself as a formidable...

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Pro Tacos brings delicious street tacos to Walnut

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor January 27, 2023

Anyone looking to satisfy their cravings for Mexican food can try Pro Tacos located on Amar Avenue. Pro Tacos offers a variety of favorites like birria tacos, enchiladas and tortas. Those who want to sit...

The collaborative artists featured in Along The Colorado utilize a variety of artistic formats to deliver their message.

Diana Berger Gallery brings awareness to critical water issues

Eddie Ursua, Staff Reporter January 20, 2023

“Along The Colorado" is an exhibit that raises awareness towards the increasing scarcity of water in the Colorado River. The collective artwork was on display at the Diana Berger Gallery (DBG) in building...

Council members and West Covina city staff gather in the minutes prior to the Jan. 17 meeting.

West Covina amends campaign finance rules

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor January 20, 2023

The West Covina City Council convened this Tuesday at the City Hall for its first meeting of the new year. This nearly four hours long meeting showcased the new dynamic within the five-seat council. The...

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West Covina renews $50,000 reward for information in unsolved murder

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief January 6, 2023

The West Covina Police Department continues to search for culprits in the murder of Gabriela De Haro Perez, a 29-year-old who was shot and killed two years ago near the intersection of Azusa Avenue and...

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Native American and indigenous students have a newfound visibility at Mt. SAC

Willy Wang, Staff Reporter December 29, 2022

At the center of Mt. SAC’s campus sits The Equity Center. Room 1132 is the office of professor Dr. Raul Chavez, who is a history of Native Americans professor and a faculty adviser. The office now serves...

Ollie Cantos (center) alongside his mother, Lynda Cantos (left) and California State Senator Susan Rubio (right) at West Covina City Hall.

West Covina City Council has mixed attitudes in the final meeting of the year

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor December 23, 2022

The West Covina City Council closed out the year to a packed audience at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 20, residents gathered for the meeting headlined by swear-in ceremonies and Mayor Dario Castellanos’...

The bridge located at the border of West Covina and the City of Industry located at the intersection of Valley Blvd and Nogales Street. The bridge allows car and train traffic on Valley Boulevard to flow over Nogales Street, allowing straight forward access to and from the 60 freeway for residents. Photo courtesy of Ryan Cogswell/Flickr

Opinion: West Covina’s politics is a clique of the most influential

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor December 23, 2022

Local politics. It is something that to many seems uninteresting, however, local elected officials and their policies have profound impact on everyday life within these communities, in many instances,...

Staff picks: Holiday gift ideas

Staff picks: Holiday gift ideas

Staff December 19, 2022

  Shopping for loved ones can be a difficult task. As the holiday season kicks into full gear, here are some gift recommendations from our editors. Bev by Black + Decker This one is for those...

‘Tis the season for lots of giving. The Mt. SAC family knows this all too well. In high festive spirits, it’s all hands on deck to ensure the families have all of their gifts and donations set for next week’s event.

Mt. SAC’s 26th annual Adopt a Family is brightening the holidays

Delila Grubaugh and Robbie Doctor December 13, 2022

Historically, the holidays have been dubbed as being “the season of giving.” With this sentiment in mind, Mt. SAC’s CARE program will continue its tradition hosting the Adopt a Family event. This...

A replica Statue of Liberty holding the Christian cross outside of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo courtesy Kathy Drasky/Flickr

Opinion: How local churches influence their followers

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor December 9, 2022

As Christmas draws near, many of those who observe the holiday will be heading to their local churches as a part of the many traditions and festivities of Christmas alongside their loved ones. Over the...

Promotional tour poster. Via Taylor Swift/Twitter

Swifties outraged over Ticketmaster disaster

Brisa Gutierrez, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 9, 2022

Fans are feeling jaded after presale tickets for Taylor Swift’s massive Eras Tour sold out due to Ticketmaster’s systems not working. Now, some are suing the site. After her previous Lover Fest...

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