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Governor Newsom announces a new legislative effort to curb gun violence on May 25 during a live conference via YouTube.

Newsom Announces Effort To Curb Gun Violence

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor May 26, 2022

On May 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced an effort to expedite legislation to protect communities from gun violence. The...

Bill Elliott continued his arguments against critical race theory, Brian Tabatabai and judicial candidate Thomas Allison on May 17 after making a speech at the prior council meeting that hinted at the great replacement theory.

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City Calls Out Resident’s Racial Remarks

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 23, 2022

After weeks without two perennial gadflies to the council, the pairing returned on May 17 following racial remarks made at the prior meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Rosario Diaz’s husband, William Elliott,...

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Can We Still Say “Gay” At Mt. SAC?

Ethan Brown May 19, 2022

Mt. SAC’s queer representation and safety came into question after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act, known as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, into law on March 28,...

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Summer Heat to Worsen, Third Year of Latest Drought

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor May 16, 2022

California is on track to face a summer of heat, fire and blackouts that will increase the state’s drought. Although Gov. Gavin Newsom recently outlined a plan to combat the crisis and the Metropolitan...

Faculty gather around Emily Woolery in support of the union before she provided the Faculty Association report to the board on May 11.

Faculty Bring Board Raise Requests

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 12, 2022

Faculty Association members filled Founder’s Hall on May 11 to support their union’s negotiation goals. Signs like “Where’s our COLA?” could be found alongside other signs with percentages...

Francesca P. Ochoa proudly marches with causes for social change.

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Local Scholarship For La Puente Activists

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 10, 2022

In honor of a local activist, three to four Mt. SAC or La Puente High School graduates will receive a $1,000 scholarship if they have graduated from Sparks Middle School and shown a commitment to activism...

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Covina Moves Forward With Cannabis Program

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 27, 2022

The Covina City Council unanimously voted to move forward regarding a local cannabis program on April 19. This decision brought the city one step closer to authorizing dispensaries within the city. For...

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Covina Pilots New Child Care Program

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 21, 2022

On April 20, Covina approved the creation of a childcare program with their American Rescue Plan funds and enacted a police military gear usage policy. The goal of the child care program is to provide...

Covina Police Shooting Prompts State Investigation

Covina Police Shooting Prompts State Investigation

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 14, 2022

In a press release posted on April 11, the office of California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that the California Department of Justice will investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred...

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Covina Approves Urgency Ordinance Regarding California Home Act

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 7, 2022

Ordinance 22-03, unanimously passed by Covina City Council on April 5, establishes regulations concerning new residential developments under SB-9, also known as the California Home Act. The bill, which...

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Local Businesses Face Further Uncertainty Moving Forward

Andrew Garcia March 23, 2022

According to a Los Angeles Daily news report, Los Angeles lost 400,000 jobs and 7,500 small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. While businesses try to stay afloat in this difficult market and keep...

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Covina Elects New Mayor, Receives Large Grant

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor March 17, 2022

On March 15, Covina City Council unanimously elected Patricia Cortez as mayor and Walter Allen III as mayor pro tem. Jorge Marquez has been a council member since 2013 and served as the city’s mayor...

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