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L.A. County Residents Hopeful Following Gov. Newsom’s Plans to Cut Emissions by 2035

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Cesar Gonzalez, News Editor

September 25, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom made a public announcement Wednesday afternoon declaring that California will be moving forward to phase out all gasoline-powered vehicles. According to Newsom 50 percent of California’s greenhouse gas emissions are caused by transportation. Currently the governor of California has mentioned many times that, “we’re facing a climate crisis...

Three Women Found Dead in Alhambra, Community Suspects Serial Killer

Taken from the public video published by Hong Andy on June 28, 2017

Jesse Espitia, Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

The recent discovery of a woman’s body in Alhambra has caused San Gabriel Valley residents to fear that a serial killer is on the loose. The woman’s body was found on Sept. 15 in the lake area at Almansor Park in Alhambra. The woman was described to be in her late 60s by Alhambra Police. The news...

Bobcat Fire at 15 Percent Containment

The Bobcat Fire sends a plume of smoke into the sky on Sept. 18, 2020 as evacuation mandates are put into place. Photo courtesy of Jorge Navarro Sr.

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 18, 2020

Although there has yet to be one home that has succumbed to the blaze of the Bobcat fire, there are many efforts being made to help those who need to evacuate their homes and prevent the spread of the fire into the foothill communities as well as the Mt. Wilson Observatory. The fire, which has been...

Demonstrators Demand DA Lacey Leave Office

Protesters outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles speak up against District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Photo credit: Cesar Gonzalez/Sac.Media

Cesar Gonzalez, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The organizations Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Bld Pwr Build Power have been holding weekly demonstrations against Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Kendrick Sampson, the founder of Bld Pwr, has made this particular issue of removing Lacey from office an ongoing event since the death...

What’s Causing the Red Sun?

Photo Courtesy of John Beltran.

Abraham Navarro, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2020

As fires rage across the Pacific Northwest and the San Gabriel Valley mountain ranges, ashes can be seen coating everything in sight. Other effects of the wildfires include the apocalyptic scenes of a deep red sun and a yellowish tint in the sunlight, leading some residents to panic over the strange...

Change West Covina Kicks Off Series of Biweekly Town Hall Meetings

Yusuf Arifin, Peter Dien, Erin Lopez and Emylou Vergel de Dios of Change West Covina, a young, progressive group that looks to defund the local police department and bring other social changes to the city. Photo courtesy of Emylou Vergel de Dios.

Abraham Navarro, Editor in Chief

September 11, 2020

Thursday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Change West Covina, a student run West Covina community advocacy group on Instagram, organized the beginning of their biweekly series of town hall meetings which was hosted through Zoom. Although their first town hall meeting was hosted via zoom on July 2, Peter Dien, 17, a...

Bobcat Fire Blackens More than 20,000 Acres

The bobcat fire rages behind a home in the hills above Monrovia, California on Sept. 9, 2020. Ashes can be see floating down and coating cars in a fine layer of grey dust. Smoke fills the air and can be seen in a dull gray haze beneath street lights. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

On Sunday, Sept. 6, what became known as the Bobcat fire began to burn in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa. As of Thursday, Sept. 10, it is zero percent contained and has burned approximately 23,890 acres. According to InciWeb, an interagency information system that keeps track of natural ...

CDC Directs States to Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine

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Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 3, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has informed states to prepare to release a Coronavirus vaccine by as early as late October to early November. The limited quantity of vaccines to be released would first go to frontline health workers and others who have a higher risk of contracting the...

Judge Rules UC to Drop Use of SAT and ACT for Admission and Scholarships

Graphic by Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Cesar Gonzalez, Campus News Editor

September 2, 2020

Under a preliminary injunction issued by an Alameda County Superior Court Judge, the University of California must suspend the use of SAT and ACT test scores for admissions and scholarships immediately. The ruling cited that the use of standardized test scores are broadly biased and is unfavorable to st...

Gov. Newsom Announces Four-tier Plan for Re-Opening

Taken from a public video posted by the Sacramento Bee on Aug. 28.

Kristen Sanchez, Community News Editor

August 28, 2020

In order to help California citizens better understand activity restrictions between counties, Governor Newsom has implemented a new four-tier system of re-opening that will take effect Aug. 31. This new status system, introduced as “A Blueprint For A Better Economy,” will serve as a guide show...

Athletes Boycott Shooting of Jacob Blake

Taken at the NBA playoffs on Aug. 24,  2020. photo by Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

Eric Tadeo

August 28, 2020

On Wednesday,  NBA teams decided to boycott  their scheduled playoff games in response to the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Wednesday’s slate of NBA playoff games included the following matchups:  Orlando Magic-Milwaukuee Bucks,  Oklahoma Thunder-Houston Rocket...

Asymptomatic Persons No Longer Recommended for COVID Testing

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Catie Coyle

Cesar Gonzalez, Opinion Editor

August 25, 2020

On Jan. 26, the very first case of COVID-19 in California was reported in Santa Clara County. Gov. Gavin Newsom has since given strict orders to close or “lockdown” many publicly open establishments such as bars, nightclubs, wineries and even schools. Newsom had also recommended that adults age 65 ...

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