Mayor Pro Tem Brian Tabatabai (left) speaks during the discussion of agenda item No. 8, while Mayor Rosario Diaz (right) observes the audience.

West Covina Mayor Pro Tem Brian Tabatabai survives attempt to revoke his title

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor March 24, 2023

Facing strong opposition from the crowded audience, the motion to strip West Covina Mayor Pro Tem Brian Tabatabai of his title at the council meeting on Tuesday did not receive the required four votes...

Immigration rally in 2017. Via Ted Eytan/Flickr

Here’s what you need to know when traveling undocumented

Diego Fernandez, Staff Reporter March 23, 2023

On March 7, the Central American Resource Center held a public hour-long Zoom meeting overview with Mt. SAC and Cal Poly Pomona students about the rights undocumented immigrants have while traveling. Founded...

An AI-generated image of a senate discussing AI. This image was created with the assistance of Fotor.

Mt. SAC establishes workgroup to weigh AI, ChatGPT

Adam Young, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

The Academic Senate has formed an artificial intelligence workgroup to decide how professors should handle ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that can intelligently respond to any questions or prompts inputted by...

Vice president candidates Maryann Tolano- Leveque, Melba Castro and Juan Avalos.

Mt. SAC open forum introduces student services vice president candidates

Emily Fernandez, News Editor March 21, 2023

On March 15, the Sophia B. Clarke Theatre hosted Dr. Maryann Tolano-Leveque, Dr. Melba Castro and Dr. Juan Avalos who spoke on their experience and goals for the vice president position. Each candidate...

The candidates for president/CEO participated in an open forum on March 6 in the Sophia B. Clarke Theater.

Mt. SAC will have a new president next semester. Meet the candidates vying for the position

Ruben Montoya and Bryan Jimenez March 20, 2023

Five candidates for the position of president/CEO of Mt. SAC spoke at the Sophia B. Clarke Theater on Monday, March 6, as the process of selecting one to fill the role that will be vacated by President/CEO...

Pothole damage (Via Canva).

Potholes cause major damage to multiple vehicles on 71 freeway

Gabby Flores, Staff Reporter March 17, 2023

More than 30 vehicles were left with flat tires and other damages after driving over potholes on the State Route 71 in Pomona. Recent storms have caused major damages all across Southern California creating...

The West Covina City Council convenes prior to the March 7 meeting.

West Covina Mayor Pro Tem Brian Tabatabai’s title in threat of being revoked

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor March 16, 2023

West Covina City Hall has seen no shortage of political theater in recent months. March 7’s meeting was no different. As the meeting came to its conclusion, things took an unexpected turn. Councilman...

Ramiro Pinedo, study abroad advisor.

Joint-school program offers study abroad

Emily Fernandez, News Editor March 14, 2023

Summer in Ireland. Fall in Italy. Mt. SAC students can take their learning to other countries through the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad, a “cooperative venture” among local...

Ericka Bowers standing in front of the VITA table. Via Adam Young.

Get your taxes done for free with Mt. SAC’s VITA program

Adam Young, Staff Reporter March 8, 2023

Mt. SAC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA, helps prepare tax returns for anyone that earns 60,000 or less. Every Saturday, student volunteers that speak six different languages including American...

Cathedral of Our Lady of Angeles. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Local bishop murdered by housekeeper’s husband

Emily Fernandez, News Editor March 3, 2023

Catholic bishop David G. O’Connell, 69, was shot and killed in his Catholic Archdiocese-owned home in Hacienda Heights on Feb. 18 by his housekeeper’s husband. In a press conference posted on Facebook,...

Gabrielino-Shoshone representative Jamie Rocha speaks at the Tuesday Feb. 20 West Covina City Council Meeting.

Indigenous people denounce West Covina mayor and councilman after centennial event debacle

Ruben Montoya and Delila Grubaugh February 23, 2023

For West Covina politics, Tuesday night’s events were an unprecedented display of collective unity and outrage directed at the council as the local Indigenous community with their allies made their voices...

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Mt. SAC coach accused of sexual abuse to remain employed, school says

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief February 10, 2023

Earlier this week, women’s basketball coach Brian Crichlow was sued by three women for alleged sexual abuse during his time as a teacher at Pomona High School in the ‘90s - the latest of several lawsuits...

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