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Gov. Newsom’s Budget Proposes Health Care For All

Gabby Flores, News Editor January 12, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom released his 2022-23 state budget proposal in the form of a California blueprint, which aims to tackle some of California’s greatest threats. The blueprint is outlined with five different...

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Men Drop Out In Large Numbers

Bryan Jimenez January 7, 2022

Men all over the country are turning away from higher education at increasing rates, underscoring a downward trend that began in the ‘70s. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit...

Squad cars gather at the end of Mt. SAC Way blocking the entrance to campus on Jan. 4.

All Clear Follows Campus Evacuation, Bomb Threat Investigation

Joshua Sanchez and Christie Yeung January 4, 2022

Update: Jan. 4, 8:00 p.m.: This situation has since been resolved and classes resume as normal on Wednesday. More information on the all clear below. Mt. SAC evacuated the college as a precautionary...

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Taskforce Members Discuss Starting Over After Presentation

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief January 3, 2022

As pressure mounted in December when some in the Academic Senate called for more transparency from the Mascot and Moniker Taskforce, the group is now reconsidering both of its discussion items. While...

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Walnut Adjusts Residential Waste Rates

Gabby Flores, News Editor December 16, 2021

The Walnut City Council discussed and approved an adjusted waste rate with Valley Vista Services on Dec. 8. In short, the motion called for a one time increase of 9.36% for residents and 3.93% to the Consumer...

The Pomona city council chambers remain empty as meetings continue to be held via Zoom.

Pomona Accepts Funds For Homeless Shelter

Gabby Flores, News Editor December 14, 2021

The Pomona City Council has adopted and passed a resolution accepting $396,025 from the Tri City Mental Health Center Governing Board on Dec. 6. These funds are earmarked to reserve 31 crisis beds at the...

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District board member Anthony Duarte reads the agenda in a meeting before the pandemic.

Board Member Slammed For Getting Paid On Vacation

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief December 10, 2021

While some may consider it petty, some residents and board members felt it showed a bad precedent. Hacienda La Puente Unified School District board members voted in a 2-2-1 vote to approve compensation...

New California Ordinance Requires Vaccination Proof

New California Ordinance Requires Vaccination Proof

Gabby Flores, News Editor December 8, 2021

A new ordinance in California now requires proof of vaccination to enter businesses, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters as of Dec. 1. Known as the SafePassLA ordinance, it is the first of its kind...

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Calls For Transparency Begin In Academic Senate

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief December 3, 2021

After thanking everyone in the Academic Senate for their support over the four years she had served in the Pride Center as a coordinator, Melinda Bowen addressed growing concerns about a lack of transparency...

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College Handles Misreported Shooter Situation

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief December 2, 2021

Latest Update: Dec. 2, 8:00 a.m.: Human Resources Executive Assistant LaToya Bass has provided SAC.Media with the incident report. Members of the Mt. SAC community received an alert around 5 p.m....

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Pomona’s Police Return To Schools

Gabby Flores, News Editor November 26, 2021

The Pomona City Council met on Nov. 15 to discuss whether campus police officers should return to school campuses. Following a shooting that took place near Pomona High School on Oct. 15, the city council...

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Students Torn Between Online, In-Person Classes

Maggie Ho November 15, 2021

After the sudden switch to online classes due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, students are now debating on whether to remain online or attend classes in person. Around 63% of U.S. high school students...

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