Month: April 2020

Former administrator alleges sexual discrimination in suit against RCC District, chancellor

By Erik Galicia and Leo Cabral A lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination, attempts to cover up illegal activities and intimidation of whistleblowers was filed against the Riverside Community College District and its chancellor Feb. 18. Plaintiff Terri Hampton, former vice chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations, claims she was repeatedly subjected to Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac’s

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Downtown Riverside protest demands end to stay-at-home order

Photos by Angel Pena By Erik Galicia Feelings of financial desperation and theories of a coming fascist government hit the streets of Riverside on April 25. Dozens converged on downtown, marching down Market and 14th Streets, demanding that Riverside County and California be reopened. The protest was the latest in a string of nationwide demonstrations

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2020 National Football League Draft to proceed in a virtual format

By Jair Ramirez After a month and a half without any sports, the NFL Draft will take place Apr. 23-25. But it won’t be your typical NFL draft due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year the NFL will be having a virtual draft.  The NFL Draft was supposed to take place in Las Vegas. NFL

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Riverside Community College District creates system to determine Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act disbursment, undocumented students left out

By Erik Galicia Undocumented students will not be eligible to receive federal coronavirus relief money, which was distributed to Community Colleges  last week. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27 allowed for a total of over $18 million to be awarded to the

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UPDATED/DEVELOPING: State Chancellor forecasts future of Community Colleges, discusses emergency aid

By Erik Galicia A bleak economic forecast was predicted for the state’s Community Colleges during a teleconference with student reporters April 14. “We don’t know how big of an impact this is going to be because we are not through this crisis yet,” Eloy Oakley, California Community Colleges Chancellor, said during the call. The Riverside

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April 9 News Briefs

By Erik Galicia Face covering ordered Riverside County Public Health Officer Cameron Kaiser ordered everyone to stay home unless absolutely necessary and to cover their faces when outside, effective April 5. The public gatherings ban does not apply to essential businesses. The face covering order does apply to essential workers. Appropriate face coverings include bandanas,

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Views: Officials should close gun stores, unnecessary during quarantine

By Leo Cabral It is no surprise that America would consider gun shops essential businesses. Who loves guns more than good ol’ America? State and local governments have laid out recommended regulations during the shelter in place order levied in mid March and, quite frankly, firearms do not quite fit the level of necessity as

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Editorial: Health care workers at risk, everyone must do their part during health crisis

As COVID-19 cases spike in California, health care workers have taken to social media to respond to the public not taking the stay-at-home order seriously.  In an interview with ABC 7, Heidi Flores, a Southern California nurse, said it is only a matter of time before many nurses test positive for COVID-19. “I’ll continue as

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