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Associated Students of Riverside City College to hold special election

By Leo Cabral The Associated Students of Riverside City College Supreme Court decided to hold a special election for president and vice president starting with an open forum May 24 from 12-1 p.m. The public forum will take place over Zoom and Instagram Live. According to its bylaws, a special election is necessary because not

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State task force discusses equity in higher education

By Liv Pearson California’s Recovery with Equity Task Force held a briefing May 11 for student leaders on the Recovery with Equity Roadmap and discussed plans to achieve equity for students.  Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior policy advisor for higher education, Lande Ajose, who established the Recovery with Equity Task Force last summer, briefly expanded on the

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Students confront ASRCC leadership during Inter-Club Council meeting about sex offender controversy

By Cheetara Piry Several students expressed their discomfort toward Riverside City College’s student government after its presidential candidate’s sex offense conviction came to light. Albert Jaramillo, 45, was convicted in 2014 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. Jaramillo, who is currently the Associated Students of RCC Inter-Club Council

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UPDATED/DEVELOPING: Convicted sex offender ran unopposed for Associated Students of Riverside City College presidency, doesn’t plan to step down

By Erik Galicia For the second time in eight years, a convicted sex offender ran unopposed for the Associated Students of Riverside City College presidency. Albert Jaramillo, 45, was charged in 2011 and convicted in 2014 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. His past was exposed to unknowing

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County awards Sheriff’s Department multi-million dollar grant, bolstered salary

By Jessica Lopez  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was awarded a $3.3 million grant, despite public backlash, to assist with reentry services after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Board of Supervisors sanctioned the department to apply for the grant in January and voted unanimously April 27 to accept the federal funding. The grant

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Prison reform town hall amplifies voices of formerly incarcerated community

By Timothy Lewis People of all backgrounds have captured the narrative of police brutality on video, but what is overlooked is the mistreatment of incarcerated individuals in the criminal justice system. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP held a prison reform town hall April 21 in partnership with Riverside Justice Table and other local and

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NAACP forum covers Johnson and Johnson and other vaccination concerns

By Isabel Whitsett Riverside County medical professionals are continuing to encourage vaccinations as skepticism rises due to recent issues with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP partnered with the UC Riverside Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on April 24, bringing health professionals together to discuss concerns with community members. The Johnson

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Ward 2 candidates address residents’ questions in virtual forum

By Jennipher Vasquez Riverside’s Ward 2 City Council candidates were cross examined by potential constituents during a live forum.  The League of Women Voters hosted the virtual platform April 27, allowing five of the hopefuls an opportunity to respond to residents’ direct questions. Candidate Clarissa Cervantes, former union organizer and legislative representative for Councilman Andy

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Incoming student trustee calls out board

By Bianca Macias Riverside Community College District students have elected a Norco College student to represent them on the Board of Trustees during the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Trustee-elect Jack Harris, 24, a second-year philosophy major, said he was inspired to run for the position after a negative interaction at a board meeting. “I feel

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