Category: World News

Oregon senator’s legislative director recounts aftermath of Capitol breach

By Erik Galicia Lingering chemicals burned Isaiah Akin’s eyes as he walked through the halls of the United States’ Capitol, observing the fallout of the building’s first breach since the War of 1812. He was unsure if the stinging residue was a result of tear gas used by police or of some of the weaponry

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens raises conservation awareness

By Joyce Nugent Eleven international conservationists who partner with The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens shared their wildlife conservation programs’ success at the International Desert Conservation Summit on Nov. 14, where 138 attendees from 12 different countries celebrated each organization’s dedication to preserving the planet. “Although we had originally planned to host this event on-grounds

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Nation’s largest breast cancer awareness organization holds conference, shares resources

By Jennipher Vasquez The largest breast cancer organization in the country has been hosting a free online conference to openly discuss metastatic breast cancer and share online resources with patients and caregivers. The New York and Los Angeles affiliates of Susan G. Komen, the organization behind the effort, partnered up to stream The LA to

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Supplier of firearms used in 2015 San Bernardino terror attack receives 20-year sentence

By Erik Galicia The former Riverside City College student who supplied weapons used to kill 14 people in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Oct. 23. Enrique Marquez Jr., 28, attended RCC between 2009 and 2011. He pleaded guilty in February 2017 to conspiring to provide material

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Disney’s “Mulan” sparks boycotts

By Justin Yoth A live-action reboot of an animated classic is stirring unease for Disney lovers.  “Mulan,” released Sept. 4 on Disney+, was originally set to release in theaters March 27, but was postponed three times due to COVID-19 safety regulations. “Mulan” is based on the 1998 animated film and attempts to realistically mirror the

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Sports Column: Professional athletes make important statement

By Daniela Ramirez The Kansas City Chiefs’ big win against the Houston Texans was not only a win for the team, but a win for America before the ball was even kicked off.   Two of the best teams in the NFL took a leap of faith Sept. 10 and showed their support of the Black

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East Los Angeles rally honors Chicano Moratorium 50 years later

By Erik Galicia Shades of the Chicano Movement of old filled the streets of East Los Angeles on Aug. 29 for the 50th anniversary of a massive Vietnam War protest and the death of an influential journalist. Sabino Ramirez, 73, of Montebello, said he was present at that protest Aug. 29, 1970. “Back then Hispanics

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Riverside Community College District reacts to ICE order on international students

By Erik Galicia Already reeling from financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Riverside City College student Anthony Jardillier wondered how he would navigate the uncertainty caused by a new federal order that threatens his legal status. Jardillier, an international student from France, began studying business at RCC in 2018 and hopes to earn a

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Members of the Riverside community show solidarity at vigil for victims of racial violence

By Leo Cabral     As protests against police brutality continue across the nation, hundreds gathered in solidarity at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue outside the Riverside County Administration Building.     Many local prominent Black elected officials, civil rights leaders and union workers spoke at the vigil for victims of racial violence June 4.

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Protesters march against racial violence by the thousands in downtown Riverside

By Erik Galicia  Thousands filled the streets of downtown Riverside on June 1 to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of a White Minneapolis police officer on Memorial day. Protesters of all ages and ethnicities chanted “I can’t breathe,” which Floyd is heard saying in the footage

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