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Protests less common at community colleges

Student-led assembly in the wake of a tense political climate and the advocacy of human rights, as demonstrated by the Women’s March on Jan. 21, has been one of the most divisive topics for young people following politics.  In early February, University of California, Berkeley was scheduled to host a talk by the controversial former…

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Update: Gold Line extension east delayed 2 years

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Board of Directors approved an updated work plan and schedule for the 12.3-mile, six station Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair on Jan. 27 according to a press release. The extension was originally projected to be completed from 2023 to 2024. With the schedule change…

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Coffee close to home

Bunch Coffee is the cozy specialty coffee shop that Covina has been needing. It can be easy to miss, since the new storefront blends in with the retro looking buildings in Downtown Covina. Bunch Coffee is co-owned by two childhood friends, Michelle Radogna and Matt Moreno. Radogna handles the business side and Moreno handles the…

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Impact of California and LA County Elections

The nation has spoken. Donald J. Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump won the presidential race in the general election Nov. 8, also decided in the election were several major propositions for California dealing with raising taxes, legalization of marijuana and the death penalty. Residents of…

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An Election in a Day

The general election has caused a high amount of voter interest, with local precincts showing early indications of higher than average voter turnout. Voter wait times typically vary depending on the time of day, with spikes during the morning and lunch times as people go before work and during lunch break. “We’ve had over 300…

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Azusa gunman rampages near polling places

A local gunman shot at several people in a residential area Azusa on Election Day, prompting the evacuation of the surrounding neighborhood, middle school, and the closure of two nearby polling places. One man was killed and two women were airlifted to L.A. County Hospital after being shot by an automatic weapon. The deceased man…

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Aspiring actress killed in car accident

Citrus student Ayumi Nakamura, 22, died Oct. 22 after the vehicle she was in hit the freeway guardrail which made the car airborne, striking a metal pole. The accident occurred on Lincoln Avenue off-ramp on the 57 Freeway in Anaheim around 4 a.m. The driver, Asako Bonkobara, was found to be under the influence of…

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Student shot and killed in attempted robbery

Juan Vidal, 25-year-old Citrus College student, was shot and killed in an attempted robbery of Jack in the Box in El Monte on Oct. 21, as reported by CBS Los Angeles. Vidal, who was studying to be a pharmacist, was working the counter when a masked man attempted to rob the fast-food restaurant. CBS Los…

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40 years later, justice is served

(Kidnapper and murder of Cindy Hernandez, a prospective Citrus student who went missing in 1976, has been sentenced) In the midst of a drought, the first rain of the season fell the morning of Oct. 17. The water took a slimy texture as it washed away the oils and detritus off the city streets at…