Kevin Pichinte

Kevin Pichinte is a staff writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is a news associate at ABC7 and was formerly a digital news intern at NBC7 and TLM20. At Grit Daily, he covers entertainment and culture news.

Winter Homeless Shelters in L.A Won’t Open​ Until December

“You’re gonna wake up soaking wet.” The homeless struggle to keep dry and warm as storms and chilling temperatures plunge in Los Angeles County, as the rainy season begins before many winter homeless shelters open. Many Homeless Are Wet During the Rainy Season While many Angelinos cozy up during L.A.’s winter with a hot chocolate next to a warm crackling fireplace, this is far from the reality for those living outside facing the rainy, frigid temperatures during the stormy...

SoCal Residents Can Now Skip Rush-Hour Traffic And Fly Starting 2020

SoCal residents dread rush hour because everyone knows the freeways are congested and commute times are longer, but now residents can skip the traffic and fly for $1,250 a month.  Beginning January, the new flight service Fly Over All Traffic (FLOAT) is having daily commuter flights throughout Los Angeles. Trial routes will start in December. The End Of Long Commute Times? The company is a commuter air service and will be operating nine-passenger planes from small airplanes...

DACA Recipients Future Remains Uncertain, Supporters Rally In Downtown Los Angeles

DACA recipients, students, and immigrant-rights activists marched and rallied in Downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as their future remains uncertain. And that’s because of the conservative majority of justices’ support Trump’s push towards ending the program. Leaving many DACA recipients, known as DREAMers, fearing the end of an Obama-era initiative.  The program has given recipients the chance at the...

Psychic Astrologer Walter Mercado’s Death Shocks Latin America

Famous psychic Walter Mercado captivated millions of Latino families across the globe every night with his predictions and horoscope readings: sparking a modern interest in astrology. But the icon’s sudden death Nov. 2, sent shock waves in the Spanish-speaking world and LGBTQ community. Family spokesperson Omar Matos confirmed Mercado died at 87 -years-old at the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital in San Juan. The cause of death was kidney failure. Mercado was laid to rest Friday at Señorial Memorial...

Uber’s New “Text 911” Feature A Game-Changer for Ride-Sharing

With the increasing number of reports involving ride-sharing safety incidents, Uber announced its latest safety feature, debuting the “text-to-911” feature within the mobile application in Los Angeles. The feature allows both drivers and riders to text “911” in case of an emergency. Ride-Sharing Is Getting Safer Both riders and drivers can access this feature located in Uber’s Safety Toolkit and discreetly text the authorities. This update is expanding the emergency 911...

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