Award granted to former Elan

By Erik Luna   Brookings, Oregon city manager, Gary Milliman, sits in his car on his way to his grandsons 10th birthday.  He chuckles as he remembers his time at East Los Angeles College. Milliman once served as the editor in chief of Campus News. He is now receiving an award for Career Excellence in Honor of Mark E. Keane from the International City/County Management Association. “I was surprised. I…

September 26, 2012
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Former Elan becomes owner of comic book store

September 24, 2012

  By Amanda Mayberry   With a love for comic books, former Elan Peter Mellini went from comic store employee to owner almost overnight. Mellini has been owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics for about two weeks. “I always say if it wasn’t for comic books, I wouldn’t know how to read,” Mellini said. In spite of a few difficulties Mellini remains enthusiastic and has a lot of plans to improve…

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ELAC student shares humor on Facebook

By William Pasillas Contributing Writer William Ernesto Garcia Jr. graces his Facebook followers with his weekly batch of humor known as “Willies Words of Wisdom Wednesdays.” Each Wednesday, with the exception of a few rare occasions, he releases new material on the Facebook page of the same name. It is an advice column, and a soapbox where he points observations he finds funny. Topics can range from economics, to dating or just…

May 23, 2012
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‘The Zoo’ shares their ’60s sound

  By Jennifer Olguin Contributing Writer East Los Angeles College students take their love of ’60s music one step further and form their rock ‘n’ roll band ‘The Zoo’. Lead vocalist and drummer, Edgar Fernandez, 22, and guitarist Martin Rodriguez, 21, started the band, in 2008. Bassist, Andrew Ramirez and guitarist Anthony Gonzales were also welcomed to the band along with Anthony Medina from The Delirians on the keyboard. Most of the…

May 23, 2012
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Former student transfers out-of-state due to math struggles

By Augustine Ugalde Current Arizona State University student, Anastasia Landeros is a familiar name to many journalism students and to the administrators and faculty at East Los Angeles College. Landeros first attended ELAC in 2004 at the age of 16, while still a student at Alhambra High School. Landeros transferred to an out-of-state university because of the math requirements at ELAC. “I would still be at ELAC if it wasn’t for Arizona…

May 23, 2012
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Alumnus receives award for blog

By Amanda Mayberry & Lindsey Maeda Former East Los Angeles College student Jesus Sanchez received an award for Distinguished Work in New Media for his news blog, The Eastsider LA, from the Society of Professional Journalists on May 8. Sanchez is editor and publisher of The Eastsider, which he started in 2009 after being laid off from his job as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. This is the…

May 23, 2012
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Vincent Price dedicates life to collecting art

By Jesus Figueroa The Vincent Price Art Museum stands in testament to the art enthusiast and cements Vincent Price’s legacy in art history. Price, with his smooth voice and piercing blue eyes, captivated the attention of many. He lectured on art history and brought his passion to all. Although coming from a prominent background he never took on an elitist roll. He attributed his success to being able to being…

May 21, 2012
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Husky legend plays professional ball

By Alfonso Rivera   Professional basketball player and former Husky, Steve Monreal, is living his lifelong dream.  Growing up in East Los Angeles, Monreal played football, baseball, and  basketball. It was on the hardwood where he found his niche. Monreal began playing basketball at the age of eight at Obregon Park in East Los Angeles. As a freshman at Garfield High School, Monreal was called up to the varsity team during the…

May 16, 2012
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Band has a vendetta for music

By Martha Raya Team Vendetta, a band whose name reflects all the struggles and hardships that the band members have encountered, has managed to stay positive and focused on what their hearts desire, which is to change the course of their lives through music. This local band consists of bassist and vocalist Erik Gonzales, Drummer and vocalist Diego Javier and guitarist and vocalist Andrew Gastelum. Team Vendetta was officially formed…

May 16, 2012
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Young painter controls artistic brush strokes with her toes

By Maxine Casillas As she lays her paintbrush against a paper, her muscles relax. It’s typical to think that her fingers are doing the magic, but in reality it’s her toes. As a young girl, Lexis Barragan was always seen with a pencil and paper in hand, along with her box of 12 Crayola crayons and paint set. “You would rarely see me without them,” Barragan said. Out of all of her…

May 16, 2012
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