Ex-President Moreno runs for trustee seat

    By Brian Villalba   Former East Los Angeles College President Ernest Moreno is running for seat four of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Moreno is running against Joe Essavi, the Los Angeles County Commissioner. There are elections being held for three seats, but seat four has the only one that has a former ELAC president in the race. Both candidates have political support. Moreno has the…

February 26, 2013
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LACCD Chancellor Daniel LaVista announces plans to resign

By Sergio Berrueta The contract ends for Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Daniel LaVista on June 30, which is when he will resign. He released his resignation in a statement last Wednesday. LaVista’s decision comes after “extensive consideration of professional and personal factors.” “I’ve decided that the timing is right for me to pursue other opportunities that combine my professional and family interest,” LaVista said in his statement. The…

February 24, 2013
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LACCD approves permanent ELAC president

By Tadzio Garcia The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees approved the seventh permanent president of East Los Angeles College, Marvin Martinez, on Jan. 31. Martinez has been the president of Los Angeles Harbor College since August, 2010. He transfers to his new position at ELAC on July 1. A memo from LACCD Chancellor Daniel J. LaVista said, “He brings a wealth of leadership experience to his new…

February 13, 2013
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LACCD terminates Mission College project manager

By Brian Villalba Accusations of billing fraud and violations of California Law led to the termination of Los Angeles Mission College Project Manager Nick Quintanilla. More than $600,000, in one instance, was awarded to fictitious businesses owned by Quintanilla. Los Angeles Community College District took steps to mitigate the loss of taxpayer bond funds that included voiding of contracts, termination of Quintanilla and the suggestion of submit evidence to the…

February 13, 2013
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Free shuttle returns to ELAC

    By Lindsey Maeda After many requests from students, staff and faculty members, the shuttle that runs between East Los Angeles College and the South Gate campus will resume services tomorrow. The free shuttle service was originally cancelled to sustain class offerings last fall, but seeing as various members of the ELAC and South Gate communities relied on it, administrators decided to bring it back. “The shuttle’s going to…

February 11, 2013
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E7 safety concerns remain

By Lourdes Espinoza and Brian Villalba   The E7 Technology Center at East Los Angeles College remains occupied in spite of safety issues because of exceptions to Division of State Architect certification. The DSA certified buildings have historically proven safe and have lowered maintenance costs more than buildings that go without certification. The Tech Center hosts a total of nine departments and plays a vital role for thousands of students…

December 5, 2012
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Almaraz exhibit comes to a close

By Jesus Figueroa   After three months and six successful events, the “Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled” exhibit will be on display for the last time this Saturday. On display are not only well known paintings of Carlos Almaraz, the late Los Angeles artist, whose work was popular during the Chicano art scene that developed during the 1970s, but some that had never before been seen. The exhibit has brought…

December 5, 2012
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Wordsmiths write Milestone

  By Megan Perry   Writers for this year’s Milestone poured out their thoughtful words to an anticipating audience at the release party last Thursday in the P2 Proscenium Theater. The Milestone is an annual literary magazine that gives students at East Los Angeles College an opportunity to have their creative writing pieces published. This year was the first year in more than 30 years that the English Department published…

December 5, 2012
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Respiratory club promotes clean air

  By Edward Singleton   The East Los Angeles College Respiratory Club, in association with the ELAC / Santa Monica College Respiratory Therapy Program set up a Smoke Out station yesterday to promote the importance of clean air for everyone. The Smoke Out station, equipped with pigs lungs, one healthy and one blackened by smoke-induced carcinogens, served to show the hazards of smoking cigarettes. “Our goal is to promote clean…

November 28, 2012
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Financial aid town hall meeting informs students

By Karen Gonzalez The Dream Act program, specifically for nonresidential AB 540 students, will commence in 2013. This program is for students who are either documented or undocumented nonresidents that have attended a high school for at least three years or students who have earned their GED and are of legal immigration status. If the student does not have a legal immigration status, then they are required to fill out…

November 26, 2012
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