Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

February 29, 2012
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FTR barred for fraud

By Freddy Monares The Los Angeles Community College District debarred FTR International, Inc. on Feb. 8 at a meeting held at Los Angeles Harbor College from bidding or performing District contracts for up to five years. A committee of the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District held the three-day hearing, Dec. 6, 8 and 9 of 2011. FTR was the low bidder on the Math/Science building at…

February 29, 2012
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LACCD board of trustee member opens forum on Cain firing

February 25, 2012

  By Erik Luna Former head coach of Huskies football Lynn Cain was fired from his position on Jan. 30, after leading the Huskies to win the American Championship Bowl game last season. A Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees member, Kelly Candaele, held a forum on Feb. 16 at the auditorium foyer so people from the community, as well as the school, could voice their opinion regarding…

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Coach Lynn Cain terminated after successful season

By Erik Luna State championship winning coach Lynn Cain was fired after four years as head coach for the Huskies’ football program last week. His being fired prompted many to speak out against the East Los Angeles College Athletics Department. ELAC Athletics Director Al Cone asked Cain to collect his belongings and turn in his keys by Feb. 3. “Quite often with these situations communication between coaches, administration and staff is a…

February 9, 2012
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Police kill pipe-wielding assailant in Carl’s Jr. parking lot

January 23, 2012

  By Erik Luna A Hispanic man was shot and killed today by Monterey Park police officers at the Carl’s Jr. parking lot located near East Los Angeles College. The unidentified man came into and out of the restaurant quickly, returning shortly thereafter carrying something that resembled a pipe and began breaking the restaurant’s windows. The man bashed-in windows from the outside of the restaurant, which caused customers and employees to rush out….

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Dead body found at East Los Angeles College

By Edgar Lopez and Tadzio Garcia An unidentified male body was found dead in East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium’s pool, today. The body had been there for some time said Sergeant Walker, of ELAC’s Sherriff’s station. The coroner picked up the body at some point in between 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Women’s swim coach Erik Matheson was called and told the pool was shut down. He said he didn’t…

January 5, 2012
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L.A. Times sports writer overcomes gender discrimination

By Cristina Galvan Award-winning sports writer Helene Elliott was a guest speaker at East Los Angeles College and talked to students about overcoming gender discrimination in the work force. Growing up, Elliott knew she wanted to be a sports writer, but from the start she encountered opposition from people who believed that she couldn’t do it simply because she was a woman. “I always wanted to be a sports writer,” said Elliott….

December 7, 2011
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Art students sell ceramic art pieces

By Kele Carraher-Quinteros Contributing Writer Holiday shopping can be hard, but thanks to East Los Angeles College’s ceramics sale, it doesn’t have to be. The ceramics sale is being held on the west patio in front of the S2 building, with sales continuing today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ceramics sale is an age-old tradition at ELAC, beginning shortly after the program started in the 1950s. It has…

December 7, 2011
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