Elans struggle to find places to eat

By Jose Zuniga I just got a ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato on rye, with fries and a coke. Now, where do I eat? Elans used to have a cafeteria which served as both an in-door place to eat and a lounge for students to just hang out before class or meet up with friends to chat. It even had video games and a pool table. The…

March 23, 2011
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Drivers idle while gas goes up

By Nora Vincent I was in auto-centric downtown Los Angeles about two weeks ago around Olvera Street and saw a price sign at a gas station. Regular gasoline was selling for $4.59 a gallon. A station near my house in Monterey Park was selling it for $3.99 a gallon. Before the disruptions occurred in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the average price for a gallon of gas in Los Angeles was…

March 23, 2011
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Ignorance entangled in web

March 23, 2011

By Augustine Ugalde Jr. The sooner people realize that we’re all in this world together, the better off we’ll all be. Most East Los Angeles College denizens have seen the anti-Asian rant conducted by current University of California, Los Angeles student Alexandra Wallace on YouTube. Wallace felt it necessary to voice her message of bigotry and intolerance for all the world to see last week on an Internet post that…

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Elans ill prepared for quake

March 21, 2011

By Augustine Ugalde The devastating news coming from Japan following the colossal 9.0 earthquake suffered March 10 can only be described as shocking and horrific. We have all seen the devastating videos and news reports chronicling the utter despair the Japanese people have endured during the past week. By some reports, the earthquake suffered in Northern Japan was more than 3,000 times more intense than the Northridge quake of 1994….

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Elans need Planned Parenthood

By Abraham Jauregui   Ask a Republican in the House of Representatives whether family planning, breast cancer treatment, disease awareness, prevention and screening should be federally funded and they will say no. In an attempt to save government spending, they proposed to cut funds to a program that has aided local communities for years. Apparently, family planning is not part of the Republican’s core values. An amendment, proposed by Indiana…

March 11, 2011
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ELAC should not pay for a bad job

By Augustine Ugalde   I’m confused. Will somebody please explain this to me? Call me naïve; call me ignorant, I don’t care.  I have big shoulders. I can take it, but I must say that all this ruckus coming out of the Los Angeles Community College District by way of the Los Angeles Times has me confused. The Times has made some very pointed, critical and highly charged accusations about…

March 11, 2011
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District Chancellor puzzles with responses

Editorial Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The saying is old, but it is more than enough to make the average Elan wonder why Los Angeles Community College District chancellor Daniel LaVista was so quick to dismiss the concerns brought up by the Los Angeles Times’s six-part investigative series on the district. After 18 months of looking at district documents and interviewing officials, Finnegan and Holland concluded that “tens of millions…

March 11, 2011
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District needs to allow ELAC to meet its needs

By Rodolfo Trujillo ELAC needs to stop carrying the rest of the Los Angeles Community College District on its backs. With the school operating on limited money and the District having all but invited the entire Los Angeles community college population to ELAC to obtain the education that they cannot get on their own campuses, local students are not sure anymore if they are going to be able to graduate…

March 3, 2011
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Editorial: Elans key to change

March 3, 2011

  The news about the Los Angeles Community College District’s misuse of bond money is not exactly news to everyone. When some readers picked up last Sunday’s issue of the Los Angeles Times or logged on to their website, they were likely floored to find out that millions of taxpayer dollars have been mismanaged or misspent. However, are Elans really that surprised? Perhaps the dollar amounts involved are startling, but…

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