Show highlights fashion’s future

  By Anastasia Landeros Fashionistas from all walks of the runway gathered amid fashion designers, artists and musicians at last Saturday’s Project Ethos fashion week event. The fashion, music and art show, held at the Avalon in Hollywood, featured five up-and-coming designers as well as the winner of season seven of Project Runway, Seth Aaron Henderson. The first floor played host to the runway, while the second floor showcased photography…

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East L.A. remembers baseball forefather

By Rodolfo Trujillo The long-time manager of the semi-professional team the Carmelita Chorizeros, Manuel “Shorty” Perez, was honored Sunday at Belvedere Park with a plaque next to the baseball field where he worked for many years. Along with Mario Lopez, Sr., owner of Carmelita Chorizeros and sponsor of the team, were partially responsible for organizing baseball in East Los Angeles and providing an opportunity for local talent to play and,…

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Flooded library upsets students

By Rosie Charmuryan Several students were disappointed and frustrated as they were turned away from the temporary library housed at the fitness center inside the men’s gym earlier this month. Maintenance workers noticed the flooding on the morning of March 2. “The library was already closed down when I got here at 7:15 a.m. and remained completely closed the rest of the day for the safety of the students,” said…

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Construction head gets free pass for next year

By Christopher Yee Despite evidence that the former head of the Los Angeles Community College District’s building program misused and mismanaged funds, the district Board of Trustees has not yet terminated his contract. Instead, the board voted unanimously last Wednesday to put Larry Eisenberg on one-year’s notice of his contract’s termination and then placed him on administrative leave, effectively removing him from his position. ELAC Academic Senate vice president Jeffrey…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Colleges unite for fee hikes

  By Daniella Molina East Los Angeles College students will have the chance to participate in a state-wide event called “Hands Across California” on April 17. The event will consist of approximately 1.5 million people holding hands across the state to protest the fee increases in higher education and raise funds for scholarships to benefit Californians attending community colleges. The purpose is to illustrate the value of California community colleges…

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ELAC considers hiring freeze

By Jessica Alvarez With a five percent budget cut approaching, East Los Angeles College is contemplating a hiring freeze in order to spend money more wisely. The possible hiring freeze means that any hiring requests must have a special request form signed by President Moreno before having it submitted to the district. The California Community College systems’ full-time to part-time faculty ratio is supposed to be 75 percent to 25…

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